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I think that I will need a parser like Carp to get the RSS converted to HTML but then what? I doubt that I am the only one who is trying to accomplish this, so is there anyone who can give a quick step-by-step for <b>making podcasts playable online?<b>
Is there any serverside audioplayer software that would be applicable?
play podcasts, which are hosted elsewhere, through my site, without leaving
If I understand properly what you want to do, then this is pretty simple.
Just use a flash audio player, and you can stream the audio directly from the hosted location to the user's browser. You would embed the flash object into the webpage/blog-post, and the user would play the audio by clicking on a button.
You can use a product like SonicMemo (do a search to find this product if you want it) for the Flash audio play buttons (which I use), or you can create the audio players in Flash yourself if you are so inclined. No additional or special servers are required for this. Virtually all webhosts these days can easily stream Flash audio.
See, Apple was nice enough to allow all this to your average user as open source. But, they sure didn't make it easy LMAO. It's a pain really. There are a few sights in which you can set them up virtually but all in all...they don't really work like a "proper" Podcast. It's unfortunate really.
Also, with the new VPodCasts out there. They can only be made with QuickTime Pro and take like YEARS to encode a simple 100M file. Bleh. Bleh I say! I've tried using Adobe Premier, as well as other apps, to create video files that are EXACTLY how Apple expects them to be.
It's too bad that Apple will not allow us to use AVI/MPG/MPEG/WMV/ASF (geeeee am I missing any?) with their iPods. Instead we are stuck with MOV...and a couple other high-res formats. But none-of-which are common, there-by making this whole issue...well...an issue...lmao.
Anyways, that's my rant.
iPods are fun,
but (V)Podcasts are a pain in the nards.