Top 6 Podcast Tools
A podcast is a form of digital media consisting
of an episodic program downloaded or streamed over the Internet using
an XML protocol called RSS. Podcast episodes can be audio radio, video
files, PDFs, or ePub files. These episodes can be viewed and
listened to on a number of different devices including computers,
portable media players, and smartphones.
The publisher or broadcaster podcasts the program by offering
and the XML document to a web server. Whilst large media corporations
prominent publishers of podcasts, almost anyone can publish
them, as often or as infrequent as they wish. Podcasts are a
great way of keeping up to date with the latest news,
reviews, banter, gossip, to deepen your understanding of the
world we live in, and much more.
Podcasting lets listeners automatically receive the latest
of their chosen programmes as soon as they are released. This
made very simple by using the appropriate client software. The consumer
subscribe to the podcast and automatically check for and download new
episodes, or download episodes of a podcast series individually.
To provide an insight into the quality of software that
is available, we have compiled a list of 6 high quality open source
podcast tools that
offer an excellent way to manage and download podcasts. The selection
includes both graphical and console based tools, software
which includes built-in podcast management, as well as
standalone tools, so all tastes should be catered for here.
Now, let's explore the 6 podcast tools at hand.
For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full
description with an in-depth analysis of its features, a screenshot of
the software in action, together with links to relevant resources and
music management application, originally inspired by Apple's
and manages free audio and video content
audio player offering a wealth of features, yet intuitive to
tool to scan and download podcasts
||Three-pane GNOME based news aggregator with podcasting
podcast aggregrator/downloader optimized for cron
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