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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What exactly are Podcasts?

Podcasting enables you to listen to audio programs at your convenience. Once you subscribe through podcatchers, whenever new episodes are available, they get downloaded to your PC or MAC automatically. You can then listen to it time-shifted, that is listen when you have time to listen - either on your computer or by transferring to your portable MP3 player like the iPhone/iPod/iPad or other brands. Do you have to have an iPhone/iPod/iPad? Not really, at least for Podcasts, but there are zillions of other reasons why folks crave for it!

2. Where do I get Podcatchers?

Podcatchers are software programs that let you subscribe to podcasts and manage them. Thankfully, most of these are free! You can choose from iTunes, Juice, Doppler, Podspider and many more. Or use RSS aggregators like MyYahoo, Google, MSN.

3. How do I listen to your episodes?

You can listen to the episodes in various ways. The simplest way is to click the “Play” button on the player where it says “Click Play on Player”. This player needs the freeware Adobe Flash installed on your computer. Or else, you can stream the file through Windows Media Player, Real Player or any other media player application (Winamp, Quicktime etc.) installed on your computer. You can also save the mp3 file directly on your computer to transfer it to your MP3 Player (see FAQ 5). We use these icons for the various options.

Play in Windows Media Player

Play in Windows Media Player

Play in Real Player

Play in Real Player

Stream MP3 file

Play mp3 stream in installed media app.

Rt-click and download MP3 File

Right-click and save target as mp3 file

4. How do I Subscribe to your podcasts?

You can always visit our website periodically to check for new episodes and click the play options to listen. But, a free subscription to NABC Banga Sammelan Podcast means that as soon as a new episode is added by us to this website, you have it automatically available on your computer. There are a couple of ways to set this up – either through a podcatcher like iTunes or Juice or through RSS aggregators like MyYahoo, MyMSN, Google etc. Follow the steps below for setting up your subscription.

Subscribing through iTunes

  1. Right-click on the “Add Yourself” button to the right and select Copy Shortcut.
  2. Launch the iTunes application on your PC. If you don’t have iTunes, download it for free.
  3. In iTunes menu, select Advanced>Subscribe to Podcast.
  4. Right-click in the URL box, select Paste and then Click OK
  5. iTunes adds NABC Banga Sammelan Podcast to your Podcast folder and starts downloading the latest episode.
  6. From now on, whenever iTunes is running on your PC, it will look out for latest episodes and download it automatically.
  7. To listen to these episodes, select Podcasts on the source panel to the left, click the down arrow to the left of NABC Banga Sammelan Podcast to expand the episodes, select the one you want to listen and click Play.

Subscribing through Juice

  1. Right-click on the “Add Yourself” button to the right and select Copy Shortcut.
  2. Launch Juice application on your PC. If you don’t have Juice, download it for free.
  3. In Juice menu, select Tools>Add a Feed.
  4. Right-click in the URL box, select Paste and then Click Save
  5. NABC Banga Sammelan Podcast would appear with a state Subscribed under the Subscriptions tab.
  6. The Check for new podcasts green button would download the latest episode and from now on, Juice would automatically download latest episodes periodically.
  7. To listen to an episode, click the green play button before the episode name.
  8. The episode will play in your default media player (Windows Media Player, Real Player, iTunes, Winamp etc.)

Subscribing through MyYahoo, MyMSN, Google etc.

  1. Click on the respective buttons to the right. It will take you to Yahoo, MSN or Google.
  2. Follow specific instructions like Add Content etc.
  3. NABC Banga Sammelan Podcast gets added to your homepage in Yahoo, Google or MSN.
  4. When we add new episodes, the link appears on your homepage. You can click on it to come to our website and listen to the latest episodes directly.

5. How do I listen to the podcasts through an iPod/MP3 player?

  1. Right-click on the Download MP3 button in any of our episodes above, select Save Target As and save the file on your computer.
  2. Follow the procedure you typically use to transfer your favorite MP3 files to your MP3 player.
  3. iPod owners - If you are subscribed through iTunes and have an episode automatically downloaded, connect your iPod, right-click on the episode in iTunes and select Add to Playlist>[Your iPod Name]
  4. Non iPod owners – If you are subscribed through iTunes and have an episode automatically downloaded, right-click on the episode, select Get Info, under Summary tab look at the Where field at the bottom. It tells you where it has downloaded the MP3 file. Use this location and follow the procedure you typically use to transfer your favorite MP3 files to your MP3 player. For Juice subscribers, the podcast MP3 file location can be found by selecting File>Preferences>General tab.

6. Can I listen to the podcasts on my (landline) phone?

We used to have this feature. But now that most people have smartphones or other internet-enabled devices this option has become redundant. So if you want to use a landline phone to listen to our episodes, sorry, we don’t support that anymore. If we find a solution (as part of some Save The Landline campaign!), we’ll provide the instructions here. For smartphone owners, download a podcast app and subscribe to us.

ITunesSubscribe

Right-click, copy shortcut, paste in podcatcher 

 

Download iTunes

Right-click, copy shortcut, paste in podcatcher 

 

Download Juice

Add to Google 

 

Add to My Yahoo! 

 

Subscribe in My MSN 

 

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