A podcast is a series of digital-media files which are distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for playback on portable media players and computers. Digital media (as opposed to analog media) usually refers to Electronic media that work on digital Codes. The Internet is a global system of interconnected Computer networks Web syndication is a form of syndication in which Website material is made available to multiple other sites A web feed (or news feed) is a data format used for providing users with frequently updated content A portable multimedia player ( PMP) sometimes referred to as a portable video player ( PVP) is a Consumer electronics device that is capable A personal computer ( PC) is any Computer whose original sales price size and capabilities make it useful for individuals and which is intended to be operated The teprm podcast, like broadcast, can refer either to the series of content itself or to the method by which it is syndicated; the latter is also called podcasting. For the band see Broadcast (band Broadcasting is the distribution of audio and/or Video signals which transmit The host or author of a podcast is often called a podcaster. "Talk show host" redirects here For the Radiohead song see Talk Show Host. An author is defined both as "the person who originates or gives existence to anything" and that authorship determines responsibility for what is created
The term is a portmanteau of the words "iPod" and "broadcast", the Apple iPod being the brand of portable media player for which the first podcasting scripts were developed (see history of podcasting). Apple Inc, ( formerly Apple Computer Inc, is an American Multinational corporation with a focus on designing and manufacturing Consumer electronics iPod is a popular brand of Portable media players designed and marketed by Apple Inc "Scripting" redirects here For other uses see Script. history of podcasting and the medium as a whole --> Podcasting began to catch hold in late 2004 Such scripts allow podcasts to be automatically transferred to a mobile device after they are downloaded. 
Though podcasters' web sites may also offer direct download or streaming of their content, a podcast is distinguished from other digital media formats by its ability to be syndicated, subscribed to, and downloaded automatically when new content is added, using an aggregator or feed reader capable of reading feed formats such as RSS or Atom. To download is to receive data from a remote or central system such as a Webserver, FTP server, mail server or other similar systems Streaming multimedia is Multimedia that is constantly received by and normally presented to an end-user while it is being delivered by a streaming provider (the In computing a feed aggregator, also known as a feed reader, news reader or simply aggregator, is client software or a Web application RSS is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works – such as Blog entries news headlines audio and video – in a standardized The name Atom applies to a pair of related standards The Atom Syndication Format is an XML language used for Web feeds while the Atom Publishing
Making full use of podcasts' syndication features requires appropriate software, often referred to as a podcatching client or a podcatcher. history of podcasting and the medium as a whole --> Podcasting began to catch hold in late 2004 The feeds are usually distributed using RSS or Atom protocols to the podcatching client. RSS is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works – such as Blog entries news headlines audio and video – in a standardized The name Atom applies to a pair of related standards The Atom Syndication Format is an XML language used for Web feeds while the Atom Publishing The dominant podcatching client is Apple's iTunes player. iTunes is a proprietary digital media player application introduced by Apple Inc However, there are alternatives, including Microsoft's Zune Marketplace, Juice (multiplatform), Doppler (Windows), Podget (Linux) and Podracer (Linux). Zune is a brand of digital media players and services sold by Microsoft. Juice is a Cross-platform Aggregator application that is used to download podcast media files such as Oggs and Mp3s Linux (commonly pronounced ˈlɪnəks Some established audio players, such as Amarok, Winamp and Mediamonkey also offer (sometimes limited) podcatching functionality. Winamp is a proprietary media player written by Nullsoft, now a subsidiary of Time Warner. MediaMonkey is a digital media player and media library application developed by Ventis Media Inc
Many podcasts also allow users to direct download, by giving a link to the audio file in an RSS feed or web page.
Podcasts are most often listened to on an MP3 player, but they can also be heard on a computer using media player software. A digital audio player, more commonly referred to as an MP3 player, is a Consumer electronics device that stores organizes and plays audio files Some Links are often also included on the podcast's website, so that the podcast can be sampled without the necessity of a subscription, and to encourage users who are not familiar with the concept of a podcast. VoIP technology can also be used for podcasts. Voice-over-Internet protocol ( VoIP, vɔɪp is a protocol optimized for the transmission of voice through the Internet
Podcasting's initial appeal was to allow individuals to distribute their own radio-style shows, but the system quickly became used in a wide variety of other ways, including distribution of school lessons, official and unofficial audio tours of museums, conference meeting alerts and updates, and by police departments to distribute public safety messages. The following article is a list of uses for Podcasting, including but not limited to Public services Unofficial audio tours of museums ( Musecast)
Podcasting is becoming increasingly popular in education. Podcasts enable students and teachers to share information with anyone at any time. An absent student can download the podcast of the recorded lesson. It can be a tool for teachers or administrators to communicate curriculum, assignments and other information with parents and the community. Teachers can record book discussions, vocabulary or foreign language lessons, international pen pal letters, music performance, interviews, and debates. Podcasting can be a publishing tool for student oral presentations. Video podcasts can be used in all these ways as well. Video podcast (sometimes shortened to vidcast or vodcast) is a term used for the online delivery of Video on demand Video clip content via
On February 5, 2005, Shae Spencer Management LLC of Fairport, New York filed a trademark application to register PODCAST for an 'online prerecorded radio program over the internet'. Events 1576 - Henry of Navarre converts to Roman Catholicism in order to ensure his right to the throne of France. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Fairport, New York is a village located in the Town of Perinton which is part of Monroe County, New York.  On September 9, 2005, the United States Patent and Trademark Office rejected the application. Events 1000 - Battle of Svolder, Viking Age. 1379 - Treaty of Neuberg, splitting the Austrian Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States Patent and Trademark Office ( PTO or USPTO) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that issues Patents to The rejection notice cited Wikipedia's podcast entry as describing the history of the term. ***************************************************************************************** * * 
As of September 19, 2005, known trademarks that capitalize on podcast include: Podcast Realty, GuidePod, PodGizmo, Pod-Casting, MyPod, Podvertiser, ePodcast, PodCabin, Podcaster, PodShop, PodKitchen, Podgram, GodPod and Podcast. Events 335 - Dalmatius is raised to the rank of Caesar by his uncle Constantine I. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 
As of February 2007, there have been 24 attempts to register trademarks containing the word "PODCAST" in United States, but only "PODCAST READY" from Podcast Ready, Inc. was approved. 
On September 26, 2006, it was reported that Apple Computer started to crack down on businesses using the acronym 'POD,' standing for "Portable on Demand," in product and company names. Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar dedicates a Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Apple Inc, ( formerly Apple Computer Inc, is an American Multinational corporation with a focus on designing and manufacturing Consumer electronics Acronyms, initialisms, and alphabetisms are Abbreviations that are formed using the initial components in a phrase or name Apple sent a cease-and-desist order that week to Podcast Ready, which markets an application known as myPodder.  Lawyers for Apple contended allegedly that the term "pod" has been used by the public to refer to Apple's music player so extensively that it falls under Apple's trademark cover.  It was speculated that such activity was part of a bigger campaign for Apple to expand the scope of its existing iPod trademark, which included trademarking "IPODCAST," "IPOD Sucks," and "POD. iPod is a popular brand of Portable media players designed and marketed by Apple Inc " On November 16, 2006, Apple Trademark Department returned a letter claiming Apple does not object to third party usage of "podcast" to refer to podcasting services and that Apple does not license the term. Events 534 - A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.