kline at thought.org
Fri Jan 9 23:19:11 PST 2009
On Fri, Jan 09, 2009 at 08:43:09AM -0600, David Kelly wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 08, 2009 at 11:03:29PM -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> > Guys,
> > I've going to give away what I think could be at least a
> > multi-thousand dollar idea, something we nearly have already.
> > And a wish-list for a program that does not, AFAIK, exist.
> Its called iTunes.
> > First, the wish-for:: given all the kinds of video and audio
> > programs that are now on the web, how difficult would it be
> > to have a GUI [interface] program pop up a screen with date of
> > airing, and/or date of podcast? Not to exceed several hours
> > worth of recorded podcasts... or live recording.
> iTunes will suck them down and has settings for when (if ever) to delete
> old podcasts.
> > I can only give examples of thing I watch, but this will give
> > you some idea. And bear in mind that at least FreeBSD cannot
> > capture some programs. Like "FRONTLINE" on PBS.
> > But for the sake of argument, let's say that firefox or
> > whatever browser or kmplayer or another player did have the
> > proper codecs.
> > This GUI app would find, fetch, and store in /usr/local/tmp
> > FRONTLINE, NOVA, "In Our Time" and "Everyday Ethics" [BBC],
> > and "Marketplace", Weekend, 10jan09.
> iTunes stores in ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Podcasts/
Music/audio only, or video too?
> > When these programs were safely in /usr/local/tmp/Pods, the
> > program would send mail or otherwise inform the user.
> Script from cron to detect presence of a new file in the above, send
> There are FreeBSD ports for subscribing to podcasts that could do the
> same thing.
> > How doable is this...? and, yes, i know that many of these
> > audio files can be subscribed to as podcasts. I have several
> > on my Google page.
> Get A Mac!
Ha! Well, I stand to inherit my daughter's MacBook in a
few years. Okay, so if Apple has this, can I use it? I
mean for-free, not having to sub to some monthly deal or
This is an idea I thought up a couple years ago when all
the audio podcasts began appearing. At any rate, seems to
me that the open-* community could do at least as well as
our brother hackers at Apple.
Just a thought.
Come Monday, OZ-time, I'll let everybody know my major
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