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RE[2]: Thanks
by miles on Wed 17th Feb 2010 14:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Thanks"
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I still don't understand how it takes one hour of your time for uploading. Do you have to babysit the command line every second till the upload is finished?

Editing a podcast can take an awful lot of time, but for me converting it and uploading it in one format or ten doesn't make any difference time-wise.

I've used self-produced audio for language lessons in the past. The recording takes a few hours a week (even though I grouped recordings together because getting a hold on native speakers isn't easy), the editing takes between 10 to 20 hours (lots of dialogs, with each speaker recorded separately because it's too hard to get them to commit to a schedule, etc...). And I also did that for free, since it was for an association, on top of a day job.

The conversion takes 2 seconds, time to open a command line and input #name_of_the_script file(s)

Same for the upload. Add a shutdown -h now at the end of the script and you can go to bed the second you've pressed enter, even with a dial-up connexion.

How can it take one hour of your time just for uploading?

And as said, if the bandwidth is an issue, converting the file on the server means you don't use any more bandwidth offering 2 (or 20) formats instead of one (though I'd usually convert from OGG to MP3 instead of the reverse).

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