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/ > 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 notification. 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! -- David Kelly N4HHE, dke...@hiwaay.net ======================================================================== Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"