[quote=Shin]LOL. I appear to have attracted some attention.
In checking the website stats I saw that this month more links to Audio Sancto are coming from forums.catholic.org than anywhere else, so I decided to check out what was being discussed.
[quote=Shin]I noticed your “20090705-The-Sacrament-of-Penance-Part-1.mp3” had been tagged with the new title: Catholic Sermons - 5th Sunday after Pentecost - Penance1.
The “locally sourced” audio is sent to me without any ID3 tags on board, so I didn’t think about it when the new source of audio sent me mp3 files with ID3 tags that state things that are… well, different. I’ve removed the ID3 tags from the sermons in question – the series on Penance and the new one I just posted “On Indulgences” – so the odd appearance in WinAmp should be fixed for newly downloaded audio.
[quote=Shin]And after some more thought also: And who needs the date in long form like that? I just want to know the actual title, the numeric dates are fine and they sort in order in the playlist unlike the new ones.
There are a few cases where sermons one or two years apart have precisely the same title. Having the date as part of the filename insures uniqueness. It’s also a minor convenience that was specifically requested in order to know when a given sermon was given. The dashes in the filename are also a concession to certain web standards: I can’t put spaces in the filename or scores of other characters that give web-connected programs fits.
[quote=Shin]It’s nice that you changed your web page to play the sermons in a little separate page, but less convenient for me who has to click one more page to download it separately.
It’s the first step to future features: that separate page is going to be holding tags, categories, a sermon synopsis and relevant notes (eg: Checklist for Sanctity), links to books and references elsewhere on the web – all of which would be searchable. Right now a clear weakness is that the in-site search only operates on sermon titles which isn’t a whole lot to go on. Improving search is a goal of mine for the site and the new “intermediate page” is part of that goal.
Please feel free to contact me with any more ideas, questions, comments, or suggestions you might have!