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  1. #21  
    Quote Originally Posted by scottymomo
    The RSS feeds include links to mp3 files for podcasts. Quicknews recognizes these just like it recognizes links to images which can be downloaded when the feed is retrieved (images only retrieved over the air and not via hotsync however). In the Conduit setup for quicknews you can choose to automatically download those podcasts. Check it out, it's pretty cool
    OK. I think I have it set up, but I don't see Real Player as one of the options for an mp3 player on quicknews. Once I hotsync, how do I listen to the audio?
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    I use Pocket Tunes
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    It seems it is not always downloading the podcast - just the text description of the episode. Yes, I have download recent podcasts checked and set to every 12 hours.

    I have it set to download to my 2GB card, and one or two are being downloaded, but there are serveral that are only getting the text descriptions. What does it mean by "recent?" The ones to download were ones that are updated daily like the NBC Evening News. The ones that didn't are probably published weekly.

    Also, I notice my desktop memory is being used pretty heavily since I installed Quicknews. What is it doing? Does it download the podcasts in the background and wait for me to hotsync?
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  4.    #24  
    Quote Originally Posted by Gnasher
    If you have an SD card reader, why not leave the SD card in there overnight?
    Because then you have to remember to unmount card, remove from pc, and insert into treo. If anyone is like me, I leave my house at 6:30 am, tired as hell. I press hotsync, wait for the "all happy" sound then grab the treo and run. I'm not moving sd cards back and forth.
  5. #25  
    I use QuickNews to read my RSS feeds, but hadn't thought to use it for downloading Podcasts.

    I went home last night, set it up to do just that. It worked flawlessly. I listen to one podcast everyday, and it's usually around 27MB so it did take a few minutes to transfer over but not as long as I thought it would.

    And now I'm at working listening to my podcasts :-)
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  6. #26  
    Could you please tell me what your settings are? I have been trying to set it up and it just doesn't seem to download anything but the text descriptions for most of my podcasts. Does it only download the podcast if it was released the same day you are hotsyncing?
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    I am experiencing the same. I have several podcasts and some seem to download automatically on hotsync and some do not. Perhaps, it's the way rss is setup.

    I also noticed that you can manually download the "enclosure", but this only happens over the air. There should be an option for download encloser on next hotsync. Some of my podcasts are too big and would take too long for it to download over the air.
  8. #28  
    Yes. It seems that it only downloads podcasts "published" the day you are hotsyncing. I am using Quicknews to automatically download them, but am listening to them with RealPlayer. Once listened to, I use FileZ to delete the file from my SD card. Everyone says Pocket Tunes is better, but I don't see why.

    I also noticed that all of my iTunes music is in MPEG4 format, so I will need to convert them to MP3 for Real Player to be able to play them. Anyone know of any free converters from MPEG4 to MP3?
  9. #29  
    I have it set in my desktop conduit to download any podcasts associated. I was worried at first it would go back through my one larger podcast feed, it would take forever.

    It seems to grab, what ever the last feed entry was and what podcast audio file was associated with it. I haven't tried it yet with a podcast that is weekly and not daily. When I get home tonight I will.

    I also set that particular feed to only grab from Hotsync.

    I also got the feed links, from the iTunes Music Store. It would be great to be able to choose "Download last 5 kinda thing".

    For those on Macs, there is a program called Sync Tunes, which does something similar. It takes from iTunes and you can choose move to your Palm SD card, all podcasts or new, and choose overwrite or merge.
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  10. #30  
    Quote Originally Posted by rbenjami
    I also noticed that all of my iTunes music is in MPEG4 format, so I will need to convert them to MP3 for Real Player to be able to play them. Anyone know of any free converters from MPEG4 to MP3?

    Is it Protect AAC, or just MPEG4?

    If they are not files purchased through the iTMS, go into your preferences and set you Import settings to MP3.

    Then go back to your library, and choose the files you want to convert, then go to the Advanced Menu and there will now be an option to Convert to MP3 format.
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  11. #31  
    Quote Originally Posted by mtnmunch
    Is it Protect AAC, or just MPEG4?

    If they are not files purchased through the iTMS, go into your preferences and set you Import settings to MP3.

    Then go back to your library, and choose the files you want to convert, then go to the Advanced Menu and there will now be an option to Convert to MP3 format.
    NFW!?! I just spent an hour and a half last night trying to find a program that will do that. You're telling me it was in iTunes all the time? I'll have to check it out when I get home tonight. THANK YOU.
  12. #32  
    OK. I gave up on Quicknews. It kept crashing my Treo and would hang whenever I tried to hotsync. I remember there was a program which resides on the SD card and was free. You would run it with the card in your card reader. CAN ANYONE TELL ME THE NAME OF THIS PROGRAM?

    Thanks!
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  13. #33  
    Found it:

    "Podcatcher on a Stick" http://www.rotzoll.de/podblogger/mp3stick/
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    Follow-up:

    I set up podcatcher on a stick this weekend and it works GREAT! Only drawbacks are that I need to remove the SD card and run it from the desktop reader. Also then need to move downloaded podcasts from Podcast folder to Audio folder to listen using RA. Best part is that it doesn't fowl up hotsyncing like quicknews did. (and it's FREE!)
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  15. #35  
    I know this isn't exactly what you were looking for, but the newest version of MMPlayer has a podcast feature. I've only played with it a little bit, but it seems to work by you putting in the RSS feed, then it streams the podcast...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragan
    I know this isn't exactly what you were looking for, but the newest version of MMPlayer has a podcast feature. I've only played with it a little bit, but it seems to work by you putting in the RSS feed, then it streams the podcast...
    Close, but I listen to my podcasts on the NYC subway where there is no cell service.
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  17. #37  
    Quote Originally Posted by rbenjami
    OK. I gave up on Quicknews. It kept crashing my Treo and would hang whenever I tried to hotsync. I remember there was a program which resides on the SD card and was free. You would run it with the card in your card reader. CAN ANYONE TELL ME THE NAME OF THIS PROGRAM?

    Thanks!
    Did you happen to try the lastest beta (1.2b9) before giving up? No crashes here...
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    wasnt audible coming out with a program that did this over the air?
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  19. #39  
    Quote Originally Posted by scottymomo
    Did you happen to try the lastest beta (1.2b9) before giving up? No crashes here...
    Where do you get the betas? Did not see them on the website.
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    Been playing with Quicknews and got it to download Episode 25 of TWIT. I do not have any of the listed audio players, but being in that directory it showed up in Realplayer so I can listen to the audio.

    Really liking that software so far, thanks for the link
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