Psycho's Yukon...the podcast

Posted by Stephen M. Nipper at May 4, 2005 11:19 PM

I couldn't resist. Engadget recently had a post on "How-to: One-click audio news, synced with your iPod in Tiger." Essentially, the instructions teach you how to use a new feature in Mac OS-X "Tiger" called Automator to automatically script extracting the text of a website, converting it to audio (read by your computer) and importing it into your iPod. I hadn't yet had a chance to tinker with Automator so I tried it out on my previous "Psycho" post. Here's the resulting .mp3 file. It is about 1.9 MB in size.

Consider it an example of "podcasting gone bad....very bad."

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Art Says:

May 6, 2005 12:03 AM

that's really bad

yeah, I was trying to use some text readers to mess around with the idea of listening to some of my law school notes (exams are here!). Why is it that these systems are so bad, are there good text to speech systems but they just cost alot? I have been able to find none.