Engadget shows how to get Podcasts on your iPod and for the DIY Radio enthusiast, how to make your own Podcasts using mostly free tools. What’s a Podcast? To put it simply, a Podcast is an audio file, a MP3, most likely, in talk show format, along with a way to subscribe to the show and have it automatically delivered to your iPod or other music device.
I use Audio Hijack Pro 2 for capturing Internet radio streams and various talk radio shows for time shifting and for listening to on my iPod. Just after the release of version 2 Rogue Amoeba has announced an update to version 2.1.
It might seem difficult to improve on Audio Hijack Pro 2, released just two months ago with over 35 brand-new features. But Rogue Amoeba has done just that with Audio Hijack Pro 2.1. This free update for owners of Audio Hijack Pro 2 brings several new features, including the new Channel Tweaker plugin, Sample Rate settings in AIFF recordings, variables in recording ID3 Tags, and 800×600-resolution compliance. As well, over two dozen bugs both big and small have been fixed, including issues with AAC recordings and many others.
As always, Audio Hijack Pro will drastically change the way you use audio on your computer by giving you the freedom to listen to audio when you want and how you want. Record and enhance any audio with Audio Hijack Pro – it’s the cornerstone of your digital audio experience.
Do you use a stream ripper? Which one and what do you use it for?
Wired’s Cult of Mac has a great story on a laser-engraving service for PowerBooks. This is only for those not concerned with resale value.
Aaron Novak and Daniel Forsythe are thinking of launching a custom laser-engraving service for PowerBooks, a la iPod engravings. Novak writes:
“This is one of the first tests using a retro pixel cassette-tape design. If there is any interest in people wanting to buy custom designed laser engraved power book lids, we may try making a business out of it. Right now were thinking about charging $60 or so… Dan, the co-creator, is setting up a website for the stuff now but he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
In this german article, Sony is said to stop selling copy protected Audio CDs. So, may I finally (after several years) be able to buy a real Audio CD and hear it with my Powerbook? That?s good news. (Thanks Markus Weimer).