What are vodcasts?
A vodcast combines audio and video and is delivered online (basically it is watching a video online). It can be viewed on your computer or mobile multimedia device. Like podcasts, vodcasts can be offered on some sites as a 'feed' - meaning you can subscribe and receive new clips as they are created and uploaded to the site.
How do vodcasts work?
You need to go to the website where the online video you are interested in is located and then click on the links for the video that you would like to watch. Depending on the size of the video, it may need to buffer first (which is the time it takes for the video to load), then you can watch the video as long as you have the correct player loaded onto your computer.
Why are vodcasts useful?
You can download video of any topic you like, from your television shows you have missed, to documentaries and viral YouTube videos.
What do you need to keep in mind if your children are downloading/watching online videos?
Downloading large files can make your internet bill sky rocket. It can also take time to buffer, depending on how fast your internet connection is.
Want to know more?
Try looking up a television station website of a show that you are interested in and playing the clips available. Try searching for a topic of interest on YouTube.