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Date:      Fri, 16 Jan 2009 11:28:01 +1000
From:      Da Rock <rock_on_the_web@comcen.com.au>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: programs...
Message-ID:  <1232069281.22938.13.camel@laptop2.herveybayaustralia.com.au>
In-Reply-To: <20090110071905.GA13271@thought.org>
References:  <20090109070324.GA68165@thought.org> <20090109144309.GA92392@Grumpy.DynDNS.org> <20090110071905.GA13271@thought.org>

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What about Miro?

On Fri, 2009-01-09 at 23:19 -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 09, 2009 at 08:43:09AM -0600, David Kelly wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 08, 2009 at 11:03:29PM -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> > > 	
> > > 	Guys,
> > > 
> > > 	I've going to give away what I think could be at least a
> > > 	multi-thousand dollar idea, something we nearly have already.
> > > 	And a wish-list for a program that does not, AFAIK, exist.
> > 
> > Its called iTunes.
> > 
> > > 	First, the wish-for:: given all the kinds of video and audio
> > > 	programs that are now on the web, how difficult would it be
> > > 	to have a GUI [interface] program pop up a screen with date of
> > > 	airing, and/or date of podcast?  Not to exceed several hours
> > > 	worth of recorded podcasts... or live recording.
> > 
> > iTunes will suck them down and has settings for when (if ever) to delete
> > old podcasts.
> > 
> > > 	I can only give examples of thing I watch, but this will give
> > > 	you some idea.  And bear in mind that at least FreeBSD cannot
> > > 	capture some programs.  Like "FRONTLINE" on PBS.
> > > 
> > > 	But for the sake of argument, let's say that firefox or
> > > 	whatever browser or kmplayer or another player did have the
> > > 	proper codecs.
> > > 
> > > 	This GUI app  would find, fetch, and store in /usr/local/tmp
> > > 	FRONTLINE, NOVA, "In Our Time" and "Everyday Ethics" [BBC],
> > > 	and "Marketplace", Weekend, 10jan09.  
> > 
> > iTunes stores in ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Podcasts/
> 
> 
> 	Music/audio only, or video too?
> 
> 
> > 
> > > 	When these programs were safely in /usr/local/tmp/Pods, the
> > > 	program would send mail or otherwise inform the user.
> > 
> > Script from cron to detect presence of a new file in the above, send
> > notification.
> > 
> > There are FreeBSD ports for subscribing to podcasts that could do the
> > same thing.
> > 
> > > 	How doable is this...?  and, yes, i know that many of these
> > > 	audio files can be subscribed to as podcasts.  I have several
> > > 	on my Google page.  
> > 
> > Get A Mac!
> > 
> 	
> 		Ha!  Well, I stand to inherit my daughter's MacBook in a
> 		few years.  Okay, so if Apple has this, can I use it?  I
> 		mean for-free, not having to sub to some monthly deal or
> 		whatever?
> 
> 		This is an idea I thought up a couple years ago when all
> 		the audio podcasts began appearing.  At any rate, seems to
> 		me that the open-* community could do at least as well as
> 		our brother hackers at Apple.
> 
> 		Just a thought.  
> 
> 		Come Monday, OZ-time, I'll let everybody know my major
> 		idea.  
> 




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