Forums Archive RPGMP3 Chatter World’s Largest Dungeon Poll: Would having WLD files in Podcast format be useful?

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  • #552048
    PaulofCthulhu
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    • Owlbear

    We’ve recently come across the Podcast format for audio files, more information of which can be found over at Nuketown:

    http://www.nuketown.com/templates/blog.php?id=525

    Do you think this would be a useful additional service to offer?

    #562008
    TheCrimsonScribe
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    • Flumph

    With me not owning an MP3 player (besides my actual computer) I wouldn’t gain any advantage from them.

    But then, it’s not about me is it?

    I say if it doesn’t break the site’s bandwidth/budget and it brings more people into the fold, do it.

    #562009
    PaulofCthulhu
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    • Owlbear

    An experimental podcast file for WLD can be found at:

    https://www.rpgmp3.com/downloads/data/wld/rss.xml

    To use:

    Install iPodder (for PCs): http://ipodder.sourceforge.net/

    or

    Install iPodderX (for Macs): http://ipodderx.com/

    Then:

    Install iTunes (Mac/PC): http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

    Add the https://www.rpgmp3.com/downloads/data/wld/rss.xml feed to iPodder which will transfer the files to iTunes – where you can play and organise them – or load them onto your iPod (or other MP3 device).

    The RSS feed can also be used in the Feedreader RSS news aggregator as well. http://www.feedreader.com/

    #562010
    Demonix
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    • Orc

    What are the advantages of using this format apart from being able to listen to the audio on an IPOD?

    EDIT: After looking into this further it looks a nice idea as long as the software can pull a list of central shows into it from somewhere – this way people installing it can see whats available without need of searching around the net for feeds. At the moment it seems to be that you need to goto the Podcast page: http://www.ipodder.org/directory/4/podcasts/categories

    Have you seen http://www.live365.com ? I know its not for IPODs but it could be a good way of putting the audio online and get more people interested?

    #562011
    PaulofCthulhu
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    • Owlbear

    A Podcast is nothing more than an RSS feed that delivers MP3s, so there’s no changes to the files (well, except for improving their ID3 tags :)). All we do is update the XML (text) file.

    It means that like normal RSS news feeds, people can subscribe to the RPGMP3 podcast and it will download the latest MP3 directly into iTunes. (I don’t have an iPod, but have downloaded iTunes and it looks rather groovy – I should be able to transfer the MP3s from there to my Flash-based MP3 player.) iTunes can also play the web site files directly as a webcast, in a similar way to WinAmp.

    It means we could broaden our audience and offer more convenience. If the New York Times are writing about it, there must be something in it. 😀

    Regular syndication of RPGMp3 MP3s…

    #562012
    Demonix
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    • Orc

    Its worth a bash to see how many people start to use it – at first I was unable to see any advantages apart from it leeching loads more bandwidth! hehe.

    #562013
    PaulofCthulhu
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    • Owlbear

    Well, it’s now available as a Podcast via:

    https://www.rpgmp3.com/downloads/data/wld/rss.xml

    and hopefully all the ID3 tags are now up to date!

    Paul

    #562014
    Demonix
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    • Orc

    http://www.live365.com cost $9.99/month 🙁

    #562015
    PaulofCthulhu
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    • Owlbear

    You can now also call the WLD Podcast feed via:

    http://feeds.feedburner.com/dungeon

    and it looks more browser friendly too. 🙂

    Paul

    #562016
    Anonymous
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    • Owlbear

    hi all

    Saw you guys talking about iPod before.

    More about iPod trend(s)

    This is really interesting, looks like a graph over time of the number of times ” iPod ” has been mentioned, it does this by graphing the results in google yahoo etc, very interesting, you can see just how popular iPod is becoming

    Click here to see the iPod history

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