Re: [podcasters] Re: Do Podcasters stream?
- A general comment about the relationship between RSS and playlists as
vehicles for podcasts --
RSS with enclosures and playlists are closely related. RSS is about
offline fetching (and subscription), playlists are about real-time
Your listeners want one or the other at different times. When they're
checking out a new podcast, before subscribing, they should go through
a playlist. When they're listening to an existing favorite on the
subway, they should go through RSS. When they're on a new computer
that doesn't have cached files, they should go through a playlist.
When they're on their main computer they should use RSS to gain access
to cached files. When there's some kind of creativity to the ordering
of files, they should use a playlist. When the ordering is according
to date posted, RSS is the tool.
Etc -- the point is that playlists and feeds are complementary in the
same way as HTML and feeds.
- On Thu, 03 Feb 2005 21:21:32 -0000, lucas_gonze <lucas.gonze@...> wrote:
> Musicians can't put ads in their music, so they have to use free songsWell, they can, Lucas, but let's hope they don't start...
> to sell CDs, t-shirts, etc. For them I need to do a better job of
> connecting listeners to music stores -- I'm not very good at it yet.