Today we are spoiled for choice when it comes to entertainment and multimedia content. Companies that didn’t exist twenty years ago are now creating original entertainment; companies like Netflix and Amazon. As the internet expanded so too did creative content, with individual people producing original creative multimedia content, blogs are just one example. One niche of creative content that has seen huge leaps in popularity in recent years is podcasting.
A podcast is an episodic series of digital media delivered through the internet for download or streaming. Typically a podcast is in audio format, but could consist of video or other visual media.
How podcasting works:
- Podcast producer places media onto web server.
- Podcast producer enables a ‘feed’ to broadcast updates to the podcast series.
- Listener employs podcatcher software to access this feed and manage the downloaded media.
- Podcatcher software checks the feed for updated media and downloads for listening if new content is available.
- You enjoy great content.