What about Miro? On Fri, 2009-01-09 at 23:19 -0800, Gary Kline wrote: > 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 > > 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! > > > > 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 > whatever? > > 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 > idea. >
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