A short test of a podcast for Zero Retries 0097
Steve, I'm only hearing the 'left' channel. Listening using the weblink at www.zeroretries.org on Safari 16.4.1 on MacOS BigSur 11.7.7 as a datapoint.
I wanted to comment as Ren did. Ubuntu, Firefox.
My interest in podcasts is limited: I can read several times faster than understand spoken text. Additionally I can jump around in written text - forward and back. I am on Youtube quite a lot, because pictures often add value to plain text. Even there I can easily jump around. But this is not to propose that Zero Retries should go this route.
I like the podcast format. It allows me to listen to ZR while driving. Keep up the great work!
As you'll hear and read in the Zero Retries 0098 Podcast, there was an obscure setting in the Mac that caused the imbalance between the (normal) left channel and (too low) right channel. For the Mac curious, in the App folder, in the Utilities, there's an app called Audio MIDI Setup. The microphone's entry in that utility was set to Stereo and that was apparently interfering with the normal functioning of audio recording apps "recognizing" that my Samson M01U microphone was a mono microphone, and automatically mirroring the left channel to the right channel. After I changed that setting to Mono, the audio recording apps operated normally (left and right channels were matched). My thanks to Aaron at Rogue Amoeba software for helping me figure that out. If you want a reliable, basic audio recording app, Piezo is a good one - recommended. (I'm a paid user, my recommendation is not a paid endorsement.)