New subscriber introduction.
- I just joined up to this group and finished reading the last couple of
My plan is to start generating my own shows by the first of Feb. Some
friends are helping me out to setup a small studio. Once that is done
I will be able to get started.
My format is local political talk radio. The area I live in is
currently in turmoil over a botched election and a power struggle
between regions. Should prove to be very exciting.
I would like to make a couple of comments on RSS and BitTorrents.
The first is that they are not exclusive of each other. You can
provide and RSS feed that provides a link for both a direct download
of an MP3 and a torrent file.
The torrent file is nothing more that a link to a tracker. The
tracker provides information on where all the people are who have
pieces of the file. The advantage of this system is in the
distribution of bandwidth.
The advantage for someone like me is quicker downloads. I have two
DSL lines muxed and can download faster than most t-1 connected
servers can send. I in turn send those same files back out. This
reduces the bandwith load on the site providing the podcast.
The advantage for the podcaster is the ability to provide those files
without incuring high ISP bandwidth charges. You could in fact
provide your files on a home DSL line. With several people providing
a pool to pull data from the file gets distibuted much more effeciently.
If you are concerned about having to setup a tracker don't be. There
are thousands of them on the net that are public. You can use any of
them to track your torrent. You are in fact doing them a favor by
both providing them with content and adding to the legitimacy of torrents.
back to your regularly scheduled program :>