Creating a podcast with Audacity

Damien Hull dhull at
Wed Mar 19 03:04:18 UTC 2008

I ran several tests. I found out that using variable bitrate mp3's work fine. This may not be the way to do it but it gives me good audio. 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Erich Jansen" <erich at>
To: "Ubuntu user technical support, not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at>
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2008 3:51:16 PM GMT -09:00 Alaska
Subject: Re: Creating a podcast with Audacity

On Mon, 2008-03-17 at 15:48 -0800, Damien Hull wrote:
> I'm trying to create a podcast using Audacity. I've tried this on Gutsy and Hardy. Here's the problem.
> 1. Good USB microphone 
> 2. Good voice recording 
> 3. Music in the beginning 
> 4. Voice in the middle 
> 5. Music at the end
> It all sounds good when I play it in Audacity. The trouble starts when I export it to a 128 kbps MP3 file. The music sounds good but the audio is crap. If I export as a wave file it all sounds fine. I'm hoping someone on the list can help. 

I would export it as a wave and then encode to mp3 using lame.

Erich Jansen <erich at>

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