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RVCC Podcasting How-To


iTunes:

  1. Download & install iTunes for FREE on to your computer at www.apple.com/itunes.
  2. Start iTunes, click on 'Advanced' and then 'Subscribe to Podcast'.
  3. Copy and paste a podcast URL and click on 'OK'.

And you're all set! To update a podcast in iTunes, simply right click on the name of the podcast and choose 'Update Podcast'.

Winamp:

  1. Download & install Winamp for FREE on to your computer at www.winamp.com
  2. Start Winamp, on the left-side menu click on  'SHOUTcast Wire'and then 'Subscriptions'
  3. On the right in the Channel box, click on the 'Add'  button
  4. Copy and paste a podcast URL and click on 'Add'

And you're all set! To update a podcast in Winamp, highlight the name of the podcast and click on the 'Refresh' button.

 

RVCC Podcasting FAQs



What is podcasting?
Podcasting makes an audio file, typically an MP3 file, availableo nline for downloading via an automatic "feed." You can then hear the podcast whenever you want from your computer or a portable media player, and whenever you start your podcasting aggregator( i.e. iTunes ) it will go out and detect new audio files for each of your subscribed feeds.

What do I need to hear podcasts?
The first thing you need is podcast subscription software. A popular option is the free Apple software iTunes, which has podcast subscription functionality built in. Once you download iTunes, you will be able to listen to podcast audio from your computer, provided your computer has a sound card and can play MP3 audio files. If you want to make your podcasts portable, you will need to transfer them from your computer to a portable media device (such as an iPod or other mp3 player).

How do I subscribe to a podcast?
Simply highlight the URL next to an orange [POD] icon. Right-click the highlighted text (or Control-click in MacOS) and select "Copy" or "Copy Shortcut." You may then paste the link into your podcasting software. In iTunes you can find this option under the "Advanced" menu as "Subscribe to podcast."

I subscribed to a podcast. Why don't I hear anything?
First, be sure that you have audio player software; then, verify that the correct audio file was downloaded to your computer. You may need to modify the update settings in your podcasting software to ensure that this process occurs automatically.

 


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