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Has there been a change in the podcast encoding?

by 2klbofun / August 5, 2009 12:58 PM PDT

I was able to download episodes 1033, 1034 and 1035 successfully, and all three play in WMP on my laptop.

However, I typically sync them with my phone to listen off-line. Episode 1033 played fine, but I get an error for 1034 and 1035.

For a test, I took the original downloaded mp3 and loaded it into Audacity, then re-exported it. Below are the results:

Original Podcast File: time: 42:15; size: 24,762 kB
Audacity 64 kbps export: time: 42:08; size: 19,748 kB
Audacity 80 kbps export: time: 42:08; size: 24,685 kB

So, somehow I "lost" 7 seconds and about 100 kB from the file, but both the 64 kbps and 80 kbps versions play fine on my phone.

Any ideas?

P.S. I also noticed that the mp3 tags were essentially non-existent on episodes 1034 and 1035, also leading me to believe the process changed somewhat.

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Downloading/encoding issues
by gsimmonsonca / August 6, 2009 5:33 AM PDT

Same issue for me. I got the one with the CTO, but nothing since has been successful. Playback error on my mp3 player, plus they come down without any tags at all.

I use Juice to retrieve the audio files...

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Seems fixed today
by jcbullock / August 6, 2009 5:51 AM PDT

I use juice and had errors on the last two episodes- but today's show seems fine. I don't know what happened, but glad it's fixed.

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