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  1. #41  
    Quote Originally Posted by mattyparanoid
    ...why have we decided that recordings of radio shows in MP3 format require a catchy moniker, named after an overpriced piece of consumer electronics that is high on design and low on value???
    I guess for the same reason that we call our 650 a "smartphone" when they often don't seem too smart, or call tacky ostentatious jewelry "bling bling," or boxy truck-like vehicles "SUV's" (when the closest to sport that they get is most often kids' soccer)...

    The podcast is a new creation--an Internet-spawned homemade radio show that anyone can produce. It needed a name, and since its method of playback has chiefly been the iPod (which I happen to think is one of the slickest ideas to come out of Silicon Valley--80% of the U.S. market can't all be wrong--oh wait, I forgot about Windows...), it's been dubbed the podcast.

    The podcast is as different from a typical MP3 as an audiobook MP3 is from a music MP3; sure, they're all stored in the MP3 format, but one is music (and in some cases that's highly debatable), one is a book read by a narrator, a third is a radio talk show sans radio. It would be the same as saying that all Word documents must be called "docs," when some are contracts, some are letters, some are novels, and so on...

    Incidentally, I happened to read this morning that "...the market for music downloads from the Internet tripled in value during the first half of this year and now account for 6 percent of total record industry sales, a sign of how fast online delivery of music is catching on."
  2. #42  
    Quote Originally Posted by longterm
    ...The podcast is a new creation--an Internet-spawned homemade radio show that anyone can produce. It needed a name, and since its method of playback has chiefly been the iPod (which I happen to think is one of the slickest ideas to come out of Silicon Valley--80% of the U.S. market can't all be wrong--oh wait, I forgot about Windows...), it's been dubbed the podcast.

    The podcast is as different from a typical MP3 as an audiobook MP3 is from a music MP3; sure, they're all stored in the MP3 format, but one is music (and in some cases that's highly debatable), one is a book read by a narrator, a third is a radio talk show sans radio."
    P. Didi is a more appropriate (platform agnostic) name: Personal DIgitally Distributed Information

    First, distributing digital recordings of conferences, roundtables, discussions, sermons and other "talk" events pre-date "iPods" (and thus "podcasting") by years! (They even predate all but the most rudimentary definitions of the "web.") Second, they are the DIRECT descendants of another practice with which you may be equally unfamiliar: analog recordings of conferences, roundtables, discussions, sermons and other "talk" events. Many of the "greybeards" used to leave such events purchasing cassettes on the way out. It was a HUGE business--a MAIL ORDER business that, you know, pre-dates Amazon...

    In fact, you will find that MANY churches were offering downloads of previous sermons on their websites LONG before Apple got involved.

    Finally, "podcasting" is really synonomous with "Wayne's World", for the most part (something else you might be unfamiliar with: local access cable--and radio--which "empowered" the indivdual communicator).

    So while I grant you there are a lot of people "invested" (figuratively and monetarily) in staking claim to the term "podcasting" as businesses or inventors, what have you...they are all just embarrassing poseurs.

    My only solace on this matter: That "podcasting" will prove as short-lived a term as its brand inspiration!
  3. #43  
    I use itunes to automatically download podcasts on to my desktop computer. I use gloonet (www.gloonet.com) to stream the podcast audio from my desktop to my treo when I want to listen to it. With gloonet, it will automatically take any new downloads and make them playable on the treo using pocket tunes deluxe. There is no need to do any hotsyncing and this works great when you are travelling. Completely automated.
  4. #44  
    Quote Originally Posted by Felipe
    wasnt audible coming out with a program that did this over the air?
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  5. #45  
    Quote Originally Posted by cwbaker
    Where do you get the betas? Did not see them on the website.
    http://www.standalone.com/cgi/beta.cgi

    or check out their forums.
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  6. #46  
    Quote Originally Posted by delta_baggage
    First, distributing digital recordings of conferences, roundtables, discussions, sermons and other "talk" events pre-date "iPods" (and thus "podcasting") by years! (They even predate all but the most rudimentary definitions of the "web.") Second, they are the DIRECT descendants of another practice with which you may be equally unfamiliar: analog recordings of conferences, roundtables, discussions, sermons and other "talk" events.
    Not the same thing; podcasts, by their nature, have several vital differences with audio recordings from various gatherings. I've been a professional musician for the past 30+ years, so I would say that I'm well-versed in audio recording of all types.

    1. Podcasts are distributed on the Internet, not on folding tables at the back of auditoriums and churches.
    2. Podcasts are springing up by the thousands, by self-produced moderators who have something they'd like to say; some are wildly popular and have incredibly large followings. These are not professional speakers, church leaders, conference lecturers, teachers, professors; these people tend to be enthusiasts of one type or another who decide to have a regular show that can be freely downloaded.
    3. Podcasts are different because they've been embraced by millions of listeners worldwide. They go beyond the limits of religion or affiliation; they're open to anyone wanting to download them, for FREE.

    In fact, you will find that MANY churches were offering downloads of previous sermons on their websites LONG before Apple got involved.
    That's very nice. How can you compare a few thousand (let's be generous and say 100,000) downloads with the MILLIONS of podcast downloads that are occurring today?

    Besides, what difference does it make where audio recording originated?? Is it inappropriate to call podcasting a new trend because Thomas Edison was doing wax recording so long ago?

    You seem to have a huge problem with Apple Computer in general... just beause they came up with unique packaging, marketing, and design of an innovative device, which spawned a new Internet trend which I and millions of others happen to enjoy. By the way, I bet lots of churches will be doing podcasts soon, if they're not already. But of course, they'll SELL them.

    Finally, "podcasting" is really synonomous with "Wayne's World", for the most part (something else you might be unfamiliar with: local access cable--and radio--which "empowered" the indivdual communicator).
    Why would you assume that I'm unfamiliar with p.a. TV? No, I'm familiar with it; it's a great source of amusement for lots of people!

    So while I grant you there are a lot of people "invested" (figuratively and monetarily) in staking claim to the term "podcasting" as businesses or inventors, what have you...they are all just embarrassing poseurs.

    My only solace on this matter: That "podcasting" will prove as short-lived a term as its brand inspiration!
    You're right; millions of listeners will soon stop listening. Just like people who said that records would always outsell CDs. Or that beta was better than VHS. What a silly thing to waste any thought with.

    I happen to enjoy the podcasts that I download, and listen every week to some of them. There are lots of crummy ones, because they're amateurish and lack content, but there are a few gems as well, and I strongly suspect that the trend will continue to flourish with millions of listeners all over the world.

    Maybe we should change their names to GodCasts... then I guess it would be okay (boy am I stirring the hornet's nest with that one! )
  7. #47  
    Are there video podcasts?
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  8. #48  
    Quote Originally Posted by rbenjami
    Are there video podcasts?
    yes.
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    #49  
    Quote Originally Posted by scottymomo
    http://www.standalone.com/cgi/beta.cgi

    or check out their forums.

    So, what is the verdict on using QuickNews 1.2 BETA? Does it do any better at downloading ALL the podcasts requested?

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  10. #50  
    I'm using Quick News v.1.2b11 which includes streaming of podcasts from your Treo via PTunes. This is an awesome update, but it has quite a few issues with sockets getting block. I have added a few podcasts, but for after adding one all my sockets get block and if I want to add a new one I'm stuck on a waiting to download loop. I can't even cancel it and only a soft reset helps.

    Al
  11. #51  
    I have to say I am very happy with podcatcher on a stick. I really didn't need to have the update tied to hotsyncing because I hotsync much more often than I need podcasts to update. Having the program seperate on my SD is really easy. All I do it throw the card into the reader and double click on the icon to start downloading. Really good simple software that just does what it is supposed to.
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    #52  
    The site for Podcaster on a Stick has been down all day. Any chance you know of another site. I googled it today and every hit linked back to the orginal site. It must be somewhere else.
  13. #53  
    Quote Originally Posted by Powerpack
    The site for Podcaster on a Stick has been down all day. Any chance you know of another site. I googled it today and every hit linked back to the orginal site. It must be somewhere else.

    http://www.rotzoll.de/podblogger/mp3stick/
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  14. #54  
    Quote Originally Posted by delta_baggage
    P. Didi is a more appropriate (platform agnostic) name: Personal DIgitally Distributed Information
    Hilarity ensues.
    Good one!
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  15. #55  
    Quick Question....

    is there a way to stream an RSS fed podcvast using ptunes? The treo asks me to download the xml file and I didnt want to try.

    I dont mind hearing podcast streamed. but is there a way to do this with the treo with mmplaye ror adding another app?

    Mike
  16. #56  
    QuickNews can do this with ptunes...but that does require purchasing QN...a great program btw
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    #57  
    Just checking out Quick News, which is great. I was able to also download a CNN video podcast, but can't get any app to actually play it (I thought TCPMP might play this .m4v format, but it can't). Anyone using video podcasts like this on a 700P? If so, what app plays them?
  18. #58  
    Quote Originally Posted by pdadoc
    thought TCPMP might play this .m4v format, but it can't
    I'm having EXACTLY the same quandry -- even started a post about it. I was looking for OTA (gotta use that EVDO) podcatcher that would let me watch video podcasts too (rocketboom, even without Amanda).
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeK
    I'm having EXACTLY the same quandry -- even started a post about it. I was looking for OTA (gotta use that EVDO) podcatcher that would let me watch video podcasts too (rocketboom, even without Amanda).
    I've made some progress with this. TCPMP *can* play these files, but it requires downloading 2 plugins... see http://feederreader.pocketcasting.co...opic.php?t=295

    If the video is too many fps (eg, the CNN video podcast I tried with Quicknews is 29.97 fps), it comes out choppy, but the audio is fine.

    Anyway, I'm probably going to buy Quicknews, as it does a great job with audio podcasts... I'm really impressed that I can both download the podcast, or just stream it directly in pockettunes.
  20. #60  
    I've been trying a product called PortaPodder. It is at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PortaPodder or something like this. It let's you setup Podcast RSS feeds and have them download to the SD card from the Treo. The unregistered version will only download the top two feeds. It is slow to download but u can use it on auto update. I used QN too but auto not working on text or casts
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