On Mon, 2010-04-19 at 12:45 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote: > On 4/19/2010 12:18 PM, Craig White wrote: > > On Mon, 2010-04-19 at 11:47 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote: > >> On 4/19/2010 11:31 AM, Craig White wrote: > >>> > >>> Specifically current iTunes (9.x.x and even previous 8.x.x versions) do > >>> not have a problem finding/using my Linux based mt-daapd server but of > >>> course this does not have anything to do with actually trying to run > >>> iTunes software under wine or subscribing to podcasts with URL's hostile > >>> to everything but iTunes. > >> > >> Are there subscription-friendly podcasts and software that don't involve > >> itunes? I'm more interested in knowing how this might work directly > >> from an android phone (which I don't have yet), but anything that could > >> replace the cycle of updating on itunes then having to sync an ipod to > >> that specific device would be good to know. > > ---- > > of course, and just to verify, I used my android to go to > > http://www.thisamericanlife.com and they have 2 podcast URL's - 1 for > > itunes and one for everything else and it worked just fine (the other). > > > > I think that people are starting to figure out that delivering Apple > > proprietary content is good for Apple but not for the general public. > > Just to be clear, I don't mean places where you can download mp3's > through a link, I mean something where you can subscribe to a feed and > have the software automatically download new copies as they appear, add > them to a playlist, and optionally delete them after playing. When I'm > driving, I just want to select the playlist and always have the most > recent subscribed and unplayed item at the top - without any > intervention other than the initial subscription. ---- I'm not sure what's available on android to subscribe/download but using the web browser (which you can bookmark), I was able to go to the subscription url and it downloaded the current podcast and played it - as mentioned above. I said 2 podcast URL's - I didn't realize that I would have to repeat that. Craig -- This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by MailScanner, and is believed to be clean.