Podcasting plain and simple

The authors of the Bran podcast explain some of the whats, whys and hows of podcasting in this nice article about podcasting.For starters the article gives a nice definition of a podcast:

If you’re unfamiliar with podcasts, think of them as prerecorded radio shows that you can download and listen to at any time.What sets them apart from ordinary audio files, however, is the ability to subscribe to a podcast’s special feed called an RSS feed and have new episodes automatically downloaded to your PC as they become available.

They also use the podpress plugin on word press which is a fairly painless to use: A volume control would make it 99.9% perfect. Read more about website sound, volume and usability here. A podcast can be a whole lot more than a “radio show”, it can be delivery platform for all sorts of branded content.Some things that don’t get mentioned in the article are the ability

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Go here to see an example of a podcast with links and chapters (click on “play now”) or subscribe and watch the Bollywood Dreams Episode in iTunes

Confused? Post your questions and comments in the the comments/leave a reply section below and I’ll answer them.

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