Podcasting and RSS

Somewhere around the Toon Boom site there’s a short article about podasting your TBS creations. I’m trying to figure this out as there are some concepts I’m not clear on:

I’d love to hear more about this from folks who know how it works, as well as questions from others nearly as clueless as myself. ;D

Hi Rob,

First, let me give you the link to the article I made for podcasting:
http://www.toonboom.com/products/toonBoomStudio/article_iPod.php

Little bit more on RSS:

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and is used mostly for spreading news. All modern news sites now has rss feed available because it allows users to add the news feed directly in their client application (called aggregators). Popular example or aggregator includes Mozilla Firefox (mozilla browser) and thunderbird (mozilla mail client app). Many other application exist.

RSS uses the xml format. XML is a language that uses opening and closing tags (e.g. ) all the content between the two tags is called the value of the tag.

Podcasting is the distribution of audio or video files, such as radio programs or video animation videos, over the Internet using either RSS or Atom (Atom being a relative of RSS using a different standard. Both uses XML and are very similar).

One easy way to subscribe to a podcast feed is to use iTunes, the popular music player from Apple. This is the application I used in the article about podcasting.

The way users choose which video or music show to play depends on the application but it always goes like this:

Your RSS feed contains multiple movies that you would like to podcast. When the user subscribe to your podcast, it will download the list of all available videos just like if you would download emails. You see the title and description instead of subject and from field. Then the user choose a video to watch from the list and the media streaming begins.

To read more about RSS:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_(protocol)

To read more about podcasting:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcasting


You can subscribe to our test podcasting feed using this url:
http://www.toonboom.com/podcast/podcast.xml

Let me know if you need more info and please send us your xml link if you succeed to setup your own podcasting feed.

Cheers,

@rob
there are free rss-clients on the net, i installed one once, loaded from a few news sites, but after a while i let it sleep and now i can’t even remember which d*mned tool it was.
this is just a new way to get informed.

some like it hot :wink:

as for podcasts, it’s like a private radio sender. some are pretty interesting, some not at all. as a matter of fact, they are blogs with the sound.
rob