I follow a few talkshoers was tired of running out of room on my phone (or frequent buffering when mobile streaming), and not being able to identify downloaded shows. So I set up these pages that keep a smaller size (via compression) of the same mp3s as found on talkshoe. To facilitate track identification I have taken the descriptions of the files and encoded them in the mp3 tags where EPISODE numbers exist, for a given show/host. As time allows I may add tags to non-episode-numbered shows based on the date.
At some point I'm going to make it possible to annote these so folks can find stuff easily.
Talkshoe encodes it's mp3 files at 22Khz, which is overkill for phone quality audio. So after I download the rss.xml page and the mp3 files I use lame to compress to 16Khz, then update the rss.xml pages to reflect the change (60% to 75% reduction) in size. You can see these shows buffer or download quickly.
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