Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is podcasting?
    • Podcasting delivers audio or video contents (podcasts) to PC or portable media players automatically, via providing Podcast feeds (and their corresponding materials) of which students can subscribe to.
  2. Why is it called podcasting?
    • The name comes from iPod and broadcasting, which has managed to cause confusion because an iPod is not needed to listen to podcasts.
  3. Do I need an iPod to receive podcasts?
    • No, you do not need an iPod to listen to podcasts. Podcasts are merely RSS feeds that include an audio file in the enclosure field. Many of the newer RSS feed readers allow users to listen to podcasts.
  4. How do I create a podcast?
    • Creating a Podcast basically means recording a audio file, and placing the file in an RSS 2.0 feed in the enclosure tag in an item. There are a number of software tools (like Audacity or Apple's GarageBand) available to assist with recording and editing an audio file.
  5. How do I listen to Podcast?
  6. How do I upload my podcasts?
    • Only users with permission can upload files. To upload a file, please refer to upload section of the tutorial page.
  7. What types of file can I upload?
    • You can upload MP3, MP4 and PDF files.
  8. I can't get Tunetalk to work with iPod classic, what should I do?
    • You need to update iPod classic's firmware. Follow the instructions under “Updating your Software” in apple's Installing and Updating iPod Software page. For more information, visit Belkin's support page.
    • In some case, the record function may not be launched automatically. Please choose “voice memo” in the menu and you will see the record function.
  9. The file size is too large that I can't upload it.
    • Please refer to the tutorial to change the quality. The fils size will be reduced.
faq.txt · Last modified: 2008/04/18 11:26 by pcleung6
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