Podcast Primer, a simple way of getting started

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By Andrew Garton

VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, 12 November 2005

This is a quick and dirty guide to Podcasting... in short, how to hear ours and other Podcasts with the minimum of fuss. It was written the other day, as we were finding quite a few people who knew about Podcasting, but didn't really find a simple way to get onto it. This was published on our independent publishing label, Secession's web site and RSS feed. Hope this helps...

Podcast primer: This is a quick and dirty guide to Podcasting... in short, how to hear ours and other Podcasts with the minimum of fuss.

What is a Podcast? It's basically an MP3 audio file added to an RSS feed that can be easily downloaded and accessed by your computers' media player and/or your portable MP3/audio player.

What do I need to download a Podcast? You'll need a Podcast client, or software application. There's a few to choose from, but to make things easy we'll recommend iPodder Lemon. It's available for Windows, GNU/Linux and Apple operating systems. Download iPodder: http://ipodder.sourceforge.net

Ok, I have iPodder. What's next?

Fire up iPodder and go to the "Tools" menu. Select "Add a feed". In the URL field add the Secession Podcast link: http://toysatellite.org/secession/podcast.xml Then press "Save". You might also want to add the KunstRadio Podcast too: http://kunstradio.at/kunstradio.xml

Now go to the "Subscriptions" tab. Highlight the feed you want to download. If you're online all Podcasts from that feed will be listed. Tick the one you want, go back to the "Tools" menu and select "Check selected". Your feed will now download and be ready for listening...

Er... but where will I find my downloaded Podcasts? Good question! Under the "File" menu select "Preferences". Under the "General" tab you'll see a path to the folder where iPodder has {{automatically created a download directory.

Anything else before I give this a go? Sure! Drop us a line and let us know how you go. Have fun... live lightly, shine brightly.

Author: --- (Andrew Garton)
Contact: agarton@toysatellite.org
Source: Toysatellite.org
Date: 11/12/2005
Location: VICTORIA, Australia
Category: Building Information Communities

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