Nine Systems, a provider of streaming media applications and content delivery solutions, has added podcasting to its Stream OS rich media management toolset. The company's new podcasting solution will enable consumers to download audio and video podcasts for immediate playback on portable devices including Apple Computer's iPod?, other MP3 players, and desktop media players. Using the Stream OS podcasting platform, content producers of all types can deliver podcasts to their subscribers.
The podcasting solution allows content producers to control the podcasts that are made available to their audiences. Other features of the podcasting solution include publish of podcasts for on-demand streaming and download content and live streaming content and guarantee compatibility with iTunes and other aggregators with support for RSS 2.0, iTunes elements and Yahoo! Media RSS 1.1.0. The Stream OS podcasting platform also tracks podcast circulation, syndication, aggregator type and click-through with reporting. The Nine Systems' podcasting solution is available for customers immediately.