Appendix A. Glossary

Knowing these terms will help you sound like a veteran podcaster.


Stands for Advanced Audio Coding, this is the audio file format that is used by Apple Computers in its iTunes Music Store. Based on the MPEG-4 standard (a newer, more advanced standard than MP3), AAC files are generally considered to sound somewhat better than MP3 files compressed at a comparable (or even higher) bit rate. Most music players other than iPods do not support the AAC file format.


Specialized software that detects and reads RSS feeds. Specialized aggregators designed to locate and download podcasts are referred to as iPodders or podcatching software. These aggregators allow you to subscribe to those podcasts that interest you. They will ...

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