[maemo-community] [Meego-community] Qt | Podcasting + conferencing + Twitter

From: Alexey Zakhlestin indeyets at gmail.com
Date: Mon Mar 15 09:15:28 EET 2010
On 15.03.2010, at 2:26, Randall Arnold wrote:

> I'm looking for feedback and possible collaboration on a project.  The idea is podcasting + conferencing + listener input (twitter, et al).  Google Summer of Code candidate maybe?
> More on my blog: http://tabulacrypticum.wordpress.com/2010/03/14/qt-podcasting-conferencing-twitter/
> Thanks in advance, even just for reading.

Openmeetings is not a google-owned project. it is just hosted at google-code

Other than that…
I have a strong opinion, that quality of audio in podcasts is essential. And the classical formula for getting good audio-quality is:

1) All "main" participants of podcast have to write their own audio-tracks independently (only their own voice) and after the show those are mixed together
2) Podcast-session is done via Skype. Skype's audio-quality is better than anything else and it's easy to add more participants when needed
3) Podcast hosting person additionally records audio which is received via skype (track with voices of everyone, except her own). It can serve as the backup solution in case someone fails to properly record their voice-track.
4) For live broadcasts, podcast-host mixes his track and incoming skype track and sends resulting track to the streaming server.

Proper set-up of audio-interfaces might be non-trivial, but it is possible to create sets of instructions on wiki for both hosts and participants.

I understand, that some people might be opposed to idea of using "non-opensource solution" such as skype, but it is the one which works and works reliably.
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