We’re back online, with the Classic Disney Film Project Podcast episodes streaming. So far, the episodes are streaming well, without the server hiccups from last weekend.
My apologies – I noticed last weekend that we were having some playback technical difficulties with the Disney Film Project Podcast episodes. A bit of troubleshooting determined that the likely problem was a mismatch between the DFPP encoded bitrate and the streaming bitrate of our server. I have re-encoded the entire DFPP catalog to match the server’s requirements, and I believe that will fix the problems we were having last weekend. I’m in the process of uploading DFPP content back to the streaming server, but it looks like that upload will not be done until after the DFPP program block starts. The streaming server may be stopped for a brief time while that upload completes and the playlist is set back up.
Sorry for the likely delay, but it should make for a better listening experience for us all!
I’m excited to announce that the space I left open last week in the new DisTalk Radio schedule posted last week will be filled by classic episodes of the Disney Film Project Podcast. We’ve got access to their full back catalog, and we’ll be running DFPP shows in two separate blocks. There will be a “Friday Night at the Movies” block and then a “Saturday Matinee” block. Each block will be pulling from a different set of classic DFPP episodes.
Now that the schedule is all filled out, at least for the time being, watch for various special events and contests to start popping up. In the future, we may hold “guess the theme” contests, inviting listeners to guess the thematic grouping of a particular set of shows running in one of the DFPP blocks – or really any of our programming blocks.
This is just the beginning for DisTalk Radio, and we’re excited about the direction we’re headed. We hope you are too!