Marco Arment has released a public beta of Forecast, a Mac app for podcast producers. Among a slew of other great features, Forecast is hands-down the best MP3 chapter editor I’ve seen. If you’ve noticed the chapter support in The Talk Show that started earlier this year, that’s thanks to Forecast. Forecast is free of charge, too.
See also: Jason Snell’s review of Forecast at Six Colors:
There’s also a perceptual trick that Forecast uses to make
encoding seem quick: When you add a file to be encoded, encoding
begins immediately in the background. By the time you edit your
file’s metadata, the encode may have already completed in the
background. The first time I used Forecast, I thought something
had gone wrong — because when I typed Command-S to save the file,
it just saved. There was no wait. The file had already encoded —
it was waiting for me, the slow human, to finish typing in episode
titles and show descriptions.
★ Wednesday, 6 December 2017