This tutorial demonstrates how to use the FREE winLAME audio encoder to quickly and simply encode audio podcasts into MP3 format.
The debate rages between the Fraunhofer encoder and the LAME encoder for encoding podcasts. Listen for yourself and see if you can tell the difference.
MP3 files allow you to easily embed album or cover artwork within them via ID3 tags . While ID3 tags allow over 20 different images to be added to each MP3 track, is it really worth embedding more than one image into your MP3 files, and can MP3 players actually support and display all of these different images anyway?
MP3 files used for podcasts can contain a host of additional information about the podcast buried within them using ID3 tags, but which of these tags should you consider using in your podcasts?
Compressed audio files are commonplace nowadays thanks to the popularity of MP3 files, but if you want to compress your audio data, MP3s are by no means the best or only option available to you.