I’m a podcaster. I made a few (8 until today) podcasts who are all collected on this weblog (some of them were published first on my Ghent or educational blog).
Most of you know that I’m involved closely in the podcatch software with Doppler. I’m not going to discuss the impact of Odeo and iTunes on Doppler (to early) or on the download statistics of my own podcasts (maybe later on). I want to explain what Odeo and iTunes did to my behavior as a podcaster.
A few weeks ago, Odeo and Apple introduced themselves in the world of podcasting:
Odeo consists of three major parts: a catalog of audio content, of all types, which is constantly being added to. The Odeo Syncr, which let’s you download anything in the catalog (and, optionally, put it on your MP3 player). And creation tools, including the Odeo Studio, which let you publish your own audio content, which will then show up in the catalog. (The creation tools aren’t ready for public use yet, though.)
… You can find and subscribe to free podcasts from one of the largest directories on the web the iTunes Podcast Directory… Once you subscribe to a podcast, iTunes automatically checks for updates and downloads new episodes to your computer. When you sync your iPod, all your podcasts come along for the ride…