This Is Cool

Have you ever come across an mp3 file on the Internet and wanted to download it and put it on your iPod, but didn’t have time to deal with it?

This happens to me all the time.

So I heard of a cool way to do this and just tried it tonite and it works great.

If you find an mp3 file with its own URL, like my MP3 of the Week, simply tag it in delicious with a tag that is clearly your own.  For example, I use "fred’spodcast" as my tag.  Feel free to tag mp3s with that tag if you want me to listen to them.

Then you take the RSS feed for that delicious tag, in my case http://del.icio.us/rss/tag/fred’spodcast, and burn that as a Feedburner feed.

Make sure to enable that Feedburner feed with their SmartCast service.

That creates a new feed.  In my case, it’s http://feeds.feedburner.com/Delicious/tag/fredspodcast.

Then you put that podcast feed into iPodder, iPodderX, or some other podcasting client.

That’s it.

The next time you synch your iPod, all the mp3s you tagged will be in your iPod.

So start tagging and sharing mp3s with me and your friends.  This is a great way to get into delicious an enjoy great music at the same time.