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Re: Why not a Looper's Delight Podcast ?

Hey guys, an LD Podcast is a great idea.

Regarding iTunes, I've been a long time podcast listener and I've
never used iTunes to get them.  I recommend we keep it simple to allow
access to the largest potential audience:  all tracks should be mp3 so
they can be played on any system or device.

Another idea:  an LD podcast would open up the possibility of not just
music streaming out, but interviews, instructional material,
tutorials, gear reviews, etc.  This could be very interesting.

My two cents,

On 3/31/07, Per Boysen <perboysen@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 31 mar 2007, at 13.38, andy butler wrote:
> > ps,
> > do you need iTunes to listen?
> There are several accurate answers to that question, all covering the
> area between "yes" and "no" ;-))
> A podcast is made up of a RSS document posted to an online server. In
> this RSS code different tags  tell if this is an enhanced podcast,
> with the option to include links and pictures in synchronization to
> the music (like a Power Point show), or if it's an old type of
> podcast that simply transmits an audio file together with text
> documentation. The RSS document also include links to the audio files
> that are to be transmitted. These audio files can be MP3 compressed
> or AAC compressed. For an enhanced podcast it has to be AAC for the
> picture sync to work. These files typically have end with m4a, m4b or
> m4p. I'm not completely sure, but I think they need iTunes to play
> back. Anyone else know for sure?
> Normally the URL of the RSS document, that runs the show, is
> submitted to Apple's iTunes Music Store so it can be searchable. As
> usual, the problem with Apple is that they don't allow anyone to look
> behind curtains, so there is no way to get statistics for downloads.
> Another company, http://www.feedburner.com, offers a free service of
> setting up a kind of "hi-jack route link" between the index RSS
> document and iTMS. At least that's how I have understood how they
> achieve what they're doing. If you go with Feedburner you get the
> statistics, but at the same time you give up yet another level of
> control. It's really a jungle out there ;-)
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
> www.boysen.se (Swedish)
> www.looproom.com (international)
> http://tinyurl.com/fauvm (podcast)
> http://tinyurl.com/2kek7h (CC donationware music releases)