I'm trying to settle on my podcast workflow using Soundcloud. I'm wondering the quality of file I should upload to soundcloud.
Here's what I'm looking to know: what is the bitrate Soundcloud converts the MP3's to for the podcast feed?
I understand that the bitrate for all streaming files on SC is 128kbps. I'm curious to hear if that's the same for the files you're putting in the podcast feeds?
Any specific technical info about your encoding process would be *greatly appreciated*. Are you using VBR? Are you filtering frequencies below or above certain thresholds?
One of my specific questions is: If I upload a big ass file (that's a technical term
I want to make sure that's not going to be the file that goes out in the podcast feed since bandwidth is such an issue for mobile devices.
(I understand that the original file I upload is always available to the listener via the Download link.)
Thanks, looking forward to hearing some more details about this. (I've been searching around for a while... found nothing much out there besides "We transcode everything to 128kbps for streaming, originally uploaded file is available through Download link." It'd be nice to hear just a few more details.)