View Full Version : difference between podcast and ordinary radio stream?

Jul 6, 2005, 07:00 AM

Jul 6, 2005, 07:22 AM
Radio streams are live, podcasts are not.

Jul 6, 2005, 07:25 AM
errr, well unless I'm misunderstanding you:
Radio Stream - you listen to content that is streaming to your computer
PodCast - you fully download a file of content to your HD (and/or transfer it to your iPod) and then play it back.

Well that's the gist of it anyway..

Westside guy
Jul 6, 2005, 01:28 PM
Of course you can use a tool like RadioRecorder (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/23358) to record streaming internet radio - basically turning your streaming radio into a podcast. :D

It's a great way to grab shows that don't provide a downloadable format. I use it to listen to a number of NPR shows (e.g. "Car Talk", "Says You").