Gift of Xmas Podcast Technical Support

giftA few minutes before nine this morning, we went live with The 17th Annual Humble & Fred Christmas Show at

Plan A was to have Odeo host it all. We have their player embedded on the page for streaming and the podcast and MP3 link were pointing to the file on Odeo's servers. All week long the tests were successful until last night when I noticed Odeo's servers were sputtering. It would work, then it wouldn't work. It would have a good hour and then a bad hour. I quickly went to Plan B, hosting the file at Filelodge, but I kept the Odeo player in the hopes that it would work itself out.

I'm now looking for a Plan C. If you have tons of bandwidth at your disposal and don't mind hosting a popular 42MB file, please let me know.

If you have any technical questions about subscribing to the podcast or hearing the show, leave a comment here. Consider this the Gift of Xmas technical support page.

Oh yeah, enjoy the show. It'll be up through the end of the year.

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Peter Z.

Happy Holidays from Buffalo.

I just wanted to thank you for sending out the link for the Humble & Fred Christmas Show. It was great to hear them together again.

It was a great show!

I hope this podcast gets a good response. I think it would be great for them to do this more often.

I can't wait for the second annual 17th annual Christmas show.

December 22, 2006 @ 11:55 AM


happy holidays from Odeo! I noticed your comment, and checked out your podcast; it's working like a charm! :) Something to note: we do limit bandwith for listeners-- that is, you can't play more than three Odeo audio files at a time in your browser, for security reasons. If you do, it may cause the sputtering you speak of. If you come across any troubles, write us at and let us know. Have a Christmas very merry!

December 22, 2006 @ 4:49 PM

Mike Boon

Odeo held up nicely! No complaints...

Now I wonder how much of that sputtering was due to my ISP issue...

December 22, 2006 @ 4:53 PM

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