Tuesday, June 28, 2005

iTunes - the day podcasting died

This computer is not authorized to play this copy of "iTunes New Music Tuesday June 28, 2005".

  • I still havent figured out how to play a podcast without that authorization message.
  • i cant register my podcast becuase it asks for credit card details (i dont have a credit card becuase i always get refused).
  • Everything is american.
  • i havent even heard of any of the podcasts listed except adam and dawn and drew.
  • so if someone wants to listen to my show using itunes they will have to give their credit card details in.
  • i dont understand the navigation
  • Wheres madge? i type her in and nothing appears
  • why does everything seem like it is a load of american commercial radio stations who just podcast their existing shows?
  • The 'top 100 podcasts' lists only one show called 'Quirks and Quarks from CBC Radio'. it has a show about crickets having sex which i cant hear becuase i am not authorised. anyhow, if i wanted to listen to crickets having sex i would go outside.
  • All the shows are not named properly, they all have KCRW,WAQXFM,CBC,NECC, ESPN, ABC, WGBH and things infront of them. I do not know what these mean.

Summery :

what an unpleasant experience for new users to podcasting. I'm giving up podcasting and just blog from now on if this gets any worse. I'm never going to be able to afford the money to even get authorised, let alone get glossy photos and graphics. Millions of poeple are now going to get podcasting through this and all the proper shows wont even be on there. instead they'll be listening to ISBN crickets making love in america.

4 Comments:

At 3:39 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Roger,
I sincerely hope that you find a way to continue your podcasts. I enjoy your blogs, but I feel you character comes across more strongly in your podcasts.
All the best,
Alex

 
At 6:28 pm, Blogger Mizez Slocombe said...

Your podcast is listed on iTunes. I just found it now.

 
At 7:21 pm, Blogger John said...

Hey Roger, we'll always be able to be subscribed to your feed, sh iTunes won't change that. Now, they are just the first big company to get involved. There will be other offerings in the marketplace, other competitors. On the internet is not that easy to dominate any sector for long. I went to http://www.apple.com/itunes/store/podcasts.html
and clicked on the link called "learn more" ... it didn't work. Mizez slocombe found you anyway on there, so not to worry. Most of the stuff you'll find on iTunes will be Broadcast stuff, not podcast. Podcasting is what YOU do. It's a personal thing. So we can all hear your voice without Apple anyhow. Now if you want to be a Broadcaster, that's another matter ;)

 
At 7:54 pm, Blogger John said...

Hey Roger, it's thunder and lighting here in Wimbledon, what about guildford..... how about a thundercast a la Dave Winer.

 

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