Ki Mitzion Teitze Torah
Welcome to KMTT
RSS-xml feed (paste into your podcast
KMTT is a daily Torah Podcast, from Yeshivat Har
Etzion in Israel
day, five days a week, one 30-40 minute shiur will be sent. The MP3
file can be played on your computer or transfered to your portable
MP3 playing device.
is it for?
|Do you spend 45 minutes in the morning on the road or
|Why not utilize that time to hear
a first-class Torah shiur? |
you exercise or jog? Connect your earphones to the KMTT podcast!
an hour for lunch at the office with a computer in front of you.
Listen and learn.
the tutorial to your right to learn how to receive podcasts.
The Schedule (Winter 5771 - I )
Rav Binyamin Tabory
Rav Ezra Bick
Issues in Torah and Theology
Tutorial - how to get podcasts
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What is podcasting?
Podcasting allows you
to receive pre-recorded audio programs on your computer or MP3
player (like an iPod) automatically. You "subscribe" (for free) to
the feeds you want, KMTT for instance. Your podcasting software
will check periodically for any new audio files that become
available and download those files to your computer—or directly to
your audio player if you prefer. You can then carry hours of audio
programming to help you through your commute, your work-out, or
(NOTE: Podcasting is most effective for broadband, or
high-speed, Internet connections. You can get the KMTT feed on a
dial-up connections, but it will take much longer to download. The
average KMTT program is 9M, which will take 30-45
minutes to download with a 56k modem.)
Here's a step-by-step
- Step 1: Download the Podcasting Software
If you want to save the shiur on your computer, or transfer it
to a MP3 player, you need a podcast client program.
If you already use Apple's free iTunes software (for Windows or Mac,
Version 4.9 or later), it will also serve as
a podcast program. If you own an iPod, this is the best option, as
iTunes will also automatically move your KMTT podcast to your
Alternatively, the first mainstream podcast
program still works well, and it's also free. It's called Juice
(formerly iPodder), and you can download
Windows and Mac versions here.
Other possibilities: If you only plan
to listen to the KMTT podcast on your computer and not transfer it
to a portable MP3 device the simplest way to listen is by
downloading the VBM toolbar (for Internet
Explorer or Firefox) from http://vbm.ourtoolbar.com/ (Win 2000 or
XP). It includes a built-in radio receiver for KMTT shiurim.
You can also download or listen to the latest KMTT shiurim on
You can also subscribe and listen to the
shiur at one of the podcast subscription services:
PodcastPickle | Yahoo | Podnova or
- Step 2: Subscribe
you have a podcast client, you need to paste in the address for
The URL is:
In iTunes, just type KMTT in the search box, and then
click on subscribe when it finds the KMTT podcast. Or, open
the "Subscribe to Podcast" section of the "Advanced" menu, and
paste in the above feed URL.
In the Juice software, paste the
URL into the window that pops up when you click "Add new feed"
(here's a screenshot). Then just tell the software
how often you want it to check for new shows and where to put
them, and you're ready to go. The KMTT will be downloaded
automatically. In JUICE, you can have the file
transferred to be played by iTunes or Windows Media Player, if you
- Step 3: Transfering to an MP3 player
To take the
shiur with you, you have to move it to your MP3 player. You
can simply drag or copy the file. Or - iTunes will do this
automatically for an iPod, if you tell it to do so.
Windows Media Player 10 will do the same for any MP3 player,
with a bit of simple hacking. Read this article to see how. (Make sure to
read both pages)If it is not automatic, just
copy the file manually
Step 4: Listen to the shiur
Take the shiur
with you and listen any time you want. The simplest way is with
earphones, but - do not
use headphones over both ears while driving.
If you want to listen over external speakers, there are a few
- Some newer car radios play MP3 files as well, using a USB
- Some cars have external imput jacks on the outside of radio.
Just plug in your player and listen over the car speaker system.
- If you have a cassette player, you can buy a cassette
adapter, which will allow you to plug any external system into
your car speakers. Cost is $10-20.
- Or, you can buy a FM modulator, which can transmit your MP3
file to an unused FM station. It usually costs $20-30.
this article for more instructions how to
hear your MP3s on your car speakers
- Or - you can listen with the earphone.
And after you've given the KMTT podcast a try, send your
thoughts or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.