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Podcasting: what’s new?

I’m using iPodder to fetch my podcasts, and it works nicely with iTunes. One thing that’s missing though is the ability to tell which podcasts are new. iPodder puts everything into separate playlists, and I have written about the problems with ID3 tags recently.

So, here is a suggestions: why can’t iPodder create one more playlist that serves as a kind of log for retrieved files? Name it “iPodder downloads”, and link the files in there, too.

It would also be nice to have iPodder set the ID3 tags in the process – define a naming scheme in each feed properties tab, and there are your perfect tags. Variables could include the original date and time, retrieval date and time, feed title, file name etc.. The text variables could be trimmed down to a certain number of chars, so you could do stuff like “20041126 ITC Human Nature” for one of the latest IT Conversations, for example.

If the feed creators can’t come up with decent tagging schemes (and it’s unlikely that they’ll all subdue to the same scheme, about as unlikely that this scheme would appeal to all listeners), the aggregator is probably the best way to fix this.

So, what’s the first aggregator to come up with a flexible way to re-write and re-map ID3 tags in podcasts?

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  1. For iTunes you also can create a smart playlist where you can tell what to show. For instance you can create one where you tell iTunes to show only items added in last X days. You also can add the feature to remove them if you’ve listened to them.

    For next version of iPodder there will be more grip for checking feeds and contents. Stay tuned! Soon more info about that..

    Cheers, MV

  2. For iTunes you also can create a smart playlist where you can tell what to show. For instance you can create one where you tell iTunes to show only items added in last X days. You also can add the feature to remove them if you've listened to them.

    For next version of iPodder there will be more grip for checking feeds and contents. Stay tuned! Soon more info about that..

    Cheers, MV

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