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Howdy friends, acquaintances, well-wishers, and the rest of you scumbags...

I've just recorded the first in hopefully a run of new podcasts featuring yours truly! Afterall the world needs a new English gaming podcast with someone who's casual about such things.
I recorded it on Audacity and it's an hour long but when I convert to MP3 it's still like 60 meg which is far too large. Can I make it any smaller as a file size without destroying it all?
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you can get software to re-rip it a a lower bitrate. Its just spoken word it doesn't have to be that high quality.

I would search for freeware on google that can re-rip MP3's There are a bunch made to make songs smaller for cellphones etc. etc.

next time you record one lower the bit rate.


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Luke,

I forget what I am using.....I will check whe I get home from work and give ya a heads up!

John
 
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Wotcha,

go into the preferences and check the bitrate, we record ours at around 48 which is fine for spoken word, I think the default is really high, about 128 or so. You don't need to rerecord or chop it again for a smaller size, just reconvert it from the audacity project onto MP3 again and Bob's your Aunty's husband.

if you haven't sorted out hosting, I'd really recommend libsyn. Gimme a yell if you need more details

Cheers

Mike
 
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Yay. A podcast without an annoying accent!

You don't have an annoying accent do you? laugh
 
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markrollings wrote:
Yay. A podcast without an annoying accent!

You don't have an annoying accent do you? laugh


Of course he does, he lives in Brum!
 
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Make sure it's mono too... you don't need stereo.
 
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mikehibbert wrote:
markrollings wrote:
Yay. A podcast without an annoying accent!

You don't have an annoying accent do you? laugh


Of course he does, he lives in Brum!



Nah I'm a southerner so a Kentish lad. I drop my t's and p's - although I do a brief Brummie expression in the 'cast...
 
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If it's MP3, then a stereo file will be the same size as a mono file. Dropping the bit rate will help; if you don't have any music, you can go as low as 32 kbps.

Be sure to have an uncompressed or lossless backup of your podcasts if you ever want to tinker with them. If all you have are MP3s, every time you open and re-save them, you'll lose another generation, like photocopying a photocopy or copying a cassette that someone else copied from another casstte copy. This will be effectively dramatic at low bit rates.

How are you recording and converting the podcasts currently?

Good luck!

EDIT: If I actually read your post thoroughly, I would have seen that you were using Audacity. You should be able to do all of the above with it...
 
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and more importantly - where can we get hold of this work of art?
 
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