Push Button Paradise
Wed, 12 Oct 2005
You know how some podcasts have good little bits in them, but the host(s) drone(s) on and on and on? Here's how to power listen.
Download Audacity. It's free and it's available for your platform.
Get the mp3 onto your system. Open it in audacity.
Select all (Ctrl+a or Apple+a).
From the menu, select Effect -> Change Tempo...
Pick a value for how much to speed it up. 50% works for me. Click OK.
Play your newly-efficient audio file.
I really wish iTunes and other podcast-listening programs would just include this feature. My mobile phone voice mail does this, and it can be a lifesaver. -m