Thursday, February 10, 2005

One more on Podcasting

Greg pointed out (thanks, Greg! I'm still learning...) that I didn't quite create a podcast - there's one more step involved. Apparently, with Blogger (my blog is hosted on Blogger), the RSS file Blogger spews forth is missing the essential ingredient that makes true podcasting work... and that's an RSS 2.0 feed with enclosure tags (Blogger creates Atom feeds). RSS 2.0 enclosures basically allow a file (as in mp3 file) to be attached to an RSS entry. From there, people with podcast subscription software (like iPodder) automatically get the mp3 file for his/her listening enjoyment. Cool.

Read more about all this here, here, here and here.