A new module has been released for ImpressCMS (www.impresscms.org) - Podcast. It is a module for publishing audio tracks and it also handles video quite well. What makes it interesting for churches and ministries is the possibility to use it for publishing sermons and videos on your website.
Posting sermon texts to your website has a multitude of options - a news module, a blog module, an article module, a download module, or even a wiki module are all valid alternatives for publishing text. But, when it comes to publishing and sharing audio or video, the choices are limited.
Just what are some of the features of Podcast?
- Display, download and stream individual soundtracks.
- Organize soundtracks into programs (a series or season, for example)
- Each program can be automatically downloaded by podcasting clients.
- Completely customizable - fields can be turned on or off directly in the module preferences.
- Dynamic image resizing - don't worry about finding album art the same size as all the other images. Simply upload the art you have and set the display size settings in module preferences.
I'll be doing a full review of the module and how it can be applied to church and ministry websites - watch for it and I'd love to hear from anyone who has put it through its paces.
You can download Podcast from the ImpressCMS Addons site.