Murray Williams lives and works in Northwest Arkansas. He tries to keep his blog up-to-date, but the pressures of life squeeze in and sometimes he just doesn't have the time. You can check out his full site at www.murdog.com.

6.27.2005

iPodder 2.1 is now available

For those of you who don't know, iPodder is a program that automates the download of podcasts. If you don't know what podcasts are, check out www.podcastalley.com or www.ipodder.org or some of my previous posts.

The new version of iPodder, the cross-platform podcatching client is now available for download. (Click the title of this blog entry.) It is an incremental update, but it has one huge addition in my opinion. iPodder will now automatically change the genre in the id3 tags of the podcast to 'Podcast'. For people who listen to podcasts on their computer, this is no big deal, but on the iPod, the way I find podcasts is searching by Genre.

Here is the problem. We are at the whim of each podcast as to what the Genre is. A lot of podcasts make the genre "Podcast" which is incredibly handy, but quite a few come in as "Speech" or "Technology Trends" (you know who you are...) or some default setting in their recording software. That makes finding new podcasts in your iTunes library, or worst yet, your iPod an easter egg hunt.

iPodderX already fixed that problem, but I can't use that because I don't have a Mac, (Although, that is being dealt with. A new XP version is on the horizon with a public beta coming out any day now.) I couldn't use it. iPodder lemon followed their lead, or listened to the users and added the feature of automated Genre changing. I am so happy! Am I a geek or what?

MurDog OUT!!!

2 Comments:

Blogger Nelson said...

I want to know how to get signed up for the beta XP!!! Is this the Longhorn beta?

8:45 AM

 
Blogger Murray Williams said...

No, the beta I am talking about is the XP version of iPodderX, a great podcatching client that until now was only available on Mac.

10:48 AM

 

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