I happened to stroll into our office earlier and caught a glimpse of the site my wife was looking at, her alma mater, ETSU. I was very excited by the fact that they had a page full of podcasts that the university was making available. As I looked closer, however, I saw the big red, bold warning across the top of the page:
YOU NEED ITUNES TO SUBSCRIBE TO ETSU PODCASTS!!!
Yes, it turns out the links were all in the itpc:// format, and although using http:// instead I could get the enclosures in Doppler, they were m4a files that I couldn’t play with Windows Media Player. I was so disappointed. They could have made mp3 files, or a video format that could be played in a variety of players, but they chose not to, opting instead to require me to get iTunes just to listen to their podcasts, and probably adding to the misconception that you need iTunes and an iPod to listen to any podcasts. Bummer.
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