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PODCASTS

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NOTE: THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION, AND IS PRESENTED SIMPLY AS A CONVENIENCE TO THE READER. BECAUSE OF THE CHANGING AVAILABILITY OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, THE COMPLETENESS OF THIS LISTING IS NOT GUARANTEED.

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A PODCAST IS A RADIO PROGRAM RECORDED AS AN AUDIO MP3 FILE WHICH IS AVAILABLE AS AN INTERNET DOWNLOAD. THE NAME IS A COMBINATION OF THE PRODUCT I-POD AND THE TERM BROADCAST.

PODCASTS ARE DIFFERENT FROM INTERNET RADIO BECAUSE THE LATTER IS A CURRENT BROADCAST OR ARCHIVES REPLAY AND PODCASTS ARE PREVIOUS BROADCASTS PRODUCED FOR DELAYED LISTENING.

ALSO, THE USUALLY UNIQUE CONTENT OF PODCASTS ARE NOT CENSORED OR REGULATED, PLUS, PODCAST SOFTWARE OFTEN INCLUDES A SEARCH CAPABILITY.

THERE ARE THREE METHODS FOR HEARING PODCASTS, NAMELY PUSH (SEEK), PULL (RSS) OR PASSIVE (CD).

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT ALL BUT THE LATTER REQUIRE A HIGH-SPEED MODEM, NAMELY, DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL), CABLE (TV) OR SATELLITE.

1. LISTENING ONLINE...

- PODCAST WEBSITE = LISTEN TO A PODCAST AUDIO FILE AT ITS SITE THROUGH YOUR BROWSER USING WHATEVER PLAYER APPLICATION IS PART OF YOUR COMPUTER OPERATING SYSTEM

- PODCAST DIRECTORY = SOME PODCAST DIRECTORIES PROVIDE A PLAYBACK OR LISTEN BUTTON OR LINK SUCH AS...

- PODCAST ALLEY DOT COM

- PODCAST DOT NET

- THE PODCAST NETWORK DOT COM

- PODZINGER DOT COM

2. LISTENING OFFLINE...

- MANUAL DOWNLOAD = SOME PODCAST SITES PROVIDE A DOWNLOAD NOW BUTTON OR LINK TO CAPTURE AN EPISODE FOR ANYTIME PLAYBACK

- SUBSCRIPTION = REALLY SIMPLE SYNDICATION (RSS) THIS FORMAT CONTINUOUSLY SCANS FOR UPDATES AND BROADCASTS THOSE UPDATES (NEW EPISODES) TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS (AUTOMATICALLY DOWNLOADS WITH NEXT ONLINE SESSION) FOR ANYTIME PLAYBACK

- THIRD PARTY = IF A HIGH-SPEED MODEM IS NOT AVAILABLE SOMEONE ELSE CAN CAPTURE A PARTICULAR PODCAST EPISODE FILE ONTO A AUDIO COMPACT DISC (CD) FOR YOUR LATER USE WITH A CD-PLAYER OR THEY CAN COPY THE ORIGINAL MP3 FILE FOR LATER PLAYBACK ON A COMPUTER OR A PORTABLE MP3 PLAYER (SEE PORTABLE PLAYER PORTAL AT WWW DOT HARTGEN DOT ORG / PORTABLE DOT HTML)

3. LISTENING SUGGESTIONS...
LINK: BLOGS & PODS
SITE: WWW DOT SIGHT LOSS SOLUTIONS DOT ORG

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