November 12th 2005
Podcasting is increasing in
popularity and, realizing that many are interested in providing
audio content in a podcast, we have assembled a collection of tools
that make creation, promotion and listening to podcasts a little
1.) Podcasting Tools - RSS feeds automatically bring updated
information straight to your desktop. You can monitor or promote
news, job listings, personals, and classifieds using RSS. The
following tools assist webmasters in using RSS to maximize their
Tools for Listening to Podcasts
Listen to Podcasts -Listen to Podcasts - Many RSS readers now
include podcast support. The reader allows the user to view the
contents of the cast before making a decision about listening.
Podcasts that are deemed important can be flagged or set to
auto-download. The following are some tools for listening to
Receiver - Podcast Receiver is a free client used to keep
up-to-date on the latest and greatest podcast feeds without any
effort. The Podcast Receiver manages podcast subscriptions and
schedules automatic scans for new podcasts.
FeedDemon is a desktop client that can retrieve and organize RSS
feeds from the internet. It comes pre-configured with several
news-feeds, and you can easily add your own by adding the URL for an
RSS feed of your choice. FeedDemon offers an attractive and
easy-to-use interface with integrated web browsing.
Create Podcasts - As podcasts have become increasingly popular,
radio personalities and hobbyists have struggled to find a solution
to create podcasts, not realizing that podcasts are simply RSS feeds
which merely contain an audio component in the enclosure field.
FeedForAll - Desktop software used to create, edit, manage,
publish RSS feeds and podcasts. New podcasts and feeds can be
quickly and easily created with FeedForAll. Podcast feeds generated
by other means can be automatically repaired so that they conform to
the RSS 2.0 specification. Existing feeds can be enhanced to contain
advanced feed properties, and give them a more professional look.
2.) Podcasting Articles and Tutorials - Articles and
tutorials based on podcasting and RSS. The articles are designed to
demystify podcasting and Really Simple Syndication for users and
Podcasting Articles - Podcasting Tools contains a collection of
articles related to podcasting and RSS that assist both broadcasters
and listeners in deciphering
RSS and podcasting or the articles can be read in an
RSS feed reader.
RSS Articles - RSS Specifications contains a collection of articles
related to RSS and news feeds that assist both publishers and users
Really Simple Syndication or the articles can be read in an
RSS feed reader.
3.) Podcast Directories - Directories make finding podcasts
Podcasting Station - A categorized podcast directory that allows
visitors to search for podcasts that are topic-specific.
Bunker - Before Podcast Bunker adds a podcast to their list,
they first listen to the podcast for audio quality and content. They
only list what they think are the very best podcasts. They add new
podcasts as they are submitted for review, and as they find them.
Podcasting News -Popular podcasting directory. All podcasts are
categorized by topic, making it easier for listeners to find
podcasts of interest.
4.) Podcasting Graphics - Websites that
have podcasts available use colorful graphics to indicate to website
visitors that podcasts are available for specific content.
Podcast Graphics - Create custom podcast graphics in seconds. If you
wish to customize your podcast buttons and are crunched for time or
lacking artistic abilities, use this free online podcasting graphic
tool that is capable of creating a podcast button. The button's
color and text can be customized to
suit the creator or create
Icons - Pixagogo provides a collection of podcast icons from
5.) Podcasting Blogs - Stay informed about the latest
podcasting industry news by monitoring podcast blogs. Daily posts
bring readers current news, industry announcements and general
Podcasting Blog - Daily Podcasting Blog and news related to
podcast news and aggregation or access the podcasting
Avenue - Blog containing items related to podcasting.
6.) Podcast Bandwidth Hosting - Audio files can take up a
fair amount of storage space and depending on a podcast's
popularity, can be expensive to host. Bandwidth hosting companies
that focus on the podcast understand the needs that are unique to
Libsyn - Libsyn
is designed for podcasters. They do not require any long-term
contracts and there are no surprise over-usage charges. They provide
a pay-as-you-go service on stable, secure servers. Every month,
media files are archived and hosting space is refreshed.
7.) Audio Tools for Podcasting - Managing audio files can be
tricky. Software tools allow for audio files to be manipulated,
converted and edited, providing a higher quality yet smaller audio
- Now you can record hundreds of radio broadcasts from all over the
world, listen whenever you want on your PC, CD Player or MP3 player,
and even skip over the fluff. It's easy with Replay Radio!
Audio Conversion Wizard - Helps you to convert audio files of
supported audio format from one format to another with all possible
settings, using easy, step-by-step interface. MP3, WMA 8 (Windows
Media Audio), OGG Vorbis and WAV PCM formats are supported, with
ID3v2 copying and creation.
Helium Music Manager
- Allows you to seamlessly handle the different file formats and
lets you work and edit music formats. Quickly tag and organize your
entire music collection.
8.) Podcasting Forums - Forums can be a useful for anyone
doing business online, both in terms of reading the content and
actively participating in the discussions. If you want to learn more
about podcasting, consider participating in the following online
9.) Submit Podcast Feeds - As more and more
people get involved with the Internet and as more Web sites, blogs,
news services and other online resources continue to grow in number
and variety it becomes increasingly important to maintain high
visibility and exposure for the content being generated by closely
following the major distribution media. As a rapidly increasing
number of content sources, new and old, migrate or add RSS as a key
distribution channel, and as more people utilize RSS newsreaders and
aggregators to keep themselves informed, the ability to maintain
high exposure and visibility is gradually shifted from complete
attention to major search engines and content optimization
techniques to an increasing awareness of RSS feed directories and
Podcasting Tools - Submit podcasts to the large list of Podcast
directories and expedite your podcast syndication.
Using podcasting tools broadcasters, publishers and webmasters can
increase their audience and reach.
Sharon manages marketing for FeedForAll software for creating, editing,
publishing RSS feeds and podcasts. In addition Sharon manages marketing
for FeedForDev an RSS component
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