238 Podcast Answer Man – Audio Levels – Apple Fixes Artwork Preview with iTunes 10-5-1 – And Much More

by Cliff Ravenscraft on December 1, 2011

in Podcast Answer Man

The Canon HF G10 Camera
This week, I started the episode off by talking about how and why I have been dabbling with video more and more lately. Those who know me, know that I am a strong believer that there is more power in audio podcasting than there is in video podcasting. However, I believe that there is so much you can do to compliment the audio content that you produce by randomly creating video content as well.

In the episode, I shared that the video interview that I did with Leo Laporte was recording using my Canon HFG10 camera. Click play and look at the amazing quality that you can get with this camera.

iTunes 10.5.1 Fixes .mp3 Artwork Preview
In episode 233, I had shared the reason why the desktop icons of .mp3 files were not displaying the artwork after they were successfully tagged with an image file. I am happy to announce that the latest update to iTunes finally resolves this issue for us.

Audio Levels
Mark called to ask what process I go to to make sure that my audio levels are consistent throughout my show and he also wondered how I decide “how hot” to make my audio when getting ready to do export the file.

Mark also asked how I go about getting consistent audio levels between caller to caller when the audio levels of all the audio feedback that comes in are at different volume levels. I share the answer to all Mark's questions in the episode.

What is Apple Core Media?
Dave called in to say that he has upgraded to a Libsyn account that offers “advanced stats.” He wants to know what the Apple Core Media stands for. I share the answer to this question in the podcast episode.

Is The Roland R-05 Discontinued?
Mark P called in to ask if the Roland R-05 has been discontinued. He said he was able to pick one up for only $100 and wondered if it were a sign that they were no longer being produced. I answer this in the episode, but I'll go ahead and state it here. The Roland R-05 is still in production and I still love this recorder!

What if a story I linked to goes Away?
Dan Mattson called to say that a publication did a story about him and his podcast recently. He linked to that story in his show notes. However, he wanted to know if there was another way to get a copy of that story just in case the publisher ever decided to remove it from their public website.

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My good friend, Dr. Soram Khalsa, told me about http://fiverr.com. Check it out some time. You'll be amazed at how much you can get for only five bucks!

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