Why did it take me so long to find this?
Adam Curry has created a piece of software to automatically download the latest installments of audio RSS feeds with enclosures to your iPod (or any other MP3 device):
“iPodder is small program that runs on your computer. It’s only purpose is to download audio files, usually mp3’s directly to your mp3 device. Currently iPod is supported on both Windows and Mac.
You can get iPodder here, and a Windows configuration tool here. Right now, iPodder is a Windows scripting host script, so a) I’m having problems using it and b) concerns because WSH is a security nightmare. The configuration tool needs .NET.
Given the simple funtionality of the Tool, I think it won’t be long before someone does a native implementation for it, which would be great.
Now I just need to decide how to listen to the stuff it downloads. Up until now, I’ve been listening to files mainly off IT Conversations, but it seems the number of interesting audio feeds is growing. I’ve been burning stuff to CDs and listened to them in my car on the way to and from work, which is where I have the best opportunity to listen. CDs are less than ideal for this, as they do not cope well with constant additions/deletions. Using a USB memory stick or an SD card in the car would be cool, but we’re not there yet (at least I’m not).
Doc Searls also has the scoop.
This rocks in so many ways – it’s DIY radio, create your personal programme and listen to it whenever you wish. This definitely has the potential to replace my car radio station.