Posts for 2017/08/26

Makefile to pre-process downloaded podcasts

2017-08-26 bookmarks code

I recently updated my podcast pre-processing script to Python 3.6 & the multiprocessing.Pool module and then a few days later realized the whole thing would be much better as a simple Makefile

The goal is to:

  1. reduce filesize of podcasts (192kbit/s is overkill for spoken word!)
  2. normalize the volume and convert to mono (easier to listen to when riding/running and it's windy)
  3. speed up playback (people talk too slow!)
  4. strip tags (so my dinky mp3 player doesn't put the podcasts into different "folders")
  5. Source: