The Podcast module allows users to distribute streaming media using syndication feeds. Podcasts can be streamed or downloaded by website visitors, and played on home computers or mobile devices. Podcasts can be played in Apple™ iTunes™, and users can subscribe to a Podcast and automatically receive updates as they are made available. The Podcast module can transmit many audio, video and text formats, including .mp3, .m4a, .m4v, .mov and .pdf.
Podcasting is a powerful publishing tool and is becoming an increasingly-popular way to communicate with site visitors. It lets people speak directly to their visitors or members, and integration with Apple iTunes makes this format easy to use. Audio and video information can be viewed by anyone at any time, and this can be used on mobile media players as well as computers. Visitors can subscribe to podcasts, ensuring that they receive the newest updates as soon as they are available.