Downloading Podcast News
With the rise of podcasting, many individuals and
companies are discovering that podcasting is an excellent way
to distribute details, from music and comedy
shows to talk programs, even podcast news. CNET is one
of the groups that is dispersing a news podcast. CNET,. being an online technology site, naturally discovered a specific niche. distributing a tech news relevant podcast. CNET’s recent. podcasts covered such subjects as viruses that assault cell. phones, problems with Google’s software application, China’s web. restrictions and the “Fantastic Firewall of China”, and the. FTC’s attack on spyware. These story were. distributed in a sound file called an mp3 file that is. downloadable to a listener’s computer for listening. whenever they wish. While these files were offered. straight from CNET’s website, most of them are. shared through the use of an RSS file. An RSS file is a.
little piece of XML coding that is downloadable by. programs created to read it. These programs are called. podcast clients, and the user can input the address of the. RSS files that hold the info on the feed. The. feed will consist of links to the media files of the podcast,. and will certainly download the new updates automatically.
More sites than CNET are discovering that podcast news is.
an expoitable innovation. The British Broadcasting.
Corporation podcasts a few of it’s programs, in addition to.
the United States radio network NPR. The NPR, since its work.
is created by a range of various groups, treats.
podcasts in a different way from show to reveal. The NPR show.
“This American Life” disperses a podcast of the show.
through a site called audible.com, which enables feed.
listeners to subscribe to the feed for a little fee and.
download the program. The NPR Hourly News program, on.
the other hand, shares a brief 5 minute broadcast that.
summarizes the news totally free. Given that the NPR is taking a.
radio show and transforming it into a file that is.
downloadable by the user, little is lost in the translation.
The sound is developed to communicate the whole story, and so.
podcast subscribers have the ability to treate the podcast as.
absolutely nothing more than TIVO for the radio. ABC’s podcast.
of the news show Nightline, on the other hand, is.
just the sound track from the television program. This.
has actually been among the criticisms of the Nightline podcast,.
since by simply stripping the sound from exactly what is.
created as a tv program, much info is not.
given to the users. Listeners have issues telling who.
is who since they miss the visual hints that were.
expected to be there, and there is no truly simple method to.
transform the shows. For this factor, some news shows.
have been moving from audio podcasts to video ones.
They can take the video information straight from the.
show that is broadcast, much lower the visual resolution to.
diminish the file, and distribute it online as a podcast.
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