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Software Lets Podcast Listener Leave Audio, Video Feedback

Podcast Ready on Friday launched free software designed to allow podcast subscribers to record and leave audio or video messages on any blog, social network or Web site.

The feedCaster "widget" allows Podcast-site owners to provide a forum where listeners can leave audio and video messages using their microphone and webcam. The product is being demonstrated at the Podcast and Portable Media Expo in Ontario, Calif.

Site owners load feedCaster onto their AIM, MySpace.com, or any blog or social network page. The software automatically determines if the podcast listener who visits the site has a camera or microphone, and then prompts them through recording and posting a comment.

"We give the podcaster one line of code that enables the service," said Russell Holliman, CEO and founder, Podcast Ready. "With one click of a button, the application will ask permission to take over the microphone and the camera."

Those who record and publish the comment leave it for the next visitor to see or hear.

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