[Hpr] HPR Branding

Kevin O'Brien zwilnik at zwilnik.com
Sat Sep 1 16:10:40 PDT 2018


I've never had a problem with the current setup, so I will vote to keep
everything as it is.

Regards,


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On Sat, Sep 1, 2018 at 6:27 PM Mike Ray <mike at raspberryvi.org> wrote:

>
> 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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