Podcast/Audio User Guide
Three ways to listen to mp3 files explained.
1. Listening to our mp3 Podcast Lessons on Site
You can listen to our podcast lessons on our website using the embedded mp3 Flash player on this page (click here... ).Beside the mp3 Flash player, there’s a text link ‘Play in Pop Up’. Click on this link if you would like to play the audio file in a pop up window. The mp3 Flash player will become visible within the pop up window. If for example you would like to navigate away from the podcast page (e.g. to read the podcast transcript) while listening to an audio file, you should play the file in a pop up.
When playing an audio file using the Flash player, you can pause it, rewind/forward wind it at any time.
2. Downloading our mp3 Files
Downloading lets you save a copy of your chosen audio file onto your computer. You can then listen to this whenever you want, or even transfer it onto your portable MP3 player.
However, you cannot download mp3 files directly from the podcast page (click here... ).
To download an mp3 file you need to enter the Subscriber’s area of the website and find the relevant Business Speaking Skills topic. On the podcast lesson page, you’ll find a text link to the mp3 file.
To download the file you need to right click the download link. You should then see a list of options including either "Save Target As…" or "Save Link As…". If you select this option (or a similar option containing the word "save") you should be able to save the audio file (MP3) to your computer.
Remember to save it to a folder you'll be able to find again later.
If you click on the Download link using the left hand button on your mouse, the audio will usually play. How this happens will depend on the set up and settings of your computer. Usually your default media player will open and the audio will start playing automatically.3. Subscribing to our Podcast Feed
Podcasting lets you automatically receive the latest podcast lesson as soon as it's available. You need to "subscribe" to receive a podcast, rather like you might subscribe to a magazine and get it delivered each week. An important difference is that all of our Business English podcasts are free, and you can stop receiving the files at any time.
In order to sign up for a podcast you need an internet connection and a piece of podcast software which is usually available free of charge. This software can check Workplace English Training E-Platform for new podcast lessons and automatically download them for you.
The steps you go though in order to subscribe to a podcast will vary depending on which software you choose. You can read more about this in our Step by Step guide to getting a podcast.
Step by step guide to getting a podcast
There are three steps involved in setting up your personal computer to receive podcasts.
1. Get some podcast software
You need to install a piece of software which will search the web to find the latest episode and automatically deliver it to your computer.
This software is usually free, and these three are popular:
2. Subscribe to podcasts
Once you have the software installed you need to subscribe to some podcasts.
How you do this will vary depending on which software you have chosen. Here is a rough guide to how this might work:
You can subscribe to some podcasts through the iTunes Podcast Directory.
If you can't find the podcast that you want in iTunes then you can follow the same method as outlined below for Juice, Doppler and other podcast software.
If you have Juice, Doppler or another piece of software then this is likely to be the method you will need to follow. This is also the case if you can't find the podcast you want in iTunes.
In all of these cases you need to add the "feed" of the podcast to your software. The feed is really just the address of the podcast, which the software will go to each time it wants to check for a new episode.
You can find the feed to our podcast by clicking on the orange RSS buttons under the heading ‘Subscribe to Podcast’ on the right of the page. The feed address will appear in the address bar as this: http://feeds.feedburner.com/workplace-english-training-emagazine
You will need to copy this feed address and paste it into your podcast software. How you do this will depend on your software, but you should look out for buttons or links that say "Add" or "Subscribe".
3. Listen to the audio
After you have subscribed to the feed, when a new podcast lesson becomes available, your software will automatically download it. You can then listen to this podcast lesson on your computer or transfer it to your portable player to listen to later.
You may want to check the settings of your podcast software for details including how often it will check for new podcasts, whether it will keep old podcasts for you etc. This will vary depending on the software you have chosen, and your personal preferences.
If you decide that you no longer want to receive podcast lessons then it should be very easy to unsubscribe. Again, how you do this will depend on your software, but you should look for "Clear" or "Unsubscribe" options.
Workplace English Training E-Platform allows you to freely download our podcast lessons.
You may not copy, reproduce, edit, adapt, alter, republish, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use this audio in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use.
You may not download, or use this file for the purpose of promoting, advertising, endorsing or implying a connection with you (or any third party) and Workplace English Training E-Platform, its agents or employees.Workplace English Training E-Platform will not be liable for any loss or damage which you may suffer as a result of or connected with the download or use of this file.