Big Things Happening In Other Areas of Life:
I'm excited to bring to bring you this episode of Podcast Answer Man. As the show starts, I mentioned a few links that you can check out to see what has been going on in some other areas of my life over the past few weeks. Here are those links:
I Have Confirmed That I Will Be At BlogWorld:
While I'm just a little nervous about how long it is taking to get confirmed travel plans and a hotel confirmation, I've received an email confirming that I will be, both, attending and speaking at BlogWorld LA. I truly hope to get some details out to you about this soon.
Does Libysn really have a 1.5GB account?
Alan called in to say that he heard me mention that I have two 1.5GB accounts with Libsyn, meaning that I can upload up to a total of 3GB of media within any 30 day period of time and have unlimited bandwidth when it comes to the number of times that those files are downloaded. After hearing this, he looked at Libsyn's website and could not find such an account. I explained that he needed to look at Libsyn's Plans & Pricing Page and look at the App 1500 plan.
Was Episode 228 Fully Valid?
Richard from Boston called to say that he enjoyed episode 228 of Podcast Answer Man where I shared what could be accomplished with nothing more than a digital audio recorder. However, he assumed that I got my amazing sound by running my multi-band compressor processing on the file in Adobe Audition, therefore making my point not as valid as it could have been. I explain, in this episode, that I did not run any filter processing on episode 228 and I could have just as easily produced last week's episode using Audacity's free audio editing software.
Thanks For The Tutorials:
Leslie called in to share how much he appreciates my video training tutorials that he had purchased from my site. I loved his feedback, not just because he had nice things to say about my products, but because you can hear his passion for what he is doing with his podcast. When he actually left this feedback, he had recorded up to 28 podcast episodes at that time. However, he's produced another 11 episodes since then. He's discovered the joy of producing his podcasts without the need for editing his show in post production. Best of all, he's recognized his ability to help people all over the world from the comfort of his home.
Michael called in to ask how I am able to display the images found at the bottom of each of my show notes entries where you can click to subscribe via Zune, iTunes, and RSS. I explain that I manually coded these images using html and I simply copy and paste the code from a previous post into each new post on my site.
Here is an image of that code:
Note: If you choose to use this code, please consider downloading the images, uploading them to your own web server, and then updating the code to pull the images from your own site. This way, if my site ever goes down, your images will still show up. ;)
Title/Description Burner in Feedburner:
Gavin called in to say that his podcast listing in iTunes changed one day from showing the name of his podcast to displaying the title of his blog instead. In the episode, I explain how this can be fixed if he is using Feedburner.
I mentioned that I have been blessed to have six gspn.tv podcasts nominated for the 2011 Podcast Awards. Click Here to see which shows have been nominated. Voting will open on October 12th. I'm not crazy about asking my community to vote every day from the 12th through the 27th. However, I am thinking about calling in the favor this year. I'll be sending out an email to the mailing list if I do this.
Podcasting From Thailand:
I got an email asking what I would recommend for the best audio quality for recording a show where the host of the show is in Thailand and the co-host of the show is in Rhode Island. Because of their fear of latency, they are thinking that they wanted to actually connect via the telephone. I recommended that they do a double ender and I explain how this works in the episode.
What Will 2GB Get You?
Woody Nash recently wrote me an email about Podcasting with Posterous. He wrote…
This is a follow up to your Q&A from a few episodes ago regarding the use of Posterous as a podcasting tool. I use Posterous for my initial blogging activity and I love it. I heard what you said and took it to heart, so I decided to email the company to see how they would respond. You will find their answer below. What do you think?
Woody wrote to Posterous saying…
I would like to upload a new podcast I am starting to my woodynash.posterous.com site. It is a podcast on car parking, so I really doubt it will generate too much traffic. However, I thought I should check and see whether that will be a problem or not. I read the TOS and don't see bandwidth consumption listed as limitation, but I really want to be sure before I go too far into this. Please let me know.
Also, I am not currently being charged for my Posterous account. Do you plan to start charging me? If so, can you tell me how much?
Rich from Posterous wrote back to Woody saying…
Hi Woody, We currently limit bandwidth to 2GB a month but very few people approach this amount (including large customers like the Gap and Chevrolet). We don't yet offer a premium service but unlimited or near unlimited bandwidth would be a component of this service. We are at least six months way from launching this service and would let everyone know via email and on our site. I hope this helps! Rich
So Woody asked me… How many downloads of a 30 minute podcast will equate to 2GB in a month?
* Google says that 2 gigabytes = 2048 megabytes
* If the average 30 minute podcast is approximately 30MB, then you would go through 2GB of bandwidth by uploading a single episode once and having it downloaded 67 times.
The question is what happens when the 68th person tries to download your show?
What if you have 10 thirty minute episodes on your account and only two people have downloaded your show up to this point. No big deal.
But what if I talked about it on Podcast Answer Man and 200 people from my audience went in and found your podcast to be AMAZING and they all downloaded all ten episodes within the same week that I mentioned your show?
Let's see, that's 10 episodes x 30MB = 300MB for those ten episodes. Then you are looking at 200 people downloading that 300MB of data…. That's 60,000MB (OR 58.5GB of bandwidth).
See the problem with a 2GB Bandwidth limit?
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