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Old 01-20-2006, 08:00 PM
Jason Dunn
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Default Finding Great Podcast Content

"Audio broadcasts, spoken word and musical, have been available on the Internet for years, but the recent combination of RSS (Really Simple Syndication) and audio files have made the process much simpler. When a site has an RSS feed, it means you can subscribe to the content if there's new content, you'll get a notification in your RSS reader (usually a software program, or a Web site). By wrapping an audio recording inside an RSS enclosure (special XML code), the RSS software knows it's audio or video content and will download it automatically to a location that you specify on your hard drive. Then, when you connect your Windows Mobile powered device, you can sync it to your device for listening or viewing. That's the basics of how it works though it's important to note that a lot of content can be viewed or listened to inside your browser as well. In fact, since I don't have a commute to work, I tend to access content like this in "real time" rather than downloading it onto a device."

I recently wrote an article for the Windows Mobile site on finding podcast content - it's aimed mostly at Windows Mobile devices, but the core article is useful to anyone looking to get into podcast listening.
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