[CALUG] Podcast *player* plug-in for Firefox 1.5?
Browne at t-online.de
Browne at t-online.de
Mon Feb 20 09:59:01 CST 2006
Thanks to all three, Rajiv, Bob and Alan for 3 very useful and complementary
answers, all of which I'll reply to here, one after the other.
Glad you like the bashpodder. I think you can do what you want
only some of the available broadcasts) like so: When you click "add", and
"Download Cast List", you'll get a list of the available broadcasts. If
already downloaded a given program, the "logged" box will appear to be
checked. I don't know if it's a design feature, or a happy accident, but in
any case, if you click "logged" yourself, the program thinks you have it
already and will not fetch it. A related curiosity is, if I do it this
get the broadcasts - say, for
in .m4a format, which I can't play with any tool I have. But if I click on
the "play" link (of the same podcast) as described below, it plays just
fine in either mplayer or RealPlayer.
Thanks for the good explanation of what's going on here. Seems like
a screwy way to implement this on a web-page, but I'll also leave the
pontificating for the experts. At least I can always get what I need quick-
and-dirty via your method. Thanks again.
Thanks for this, it's what I ended up doing. I'm not exactly sure
this MediaPlayerConnectivity thing is for, but it installs itself
than I could do) and it lets me select either mplayer or RealPlayer (and
other configurations.) There is apparently no end of variations in web
Thanks again to all - Ed
p.s. Just to close the loop on one of my earlier questions, I got the
Yepp YP-T7Z MP3 player, which is (as CALUG told me) idiot-proof
on linux, just plug it in and drag-and-drop away. It's a really nice
even the simple 1-button (joystick-type) control is surprisingly easy to
with a little practice. You can see I'm playing the heck out of the
all sorts of podcasts.
Rajiv Gunja wrote:
>First off, thanks for introducing me to "bashpodder". I have been searching
>for days if not weeks for a good, easy podcast downloader for Linux. I was
>afraid that I would use iTunes under Windows/VMware. (iTunes on Linux/Wine
>is version 4, so there is no menu for podcasting).
>I downloaded bashpodder and now I have all my news and talk shows downloaded
>for me by cron.
>Regarding your question, that website, the "play" button, is associated not
>maintainer/designer has purchased. For example, if you go to my favourite
>website, http://www.bbc.co.uk (or http://www.npr.org) you can click on the
>play button, you can either play using RealPlayer or WMP, but in most of
>their live feeds, BBC does not support WMP. Meaning, they have Real Media
>Producer and also have limited license to Windows Media streamer.
>I have Real Media Producer and it is very easy, but I feel most comfortable
>with Macromedia Flash MX, so I do all my audio and video streaming using
>flash MX. In your case that website is looking for quicktime plugin, since
>the under lying streamer is quicktime based.
>By the way since you use bashpodder, I have question for you. Is there a way
>to tell bashpodder to download only the latest podcasts? When I put in
>couple of URLs, it started downloading all the podcasts that existed on that
>website for that show. ( still new to podcasting)
>Rajiv G Gunja
>System Analyst / Engg
>SUN / AIX / HPUX / Linux Admin
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>On 2/19/06, Browne at t-online.de <Browne at t-online.de> wrote:
>> There are actually several questions in here. Start with a podcast
>>I can *subscribe* to that podcast, no problem (I use "BashPodder",
>>simple but effective.) But you'll notice there is a little green icon
>>labeled "play" (sort of like a preview of the podcast.) If you mouse
>>If you click on it, it says I need a plugin (if I pursue that, I believe
>>plugin it says I need is Quicktime.)
>>My question is - how and why is this different than ordinary audio,
>>where you can associate a plugin or extermal application with a mime
>>type or a file suffix? When I get these podcasts (via the BashPodder
>>method), they are simple MP3 files. Why do they use this
>>approach, and can't I just force it to simply play the MP3 the way it
>>does (launching RealPlayer)? AFAIK, Quicktime is not available for
>>Linux, anyway I don't see why that association is made for me, and how
>>I can break it.
>>TIA - Ed
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