Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 17th Apr 2009 22:02 UTC
Podcasts It's Friday, and a little sooner than normal (because Kroc will be away for the weekend) we bring you the 5th instalment of the OSNews podcast. We will discuss the Windows Conficker situation, the chances of nettops in the current market, and, of course, the outcome of the Pirate Bay trial which made a splash today.
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by grimman on Sat 18th Apr 2009 04:10 UTC
grimman
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2009-04-18

PLEASE stop breathing into the mic. Listen to the podcast and you will hear EXACTLY what I mean. The wind tunnel sound is charming for exactly 0.001 seconds.

Thank you.

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samw Member since:
2008-12-12
File size
by Willstuppence on Sat 18th Apr 2009 08:28 UTC
Willstuppence
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2008-12-25

Thanks for this guys,its really good ...

but, a note on the file encoding. If its going to be in mono, you probably wouldn't have lost any sound quality by encoding at 64kbps rather than the 118kbps you actually used.
A 25MB download would have been better for your bandwidth.

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RE: File size
by Kroc on Sat 18th Apr 2009 10:25 UTC in reply to "File size"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

I exported using 96Kbs (variable). I thought this would be low-enough given mp3 quality, and the music bits too (I'm new to podcasting stuff). As I was in a massive rush to get the show out, I didn't have time to play with encoding settings, but if you think 64 kbps will suffice, I'll give it a try on Monday.

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Good Job
by Coffee on Sun 19th Apr 2009 04:30 UTC
Coffee
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2009-04-19

I enjoy listening to your Podcasts. The small audio problems are clearing up, and it's interesting to hear the two of you discuss the issues here at OS news.

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RE: Good Job
by Kroc on Sun 19th Apr 2009 05:07 UTC in reply to "Good Job"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Well that’s the first time I’ve ever been congratulated by a cup of coffee! ;)

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Like the music :)
by samw on Sun 19th Apr 2009 15:04 UTC
samw
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2008-12-12

Title says it all. OSNews has a theme tune! hehe

Sam

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darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

For some reason the feed wouldn't update and download the new episode, I had to remove the osnews feed and resubscribe. This happened both in iTunes and in Rhythmbox. Anyone else have this happen?

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Nicely done
by darknexus on Tue 21st Apr 2009 02:39 UTC
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

Very nice job on this episode guys.
Just one thing... Thom, you might want to move the Mic a bit further away from your mouth. It sounded like it was resting just a bit too close to your face, and you ended up breathing pretty hard into it. It wasn't that bad, but it was noticeable.

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mp3's
by Abrahamic_Unity on Tue 21st Apr 2009 10:10 UTC
Abrahamic_Unity
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2009-04-06

mp3's for podcasts are boring. What about full video?

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RE: mp3's
by Kroc on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 07:08 UTC in reply to "mp3's"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

And the benefit of all that bandwidth just to see our flappy gab-boxes would be?? A video requires your attention, when there's nothing we're doing that visually requires any attention. With an MP3 you can listen to it whilst doing any number of different things. Our podcast is meant to be consumed more like radio, then it is TV.

If you really need pictures, turn on the iTunes visualiser ;)

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