5 reasons your podcast technically sucks

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Originally given at PodCamp AZ 2009. There are lots of ways to make a podcast. And the technical aspects can be daunting. But did you know that while there are many right ways, there are also some major pitfalls to avoid when creating your podcast's .mp3 files? This quick presentation takes a look at the five most common errors made on the technical side of podcasting, and how to fix them.

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  • 1.5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks AND WHAT YO U CAN DO ABO UT ITEvo TerraFunAnymore.com

2. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY SucksEvo TerraFunAnymore.com 3. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY SucksNovember 2005 December 2007 July 2008 Evo Terra FunAnymore.com 4. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY SucksEvo TerraFunAnymore.com 5. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks 5 years1 months1 dayEvo TerraFunAnymore.com 6. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY SucksEvo TerraFunAnymore.com 7. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#1. You dont use The LevelatorEvo TerraFunAnymore.com 8. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#1. You dont use The Levelator Voice #1Voice #2Evo TerraFunAnymore.com 9. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#1. You dont use The LevelatorEvo TerraFunAnymore.com 10. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#1. You dont use The Levelator Arguments against: I want to mix effects in real-time Then get better at mixing in real-time. But I lose my dynamic range! I drive a rag-top Jeep. Do you think I hear it? I can do a better job on my own manually. You have more time than I.Evo Terra FunAnymore.com 11. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#2. You are encoding incorrectlyEvo TerraFunAnymore.com 12. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#2. You are encoding incorrectly Sample Rate:How frequent samples of sound are takento create the le. ~20 kHz x2 = ~40 kHzEvo Terra FunAnymore.com 13. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#2. You are encoding incorrectly Adobe Flash Players: Native sample rate of 11.025 kHz. 22.050 kHz 44.1 kHz48 kHz gives unusual results. Evo TerraFunAnymore.com 14. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#2. You are encoding incorrectly Adobe Flash Player 10: Only allows a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz. Sample Rate:44.1 kHzALWAYS (for now). Evo TerraFunAnymore.com 15. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#2. You are encoding incorrectly Bit Rate:Number of bits of data per second.32 kbps = AM radio96 kbps = FM radio192 kbps = Digital radio320 kbps = CD qualityEvo Terra FunAnymore.com 16. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#2. You are encoding incorrectly Bit Rate:Number of bits of data per second. 128 kbpsfor now.Evo Terra FunAnymore.com 17. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#2. You are encoding incorrectly Channels: Mono vs. Stereo vs. Joint StereoEvo TerraFunAnymore.com 18. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#2. You are encoding incorrectly Channels: Mono vs. Stereo vs. Joint StereoEvo TerraFunAnymore.com 19. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#2. You are encoding incorrectly Channels: Mono vs. Stereo vs. Joint StereoEvo TerraFunAnymore.com 20. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#2. You are encoding incorrectly44.1 kHz | 128 kbps | Joint StereoEvo TerraFunAnymore.com 21. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#2. You are encoding incorrectly44.1 kHz | 128 kbps | Joint StereoEvo TerraFunAnymore.com 22. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#2. You are encoding incorrectly44.1 kHz | 128 kbps | Joint StereoArguments against: Im lazy. I know. I forget. Write it down. Evo TerraFunAnymore.com 23. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#3. You arent using ID3 tags properlyEvo TerraFunAnymore.com 24. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#3. You arent using ID3 tags properly of Episode/Post Download Year of Show Podcast Evo Terra FunAnymore.com 25. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#3. You arent using ID3 tags properly of Episode/Post Download Year of Show Podcast Evo Terra FunAnymore.com 26. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#3. You arent using ID3 tags properlyName/Title: Name of THIS episode Artist: Host of the show. Keep consistent. Album: Name of the SHOW. Genre: Podcast. Always. Year: Year of recording/release Track Number: Sequential numberGrouping: Good if part of a network Comments: For in the wild les. Part of Compilation: Only if truly neededEvo TerraFunAnymore.com 27. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#3. You arent using ID3 tags properlyName/Title: Name of THIS episode Artist: Host of the show. Keep consistent. Album: Name of the SHOW. Genre: Podcast. Always. Year: Year of recording/release Track Number: Sequential numberGrouping: Good if part of a network Comments: For in the wild les. Part of Compilation: Only if truly neededEvo TerraFunAnymore.com 28. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#3. You arent using ID3 tags properly Arguments against: Blah, blah, blah.I hear your lips moving Evo Terra FunAnymore.com 29. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#4. You arent using headphones when you edit Evo Terra FunAnymore.com 30. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#4. You arent using headphones when you edit1. Put your headphones on.2. Listen to something loud, as loud as you can stand it.3. Listen to your le. Do you have to adjust up the volume?4. If you did, adjust volume to as loud as you can stand your le.5. Now -- without adjusting your volume -- listen to the loud track again.6. When your ears quit ringing/bleeding, normalize your tracks volume.7. Youre welcome, from all of us with tinnitus thanks to you & those like you. Evo Terra FunAnymore.com 31. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#4. You arent using headphones when you editArguments against: [redacted] Dont even try and justify this crap. Evo Terra FunAnymore.com 32. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#5. You dont listen To your own show Post-editing Post-encoding Subscribe & listen like a listener Evo Terra FunAnymore.com 33. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#5. You dont listen To other shows like yours Learn & grow Understand audiences expectation Connect with your peersEvo TerraFunAnymore.com 34. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#5. You dont listen To any other podcast How do you know what to do? How do you know what anyone wants? Why the hell are you here? Evo Terra FunAnymore.com 35. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks#5. You dont listen Arguments against: But it takes time. Yes. Yes this does. And Im busy. Arent we all. And Im just doing this for fun. And thats relevant how? Evo Terra FunAnymore.com 36. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks #1. You dont use The Levelator#2. You are encoding incorrectly#3. You arent using ID3 tags properly#4. You arent using headphones whenyou edit#5. You dont listenEvo TerraFunAnymore.com 37. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY Sucks #1. Use The Levelator#2. Encode correctly#3. Use ID3 tags properly#4. Use headphones when you edit#5. Listen Evo Terra FunAnymore.com 38. 5 Reasons Your Podcast TECHNICALLY SucksEvo TerraFunAnymore.com