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Jeffrey Powers
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General Podcast Discussion  - 
 
Question of the Day - Hangout Quality Do you do podcasts via Google Hangout? I haven't been keen on the hangout quality, but last night we recorded +Wearable Today and there must have been some major problems. at least 15 minutes of the show was gone, but in bits and pieces throughout the show.

1 in 50 shows that I know of. 

So with that, do you use Hangouts to podcast? What are your thoughts on the quality? Would you still put out the show if it was missing small parts? 

+Ray Ortega - would you re-do your Podcaster Roundtable if you realized hangouts did this? 
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Interesting question. I wouldn't redo it because I record a higher quality version of the audio and put that into the audio only podcast feed. I'd have to just eat it as far as YouTube goes. 
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Jon B Baca

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Hey guys, just joined the group and glad to be here! I'm working on my first show, and before naming it I wanted to do something I've heard +Dave Jackson suggest and ask: If you heard of a podcast called "Cult of the Occult", what would you think it was about?
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Rick B

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[SCENE]

AA MEETING in church basement:

Hi, my name is Rick and I'm an old programmer and businessman doing some leading edge web application development that has now become AN OBSESSION.  For two years now, I have done little but code.  My wife complains; I told her she knew she was in for the long haul so be strong.  Where did I go wrong?

OH.  I have NO podcast.  Who has time, right?  

[/SCENE]


FIRST: For any HOSTING COMPANIES or PODCAST PRODUCTION SERVICES here, please do NOT be alarmed.  I come in peace.  NO interest in those areas, per se... necessary, but not my thing.  

I am building RSS database indexes AND web user-interfaces to them.  NO CHANGE to the regular RSS flow at all. It's all in the packaging and presentation, in my view.

The website serving for initial roll-out of this OBSESSION is:

http://podDVR.com

Some of you may have heard about it.  Yes, some glitches, but will be smoothed out (have you checked out Periscope?  More buggy, but still very cool... watch!.).  

podDVR and OUR TECHNOLOGY will grow into a powerful, sleek WEB MULTIMEDIA MACHINE.  Think fine automobile... but for FREE.  It IS the internet. Alright, there will be a money-making angle but IN DUE TIME and as an addon.  Besides, gotta get the kinks worked out and let people have a chance the use it first.  At core, it is COMMUNITY builder 

It is a work in process, a proof of concept, a toy that got totally out of control.  What happens when you take long experience, creative coding, the really cool things these REALLY smart people are putting out for folks like me with the resources to play with!  IT IS GREAT!

Our REAL product is the underlying foundation, VIZdex.  It is an Annotated Timeline Presentation Platform. We intend many verticals but are starting with podcasting because it has a VERY STRONG business case.  

YOU are in the right arena at the right time, we think:
PODCASTING is the NEW BROADCASTING

Seriously.  I could stand up and debate the issue STRONGLY... can't you?

While I'm at it, you might want to know why this technology WILL be your best friend when it comes to GROWING AUDIENCES.  I'm not talking about incremental exposure... we're looking at SIGNIFICANT MULTIPLES.  I'll make that case later, though, OK?  EVERYBODY will come out ahead.  Here's my mantra in this sector:

GROW THE PIE

ANYWAY, podDVR.com is designed to give visitors QUICK ACCESS to related MULTIMEDIA in one screen and a unified player along with TIMELINE NAVIGATION of all items, which may carry media of various TYPES:
-audio
-video
-image
-text
-data

Mix and match;  no kidding.  As soon as I finish here, I am going to start work on a VIDEO to SHOW people all of the above.  

When finished, I'll come back here to post a link and see IF there are any comments from this post. 

SO... I'll be back but may take a while.  Only looking to do about 2 minutes BUT you might not believe how I want it produced...

Anybody remember some old TV Guide covers that had the star of a show inside a TV, which had a TV in it with the star, and so on.  THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO DO.

Don't even know if I can do it.... this will take some hours to get anywhere near what I see in my head right now.  OK, good people, later.

Background for geeks:
https://medium.com/@GluedToTheScreen/soul-of-a-modern-web-app-b0b8c2534647

NOTES:

1.  JUST SO YOU KNOW I'M SERIOUS:  Despite being a paying google apps for business user for years (tossed Outlook et all for full cloud, never looked back), I ONLY signed up for google+ to INTRODUCE MYSELF, PROJECT, AND GOAL.  I really do not like some aspects, just like Twitter, so HAVE NEVER USED IT nor really missed it... but time will tell.  I'm really just a low profile kind of guy, see?

2.  So, I was UNaware of this group... cannot even browse without, well... it now appears that there's a party here.  Great.  Hope to meet some good folks.  But time is short and must twttr and must code.
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This sounds intriguing. 
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Mike “Brother MAK” Kelley

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Hello everyone, Brother MAK here with "I Want to Start a nmaD Podcast".  I created IWTSADP in an effort to understand the plethora of information out there about podcasting and put some of it to the test to see and know from doing, how to actually get a podcast going.  My good buddy and cohost Trav were working to create another podcast (2nds Count, of which I'll introduce from it's own acct.) and didn't fully comprehend all that needed doing and how it work.

I've decided to keep IWTSADP going, even if it ends up being short lived, as my experimental journal of our trials and tribulations in starting 2nds Count Podcast. 

Please feel free to blast me in the efforts as I can only learn more from what seems to be a pretty cool community that is podcasters.
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Patrick Keller

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My first "Producer Station" in my Music Production and Technology class. Had to get a podcaster in there! 
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People close to my age will assume his name is there because of his time on MTV. Make sure you explain the real reason!
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Richard Covert

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When I listen to my podcast my breath inhalation is disturbing. Are there voice lessons, microphone technique, or editing tweaks? 
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+Paul Figgiani: What he said
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Ryan Stephens (Blue Collar Review)

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I have lately felt like my podcast has hit a glass ceiling of listeners. It feels like we are not gaining listeners at a steady rate. What do you guys recommend to do? We love to record and are passionate about our subject matter (movie reviews) but just feel like we have hit a wall in growth. I am asking for some advice on how to break through this. Thank you for the help.
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Ryan Stephens (Blue Collar Review)'s profile photoPaul Maclean's profile photo
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Only three months in? Worry about it more after three years in.
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Paul Maclean

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Just curious. What are your views on people transcribing your audio content (not necessarily verbatim, but the major/key points) and posting it on other web sites?
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Lex Starwalker's profile photoAngelo Mandato's profile photo
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Referring to the original question, "but the major/key points", it could be plagiarism but it might not, depends on what exactly is cited and it's purpose. This has nothing to do with how you copyright your podcast, this would fall under "Fair Use" if done right, or plagiarism as +Lex Starwalker mentioned. We would need to see an example though to determine if it falls under Fair Use or plagiarism.

This is important US law, we pointed this out back in May but for the opposite reason: http://www.powerpresspodcast.com/2015/05/22/fair-use-and-blubrry/ Earlier in the year a certain non-US service was taking down podcast episodes. In the US such content is allowed, we (Blubrry.com) follow US law.
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Jeffrey Powers
owner

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Have Fun and Learn A Lot at Podcast Movement I wish I could be there, but as the old addage goes - work before pleasure. Lots of great sessions and speakers. Feel free to comment on things you learn during this weekend. 
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Would have loved to go, but travel too expensive maybe next year.
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Russ Jennings

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Hello to all. I've been doing my podcast for almost a year. Well, actually I've been taking the summer off, but I'll be back in the saddle in a couple of weeks. Since I created my WP site, I've been getting many many emails from WordPress (via HostGator - where my website lives) saying:

Subject: [Love in a Dangerous Time] New User Registration
New user registration on your site Love in a Dangerous Time:
Username: Name
E-mail: Name@aurl.com

I seem to have 445 of these so far. I do nothing to encourage people to "register" (I don't even know what "register" means hers); I can't figure out how these people are registering; I get very few comments on my episodes, so it's hard to believe that there are that many people who want to register.

So should I assume that this is all spam? Many (most) of the email addresses have no apparent relationship to the person.

Or are these people I should consider as listeners, or at least an audience that is interested in my cast. Should I send theme an email, for instance, letting them know that I'm cranking back up in the next few weeks.

Am I the only one who's experiencing this?
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Thanks, +Eric Michalsen 
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Enrique Acosta

Podcast Gear  - 
 
Have any of you tested this Yamaha USB mixer/interface??

It's advertised as specially designed for podcasting and webcasting, and it seems to mimic the "mix minus" function with a feature they call "loop back".

Also they claim that can be powered via your computer's USB port or a portable battery when you use it with an iOS device.

I would love to hear your comments about this new item, in order to decide whether to buy it or not because, currently, I'm working ONLY with a 3rd generation iPad (recording, editing, uploading, publishing and promoting), since my Samsung laptop died one month ago, so this seems to solve some issues that I have, like adding more microphones to my setup and even a Skype call.

Greetings from Mexico.


I +1'd the Yamaha (hyperlink as http://Gplus.to/YamahaUS) AG06 on usa.yamaha.com! What do you think?
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Mike Gastin

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So, was thinking of getting set up on Libsyn until I hit this part of their terms and agreements:

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VIII.  MONETIZATION

Any attempt to directly monetize Your Content via third-party ad networks or other outside business agreements at the expense of Libsyn without written approval from Libsyn is prohibited.  If you choose to monetize, Your Content, you agree to utilize Libsyn Service to enable monetization including but not limited to in-content advertising, iPhone applications or sale of Your Content which may include additional requirements for revenue sharing or fees for use depending on the Service..  To request permission to monetize Your Content via third-party ad networks or other outside business agreements at the expense of Libsyn, please email contact@libsyn.com

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Am I correct in understanding that if I host my pod with Libsyn they control my ability to monetize? That's unacceptable. Anyone here using Libsyn (or work for them) that can shed more light on this?
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Thanks, Todd. I'll check out Blubrry. Can I ask, do you think I'm correctly understanding Libsyn's terms, meaning they control my ability to monetize or am I missing something?
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Will Foxwell

Podcast Gear  - 
 
My brother and I started our first podcast and we have two condenser mics set up on a table about 5 feet from each other. We're getting a little of echo/bleed from each other's mics and can't fix this in Logic pro. Should we invest in dynamic mics instead since we don't have a great setup currently? We're recording into an m-audio m box straight into logic pro. HELP PLEASE!
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Move more than five feet apart before you start investing (and it should be treated as an investment, not a quick fix) new mics. And don't directly face each other, as +Todd Cochrane said.
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David Jackson

Podcast Websites  - 
 
Soundcloud lost 29 Million dollars last year. I guess it was all the money they spent to get their podcasting tools out of beta http://davidjackson.org/2015/08/why-soundcloud-makes-me-nervous-and-why-it-should-make-you-nervous/
Did I just hear someone scream ICEBERG!? A few stories and actions have recently come out that are reinforcing my nervousness about SoundCloud. The first thing I don’t like about SoundCloud is they change the name of your file. That is such a small potato that has come out. SoundCloud Lost 29 Million Last Year …
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Todd Cochrane's profile photoSeth Resler's profile photoBob Harper's profile photoBryan Goodwin's profile photo
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Thanks for this, Dave. I have never hosted my podcast on Soundcloud, and I don't recommend it to others. But I do use it for short pieces of audio that I might want to share individually, such as my radio airchecks. Podcast hosting services like Libsyn and Blubrry don't seem appropriate for this type of audio. What are the other options?

https://soundcloud.com/sethresler/seth-resler-mix-1065-in-san-jose-2014-aircheck
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Des Walsh

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I'm about to launch my new podcast show and have a bit of a dilemma about publishing details.

My plan is to have the show as integral to my website and blog but able to be scanned as a set of episodes, not just as blog posts interspersed with other posts. So I have set up a page with the intention of displaying just the podcast  posts there. They will also appear in the main blog post stream. It makes sense to me but am I missing something, or over-complicating? I don't want to have a separate site for the podcast show. Been there, done that.

I tell everyone to come here for podcasting wisdom so I'm hoping for some myself! :)
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Thanks everyone for the advice.I'm going with the category page and using excerpts there, linking individually to the full posts.
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Paul Colligan

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So, Podcast Movement 2015. What did you think ...?
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+Jon B Baca no comment 
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Lex Starwalker

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I would really like to hear all of your opinions on something.

I produce a podcast called Game Master's Journey that's about tabletop roleplaying games (e.g. Dungeons & Dragons). A while ago I heard of a site, RPGPodcasts.com, that was a listing of RPG podcasts. You can see the site here: http://rpgpodcasts.com/

I submitted my podcast to the site because it seemed a good way to get some more exposure to my target audience. The site pulls in RSS feeds like many blog aggregation sites you've seen. So every time I post a new episode, it shows up on their site. You can see my show's entry on the site here:  http://rpgpodcasts.com/podcasts/show/GameMastersJourneyGMWisdomforAllTabletopRPGsStarwalkerStudios

Now I was ok with all of this because it gives me some exposure and does link to my webpage. 

However, I recently discovered that RPGPodcasts.com now has a "podcast" on iTunes that aggregates all our podcasts. You can see that here:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rpgpodcasts.com/id562612261?mt=2

This I'm not cool with. Hopefully people listen to my show on their feed, and then come to my website and subscribe. But those that don't don't show up in my stats because they're listening to another feed.

I'm curious what you all think of this. I'm going to get ahold of the site, because I never gave them permission to put my podcast in their own podcast on iTunes. But I'd love to hear other people's thoughts before I decide exactly how to respond.

EDIT: I should also note that I currently about 1% of the traffic to my site comes from their site.
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+Angelo Mandato You mentioned contacting Apple and requesting setting up a network of member podcasts. Can you tell me where I can go to do that? I'd like to do that with my podcasts. Thanks!
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Mike Gastin

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Need a little help understanding how to do a mix minus with a MacBook Pro Retina 15". I know how to set up a mix minus so I can record Skype calls for my podcast, thanks to +Ray Ortega and his great video tutorial on the subject. (Thanks, Ray!)

As I was getting set up on my newer MBP, I realized that the audio-in jack was removed on this version. So, I'm not certain what the best solution is to get the AUX SEND back into the MBP from my Mackie 1202-VLZ3.

I've looked at the Behringer UCA202 Audio Interface as an option, but don't feel like I understand what constitutes a good solution yet.

Can anyone advise? BTW, I do not record on the MBP, but rather send to my Roland R-05 digital recorder from the Mackie. I just need good audio back to my guest.

Looking forward to the community's advice.
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Just a quick follow up that I received the Griffin iMic today and did a test mix minus recording using it along with Skype. Everything worked perfectly! No lag, great quality ... thanks to everyone for their help on this. I'm excited to record my first pod for publication on Friday and getting the mix minus and hardware sorted was critical to moving forward. Thank you.
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Jeffrey Powers
owner

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+kevin cox Thanks, we hope to get there in the future.
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Jeffrey Powers
owner

Podcast Gear  - 
 
I did a couple microphone comparisons in the past. Many of you asked for more. +Sennheiser sent me the MD 46 to test out. Here is the comparison between that, and the #AudioTechnica  AT8004L

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtf26UUjK18 
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+Max Flight Even with the review I couldn't believe how the mic handled the loud noise in the room. I was even talking louder because I couldn't hear myself.
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