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With the advent of podcasting, many individuals and organizations find that podcasting is a great way
to distribute information, from music and comedy events for talk shows, even podcast news. CNET is one from groups distributing news podcasts. CNET, into an online technology site, naturally find a niche
distributing podcasts related to technology news.
Recently CNET podcasts cover topics such as viruses that attack cells phone, problems with Google software, Chinese web restrictions and “Great Firewall of China”, and FTC attacks on spyware. This news item distributed in a sound file called the mp3 file can be downloaded to a listener’s computer to be listened to whenever they want. While these files are available directly from the CNET website, the majority of them shared through the use of RSS files. The RSS file is a a small piece of XML code that can be downloaded by program designed to read it.
These programs are called the podcast client, and the user can enter the address An RSS file that stores information about the feed. That feed will contain links to media files from podcasts, and will download new updates automatically.
More sites from CNET have found that podcast news is an expoitable technology. The British roadcasting The company podcasts some of its programs, as well as US NPR radio network. NPR, because of his work created by different groups, treats podcasts are different from events to display. NPR event “This American Life” distributes event podcasts via a site called audible.com, which allows feeds
listener to subscribe to feeds for a small fee and download the show. NPR Per Hour Event, on the other hand, share the short 5 minute broadcast it summarize the news for free. Because NPR takes
radio show and turn it into a file downloaded by the user, little is lost in the translation.
Sound is designed to convey the whole story, and so on podcast subscribers can process podcasts no more than TIVO for radio. Podcast ABC of the Nightline news show, on the other hand, is just a sound track from a television show. This has become one of the criticisms of the Nightline podcast, because only by disarming the sound of what it is designed as a television show, a lot of information is not given to the user. Listeners have problems in telling whom is who because they lost the visual cues it should be there, and there is no really easy way convert shows. For this reason, some news shows has moved from audio to video podcast.
They can take video information directly from the internet show the broadcast, lower the visual esolution to shrink the files, and distribute them online as podcasts.