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A podcast is a series of digital-media files which are distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and computers. The term podcast, like broadcast, can refer either to the series of content itself or to the method by which it is syndicated; the latter is also called podcasting. The host or author of a podcast is often called a podcaster. Audio & Visual Media Digital media (as opposed to analog media) usually refers to electronic media that work on digital codes. ... A typical web feed logo Web syndication is a form of syndication in which a section of a website is made available for other sites to use. ... A typical web feed logo A web feed is a data format used for serving users frequently updated content. ... An idle PMP compared with a coin A portable multimedia player (PMP) - sometimes referred to as a portable video player (PVP) - is an electronic device that is capable of storing and playing digital media. ... A stylised illustration of a personal computer A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose original sales price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals, intended to be operated directly by an end user, with no intervening computer operator. ... The word broadcast can refer to: Broadcasting, the transmission of audio and video signals. ... Talk Show Host is a song written and performed by Radiohead. ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ...


The term is a portmanteau of the words "iPod" and "broadcast",[1] the Apple iPod being the brand of portable media player for which the first podcasting scripts were developed (see history of podcasting). These scripts allowed podcasts to be automatically transferred to a mobile device after they are downloaded.[2] A portmanteau (IPA: ) is a word or morpheme that fuses two or more words or word parts to give a combined or loaded meaning. ... iPod is a brand of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple Inc. ... Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or video signals which transmit programs to an audience. ... Apple Inc. ... iPod is a brand of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple Inc. ... Scripting languages (commonly called script languages) are computer programming languages that are typically interpreted. ... This article is specifically dedicated to the history of podcasting and the medium as a whole. ...


Though podcasters' web sites may also offer direct download or streaming of their content, a podcast is distinguished from other digital media formats by its ability to be syndicated, subscribed to, and downloaded automatically when new content is added, using an aggregator or feed reader capable of reading feed formats such as RSS or Atom. This article is about the computer terms. ... Streaming media is multimedia that is continuously received by, and normally displayed to, the end-user while it is being delivered by the provider. ... For RSS feeds from Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Syndication. ... The name Atom applies to a pair of related standards. ...

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Receiving and using podcasts

Making full use of podcasts' syndication features requires appropriate software, often referred to as a podcatching client. The feeds are usually distributed using RSS or Atom protocols to the podcatching client. The dominant podcatching client is Apple's iTunes player. However, there are alternatives, including Microsoft's Zune Marketplace, Juice (multiplatform), Doppler (Windows), Podget (Linux) and Podracer (Linux). Some established audio players, such as AmaroK, Winamp and Mediamonkey also offer (sometimes limited) podcatching functionality. For other meanings of RSS, see RSS (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Atom (disambiguation). ... This article is about the iTunes application. ... Zune is a Microsoft brand of portable media players, associated software, and an online service for acquiring and sharing media. ... Juice is a cross-platform aggregator application that is used to download podcast media files, such as oggs and mp3s. ... This article is about operating systems that use the Linux kernel. ... Amarok (formerly known as amaroK or AmaroK) is an audio player application for KDE, which is released independantly from the kmultimedia package, and away from the central release cycle of KDE. It is now thought to be the most popular KDE-based audio player because of its extensive feature... Winamp is a proprietary media player written by Nullsoft, now a subsidiary of Time Warner. ... MediaMonkey (no connection with Monkeys Audio, the lossless audio codec), made by Ventis Media Inc, is an audio player that also functions as a media library. ...


Many podcasts also allow users to direct download, by giving a link to the audio file in an RSS feed or web page.


Podcast listeners can listen in one of three ways: through an MP3 player, on a computer using media player software, or with VoIP technology by calling to a virtual phone number. By dialing a phone number, you can hear a menu of available podcasts and features. Find more about it in the external links section. A digital audio player (DAP) is a device that stores, organizes and plays digital music files. ... IP Telephony, also called Internet telephony, is the technology that makes it possible to have a telephone conversation over the Internet or a dedicated Internet Protocol (IP) network instead of dedicated voice transmission lines. ... A Virtual Phone Number or Virtual Number, is a telephone number without an associated phone line. ...


Other uses

Main article: Uses of podcasting

Podcasting's initial appeal was to allow individuals to distribute their own radio-style shows, but the system quickly became used in a wide variety of other ways, including distribution of school lessons,[3] official and unofficial audio tours of museums, conference meeting alerts and updates, and by police departments to distribute public safety messages. Podcasting can be used in a number of different ways, including: A way for people and organizations to avoid regulatory bodies, such as the British Ofcom, that would not allow a program to be broadcast in traditional media. ...


Podcasting is becoming increasingly popular in education. Podcasts enable students and teachers to share information with anyone at any time. An absent student can download the podcast of the recorded lesson. It can be a tool for teachers or administrators to communicate curriculum, assignments and other information with parents and the community. Teachers can record book discussions, vocabulary or foreign language lessons, international pen pal letters, music performance, interviews, and debates. Podcasting can be a publishing tool for student oral presentations. Video podcasts can be used in all these ways as well. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with video clip. ...


Trademarks

On February 5, 2005, Shae Spencer Management LLC of Fairport, New York filed a trademark application to register PODCAST for an 'online prerecorded radio program over the internet'.[4] On September 9, 2005, the United States Patent and Trademark Office rejected the application. The rejection notice cited Wikipedia's podcast entry as describing the history of the term.[5] is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fairport is a village located in the Town of Perinton which is part of Monroe County, New York. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... PTO headquarters in Alexandria The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO or USPTO) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides patent and trademark protection to inventors and businesses for their inventions and corporate and product identification. ... Wikipedia (IPA: , or ( ) is a multilingual, web-based, free content encyclopedia project, operated by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization. ...


As of September 19, 2005, known trademarks that capitalize on podcast include: Podcast Realty, GuidePod, PodGizmo, Pod-Casting, MyPod, Podvertiser, ePodcast, PodCabin, Podcaster, PodShop, PodKitchen, Podgram, GodPod and Podcast.[6] is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As of February 2007, there have been 24 attempts to register trademarks containing the word "PODCAST" in United States, but only "PODCAST READY" from Podcast Ready, Inc. was approved.[7]


On September 26, 2006, it was reported that Apple Computer started to crack down on businesses using the acronym 'POD,' standing for "Portable on Demand," in product and company names. Apple sent a cease-and-desist order that week to Podcast Ready, which markets an application known as myPodder.[8] Lawyers for Apple contended allegedly that the term "pod" has been used by the public to refer to Apple's music player so extensively that it falls under Apple's trademark cover.[9] It was speculated that such activity was part of a bigger campaign for Apple to expand the scope of its existing iPod trademark, which included trademarking "IPODCAST," "IPOD Socks," and "POD."[10] On November 16, 2006, Apple Trademark Department returned a letter claiming Apple does not object to third party usage of "podcast" to refer to podcasting services and that Apple does not license the term.[11] is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Apple Inc. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Backronym and Apronym (Discuss) Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations, such as NATO, laser, and ABC, written as the initial letter or letters of words, and pronounced on the basis of this abbreviated written form. ... iPod is a brand of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple Inc. ... is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


See also

In computing, a feed aggregator, also known as a feed reader, news reader or simply as an aggregator, is client software or a Web application which aggregates syndicated web content such as news headlines, blogs, podcasts, and vlogs in a single location for easy viewing. ... Audio+ is a type of enhanced podcast which allows images, such as photos and drawings, to be included alongside traditional podcasted audio, which is then downloaded and viewed offline. ... A blogcast is a portmanteau of two better known media types, the blog and the podcast into a single website. ... A phonecast is similar to a radio or broadcast television program but designed for internet transmission to a mobile phone. ... Definition A photofeed is to images what a podcast is to MP3 files. ... A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, often containing audio narration. ... Social media describes the online technologies and practices that people use to share content, opinions, insights, experiences, perspectives, and media themselves. ... Streaming media is multimedia that is continuously received by, and normally displayed to, the end-user while it is being delivered by the provider. ... User-generated content (UGC), also known as Consumer Generated Media or User-created Content (UCC) [1], refers to various kinds of media content that are produced by end-users, (as opposed to traditional media producers such as professional writers, publishers, journalists, licensed broadcasters and production companies). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with video clip. ...

Syndication protocols

The name Atom applies to a pair of related standards. ... OPML (Outline Processor Markup Language) is an XML format for outlines. ... For RSS feeds from Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Syndication. ...

External links

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References

  1. ^ Oxford University Press | Podcast
  2. ^ Adam Curry's Weblog
  3. ^ MapInteresting » Blog Archive » Podcasts Increasing in Popularity
  4. ^ PTO Letters of Protest: The "PODCAST" Paradigm
  5. ^ Podcast trademark rejection cites Wikipedia
  6. ^ Podcast Trademark Gold {PTG} Rush
  7. ^ List of US podcast trademarks
  8. ^ Podcast Ready
  9. ^ Apple cracks down on use of the word 'pod'
  10. ^ Podcast Trademark Controversy [Updated]
  11. ^ Apple letter.

An orange square with waves was introduced by Mozilla Firefox to indicate that an RSS feed is present on a webpage. ... A mobilecast or mobilcast is a podcast designed to be downloaded or streamed to a mobile phone. ... In computing, a feed aggregator, also known as a feed reader, news reader or simply as an aggregator, is client software or a Web application which aggregates syndicated web content such as news headlines, blogs, podcasts, and vlogs in a single location for easy viewing. ... The name Atom applies to a pair of related standards. ... This article is specifically dedicated to the history of podcasting and the medium as a whole. ... For other uses, see MP3 (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Push media. ... For other meanings of RSS, see RSS (disambiguation). ... Social podcasting is a form of podcasting that allows more than one author to insert content into a podcast. ... Podcasting can be used in a number of different ways, including: A way for people and organizations to avoid regulatory bodies, such as the British Ofcom, that would not allow a program to be broadcast in traditional media. ...


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Podcasting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1703 words)
Though podcasters' web sites may also offer direct download or streaming of their content, a podcast is distinguished from other formats by its ability to be downloaded automatically using software capable of reading feeds like RSS or Atom.
Podcasting is an automatic mechanism by which multimedia computer files are transferred from a server to a client, which pulls down XML files containing the Internet addresses of the media files.
Podcasting's initial appeal was to allow individuals to distribute their own "radio shows," but the system quickly became used in a wide variety of other ways, including distribution of school lessons, official and unofficial audio tours of museums, conference meeting alerts and updates, and by police departments to distribute public safety messages.
podcasting: Information From Answers.com (1735 words)
Podcasting is the method of distributing multimedia files, such as audio programs or music videos, over the Internet using either the RSS or Atom syndication formats, for playback on mobile devices and personal computers.
Though podcasters' web sites may also offer direct download or streaming of their files; a podcast however is distinguished by its ability to be downloaded automatically using software capable of reading RSS or Atom feeds.
"Podcasting" is a compound word coined in 2004, that combines parts of two words: "iPod" and "broadcasting." Even though the name is a misnomer, in that podcasting doesn't require an iPod and no over-the-air broadcasting is required, it has maintained its prominence in the face of numerous alternatives.
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