[amsat-bb] Re: podcast
davegoncalves at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 12:24:32 PST 2008
The net is going podcast - WOW! I would do listen to that!
On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 3:07 PM, Jonny 290 <jonny290 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Good decision on considering distributing via podcast. A podcast is simply
> these two things:
> 1: An audio file of the podcast hosted on webspace somewhere - usually mp3,
> sometimes m4a
> 2: An RSS file in XML (XML is like HTML but has definable tags) pointing to
> the mp3/m4a.. RSS files are basically 'headline feeds' - client programs
> such as iTunes get set up to check them regularly for updates, and in the
> case of podcasts, automatically download the linked podcast if it's new.
> The trick is dynamically updating the XML file to match the latest MP3
> you've uploaded. Think of iTunes simply as a directory service. You'll need
> to sort out hosting and the XML file but after you do that, you just submit
> it to iTunes for inclusion to their directory.
> You don't *have* to list it on iTunes but it is recommended for listener
> exposure and easy access by iTunes/iPod users.
> I've not delved into it beyond the basics, but there should be many guides
> and apps out there that let you create the XML files from your mp3
> filenames, and tag/describe them. Beyond that, all you need to do is get
> people subscribing to it. They'll get sent new episodes the next time they
> poll the RSS feed every time you update it.
> On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 1:16 PM, Bruce <kk5do at arrl.net> wrote:
> > Someone suggested that I provide the Houston AMSAT Net as a podcast. I
> > am not familiar with how Apple does this, can someone shed some light on
> > how to send my mp3 files to them? I found a link on their website for
> > using iTunes to set it up but it says that it requires XML and I do not
> > have anything in the XML language.
> > Can you just send them the file and they take care of it? Or is there a
> > repository that you can send the file and that's it?
> > 73...bruce
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