McGraw-Hill's AccessMedicine Podcasts
One podcast a week may include any of the following:
USING ANOTHER AGGREGATOR?Paste the following RSS/XML link into your application: http://books.mcgraw-hill.com/podcast/acmpc.xml
So, What Is a Podcast?A podcast is a simple yet sophisticated transfer of audio content over the Internet. It allows audio files to be shared among people around the world with a minimum of manual work.
Podcasts are usually MP3 audio files that are available for downloading onto your computer and transferred to an iPod or any portable digital-media device that can play MP3 files. Note that MP3 files can also be played right on your Windows, Linux, or Macintosh computer. MP3 is rapidly becoming the de facto standard for audio content.
OK, I Get It. Now, How Do I "Get" It?If you have a computer that's connected to the Internet, you're ready to start. The most common way of receiving a podcast is through a podcast receiver, which is a piece of software that's similar to a Web browser. Several popular podcast receivers are available, almost all of them are free. Juice is a popular one that can be downloaded from the following site:
It's very easy to download and install. Just follow the instructions on the download page.
Another one you can use is iTunes. With the release of version 4.9, you can subscribe to podcasts directly in iTunes.
Subscribe using Juice or iTunes
Juice:If you're using the Juice receiver, go to the Subscriptions tab and press the large green button with the plus sign (the "add new feed" button). Copy the link above to the URL field in the dialog box. Press Save, and this podcast will appear in the list of subscriptions in the upper half of the Subscriptions tab.
At this point, a subscription has been set up, but no podcasting has been done. On Juice's Subscription tab, press the leftmost button (it's green with two arrows on it) to check for new podcasts. If there are any, they'll begin to download (this may take a minute or two to complete).
iTunes:Simply click the iTunes logo at the top of the page.
Whee! Now I'm Podcasting!Yes, you now have at least one podcast on your computer to enjoy. Select one in the Episodes section of the Subscriptions tab and press the right mouse button. Juice will offer to open it and play it for you.
Going MobileThe best thing about podcasts is that they're not only ready to play when you're ready to listen but they can also go anywhere you go via iPods or other portable MP3 devices.
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