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CNET Top 5
CNET Top 5: Most popular podcast clientsThe software CNET podcast listeners use most to get their podcasts.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:05 >> Tom Merritt: Welcome to Cnet Top five, where each time we meet, we count down another hot Cnet list. >> I'm Tom Merritt. Podcasts are quite the popular thing with the kids these days. But did you know that there are many different ways to subscribe then just through iTunes? We dipped into our Cnet logs [assumed spelling] to confirm that, and came back with data. Not that kind of data. Let's count down the top five most popular podcast clients. At number five, firefox. Yep, you can just go in to the RSS feed in a good ole [assumed spelling] browser and click on the MP3's to listen, and a bunch of you do that. Well, a bunch of you firefox users do that. Not so popular with the Opera, Safari or IE crowds. Coming in at number four, Zune [assumed spelling]. As you know, the Zune like the iPod has its on store and own synching [assumed spelling] software, and that software you synch with can be used to get your podcasts. Not bad numbers, Zune users, Zune pride. Up to number three, Tvtonic. Not only is this software that touts [assumed spelling] itself as a way to connect to the web video exposure. It's also used in Window's Media center, so lots of Media Center officionados [assumed spelling] are listening to podcasts too, watching them as well. Sliding in at number two, Miro. Formally known as Democracy, Miro is a free open source way to subscribe to video and audio RSS feeds, thus making it a likely candidate for podcast downloading. But as popular as Miro is, it still doesn't unseat the top spot. Before we get to the top spot, let's check in on the top five MP3 players. You can listen to podcasts on any of these. All right, let's get to our number one. The most popular piece of software for downloading cnet podcasts, at number one it's iTunes. [Inaudible] what did you expect? You know, a few people remember that Ipodder [assumed spelling] was the best way to subscribe to podcasts before Apple added podcast support to iTunes. Now, iPodder's called Juice, and iTunes is dominant. We'll check back in five years, see how that stands. However you get your podcasts, I hope you enjoy the ones we have here at www.podcasts.cnet.com [assumed spelling]. That's it for this edition of Cnet Top Five. Whether you're podcasting this or screaming, I hoped you enjoyed it. >> I'm Tom Merritt, see you next time. ^M00:02:22 [ Music ]