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Title: P.P.M. (Personal Podcast Management)
Post by: Crashless on July 13, 2005, 05:07:52 PM
I had some thoughts today about managing podcasts on a player, and thought you guys would be interested in talking about it.

What if mp3 players worked like PVRs do, and kept track of which ones we've listened to, and sync things accordingly, downloading suggestions etc.

http://www.vinceanido.com/blog/archives/2005/07/13/ppm-personal-podcast-management/


Is this something you guys could look into implementing?
Title: Re: P.P.M. (Personal Podcast Management)
Post by: Shanachie on July 18, 2005, 01:25:12 PM
I like the idea.
We could, for instance, keep track of what part of the show/audio-file you already listened to, even when you played something else last. it's kindoff like a bookmark but an automaticly generated on for podcasts.

We could also have a checkbox list of episodes, the listened ones will have a check.
On sync the "casted" podcasts can be removed and new one added to the list.

If one day there will be a standard format for shownotes with indications of the time of a topic, we could automaticly generate bookmarks of the topics. It could look like a shownote browser.

This are some things we could implement in Rockbox with ease, I'll take a look at it.
Title: Re: P.P.M. (Personal Podcast Management)
Post by: Crashless on July 18, 2005, 02:46:37 PM
That would be awesome!

Let me know if you need help testing anything. :)

I agree that the format needs a 'standard' of sorts for shownotes and bookmarking chapters.  There is a format that apple is pushing, which will probably be easier once some gui utilities get out there.  But right now with mac-only cli, only a couple of people are actually using it.

Thanks for listening!
Title: Re: P.P.M. (Personal Podcast Management)
Post by: Kay on July 20, 2005, 01:47:49 PM
While we're on the subject of podcasting, I'd love to see a random play feature that would go into the middle of a podcast and play a section of a set duration (user configurable) or until you press the next track toggle. I listen to 3-hour podcasts, but it would it would be nice to mix up the program in a random fashion by playing interior sections of long podcasts as well as beginnings (let's say, anywhere outside 5 minutes of the podcast end).

Also I second the idea of some system of keeping track of what portion of a track has been played - like an auto bookmark - even if it's not the last track played.

Not sure either of these is reasonable, but thought I'd mention in case.
Title: Re: P.P.M. (Personal Podcast Management)
Post by: Gangalee on July 28, 2005, 11:29:23 AM
Is any of this stuff possible with any of the Archos products?-
http://makezine.com/blog/archive/2005/07/how_to_make_enh.html

like the flash support? Would it take the video/image cues?
Title: Re: P.P.M. (Personal Podcast Management)
Post by: acktung on July 29, 2005, 09:32:21 AM
How do you guys manage podcasts?  I use an Archos Recorder 20, and the only thing I have found is to use a script that a guy wrote in conjunction with iPodder.  It basically syncs the iPodder download directory with directories on the jukebox.  It's a very cool script, but I'm wondering what you guys use.

Here's the script:

http://ipodder.sourceforge.net/support/viewtopic.php?t=69&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=
Title: Re: P.P.M. (Personal Podcast Management)
Post by: Crashless on July 29, 2005, 10:48:33 AM
That's a pretty cool script.  I'm going to have to start using that - it's much closer to what I'm imagining than anything else I've seen.

Thanks for the link!