As described before, the new script I have allows me to generate the podcast with a minimum of manual editing. I take the recording, top and tail it, put the files in the right place, and run the script. It works great as you can hear here, and I wanted to test it before leaving for work this morning.
I used Audacity and my laptop‘s built-in microphone to record a quick 2-minute chat, divided into sections. The quality wasn’t great due to the mic, but it was enough for the test. Then I saved exported the WAVs in the right place, and ran the script. Quick as a flash it created a complete podcast episode, with intro music, graphics and everything. I uploaded it and dashed out the door, leaving Mixcloud to post to Twitter and Facebook.
When I got to work I saw that I had an email from Mixcloud.
Subject: Short upload disabled
For licensing reasons we don’t host individual tracks (even if it’s your own track), so unfortunately we’ve had to disable your short upload titled “Coiled Episode Episode 15a: Quick Script Test”.
If you feel this is in error, please get in touch at http://support.mixcloud.com.
All the best,
Interesting. I can see why they did this. I sent a support message to see if it can be reinstated. We’ll see.
It was a successful test anyway. Here’s the timeline:
- 08:27 recorded raw audio
- 08:28-08:32 edited raw audio into necessary pieces
- 08:33 ran script
- 08:34 uploaded file to Mixcloud
- 08:48 rejected by Mixcloud
From creation to rejection in 21 minutes! What a fascinating modern world we live in.