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Saving Podcast bandwidth

Podcasting is all the rage, but what the early adopters are finding out is that it sucks bandwidth. To save this, I propose the following components:

  • a BitTorrent tracker site dedicated to Podcasts.

  • RSS feeds for these ‘casts.

  • A RSS reader client that takes the .torrent files as enclosures, and hands them over to a BT client for download.

Ta-da! At least some of the bandwidth is shared among the downloaders.

Podcasts may be the first mainstream legal application for BT.