Saturday, September 30, 2006

Podcasting - What is it And How it works?

If you browse the net quite for sometime ,then you would definitely come across the word "Podcasting".Some quick questions in mind.........
  • What is Podcasting?
  • Do we need an iPod to listen to podcasts?
  • Will I be charged for listening podcasts?
Well,let's see about Podcasts in detail.Podcasting is a method of distributing audio content over the Internet,so that it can be listened to at the user's convenience.The term was was a contraction of "iPod" and "broadcasting".

Even though the term was derived from iPod,one doesn't require an iPod to listen to podcasts.You can listen podcasts on any MP3 player for that matter even on our computer.And its absolutely free.

Typically there are three steps involved in setting up your personal computer to receive podcasts.
Step 1:Download Podcast Software
To make our computer receive podcasts we need to download a software.This software automatically checks for updated audio content in your favourite website and downloads it for you.This software is usually free.
Some of the softwares are:

Step 2:Setup and subscribe to podcasts
Once you have downloaded the software setup it (some simple steps).Now you have to subscribe to the feeds of your choice as you just do for RSS Feeds.

Step 3:Listen to the audio
Once a new episode from your favourite site becomes available,the podcasting software automatically downloads it for you.You can listen it on the spot or later.You can also download it to your iPod or any MP3 player.

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