yeah, internet-call quality across continents is tricky. I can say that later in the episode his audio gets better, and that the next episode (which has already been recorded) the guest audio is a lot clearer, but I suspect it's going to be an ongoing challenge
Correct, I have two separate audio tracks. However I'm brand new to audio processing, so if you have any (very specific) advice on how to improve the quality, I'm all ears (and I can release a "remastered" version)
One of the easiest ways is to host a private YouTube broadcast and then export that to MP3 for editing in bumper musak, etc.. This used to be Hangouts on Air I believe but is now folded into YouTube.
This is how we produced TuskTalk for those who listened (RIP).
FWIW, this is something on your phone causing the problem. Every time it doesn't show up on your phone, it shows up in iTunes, on the Apple website, and in non-iTunes podcast apps.
@thecravenone You’re correct. Unfortunately, though, if the goal is to get people listening, that’s still problematic; anecdotally, it seems like there’s a significant population of people who ONLY listen to podcasts via their IPhone app (myself included), and if episodes don’t show up on their phones, they probably stop bothering.
This isn’t intended to blame you, Sam; I think it’s something wrong on Apple’s end. And I’m kinda just diving into it here as something for @Brass-Man to be aware of.
@brass-man I know there is the "Stitcher" App - it's referenced at the end of some of the podcasts I listen to (e.g., "Find this podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, and wherever else you find your podcasts"), but I'm not sure if there's a separate submission/aggregation process for that app.
I'm only aware of iTunes as a vector for getting the podcast onto people's apps. Is there some better alternative?
To submit to iTunes, you submit an RSS feed. That RSS feed may be used by any app. (Though being listed in iTunes certainly helps people find you)
iTunes has a feed-checker you can use that you'll have to pass before they let you submit your cast.