Origin of podcastfrom iPod, trademark for a portable electronic device + -cast
- The definition of a podcast is a multi-media digital file distributed over the Internet to be watched and listened to on a computer, iPod or other device.
A radio program distributed exclusively over the Internet and listened to on people's iPods is an example of a podcast.
- Podcast is to produce a digital multi-media file for distribution over the Internet and for people to listen to on iPods and other portable devices.
When you create a show and broadcast it online for people to listen to, this is an example of when you podcast.
- A series of digital media files distributed over the internet to which a user can subscribe by means of a syndication application.
- The content of one or all of the files in such a series.
intransitive verbpod·cast·ed, pod·cast·ing, pod·casts
Origin of podcast(i)Pod a trademark for a portable digital audio player (broad)cast
(third-person singular simple present podcasts, present participle podcasting, simple past and past participle podcast)
- To deliver (audio) via an RSS feed over the internet to a subscriber.
- Simple past tense and past participle of podcast..
podcast - Computer Definition
(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.
- Since podcasts are syndicated audio files that are distributed via an RSS feed, they work in the same manner as a typical blog feed or news aggregator, with one distinct difference: a podcast is an audio file.
- For example, the students in Mrs. Wieland's Class Podcast have shared their excitement in learning about the life of monarch butterflies, Martin Luther King, Jr., and their class play, among other topics.
- While a single music file will be easily downloadable with a little patience, you might want to pass on the hour-long podcast, and you'll have to accept stutters and stalls in your online radio programming.
- To get your podcast to their server you can upload files directly for combining (there are no editing tools), use your computer's microphone and the proprietary web browser recorder, or use their telephone service to call in your podcast.
- When you find a podcast on the Interner, usually it will show an RSS feed showing the most recent episodes of the podcast - usually with a date, a title, a description of the content, length of program - and a direct download link.