Podcast #22: Baseball, Nostalgia and Photography

October 18, 2004 | Audioblogs and Podcasting, Baseball, Brainwagon Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Where your host rants about the Red Sox’s second come-from-behind win in a row, discusses the nostalgia of the The Old Terminal Room which Rob Pike mentioned in his recent Slashdot interview and talks about the history of photography.


Comment from Theo
Time 10/19/2004 at 10:57 am

I’ve been meaning to suggest this for a while:
Have you tried encoding the podcasts with a lower bitrate? I just tried decoding this one to wav, and then reencoding it with ‘lame –preset 64’ (an ABR variable bitrate mode, with an average bitrate of 64kbps)
The quality seems good to me, and the file is just 1.7 Mb.

Comment from Theo
Time 10/19/2004 at 11:20 am

Oops, forget it. The file got truncated, so that 1.7 Mb figure was bogus.

Comment from Mark
Time 10/19/2004 at 11:31 am

I was just investigating this when I got your second message. I was going to say that something was obviously amiss, since I do record at 64kbps using lame. This post was 19 minutes, 48 seconds and if you multiply that out, you should get 9.5 megabytes, which is precisely what I did get.