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Integrating Podcasts.

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by BoomAM, 28 Jan 2006.

  1. BoomAM

    Capodecina

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    Hi.
    Ive been listening to 'The Ricky Gervais Show' alot lately. But on iTunes, they only have 5-8. The ones off iTunes have 'pod listings' so you can skip to certain parts, images embedded in them, and of course, are seen as podcasts by iTunes.
    Now, my mates given me 1-4 in MP3 format, which is fine, but they're not recognised as part of other podcasts.
    Is there a way to do that?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MarcLister

    Capodecina

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    Hmm doubt it since podcasts are what you download via iTunes to your PC. Adding something from your PC to the iTunes folder would be in essence an offline podcast library.

    How big are the first four Ricky Gervais podcasts? Been meaning to get the first ones that aren't on iTunes anymore. Do you know of any sites that host them? Legal sites I mean.
     
  3. BoomAM

    Capodecina

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    Thats the thing though. The only thing thats different is the file format. The podcasts off iTunes are in *.m4v format, where as the first ones ive got are in MP3.

    They're about 50Mb each.
     
  4. tolien

    Caporegime

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    It's the content of the enhanced podcast files that give you all those features.
     
  5. BoomAM

    Capodecina

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    I know.
    But im wondering if theres a way to get iTunes to recognise these files as podcasts.
    As i doubt converting them to *.m4a would cause iTunes to recognise them as podcasts.
     
  6. tolien

    Caporegime

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    AFAIK, unless they came from an iTunes feed (ie from within the iTMS), it won't (as far as them appearing under the podcasts tab etc goes at least).

    The extra features (bookmarks etc) come from the enhanced podcast file, so converting them (with the additional content included) would give you that.
     
  7. amit.t

    Gangster

    Joined: 20 Feb 2004

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    Try converting them to m4a files from within itunes, change the category to "Podcast", make sure the album and artsist are the same as the other files. Then backup the files, delete from itunes and re-import them
     
  8. Clarkey

    Capodecina

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    sizes....

    ep 1 - 13.8MB
    ep 2 - 13.9MB
    ep 3 - 13.6MB
    ep 4 - 15.6MB
    ep 5 - 17.4MB
    ep 6 - 14.1MB
    ep 7 - 13.3MB
    ep 8 - 14.6MB

    that cover it? :p
     
  9. BoomAM

    Capodecina

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    Doesnt seem to work.
    The most ive been able to do is get iTunes to list the MP3 episodes under the same 'album' as the AAC ones. And although the artists on all 8 are set to 'Guardian Unlimited', the MP3 episodes are still classed seperately for some reason, as 'Guardian Unlimited', while the AAC ones are listed as 'Podcasts', despite the artists on them being set to 'Guardian Unlimited' as well!
    Looks like im gonna have to rely on playlists to get an iPod to play them all in order.
    Ah well. Could be worse i suppose.
     
  10. amit.t

    Gangster

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    IF anybody really like this podcast then they should buy the DVD from ebay, about a fiver for 80 hours of more of the same (2-3 years worth of xfm radio shows with music & ads edited out)
     
  11. BoomAM

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    That'd be implying that Ricky/Steve/Karl would be getting some of the money from the DVD.
    When they're not.
    Its just someone who's burned the stuff, free stuff i might add, to a DVD and then has begun selling them.
     
  12. amit.t

    Gangster

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    Sadly I didnt imply that at all....which may be worse!

    Anyway you cant buy/download it anywhere legally, if it was available, I'd probably buy it.
     
  13. BoomAM

    Capodecina

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    See your previous post:
    'IF anybody really like this podcast then they should buy the DVD from ebay'
    Which implys that people who are fans of it should buy the DVD.

    Yes you can. Dont talk rubbish. Its called iTunes Music store. Its a free podcast.
     
  14. amit.t

    Gangster

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    I'm talking about the xfm radio shows, 80 hours / 3 yrs of matieral - is this available as a free podcast from iTunes? I think not.
     
  15. BoomAM

    Capodecina

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    I dont recall anyone on here but you mentioning XFM though. So why argue about it? The OP was about the podcasts, not the XFX stuff. As im not interested in the XFM stuff, just the podcasts.
    Plus, you can DL some of them off the XFM website...;)
     
  16. amit.t

    Gangster

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    I sincerely tried to help you with the integration problem & then made a recommendation as to where a fan of the podcast might find more of exactly the same type of material. I dont see why you are being so rude.
     
    Last edited: 29 Jan 2006
  17. BoomAM

    Capodecina

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    Im not being rude. Theres a difference between being 'rude' & discussing the interpritation/correctness of information.
    Im pointing out that your post about the DVD implyed that it was some official thing. When its not.
    And while it may have been helpful, and i thank you for that, to suggest this DVD, it was'nt what i was asking in the first place was it?
     
  18. amit.t

    Gangster

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    Ok whatever, best of luck
     
  19. amit.t

    Gangster

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    Plan B: Rip off the rss feed file, and then fix the links so that the files are all local. Save the feed file locally and then re-subscribe to the local file

    You would have to also, -
    - manually dl the next 2-3 eps
    - have a dir with the old eps which the feed file links to
    - once the feed is subscribed to the files should be imported into itunes and you can delete the files in the dir
     
  20. BoomAM

    Capodecina

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    I wouldnt have thought that would have worked.
    With the 3 episodes i have in MP3 format not having the relevent data to be recognised as podcats, and, being in the wrong format.
    Good idea though.