by Ferrel D. Moore
This is the third of three podcasts we're doing to learn something about the way this technology works. It is the longest of the three- the original story is roughly 8,000 words. That makes it about an hour in length if you're brave enough to help out and see how it plays.
"Blunt Ed" (screenhandle) at Shocklines gave us the following feedback after checking out the download size of this latest podcast:
"Take a look at Audacity -- http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ -- it's a free prog for recording. By the look of your file sizes, you've probably got too high a bitrate for voice. I went to stream your reading, but it didn't start for me, so I went to right click and save the file to my hard drive and found it was 230 meg or so. If that's at 180 k sampling rate, you could reduce the file size by two thirds by reducing the bit rate to 60 k, which is usually fine for voice recordings. Changing from a .wav file to an .mp3 format will make a huge difference, too."
Great advice. We'll be re-formatting these and re-presenting them on the new magazine along with other authors reading their stories. So thanks again for helping the staff learn.
Remember, this is roughly an hour in length. So make popcorn if you're going to listen. Let me know how long you think an audio podcast should be. How long is too long for you as a listener? 5 minutes? 10 minutes? 30 minutes?
To hear the audio presentation of "Counter Creatures," by Ferrel D. Moore, click LISTEN .