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Published: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 02:39:10 -0800

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Question: Podcast player

Fri, 16 Sep 2005 02:21:24 -0800

What is the coolest podcast player in terms of usability, efficiency and graphical user interface ?

I'v tried ipodder but I was confused by the messy User interface. Any suggestions ?



By: toddshot

Fri, 16 Sep 2005 02:39:10 -0800

Any reason you're not using iTunes?



By: vincentm

Fri, 16 Sep 2005 04:14:37 -0800

Ok, I'll try Itunes lately...



By: horseblind

Fri, 16 Sep 2005 05:54:48 -0800

I'm really digging iPodder.
It's good for Windows, OSX and Linux.



By: marc1919

Fri, 16 Sep 2005 06:41:20 -0800

You may want to check out Odeo.



By: mds35

Fri, 16 Sep 2005 06:46:27 -0800

The bad thing about iTunes is that it doesn't support bittorrent feeds. Some of teh more interesting, small-time podcasts rely on BT to keep costs of casting down. I use iPodderX for Mac OSX. It's a bit buggy, but so is iTunes's podcast feature. iPodderX allows for torrent feeds and also lets you convert podcasts into bookmarkable AACs, which comes in handy when you're listening to an hour-long program and get interrupted.



By: odinsdream

Fri, 16 Sep 2005 07:01:41 -0800

Only recently did I realize that itunes has a little button next to the progress bar that lets you choose individual sections in longer podcasts, like that of CBC Radio 3. Maybe it just appeared in the new version of itunes... but it's definitely pretty awesome.



By: melorama

Fri, 16 Sep 2005 07:51:29 -0800

I love the simplicity of the iTunes podcast implementation, and use it for 95% of my podcast needs. But iTunes is still MASSIVELY flawed, in that it doesn't allow you to either import or export an OPML file of your subscriptions. Basically in true Apple fashion, you either do things in their (closed) way, or no way at all. You can't even edit the RSS feed location once you subscribe to a feed.

And not to mention that it uses 100% of your CPU when it updates your podcast feeds. Completely asinine.

Hopefully Apple fixes these problems in the next iTunes, because otherwise, it's a pretty awesome podcast client.



By: mkultra

Fri, 16 Sep 2005 08:59:47 -0800

I really like iTunes's simplicity and iPod integration, but the biggest problem for me is that I can't set preferences on a per-podcast basis. I keep mine at "keep the last 2" to prevent sprawl, but podcasts that update daily keep falling off before I can get to them.

Does iPodder do this, and does it handle moving the files in and out of iTunes?



By: Thorzdad

Fri, 16 Sep 2005 09:26:22 -0800

But iTunes is still MASSIVELY flawed, in that it doesn't allow you to either import or export an OPML file of your subscriptions.
That's a pretty low threshhold for a definition of "MASSIVELY".



By: raster

Fri, 16 Sep 2005 10:22:25 -0800

I dunno, I often consider an application that takes the data you input, but does not allow you to easily output that data "MASSIVELY flawed"

I mean, it's definitely a bug and not a feature...



By: mkultra

Fri, 16 Sep 2005 11:12:07 -0800

BTW, my copy of iTunes 5 imports and exports podcast OPML files, so there ya go...



By: melorama

Fri, 16 Sep 2005 12:50:15 -0800

BTW, my copy of iTunes 5 imports and exports podcast OPML files, so there ya go...

That's great news, but I ain't going anywhere near iTunes 5 until an update gets released. More people than not seem to be having problems with iTunes 5 nuking thier podcast subscriptions and Music Libraries.