Podcasting Is Not –

In his astounding article “What Podcasting isn’t,” Tom Hespos of Underscore Marketing centers around the distinction among podcasting and radio or TV. His point, which is an excellent one, is that podcasting is undeniably more intelligent. Despite the fact that podcasters might be the ones to pick the programming, audience members take a functioning part through sound remarks, email, and recorded bits of feedback to webcast sites, and regularly shape the substance of future shows thus.

As a Natural Born Pedant and expert in the treatment of Podcastus Ignoramus, I need to resolve the topic of what podcasting isn’t from an alternate point. My finicky passion go up each time somebody guarantees that X is a web recording when it truly isn’t.

Webcast and MP3 are not equivalents. MP3s have been around for a decent 10 years. Webcasts are new and progressive, and without understanding the differentiation among podcasting and different sorts of sound on the web, it’s difficult to see what’s going on with the fight.

Podcasting Is Not Streaming Audio

Streaming sound has been around for quite a while. At the point when you visit a page and a player opens up and sound beginnings emerging from your speakers, that is streaming sound. At the point when you visit a more well mannered page and it gives you a play button to tap on and tune in, that is streaming sound. Web radio broadcasts are streaming sound.

Streaming sound is fine to sit at your PC to pay attention Stephen Hays to it, at that moment. By and by, I typically don’t, particularly in the event that the sound document is in excess of a couple of moments long. I can’t tune in and work simultaneously. I’ve ventured to such an extreme as to record streaming sound so I can pay attention to it later. (See my “Why I Hate Flash Audio” article assuming you’re interested with regards to the subtleties.)

Podcasting Is Not Downloadable Audio

I turned into a teleseminar addict in mid 2005, I actually pursue many free teleseminars on subjects I’m keen on – however I seldom bring in. Most phone call hosts will record your call for you, and numerous teleseminar hosts will send every one of the members a connection they can snap to download the document. Advertising master Robert Middleton records his teleclasses himself (on a recording device!) and converts them into Real Audio design so sprouting infogurus can download them from his site.

I like downloadable sound documents, since they’re versatile. I can pay attention to them when and where I need, by putting them onto CDs or my MP3 player. (Restrictive arrangements like Real Audio must be re-recorded or in any case changed over to one more configuration to play on most compact media players, be that as it may.)

Downloadable sound is excellent for one-off accounts, and I don’t believe it will disappear soon. However, before you can download one of these documents, you need to know it’s there. It is possible that you coincidentally find it on a hunt or by getting back to a page to check, or the individual posting the sound record needs to convey an email message or other notice to tell you something is up there.