Someone send me an email asking how to link to a specific part of a podcast in Odeo, which is a little-known feature we haven’t exposed much yet. But if you, for example, want to point to the part of Diggnation Episode #0055 where Kevin and Alex, um, dig on Calacanis for his offer to pay top Digg users to use Netscape, you would just make a link like so:
The first time in there is the start time, and the second (optional) is the end time.
Update Note: This sort of how it works- see comment below, it may not be just extracting the shorter clip, but fetching the whole stream and making the viewer wait while the player buffers to the start point (total guess work)
This is getting closer to what Jon Udell posted many many blogs ago— breaking up big media chunks into smaller addressable bits. It’s happening, and opens all kinds of future doors for ripping and mixing, but most of all, takes media like audio and video and frees them from being monolithic entities.
A tip of the CogDogBlog hat to my old Shockwave colleague JD– just wish he’d return messages, but he is a bit of an e-mail recluse ;-)