What is podcasting?
A podcast enables you to easily download audio files (MP3s) and/or video files (MP4s) to your computer or a portable MP3 player. Using free software such as iPodder or Apple's iTunes, users subscribe to "feeds" -- small XML data files -- that the application regularly reads. When new audio files are available, the software automatically downloads them to your computer or portable device.
How do you get started?
Here's what you'll need to start downloading and listening to podcasts: a computer, an Internet connection (preferably broadband), and some free podcasting software. That's it! If you'd like to take audio from this site with you, you'll also need a portable MP3 player.
Use the links listed below to download free podcasting software to your computer (the applications listed below are available for both PC and Mac platforms). Next, install the software on your machine and then follow its instructions to subscribe to St. James' feed. This is usually as simple as pasting the URL for our podcast feed into a subscribe box (iTunes users can select "Subscribe to Podcast" from the "Advanced" tab in the top menu). Once you've subscribed, the next time your software checks our feed it will download the latest to your computer or portable MP3 player.
Saint James the Apostle Feed is http://www.saintjamesparish.org/files/sja.xml
- Includes the Our Father, the Hail Mary, and the 2008 Confirmation Video
US Conference of Catholic Bishops - Daily Mass Readings is http://feeds.feedburner.com/usccb/zHqS
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