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Podcast Help

 

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WHAT IS PODCASTING?

Podcasting is a way to receive audio files over the Internet. Many content providers, including ATS, offer podcast feeds at no cost. These feeds deliver audio broadcasts to your desktop. You can listen to these files on your computer or load them on your portable MP3 player and take them with you.

 

GET STARTED

All you need to get started is podcasting software. Once you download and install the software, simply add the ATS podcast feed. The podcasting software will automatically check for updates and download the files to your computer so you can load them on your MP3 player.
iTunes (Windows/OS X)
Juice (Windows/OS X/ Linux)
jPodder (Windows)
iPodderX (OS X)

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Do I need to have an iPod or MP3 player to listen to downloads?

No, you don't. Anyone with a computer connected to the internet can download and listen to MP3 files. You will need a audio/media player on your computer, and you'll also need speakers or headphones. The advantage of transferring the downloads onto a portable player is that you can then listen to them on the move.

Do I need to have an iPod or MP3 player to subscribe to podcasts?

No, you don't. Anyone with a computer connected to the internet can subscribe to and receive podcasts. You will need to install a podcasting application and you can find a list of these here:

Podcast software (ATS is not responsible for the content of external websites)

The advantage of transferring the podcast downloads onto a portable player is that you can then listen to them on the move.

How do I download MP3 archives to my computer?

After selecting a conference/symposium from the archives list, 1) click on the presentation title to listen to the mp3 within your browser, or 2) right-click on the presentation title, select "save target as/save link as", and download the mp3 audio file anywhere on your computer.

I've downloaded an MP3 but I can't hear anything. What could be the problem?

There could be a number of problems, and we're unable to give comprehensive advice. You should check that you have a media player on your computer (e.g Windows Media Player or iTunes). You should also check that the sound is turned up on your machine, and that your speakers or headphones are connected.

I've subscribed to a podcast but I'm getting an error message. What could be the problem?

This may depend on the podcasting application that you are using. You should refer to the Help or Trouble Shooting section in your application. You may also want to delete the feed and re-subscribe. If you are having persistent problems you may want to choose another podcasting application. You can find a list of these here:

Podcast software  (ATS is not responsible for the content of external websites)