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    What are the differences between podcasts and streaming media? What are some pros and cons to each?

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    Differences between podcasts and streaming media

    Let's go through them individually so you can have a better idea of what each one is, their uses and their pros and cons.

    Podcasting: The word 'podcast' comes from the combination of the words 'ipod' and 'broadcast'. It came about after the invention of the 'ipod' by Apple and stuck around due to its popularity. Some of its characteristics include:
    -It is basically a technique of distributing multimedia files including audio and video over the Internet using syndication feeds, for playback purposes either on you mobile phone or/and your computer. (Pro)
    -It is an automatic way to download multimedia computer files from a server to a client, by using software called a "podcatcher" - iTunes and the Zune ...

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