OGG Format vs MP3 Format

July 2, 2009 at 2:26 PM (GURPS, podcast) (, )

We’ve had a great couple of months; this month alone we’ve transferred almost 20 gigs worth of content! This has been a far greater response than we assumed would be possible: GURPS is awesome, but no where near the saturation level of Dungeons and Dragons / D20 games.

With all the attention we have, we are now wondering if we could attract more listeners with an MP3 stream as well. We chose OGG as we are open source nuts; we run Open Sourced OS’s (Debian for Jarvis, Fedora for Moegreeb, and FreeBSD for CptClyde), and we dislike anything that’s not truly “free”. Hence our reason for choosing OGG over MP3.

However we realize we may be loosing people who don’t have the OGG codec directly on their system. Heck, our podcast even has iTunes tags, though it won’t show up as Apple refuses to allow the OGG format in iTunes!

As such I’ve decided to toss up a poll to see how many people would like to have an MP3 stream in addition to the OGG stream. Due to the time constraints with encoding, this likely means we will reduce back to 1 show a week.

Please vote on the poll and add any comments you like for and against the MP3 stream idea.

Open source!

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Podcast 13 and 14 – Update!

July 2, 2009 at 6:48 AM (Uncategorized)

I just re-uploaded the normalized podcasts. If you held off listening, now is the perfect time to start listening to the new adventure.

Enjoy!

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