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Chronicles the development of Pocket Podcasts, an open source podcast client for Pocket PC and Smartphone

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Beta 2 released: Mobile RSS, Video

I just released a new beta with some crucial features:

- RSS viewing and podcast downloading over WiFi, EVDO, etc.
- Video support, when combined with TCPMP

Now you can turn a Pocket PC into a wireless-enabled "Video iPod" with excellent podcast support. As proof of concept, I've been regularly watching DL.TV, Cranky Geeks, and other video podcasts on my Pocket PC. There is one caveat: video playback can be sluggish with the wrong format. As long as I get the Divx or Mpeg4 versions, though, playback is smooth and crisp, even in "big screen" landscape mode.

Overall, the experience has been great. Despite owning an iPod, I rarely use it anymore. I originally had doubts when I bought my Pocket PC. Now that I think of it as a WiFi iPod that can do Skype, web, games, etc., it's quickly turned out to be a worthwhile purchase.

Enjoy the beta.
-Wes

4 Comments:

  • At 12:26 PM, Blogger david said…

    Wes,

    Please email me at bourdon@med.unc.edu

    I have a question.

    Thank you,
    David

     
  • At 4:55 AM, Blogger Rudi Pittman said…

    The following feed fails on the latest beta with a "not supported exception"...


    http://www.htcwizardweb.net/blog/feed

     
  • At 10:11 AM, Blogger BetaBoy said…

    Can you email me about using TCPMP... I have a question for you... and was sondering if we could help each other betaboy@corecodec.com

     
  • At 8:43 PM, Blogger Len said…

    I can mount my Motorola Q Smartphone on my MacBook Pro using Missing Sync 2.5 and it looks as if it's installing Pocket Podcasts on the Q. But can I install the .Net piece of the system on a Mac? Thanks. I am VERY excited at being able to shift my extensive podcasts habit to my Q from my Nano, so I can quit worrying that I am missing phone calls. --Len Edgerly
    LenEdgerly@attglobal.net

     

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