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Published: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 15:11:12 -0800

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Question: How can i schedule video podcast downloads in Vista?

Wed, 28 Mar 2007 14:36:56 -0800

I am having some difficulty in finding a way to schedule downloads of video podcasts so as they happen during the night (off peak downloading = no limits > daytime = limits). Any recommendations (Vista based)?

I specifically am interested in grabbing WMV versions of Diggnation, CommandN etc etc, which iTunes does not seem to recognise. Ideally i would like a program that I can just set and forget with my desired shows so as when i get up in the morning I have shiny new content to watch :) The reason for preferring WMV is for ease of streaming to tv via Xbox XBMC (which will not play the h264 movs)



By: pompomtom

Wed, 28 Mar 2007 15:11:12 -0800

I'm not au fait with Vista, but there's a wget for dos which could be wrapped in a batch file and triggered with a scheduled task from other forms of Windows.



By: seanyboy

Wed, 28 Mar 2007 16:23:18 -0800

A quick look round the internet bought up Dopplerradio. Don't know anything about it, but it appears to allow you to download video podcasts based on a schedule.



By: Sonic_Molson

Wed, 28 Mar 2007 16:35:17 -0800

uTorrent has a scheduler built in, on the downside (or upside if you prefer) you'll need to use torrents.



By: roll truck roll

Wed, 28 Mar 2007 16:37:37 -0800

I use Democracy and launch the app when I'm going to be away from the computer for awhile.



By: mrbenn

Wed, 28 Mar 2007 22:27:41 -0800

Doppler looks absolutely perfect for my needs, thank you :)