Tuesday, June 28, 2005

iTunes 4.9 with Podcasting

iTunes 4.9 has just been released, with podcasting support. Apple's take on it is "Radio reborn".

There has been a lot of talk in the TV world about "TV on demand", which is kind of the niche that Tivo and other DVRs went after. Podcasting is sort of the same thing, but for audio only. Anyone who produces any kind of sound file, can publish a podcast on their web site. In a nutshell, you are downloading audio content to play on your iPod or other digital music player.

Read more about podcasting on Wikipedia.

Now that Apple is endorsing it directly in the iTunes software, I expect that more people will become aware of what it is, and why it's important.

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