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Phone Post: [Mar. 18th, 2005|05:09 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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“This is another test of the GSM .WAV file, instead of, uh, .OGG file because ipodder doesn't transcode. Uh, yeah, bye.”

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[User Picture]From: girl_on_a_stick
2005-03-19 01:24 am (UTC)
Where was this last week when I was up to my chin trying to get TypePad to work with podcasting?! :P
So, do you have to add your own enclosures to make this work, or is there a tool for that?
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[User Picture]From: mahlon
2005-03-19 01:26 am (UTC)
It's automatic.

Now, if the IPod could play .ogg and/or GSM wrapped .wav....

At least quicktime is cool with gsm .wav without jumping through hoops.
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[User Picture]From: girl_on_a_stick
2005-03-19 01:30 am (UTC)
Very nice! I'm having to run my TypePad podcast through Feedburner and it's kind of a pain.
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[User Picture]From: mart
2005-03-19 01:32 am (UTC)

I'm having to run my typecast blogpad through tadburner and it's kind of a folksonomy. Living it large in the blogosphere.

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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-03-19 02:29 am (UTC)
Heh.
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[User Picture]From: lithiana
2005-03-19 02:30 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: girl_on_a_stick
2005-03-19 04:03 am (UTC)
I love it when you talk dirty . . .
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[User Picture]From: xb95
2005-03-19 06:20 am (UTC)
Dude, you got it down. You'd fit right in here at Six Apart. (Don't hit me guys!)
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[User Picture]From: d4b
2005-03-19 03:47 am (UTC)
Why is the decision as to the format used determined by the account owner and not the person reading/listening to the journals? Couldn't you serve an alternate file format on the fly?

It's just never made sense to me that I should hafta figure out what the majority of my LJ friends use to listen to my phone posts.

Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-03-19 07:57 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: d4b
2005-03-19 08:07 am (UTC)
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! :-)
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-03-19 06:52 pm (UTC)
Yeah. We wouldn't keep all 3-5 formats past 30 days.

See last few posts+comments about other ways to get audio in: upload, flash, skype, sip, etc. We'll play around with it.
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