183 Podcast Answer Man – The Fraunhofer MP3 Encoder – LAME MP3 Encoder – A Recommendation For In-Person Interview Recorder – Getting Rich Quick and Making Money While You Sleep!

by Cliff Ravenscraft on October 27, 2010

Questions/Topics Covered In This Episode:

1 – If you don’t like the LAME encoder, then what alternatives are there?
I prefer to use Adobe Audition, personally. because it is a full editing suite with the fraunhofer mp3 encoder built into it. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (FhG) is a German company that helped pioneer MP3 technology. The institute is a center of ongoing research of audio coding at low bitrates.

The Faunhofer website says… “If you are an end user and would like to use the Fraunhofer mp3 encoder or decoder, please use Apple iTunes or Windows Media which integrate the Fraunhofer mp3 software. Please note, that although mp3 was developed at Fraunhofer IIS, we do not sell any mp3 products to end users and do not provide end user support for mp3 devices and software.”

I personally recommend that if you are not using Adobe Audition,that you use iTunes to convert your recordings to .mp3, even if you are on the Windows platform.

2 – Is The iPhone 4 good enough for in person interviews?
I personally prefer using the Edirol R-09HR recorder for both line in recording in the studio and for my out in the field interviews. However, you can get some wonderful recordings using the iPhone 3G, 3GS, or 4. I personally recommend the paid version of the Griffin iTalk application.

3 – Why do you have your site set up so that it posts your podcast on Pages instead of Blog Posts? Is there a strategy behind that?
Actually, all my podcast episodes and blog posts are, indeed, entered as “posts” on my site and not as pages.

I know where this question is coming from. Sometimes, if you pull up the show notes to an episode, the url will look something like the following link:

http://podcastanswerman.com/178-pam-a-new-thesis-design-for-gspn-godaddy-sites-hacked-ios-compatible-chat-room-and-so-much-more

On many other occasions, you’ll see that the links to my podcast episodes are as short as the following examples:

http://podcastanswerman.com/audiovsvideoandplugins
http://podcastanswerman.com/heilpr40
http://podcastanswerman.com/bobheil

All of the short urls listed above are actually blog posts. In this episode, I’ll share my thoughts on PERMALINKS and my thoughts on why I choose to do them differently from time to time.

With that said, there are times when I’ve made the decision to create a PAGE to post podcast content. A perfect example of this would be http://gspn.tv/48-days.

4 – What your thoughts on Getting Rich Quick And Making Money While You Sleep?
Actually, this is my own question. I share my thoughts on this topic in this episode. I shared the following quote from Jason Fried’s book REWORK.

The Myth of the overnight sensation:
“You will not be a big hit right away. You will not get rich quick. You are not so special that everyone else will instantly pay attention. No one cares about you. At least not yet. Get used to it.

You know those overnight-success stories you’ve heard about? It’s not the whole story. Dig deeper and you’ll usually find people who have busted their (butts) for years to get into a position where things could take off. And on the rare occasion that instant success does come along, it usually doesn’t last — there’s no foundation to support it.

Trade the dream of overnight success for slow, measured growth. It’s hard, but you have to be patient. You have to grind it out, You have to do it for a long time before the right people notice.”

* I strongly encourage you to listen to the two podcast episodes that can be found at the two following links:
http://gspn.tv/passion
http://gspn.tv/passion2

5 – Building Relationships And Always Giving More Than You Get In Return Pays Off:
Speaking of the “right people noticing…” I share two testimonials that mean the world for me. I explain why Joe Lamp’l of Growing A Greener World and Dan Miller of 48 Days To The Work You Love were major turning points in my business.

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  • Cliff, Wow! Thank you very much for your kind words as you referenced my testimonial to your incredible services. I’ve always been impressed by your can-do attitude but when I listened to your podcasts and heard what you did for me to fulfill a promise made long ago, I was blown away. I’m glad I didn’t realize the sacrifices you were making at the time or I would have not allowed you to do that. But now, all I can say is thank you so much. Your dedication to helping me fix a problem no one else was able to do, and then to do so on extremely short notice is just one more reason why you stand out from the crowd! You’re the best.

  • Thanks Joe. The sacrifice of helping you meet your deadlines was easy to make. Thanks for being a blessing to me and my business!

  • Thanks but I actually meant this… http://www.griffintechnology.com/products/italk I updated the post. I appreciate you catching that!

  • Lloyd Borrett

    The link to the Fraunhofer web site is broken. I think you now need http://www.iis.fraunhofer.de/en/bf/amm/produkte/audiocodec/audiocodecs/mp3/index.jsp

  • Looks like they changed their site around. The new link doesn’t have that same quote. I adjusted the post to remove the link. Thanks for the heads up.

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