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What is the Woman's Hour Choice?
As part of the BBC Download Trial, every weekday Woman's Hour will be offering one item for download or podcast. For copyright reasons, we're not able to offer items that include certain types of material (this includes music, drama and poetry) but we hope that you will still enjoy being able to listen to extracts of Woman's Hour at a time and place that suits you.

What does downloading mean?
Downloading the Woman's Hour Choice means you are saving an MP3 file to your computer. You can then listen to this audio file whenever you want, or even transfer it to your portable MP3 player.

How you download the audio will depend on the setup and settings of your computer. Typically, you will need to do the following:

· Using your mouse, right-click on the link marked "Download"

· Click on the save option. (This will either be "Save Target As…" or "Save Link As" or a similar option containing the word "save")

· You'll need to choose where to save the audio file (MP3) on your computer ie a folder where you'll be able to find it again later.

If you click on the "Download" link using the left-hand button on your mouse, the audio should begin to play. How this happens will depend on the setup and settings of your computer. Usually your default media player (Windows Media Player, Real Player etc) will open and the audio will start to play.

Do I need to have an MP3 player such as an iPod to listen to downloads?
No, you don't. Anyone with a computer connected to the internet can download and listen to MP3 files. You will need a piece of software known as a "media player" on your computer (many PCs have Windows Media Player), a soundcard and some speakers or headphones. The advantage of transferring the downloads onto a portable player is that you can then listen to them on the move.

How do I download a different item?
Only one item for download will be offered each day. For copyright reasons, we're not able to offer items that include certain types of material (this includes music, drama and poetry). We are sorry if this means that the item you were hoping for is not made available as the Woman's Hour Choice.

What is a podcast?
By subscribing to the Woman's Hour Choice podcast, our daily item for download will be automatically transferred to your computer when it has been made available on our website (usually by midday).

Subscribing to our podcast is rather like subscribing to a magazine, but an important difference is that all of the BBC's podcasts are free, and you can choose to stop receiving the files at any time.

Do I need to have an MP3 player such as an iPod to subscribe to a podcast?
No, you don't. Anyone with a computer connected to the internet can subscribe to a podcast. Find out how with this BBC step by step guide to podcasts.
 
 

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