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Thu, 08 Jun 2006 14:14:09 GMT
Odeo Sucks!

This last week, I've been testing out podcasting alternatives. The only podcast hosting service that I've previously used with success was Odeo. But I found their recorder wasn't reliable and I'd often lose my podcast. I then decided to create the audio using a mobile device and upload the audio file to Odeo. I created a few sample sound bites and I've uploaded them. If I use the Odeo player, then I sound like a chipmunk. If I use the download URL, the audio plays fine, but the first few seconds are overlapped with an Odeo ad. This brings me to my point, Odeo sucks! Can anybody suggest an alternative?


Update: I checked a few other audio files on Odeo and they all seem to be recorded by chipmunks. That is, the player seems to play the audio files too quickly, thus raising the pitch of the podcaster's voice. Remember playing 33 RPM records at 45 RPM?

Update II: It would seem many others are experiencing the same problems as far back as a year ago.

Update III: I was finally able to find a solution here. I guess you have to encode your MP3 at 11.025, 22.05 or 44.1 kHz. Amazing that this bug has existed in Odeo for up to a year and hasn't been fixed.

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