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.
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. 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. When these programs were safely in /usr/local/tmp/Pods, the program would send mail or otherwise inform the user. 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. gary PS: oTher, larger idea next, separate post. -- Gary Kline kl...@thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org First update of http://transfinite.thought.org/ab/ in seven months. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"