[Hpr] HPR Branding

Mike Ray mike at raspberryvi.org
Sat Sep 1 15:27:21 PDT 2018


TTS bit...I'm most interested in the name of the host and the duration.
The duration I can get from my pod catcher, and I guess most pod
catchers get this.

But the name of the host is only available if I look online first, which
I don't do at one o'clock in the morning which is when the new cast
drops out.

Based on the host I sometimes just delete it without going any further.
Usually when I have heard the duration and the name of the host I jump
ahead 30 seconds and miss the host message and the music, or most of it.
 But, tedious as it is, I think thanking Josh is necessary and polite
after all he does for HPR.

Personally I hate that bleeping music :-), but it is just as much part
of HPR as the Nike flash is to over-priced sweat-shop produced sneakers.

The music is too loud, as others have said.

But, although sound quality can sometimes be annoyingly bad, and can on
occasions make it difficult to listen, a poorly recorded show is better
than no show, as Ken has often said.

Case in point...Sigflups excellent recent episode on getting the Cisco
phones she found in the garage working, contained a bad echo.  But what
a brilliant episode it was. Hacking at it's best and worthy of HPR if
for nothing else but just the obvious delight in the voice and dialogue
from the host at getting it to work.

So, it's dangerous to complain about sound recording quality. To do so
we risk not digging up some gems.

Mike


On 01/09/2018 22:42, Dave Lee wrote:
> 
> Whilst I agree that the theme music could do with turning down a bit, I also think that some hosts could do more to improve the levels on their recorded segment.  This is an observation I have towards many podcasts, not just HPR episodes.  A tiny amount of post-production effort can make a huge amount of difference to the final episode.
> 
> Dave
> 
> 
> 
> On 1 Sep 2018, 22:18, at 22:18, "Brenda J. Butler" <bjb at sourcerer.ca> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> I'm a bit new to the community, but that said here is
>> my opinion.
>>
>>
>> I'm ok with the setup as it is, but if we could make the
>> intro/outro music a little quieter (to more closely
>> match the show) that would be nice.
>>
>> While it is a little boring to hear the "thank you" every
>> time, it is polite and thankful to the hosters.  I'm
>> ok with having it up front.
>>
>> And what's a "hacker" podcast without a little text-to-speech?
>> Having it read the show synopsis is as good an excuse as
>> any to include some tts.
>>
>> Also after listening to a podcast (or other content) it can
>> be good to have a little "filler" between shows so you
>> have a few minutes to think about the content, before
>> being bombarded with more content.
>>
>> The actual music is fine with me.  I also enjoy the occasional
>> community member's re-interpretation, be it whistled, sung,
>> and/or played on the accordion : -)
>>
>> bjb
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Sep 01, 2018 at 10:03:07PM +0200, Ken Fallon wrote:
>>> Hi All,
>>>
>>> Following a discussion on the Community News,
>>> ( http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=2631 )
>>>
>>> I am reopening the discussion as to the HPR branding as defined on
>> "Give
>>> Shows > Theme"
>>> http://hackerpublicradio.org/theme.php
>>>
>>> It's been a while since we had this discussion and it would be good
>> to
>>> revisit it again.
>>>
>>> Currently the branding is as follows
>>>
>>> 1. Show Synopsis (Espeak saying "This is HPR episode ${show_number)
>>> entitled "${title}". It is hosted by ${hostname} ... etc"
>>>
>>> 2. Thanking our Hosting provider (Automatically Added)
>>>
>>> 3. HPR Introduction Music (Mandatory)
>>>
>>> 4. The Show
>>>
>>> 5. HPR Outro Music (Mandatory)
>>>
>>> We would like your input on what if anything should change.
>>>
>>> Is the 1. Show Synopsis, adding value to people ?
>>>
>>> Do we continue to 2. Thanking our Hosting provider ? Should we remove
>> it
>>> or put it in the outro ?
>>>
>>> Should we refresh the 3. HPR Introduction Music ? Make it shorter ?
>>>
>>> Should the 5. HPR Outro Music text be changed ?
>>>
>>> Any other changes ?
>>>
>>>
>>> -- 
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Ken Fallon
>>> http://kenfallon.com
>>> http://hackerpublicradio.org/correspondents.php?hostid=30
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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