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Is MP3 Dead? PowerPress Sites Deluxe Launched! – Your Podcast 006

Released Monday, 29th May 2017
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In this episode of Your Podcast Todd and Mike talk about PowerPress Sites Deluxe - it's finally here, clarify and explain how MP3's are not actually dead. After a curious listener emailed them, they addressed some podcasting events, and finished up the episode discussing MP3 encoding tops to save you storage space and bandwidth. Thanks for listening and please subscribe to the show!


PowerPress Sites Deluxe is available!


Is the MP3 dead? No!
Using your webhost server for your podcast hosting: Don't do it! We have been migrating several people's podcast files over to Blubrry due to their webhost cracking down on the amount of storage used, or the bandwidth used by the media. Often times, when you read the fine print for most web hosting companies, they mention something along the lines of "Large media files are not included or supported in this hosting plan..."

Email from a Listener:
Hi Todd & Mike,

I'm enjoying the new podcast and appreciate hearing your take on various things in the podcast world.

You two mentioned recently attending the NAB show which made me wonder, as I'm getting close to launching my first podcast, what podcast conferences are out there that you would recommend as a good place to learn and connect with others in the podcasting space for someone totally new?

I'm also curious if you have any suggestions for finding other podcasters to possibly connect with locally? Does blubrry have any sort of location based directory?

I look forward to the next episode. Thanks!

To answer Bekah, here is a list of some podcast events that we know of:

Podcast Movement Aug. 23-25th 2017 - Use promo code BLUBRRY for a 10% off!
Podfest US in Florida
NRB Proclaim! 18
Mid-Atlantic Podcast Conference
Podcamps There are still some active.
WordCamps Also great for podcasters to check out!
Local Meetups NE Ohio, Kansas City, Columbus OH and many more.
Pod2pod.com Newsletter, and they have a list of events as well.


MP3 Encoding

Make sure you are saving with a 44.1khz (or 44100hz) sample rate.
128kbps Stereo or 64kbps Mono Constant Bit Rate (CBR).
128kbps Stereo will give you 1mb per minute file size.
64kbps Mono will give you the same quality as 128 at half the size (½ mb per minute) which saves YOU on hosting and bandwidth and saves your listeners time and data on their cell plans.
AAC files are OK. MP3s are still the most compatible for now, but this could change in the future.

To ask questions or to comment on the show, contact Todd and Mike here: yourpodcast@blubrry.com

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