Podcasting is increasing in popularity and, realizing that many are interested in providing audio content in a podcast, we have assembled a collection of tools that make creation, promotion and listening to podcasts a little easier.
1.) Podcasting Tools - Podcasts are simply RSS feeds that contain audio content. By using a combination of RSS and podcast related tools users can use this new communication medium.. The following tools assist webmasters in using RSS and podcasts to maximize their time:
Tools for Listening to Podcasts Listen to Podcasts -Listen to Podcasts - Many RSS readers now include podcast support. The reader allows user to view contents of cast before making a decision about listening. Podcasts that are deemed important can be flagged or set to auto-download. The following are some tools for listening to podcasts:
Podcast Receiver - Podcast Receiver is a free client used to keep up-to-date on latest and greatest podcast feeds without any effort. The Podcast Receiver manages podcast subscriptions and schedules automatic scans for new podcasts. http://www.primetimepodcast.com
FeedDemon - FeedDemon is a desktop client that can retrieve and organize RSS feeds from internet. It comes pre-configured with several news-feeds, and you can easily add your own by adding URL for an RSS feed of your choice. FeedDemon offers an attractive and easy-to-use interface with integrated web browsing. http://www.feeddemon.com
Create Podcasts - As podcasts have become increasingly popular, radio personalities and hobbyists have struggled to find a solution to create podcasts, not realizing that podcasts are simply RSS feeds which merely contain an audio component in enclosure field.
FeedForAll - Desktop software used to create, edit, manage, publish RSS feeds and podcasts. New podcasts and feeds can be quickly and easily created with FeedForAll. Podcast feeds generated by other means can be automatically repaired so that they conform to RSS 2.0 specification. Existing feeds can be enhanced to contain advanced feed properties, and give them a more professional look. http://www.feedforall.com/podcasting-tutorial.htm
2.) Podcasting Articles and Tutorials - Articles and tutorials based on podcasting and RSS. The articles are designed to demystify podcasting and Really Simple Syndication for users and publishers.
Podcasting Articles - Podcasting Tools contains a collection of articles related to podcasting and RSS that assist both broadcasters and listeners in deciphering RSS and podcasting. http://www.podcasting-tools.com/podcasting-articles.htm or articles can be read in an RSS feed reader. http://www.podcasting-tools.com/podcasting-articles.xml
RSS Articles - RSS Specifications contains a collection of articles related to RSS and news feeds that assist both publishers and users in deciphering Really Simple Syndication. http://www.rss-specifications.com/rss-articles.htm or articles can be read in an RSS feed reader. http://www.rss-specifications.com/article-feed.xml
3.) Podcast Directories - Directories make finding podcasts easier.
Podcasting Station - A categorized podcast directory that allows visitors to search for podcasts that are topic-specific. http://www.podcasting-station.com
Podcast Bunker - Before Podcast Bunker adds a podcast to their list, they first listen to podcast for audio quality and content. They only list what they think are very best podcasts. They add new podcasts as they are submitted for review, and as they find them. http://www.podcastbunker.com
Podcasting News -Popular podcasting directory. All podcasts are categorized by topic, making it easier for listeners to find podcasts of interest. http://www.podcastingnews.com/forum/links.php
4.) Podcasting Graphics - Websites that have podcasts available use colorful graphics to indicate to website visitors that podcasts are available for specific content.
Podcast Graphics - Create custom podcast graphics in seconds. If you wish to customize your podcast buttons and are crunched for time or lacking artistic abilities, use this free online podcasting graphic tool that is cabable of creating a podcast button. The button's color and text can be customized to suit creator. http://www.feedforall.com/podcasting-graphics.htm or create custom graphics http://www.feedforall.com/public/rss-graphic-tool.htm