Help with Multimedia


A visitor listens to audio material in the galleries
Photo: Winni Wintermeyer

Interactive Features

SFMOMA's interactive features require Flash Player 9 or later. If you have trouble accessing them, try updating your Flash player. Free updates are available online from Adobe.

All of SFMOMA's interactive features are also available for use in the museum's Koret Visitor Education Center. If you have difficulty accessing these online resources remotely because of limited internet bandwidth, we encourage you to make use of them when you visit the museum.

Podcasts

How do I subscribe to the SFMOMA podcast feed?

If you have iTunes installed, open iTunes, choose "Subscribe to Podcast" from the "Advanced" menu, and copy and paste the podcast feed URL into the "Subscribe to Podcast" window.

Podcast feed URL:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/SFMOMAArtcasts

If you use other podcasting software, directions will vary. Please consult the "Help" section of your software.

How does a podcast work?

Podcast users subscribe to feeds using aggregators (also commonly known as news readers, feed readers, or feed aggregators), programs that periodically check for and download new content automatically.

What equipment do I need to listen to podcasts?

The first thing you need is podcast subscription software, also known as an aggregator. Aggregators are programs that scan and gather podcasts feeds, pages of code that are used to share images, audio (podcasts), and other media files. There are many free aggregators from which to choose. Three options that work for Mac and PC users are:

At this point, you will be able to listen to podcast audio from your computer. If you want to make your podcasts portable, you will need to transfer them from your computer to a portable digital music player.

Do I need to own an iPod to enjoy a podcast?

No. Neither podcasting nor listening to podcasts requires an iPod. Any digital audio player or computer with audio-playing software can store and play podcasts.

If I choose the "Download" option, how do I listen to the podcast program?

If you don't have a digital audio player, you may download and listen to a podcast from any computer that has audio software. To download a podcast to your computer, right-click the desired audio file and select "Save as…" from the pull-down menu.

Mac users: Press the "Control" key, click on the link, and select "Download linked file."

iPod users: Open iTunes, then go to "File > Add to Library…" When the dialogue box appears, browse your system for the downloaded file. When you find it, click "Choose" to pull it into your iTunes library. The podcast should be available on your player the next time you sync your iPod with iTunes.