Apple is Caching Podcast

Apparently Apple is caching Podcast and this could turn out to be a development that has come concerns. First I have noticed that for some reason shows were only partially downloading which I really could not figure out why and now this explains it their likely is a problem with their caching software and it is not downloading the entire show. Second I am not going to be able to measure total Apple iTunes downloads, even though for some weird reason I have seen a huge increase in downloads. Finally their thought process is good as some podcasters are already out of bandwidth but their implementation is flaky.

I know they are caching featured shows but I was surprised to see this. Apple needs to come out and talk to the community, they have yet to respond to anything and are being very bad net/podcast citizens [DailySonic]

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Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.

One thought on “Apple is Caching Podcast

  1. ya, that is a real bummer, that they are taking down other sites with flaky caching. You are right, they should approach the community before attempting such a move. It would be in their better judgement.

    great show!


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