Monthly Archives: February 2008

93: Voices of PodCamp Toronto, another PAB2008 sponsor and Zero to Podcasted

Zero to Podcasting room at PodCamp TorontoWe’re back from PodCamp Toronto, recharged and ready to podcast and connect with the community. Watch out… here comes PAB2008!

PODCASTERS ACROSS BORDERS

CANADAPODCASTS.CA

TALK OF THE WEEK

  • Audio comment from Sean McGaughey
  • Recap of Zero to Podcasting
  • Audio created during the Zero to Podcasting workshop by the participants

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92: Podcamp Toronto, XM radio, email!

Photo by Bryan PersonOn this very special episode, we find out that Mark has discovered email.

EVENTS

  • Podcasters Across Borders Still accepting speaking proposals for PAB2008 – until March 1st
  • PodCamp Toronto
    February 23-24, 2008
    Rogers Communications Centre, Ryerson University

CANADAPODCASTS.CA

TALK OF THE WEEK

      • Apple tv podcasting specs

        The Apple TV “Take Two” software upgrade has been released, making it easier than ever for people to enjoy your podcasts wherever there is a TV. A whole new audience will understand the benefits of podcasts as soon as they experience them this way.

        Recommendations to help you create the best possible experience for users:

        1. Apple TV viewers are immediately aware of video quality. If you encode your video podcast at 320×240, we strongly encourage you to increase the resolution to 640×480 or 640×360 (depending on the aspect ratio of your source files). When encoded well, video podcasts at this resolution look great on Apple TV and still play on iPhone and video-compatible iPods. To ensure compatibility, we recommend that you encode using QuickTime’s “Movie to iPod” preset or Compressor’s “Apple > Apple Devices > H.264 for iPod video and iPhone 640×480″ preset.

        2. When you perform the final encode on your video, enable fast starting. Most recent versions of QuickTime enable this setting automatically. But it’s easy to undo the setting by making changes to the file after the encode. If you do make a change after the encode, be sure to “Save As” again.

        3. Apple TV displays a large version of the podcast art (the file referenced in the tag). We recommend that you use a 600×600 square JPG or PNG file.

        4. Several new introductory video tutorials have been developed for iTunes, including one for podcasts. If your web site offers how-to information for new podcast users, please consider linking to it.

        For those hosting podcasts on their own servers, consider the following recommendations:

        5. To reduce wait times, iTunes and Apple TV use byte-range requests in some circumstances. For example, Apple TV 2.0 employs this functionality when the user accesses the podcast directly over the Internet. We recommend hosting episode files on HTTP/1.1 servers that correctly support the HTTP byte-range request specification.

        6. Please ensure that your HTTP servers return the correct MIME types in the Content-Type header. Failing to do so can create errors. A list of MIME types can be found in the iTunes podcast technical spec.

        Useful links:

        1. Installing the free upgrade on an existing Apple TV
        2. iTunes Store Podcast Technical Specification
        3. iTunes Video Tutorials: Get Free Podcasts

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91: Telos One and talking to avoid problems

James WhittinghamAre you ready for PodCamp Toronto? It’s just a week away!

PODCASTERS ACROSS BORDERS

  • Still accepting speaking proposals for PAB2008

EVENTS

  • PodCamp Toronto
    February 23-24, 2008
    Rogers Communications Centre, Ryerson University

CANADAPODCASTS.CA

TALK OF THE WEEK

EXTRO AND CONTACT INFO

90: Intercontinental show, microphones, more best audio

PAB 2006Mark shows his dedication to the craft by calling this one in from half the world away.

PODCASTERS ACROSS BORDERS

  • Still accepting speaking proposals for PAB2008

EVENTS

  • Calgary Social and New Media Group Meetup
    Saturday, February 16, 2008
  • PodCamp Toronto
    February 23-24, 2008
    Rogers Communications Centre, Ryerson University

CANADAPODCASTS.CA

TALK OF THE WEEK

  • Microphones: Handheld, ShotGun, and in-ear

EXTRO AND CONTACT INFO

Photo Credit : Matt from Digital Detroit Radio

89: Noises, Gates, Filters and Sneak Peaks

Mark and Bob at PABColoured text throws us off course, but we learn how to use a phone in this episode!

PODCASTERS ACROSS BORDERS

  • One week of advanced registration for PAB2008 ends this Saturday night (Feb 2)!
  • Still accepting speaking proposals for PAB2008

(here’s a sneak peak at some of the PAB presenters)

EVENTS

  • PodCamp Toronto
    February 23-24, 2008
    Rogers Communications Centre, Ryerson University

CANADAPODCASTS.CA

PROMOS and PROFILES

TALK OF THE WEEK

  • Noisy audio, gates, filters, and natural sounds

EXTRO AND CONTACT INFO