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Feb 25, 2005

Podcathing half-manually

While 3 Sweden is busy selling audio, video (streamed and filed) I am more interesting in podcatching. If you don´t know what I am writing about, search for podcasting, podcatching or visit iPodder.org. After a lot of browsing this is what I have learned so far.

To my great disappointment I have not found any podcatching software for the Symbian OS (which the A1000 uses). There are at least two apps for Mobile Windows, FeederReader and (update: added a name and a list) iPodderSP (see also the list at ipodder.org).

So, I decided to install iPodder v1.1 for Windows on my laptop. Then I picked some podcasts and catched them directly into my Transflash memory card inserted in the laptop. Whereas iPodder automatically transfers the catched content to iPods (and FeederReader Activesyncs to mobile devices) I then had to manually move the Transflash card to my A1000. Thought this would be easy enough, until I discovered/remembered that the A1000 audio player does not recognize files more than one directory under the /audio directory. Since iPodder files the different casts under different directories, all under the catching directory, I have to manually move the MP3-files up one directory. Sigh!

But, so far pretty good. My plan is to schedule iPod to catch stuff at night. In the mornings I will manually move the stuff over to my A1000 and then I'll listen to the casts while commuting etc. Later on I'll let you know how that works.

Now, the next step is to provide podcasting here on A1000blog.

p.s. I forgot to check A1000 forums for topics about podcasting, I will do that later tonight. d.s.

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I have designed FeederReader so that it has integrated file management. You can see how this works on the web page http://www.feederreader.com/EnclosureSupport.html



These pages show how FeederReader can help you listen and watch great shows downloaded directly to the Pocket PC (no desktop required). But you're right, it doesn't work on Symbian. If I can be of any help, please check out www.FeederReader.com and sign in to our message boards. I'm there all the time.

Posted by: Greg Smith | Feb 26, 2005 12:17:00 AM

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