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(iPOD broadCAST) An audio broadcast converted to MP3 for playback in a portable music player. Although podcasts can be played in a computer, the original concept targeted iPods. Podcasts may also be in the AAC format, which most music players support.

Podcasts can be downloaded from the Web or available via a syndication format. In the latter case, users install a media aggregator program (a "podcatcher") in their computers such as iTunes or Juice, which captures the audio feeds from the Internet for transfer to the player. See syndication format.

Podcasting Everything
Conceived as a way to listen to audio broadcasts, podcasting evolved to include images and video (see photofeed and vidcast). Electronic slide shows are created as podcasts (see enhanced podcast), and "sound seeing" is the audio recording of a person's experiences when traveling. Some museums make audio tours available as podcasts, and art students and professors create their own unauthorized and often controversial narrations of famous works. See autocasting, punchcasting, learncasting and audiobook.
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BASF Corporate Communications started a regular bilingual Podcast service in April 2007 to answer questions of our Podcast listeners on Chemistry in our everyday life in entertaining episodes.
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Podcasts have also gone multimedia, with video podcasts now offered from a variety of outlets, including news networks.
One group consists of podcasters who are looking for music they can play on their podcast shows without paying any licensing fees.
An excellent place to begin searching for podcasts is the iTunes Music Store (www.
To create the podcasts, students use audio and recording programs like Audacity, SoundStudio, and Apple's GarageBand.
Podcast Digital aims to offer companies a complete podcast service ( from on-site recording, to sound mixing, editing and publishing.
Listeners can subscribe to the podcast so it will automatically arrive at their computers whenever a new episode is posted--they don't have to visit our site or download the file.
A new company, ID3 Media (Naperville, IL) will begin the publication of "ID3 Podcast Magazine" with a May/June issue.