Published by Faye on 16 Feb 2011
I bought my 80gig Apple Classic iPod 3 years ago. I was told that I needed iTunes to view and play the multimedia list in my iPod. Opening iTunes to add music and videos to my iPod list gave me a first glimpse of Podcasting. So I did some research to find out what Podcasting is all about.
Podcasts, or non-streamed webcasts, are digital media files released in episodes. Unlike streamed data where the data are transmitted and received as it is being transmitted, Podcasts are treated as web feeds and a special client application software is needed to access, analyze, and download these feeds for new files. The downloading process can be done automatically and are stored on the computer’s local memory, ready for access even when offline, and ready to be saved to any media device like your iPod.
I now have hundreds of podcast music and videos that I can enjoy anytime of the day. With this technology, I am able to listen to my favorite inspirational messages from my laptop while riding the train on the way to work. I can even download media files from cool websites like the Australia business directory or European online travel tours. Having the ability to save files that have been automatically downloaded to my laptop has given me more control of my files and multimedia documents that I keep track of. And all these go straight to my ipod in one easy step, to be enjoyed in an even more convenient way. I’m loving my iPod, thanks to podcasting.