Good news: Both the Various and Sundry DVD podcast and the Pipeline Comic Book podcast are listed through Apple iTunes. Judging by the descriptions attached, they’re just sucking their information out of the ipodder.org directory. I’d really like to change the descriptions of my podcasts to something more elegant and informative, but what are ya gonna do?
I’ve only had a few minutes to play with it so far, but I like it. It will likely replace iPodderX. I’ve become increasingly annoyed by that one’s constant updates and increasingly complicated set-up. It’s getting more complicated, with buttons decorated by useless icons without tool tips to explain what they’re for. I don’t want to have to mouse up to the menu bar across the top to get something done. I want to push a button, guys. I’m getting lazy in my old age.
iTunes seems really simple so far. Go to the directory. Subscribe. There are lots of recommended podcasts with little graphics to go along with them. Obviously, I need to look into creating a graphic for my podcasts, but I’m working on something like that for this website, in general. It’ll all fit in together eventually, somehow.
After you subscribe, iTunes downloads the most recent podcast for you, and will check on it every day from here on out. Podcasts get their own directory. They can transfer to the iPod with the push of another button.
Simple, quick, and easy.
Update: Apple’s page dedicated to How To Podcast with Garageband is finally up and running. I’m using Garageband to record my voice right now, and Audacity to edit it. I really need to learn more about Garageband and loops and maybe putting some music in there… Are there any good tutorials for that on-line somewhere, or do I need to suck it up and buy a book?