[CALUG] Podcast *player* plug-in for Firefox 1.5?
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Mon Feb 20 13:44:43 CST 2006
When I add an URL, I do not get any Cast list dialogue box. ( I am using
bpgui.sh [Xdialogue] to run my bashpodder.shell. Since I had 8 podcast URL
in my list, the download took over 30 minutes and it downloaded over 850 MB
of podcasts audio files.
M4A is a new or latest standard, which is according to me is awesome. M4A ->
MPEG 4 Audio, which is an International standard. The plus for us "open
source ppl" no licenses or royalty need to be given for streaming or sharing
the file in M4A format. Apart from that, M4A is smaller and better quality
compared to MP3. XMMS has a plugin for playing M4A. There are scripts out in
the public domain, which will convert M4A/AAC (because apple popularised
both these formats) to OGG / WAV / MP3. And we all know that Quicktime will
play M4A out of the box.
I have quicktime installed under WINE/CrossoverOffice, will give it a shot
to see if it plays well or at all. I have to try out compiling xmms on a
test box, b4 I get a chance to install it on my desktop.
Rajiv G Gunja
System Analyst / Engg
SUN / AIX / HPUX / Linux Admin
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> 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
> 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
> way, I
> get the broadcasts - say, for
> in .m4a format, which I can't play with any tool I have. But if I click
> the "play" link (of the same podcast) as described below, it plays just
> fine in either mplayer or RealPlayer.
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