i propose a new drinking game: whenever someone mentions folksonomies in brad's journal, everyone who reads the comment has to drink a shot/glass/pint of their preferred drink, and then podcast about it.
Yeah, that sucks. We're still debating it. But just some things to think about:
-- mp3 licensing people took over 6 MONTHS to get back to us, and even then it was some form email. by then we'd already gone with ogg.
-- ogg sucks for most people
-- gsm/wav sucks for most people
-- aac might work, for mac people at least. those can play on ipods.
-- if we keep 3, 5, or 10 versions of the audio on our server, do we count all the disk space against the user's quota? if so, do we let them choose which types not to create? probably default to all on, and let them turn stuff off.
-- if we offer more than 1 type per post, what goes in the enclosure? another option? ugh. Or a URL option like .../data/audiorss?format=aac ? Perhaps. But not obvious to people.
Really we need to figure out mp3 I guess. I should sic some "business people" on that and try to accelerate that process.
You could store as MP3, and serve MP3 as default. If a user is logged in, they could configure an alternative desired format. Avoid multiple storage issues by converting formats on the fly, though I do understand that that would be computationally intense and probably lossy, as well.
Glad you have "business people" available to you now! :-)