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TinyPodcast 2005-10-21

EDIT: There was some file corruption with the MP3 I uploaded, but it should be fixed now. If you were having trouble, please re-download. Sorry about that, and thanks to Dave for catching it!

Here’s this week’s show. You can download the MP3 file directly (right-click, save as), or subscribe to the TinyPodcast RSS feed in your favorite podcast aggregator to get the show delivered automatically to your computer and MP3 player. This week’s show is about 20 MB, 40 minutes, as usual.

Brian and I catch up after I was out of town on vacation last week. Review of my Samsung i730 and speedy Verizon EVDO data service (it was awesome, and kept me connected the whole time I was gone). Coverage of Apple’s announcement of the new iPod with video, and my wait for one. Brian’s experiences using the i-mate JarJar for a few weeks. Plugs for upcoming appearances by Josh: “Get Connected” radio show on Oct. 22, presenting at Podcast Academy/Portable Media Expo on Nov. 10.

As an extra special comedy bonus, listen for the part where I get locked out of my computer while we were recording this show. :-)

As always, we love to get feedback! You can email us at tinyscreenfuls@gmail.com or call our voice feedback line and leave us a message – 206-339-TINY. Let us know how we’re doing – good or bad.

Thanks for listening, and stay subscribed!

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9 thoughts on “TinyPodcast 2005-10-21

  1. Thanks for catching that. I had left the .mp3 extension off of the download link. For some reason, it still downloaded correctly when I tested it on my computer in Firefox, but that was probably what was breaking it.

    I fixed it, so let me know if you’re still having trouble.

    Thanks again!

  2. Hi Josh… unfortunately, it still doesn’t work right. Each time I download it — in both Firefox and (ugh) IE — it completes successfully, but won’t play in any software of hardware player I own. The resulting file is a 19,562,234 byte MP3. Looking at the properties in Explorer, none of the ID3 tags are visible, though I do seem them in the header when opening the file in UltraEdit. It’s odd, and I’ve never had this issue before with TinyPodcast. When you download it, does it actually play for you? I’ve done the usual troubleshooting steps of clearing my cache, rebooting, etc. :-)

  3. OK, I’ve re-uploaded a known good copy, downloaded it, and tested, and all is well. Let me know if you’re still having problems, and thanks for the heads up!

  4. I just compared the “bad” file to the “good” file, and noticed something in the properties dialog I’ve never seen before. An “Unblock” button and a message stating that the file had been blocked to protect this computer. (Screenshot here.) Unblocking the file still would not allow it to play, and the ID3 tags were not visible. All in all, very bizarre. :)

  5. Geez… the hotlink protection on my site prevents a direct link to the image, and I will not make an exception for the entire blogger.com domain. Click the “Go” button next to the browser’s address bar once you get the “Forbidden” error should display the image, though.

  6. Great show… too bad about the audio dropouts. That’s the price you pay for being the bleeding edge PodCasters that you are.

    Question for you. I know I could find this out somewhere, but I’m just too damned lazy to check. When you downloaded “Lost” from iTunes, what was the screen size on your laptop? Do you happen to know if the video resizes itself through iTunes down to 320X240?

  7. The video file is 320×240. iTunes will start to play it in the little “artwork” window by default. If you click that, it pops out into its own resizeable window, which you can drag to be whatever size you want.

    I was on my T42p, with 1600×1200 resolution, and didn’t want to stretch the video that much, so it was sized to be probably about 800×600. Still very watchable.

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