Podcast nuisances

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Subject: Podcast nuisances
Posted by:  dr_phill1…@yahoo.com
Date: 10 May 2007

I dont understand why websites can't place direct link to their mp3
podcast? Instead they put everything in xml format and say you have to
'subscribe' to their podcasts using itunes. I dont use itunes and I
dont want to have to have to download somethign just to hear an mp3.
Are these websites so arrogant to think people are going to go through
all that trouble for them?