Networking & Community Projects

Calling all community projects!
skoolmunkee at 4:26AM, Feb. 19, 2011
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We are going to have a ‘community project’ themed QuackCast, and so this is YOUR (if you are running a community project) opportunity to get a little more advertising!

Since this is a podcast, it would be IDEAL if you could record a 2-3 minute audio file we can play! If you don't want to or aren't able to do that, you can send a script to us and we can read it on the QC ourselves for you. AND since the QC supports images in iTunes, you can send along a (worksafe) image if you want!

These should be community projects which people can come along and join into, so things which are pretty much “sewed up” and there's no way for new people to participate other than “read the comic we made” etc aren't really suitable. Things like Mafia which go in fairly rapid rounds, or where people can do support comics or voting in conjuction with the main project (like Fightsplosion) are fine though!

Guide:
- 2-3 minutes please
- Be sure and explain what it is, assume anyone listening has no background knowledge of it
- Describe how people might participate
- Who to contact or where to get more info
And anything else you think might draw people in or “sell” the project!

We need any recordings (or scripts) BEFORE Thursday! If you are sending it on Thursday you are sending it too late!



If you are sending an audio file, a 192 kbps mp3 is best, but probably we could work with anything. Audacity with a LAME encoder (all free!) is easy to use! You can upload a file at yousendit or tinyupload or many other places, and then PQ me the link. Scripts can just be PQed to me or ozoneocean.
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Niccea at 8:44AM, Feb. 20, 2011
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Wow you are good skool. I already made a script for a podcast to explain mafia. I can just cut it down to the mark.
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skoolmunkee at 11:12AM, Feb. 20, 2011
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To be fair I think you were the one who suggested that people talk about their projects on the podcast. :]
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Niccea at 3:53PM, Feb. 20, 2011
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I don't know if it was me, but I'm always willing to take credit. ;)



Anywho…how would one get Audacity with a LAME encoder? This is part because of this and part because I actually need to make a podcast for my final project at school and I know the built in computer voice recorder sucks.
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skoolmunkee at 1:27AM, Feb. 21, 2011
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Here's the link for Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

On the downloads page, when you're ready to download the file, they also link you to the LAME mp3 encoder. They have to distribute that separately because of some legal thing. The directions are very easy to follow, it's mostly “unzip file, put file in X folder”


When you've recorded something in Audacity, the normal saving mode is as a “project” which generates a few files in audacity's file format. But to make it an mp3 you can file->Export (since you have the LAME encoder). Before you export it, make sure you've gone into the options (not sure exactly where… but it will be something like “options” or “preferences”) and set it to 192kbps for mp3 exporting.
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