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Season 9 = Final Season

Season 9 of the Spacemusic podcast is the final Season for this show.

TC: "Sharing my Passion for the Ambient & Electronic music genre with the entire planet ... has been 10 beautiful years! The time has come to move on with other things in Life"

Please listen to Spacemusic 9.10 LOG file for more information.

the Enhanced Podcast

Spacemusic enhanced podcast files (since the beginning of Season 9) have been great fun! At least this has been the case till we decided to upgrade our MAC OS systems to MAC OS X Mavericks (10.9) three weeks ago...

Case:

Though Garagband 6.0.5 has not been upgraded on our systems (we know about the lack of the podcast functionality in the latest GB, which is something we still can't believe) intense testing has proven that under 10.9 Mavericks, the enhanced podcast file generated by Garageband 6.0.5 is not working well. .... adding ID3 tags in iTunes to the exported file from Garageband results in a damaged file! Even Quicktime can't open the file and shows an error.

Versions:

MAC OS X 10.9.4
iTunes 11.2.2. (3)
Garageband 6.0.5
Quicktime 10.3 (727.4)

Known issue:

The final podcast file plays in iTunes and more audio players. The Apple TV however does NOT recognize the file and generates an error. This is not caused by the Apple TV, neither by the Spacemusic RSS podcast feed. Many Apps out there no longer show the chapters of the enhanced podcast file. Even the PODCAST app by Apple won't show the chapters anymore.

Update 2014-07-09:

After the export from Garageband, we always import in iTunes to write (ID3) tags. From there we export again and upload to servers. Turns out that iTunes 11.2.2. (3) did completely mess up the file. Even Quicktime could not open the podcast and generated an error. Couple of hours research and switching between 10.8 and 10.9 now makes it clear that all of the above is caused by iTunes 11.2.2. (3) on Mavericks 10.9.4

Workaround:

Export from Garageband - Import into Music Tag Editor - write tags - save file - upload to server. File is working 100%

Next:

Plans to (definately) stop publishing the Enhanced Podcast Format.

Thoughts:

We have every reason to believe that the Podcast in general might become history soon.

" What's a podcast Dad ? " - "Hmmm, that was so cool son, you could download show files, take them with you, click through chapters, click on links, very interactive entertainment, best invention ever! But now, we can only stream my friend..."


Spacemusic on YouTube

Initiated Experiment: Spacemusic podcasts on Youtube => 1st stage.
Show 9.1 and 9.2 are now available in full HD1080p.

Audio: the Non-Stop®Mix
Video: HD images

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July 8th 2014 - Available Youtube shows: 9.1 - 9.2 - 9.3 - 9.4 - 9.5 - 9.6 - 9.7

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Dropbox

In the right sidebar (landing page) there's now a feature called the 'Dropbox' . Basically anything can be dropped in: audio, video, documents etc. Keep it within normal parameters please. Main purpose: AUDIO COMMENT by Spacemusic listeners.

Hosting

It's time for paying the bill… Site hosting for 2014 app. 100 euros. (this is pure and only the .html./php main spacemusic.nl code, not the podcast episodes!) Hopefully our listeners support will make this possbile again. We're also looking for a different type of server/hosting as we speak. Perhaps we'll move the site. This would be quite an easy thing to do. However, we're pretty happy with the current server / uptime. We'll keep the audience posted via Twitter and the main site. - admin