SLS: Life of Your Audio File on Spreaker

SLS: Life of Your Audio File on Spreaker

By Spreaker Live Show

Spreaker Live Show #141 for Jan 3rd, 2018

Show Duration: 64 minutes

Host: Rob Greenlee, Head of Content, Spreaker @robgreenlee - rob(at)spreaker(dotcom)
Co-Host: Alex Exum, Host of “The Exum Experience Podcast” on Spreaker
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Show Today:
- 2018 is Here,what does that mean for Podcasting
- We discuss Audio Files and How they are handled on Spreaker
- Podfest Orlando is Feb 8-10, 2018
- Listener Audio Comment

On the show today:

-2018 and Podcasting: What the next year might have in store for us?

What happens to your Audio Files when you Record or Upload to Spreaker

This topic is being asked really regularly, lets explain how it works right now. There are three things in place:

Spreaker keeps the original uploaded file only if it’s an mp3. So to answer the question: we do have the original file ONLY if it’s an mp3, no matter the encoding settings. This was done for different reason that what you maybe expect, and the reason was to preserve the ID3 metadata in file, since at that time we were not able to safely copy them over to the new file.

We re-encode EVERY file that’s not mp3 AND 128kbps AND stereo AND 44100Hz. This is because to keep our custom streaming server simple back in the days, we decided to support only this format.

For streaming (website + apps) we always use the re-encoded one.

For Downloads we use the original one when it’s available (see 1) except when the download comes from the iOS podcast app. The reason behind this is that we detected that app to be broken when processing some ID3 metatada (at least iOS8/9/10) so to avoid playback issues we have an exception in place that checks the user agent of the request and decide based also on that.

- in Orlando - Feb 8-10, 2018
Big announcements coming about Spreaker coming
Whole Spreaker & BTR team will be at the event

- Play Audio Comment: Publishing to YouTube Audio Comment from Tamera Ford, Content Creator | Blogger, Podcaster, | A Book Review & Pop Culture Blog

Is publishing audio to YouTube is worth it anymore? My thought is that it is, just don’t have high expectations

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