After reading (yet again – said in the nicest way!) about podcasts on Gary’s blog, I’ve clicked a few links and read some more…..
Do I need an iPod ? No.
Do I need any sort of fancy mp3 player in fact ? No.
Do I have to be all high-powered and geeky to listen to a podcast – Doubtful.
Do I have to buy any expensive programs ? No.
Is it really really easy to sort out ? Oh yes, yes it is.
I haven’t got an iPod, though I do have a shiny new mp3 player thanks to some wonderful people who read here … I haven’t checked if I can say thanks publically so I won’t but I do say Thanks again (if that makes sense) though I’m not sure how much I’ll use it to listen to these items.
- Download and install ipodder
- Go somewhere like here – http://audio.weblogs.com, get feeds, put feeds into ipodder
- That’s it really …..
I forced a couple of updates, checked the mp3 files came in correctly and played in Winamp and now I’ve around 15 feeds all ready to do whatever they do whenever they do it, and at some point I’ll check the folder into which these things download and listen to them.
I’ve got a range of feeds – including Adam Curry and Dawn/Drew – and I’ll try to make a habit of listening regularly every day ….. Not having a journey to work, I don’t have a time that is naturally devoid of interesting stuff to do when listening to a podcast may be diverting so I’m not sure how I’ll build this into what I do, but I’ll try.
And at some point in a week or two I’ll dig out the post I made about Podcasts before and see if I’ve changed my mind.
Update: Dawn and Drew ? Hmmmm…….. odd, boring, and strangely stilted. But it’s #1 …..