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Miro – desktop video channel

  2005, based in Worcester, Massachusetts www.getmiro.com

Miro is  a free open-source desktop video application , designed to make mass media more open and accessible for everyone.

Miro is designed to eliminate gatekeepers. Viewers can connect to any video provider that they want. This frees creators to use the video hosting setup that works best for them– whether they choose to self-publish or use a service.

When Miro connects to a video publishing website that uses RSS. This lets Miro see if there are any new videos available and begin a download. Since RSS is free, public technology anyone can build software like Miro that uses RSS. That means that publishers only need to create a single RSS feed in order to connect with lots of different video players.  Revision3 uses this player.


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Newsgator – online news reader

Online RSS aggregatorwww.newsgator.com

Newsgator is a free, web-based RSS reader to keep up with your interests. Videos, news, sports, music, blogs, business updates, podcasts, funny stories, and technology information will all come to you automatically.

  • Personalize NewsGator Online to get just what you want – from videos to vitamins, finance to fly fishing, technology to toddlers – just pick the news you want.
  • Find news feeds easily – add your favorite web sites, browse through listings from our editors, or search the NewsGator database of over 1.5 million feeds.
  • Easy to use – just pick what you want and the news comes to you.
  • Stay up to date – your stories and videos come to you automatically as they are created.
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    Video: Understanding RSS

    Video courtesy of “CommonCraft.com”, content from www.whatisrss.com

    What is RSS?
    RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it.

    RSS solves a problem for people who regularly use the web. It allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites you are interested in. You save time by not needing to visit each site individually. You ensure your privacy, by not needing to join each site’s email newsletter.  The number of sites offering RSS feeds is growing rapidly and includes big names like Yahoo News.

    What do I need to do to read an RSS Feed?
    Feed Reader or News Aggregator software allow you to grab the RSS feeds from various sites and display them for you to read and use.

    A variety of RSS Readers are available for different platforms. Some popular feed readers include Amphetadesk (Windows, Linux, Mac), FeedReader (Windows), and NewsGator (Windows – integrates with Outlook). There are also a number of web-based feed readers available. My Yahoo, Bloglines, and Google Reader are popular web-based feed readers.

    Once you have your Feed Reader, it is a matter of finding sites that syndicate content and adding their RSS feed to the list of feeds your Feed Reader checks. Many sites display a small icon with the acronyms RSS, XML, or RDF to let you know a feed is available.

    The Internet Explore browser and Firefox browser allow you to subscribe to an RSS feed in the browser.


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    What is a Podcast?

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    A podcast is a way to broadcast multimedia files—audio or video—over the Internet for playback on mobile devices (ex. MP3 players) and personal computers. Podcasting lets the podcaster create a broadcast about a subject of interest to him/her and their subscribers. Subscribers simply download the podcast and listen to it at their convenience.

    iTunes mp3Apple pretty much introduced podcasting when they developed the iPod and and iTunes

    File types supported: mp3 or m4a for audio, mov or m4v for video

    More information at: http://www.apple.com/itunes/store/podcastsfaq.html


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