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Podcast subscription support

I have songbird 0.6 and I find it very difficult to subscribe to a podcast. I know there is a button create a subscription. It's working when the blog is only dedicated to music but for more complex website as this one http://atelier.rfi.fr/, it's not working. (On the bottom right of the page you have the possibility of subscribing to a podcast and it's not working)
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  • I would switch from itunes to songbird but it currently isn't catching all of my podcasts which is a problem, if you have any tips on how to make http://www.radio538.nl/clublife/podca... to register as a subscription i would love that. I Love the player but that is my only problem right now. thanks

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    Tiesto club life podcast doesn't load.
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  • I’m frustrated
    This is fairly simple bug. All CNET podcasts fail in 1.0.0, Build 860 (20081124135419). They appear in the list but NEVER show any episodes. Here is an example URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/cnet/buzz...

    I have tried some Twit.tv podcasts and they work fine.

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    Some Subscriptions fail in 1.0.0 Build 860.
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    Hi, I using a linux system and I like it. The main problem is I can't use itunes, but now I've found songbird things look promising.
    I am a big fan of podcasts -I (used to) listen to loads, learning languages -all kinds of stuff. The great thing about the itunes music store was that I could subscribe to podcasts and they would automatically update upon connecting my ipod -is there anything like this that I can use songbird for?(that is a single site from where I can subscribe to podcasts) I am brand new so apologies if this info is already obviously dealt with somewhere here and I haven't noticed.

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    subscribing to podcasts.
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  • If only Songbird had full podcast and ipod support, i'd ditch iTunes in a second.
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  • I’m excited
    Is there a place like itunes to find podcasts?

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    podcasts.
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    I hope you can add podcasting service to songbird, eg one can upload a podcast on the net as well as download one using songbird; i hope you can also add the function of recording songs using songbird

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    Podcasting service or add-on.
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    It seems that in 1.0 podcast support is still very basic. I think a couple things are required.

    1. A podcast directory so most podcasts can be added by browsing rather than URL typing.
    2.Clearer information on whether podcasts have been downloaded and also if they played/unplayed.
    3. Support for video podcasts.

    These lack of features means I might have to install Miro or iTunes.

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    Better Podcast Support.
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    Songbird podcast support is no where near iTunes podcast capabilities and does not work with most podcast rss. Rather than waiting for Songbird developers to come up with a fix, I have a workaround

    1) Download the open source podcast receiver Juice @ http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/.
    2) Setup your podcasts to download
    3) Setup the scheduler to automatically update and download your podcasts
    4) Make sure Songibird is watching the folder where your podcasts are downloading to
    5) Enjoy!

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    Songbird Podcast Workaround.
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    An important feature for when podcasts are implemented is the ability to decode the urls that iTunes uses for podcasts. This allows uses to add podcasts if (annoyingly) only an iT url is posted without having to subscribe and copy the url.

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    Decoding iTunes podcast URLs.
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  • I’m frustrated
    Please allow us to stop the auto download of Podcast and to chose how long an episode has to be keep in memory. It's very useful when its comes to manage your library and you don't want it to be full off podcast that you don't want to keep forever.

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    Autodownload of podcast: let's us the choice.
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  • (not sure if this is posted here. if so, sorry for the double posting)

    One workaround that I found somewhere in these forums: In the latest Songbird, open a new tab, click ctrl-u and enter the podcast feed url. You should get a page that looks similar to one of the iTunes podcast pages with the episodes listed on the bottom half of the browser window. Right click on the episode you want to download and choose "Download to Library". This will download the actual podcast mp3 (as opposed to just clicking download which, at least on my computer, seems to download the file somewhere into the ether) and add it to the library.

    I created a custom playlist that finds all newly added files with the genre Podcast. Then using MSC sync, or in my case foldersync, add-on (since MSC sync doesn't work on linux, another gripe for a different thread), to synchronize that playlist to my device (in this case an HTC Eris).

    This isn't quite the simplicity desired, but at least I can get the one button sync part working and saving all the podcast feeds as favorites means downloading won't be TOO hard.

    Having said all that, I have two more comments: 1. Thanks for the comments from the developers regarding what is going on with podcast support. and 2. please put full podcast support into songbird. Even way down the line, in say version 2.0, would be great.

    Hope that helps...
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    Here's two ways you can manage your favorite podcasts with Songbird 1.0.0:

    1) You can register to your podcasts using File > New Subscription. When prompted for the URL, enter the Podcast's RSS feed URL, most of the time this URL is available on the Podcast's home page. For instance, if you wish to subscribe to TWiT, the URL would be: http://leoville.tv/podcasts/twit.xml

    2) There is another way, a bit more obscure, to access podcasts that would not work with the above procedure. Songbird supports bookmarking, just like a regular browser does. You can then bookmark a podcast RSS page and when you access it, Songbird will show the content of the RSS file and magically list all the podcast episodes it finds in this feed.

    Here's how to do this: Go to File > New Tab. Click the tab and in the top address bar, type in the podcast RSS feed URL and hit Enter. If the feed is valid, you should now see the XML content and right below a list of all podcast episodes. Within the XML content, right-click and choose Bookmark this page. Go back to the main Songbird tab and under Bookmarks look for the new entry it just created. I suggest you rename it to something more friendlier; right-click and select Rename. Access your podcast from this bookmark by choosing the episode you wish to listen, right-click and select either Play or Download.

    This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
    Podcast Support for Songbird.
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