Long time no see, mainly due to the absence of major bugs, and to me being busy at work.
I’m still struggling with the issue where the downloads display sometimes doesn’t update completely. I’ve made some changes that I think fixes it, but please report any oddities you encounter!
PodBreeze has now got an internal web server. Surf to http://localhost:8080/, and you’ll see a list of all podcasts and episodes. Click the one that you want to listen to. Maybe this interface can be used for integration with Songbird? Try it and get back to me!
The web server is turned off by default, so you’ll have to visit the settings section of the program to turn it on or change what port it listens on.
PodBreeeze uses a standard method to communicate with your Windows firewall, in order to be able to open the port for the web server. If this doesn’t work, you might have to manually give PodBreeze permission to open this port.
The directory viewer has another nice feature. Discovering and subscribing to a new podcast that sounds great is not fun when you discover that it hasn’t released anything new the last decade, right? So now there’s a list of all episodes in the feed under the information display, which also shows the publication date of each episode – great for getting a feel of the regularity or lack thereof.
You can now view the shownotes of an episode that’s already been downloaded, or are currently being downloaded. Just right click the episode in the downloads list and choose View shownotes from the popup menu. This will only work for episodes that are still in the feed they were downloaded from.
There are now two new command line switches, that you can use:
/dbviewer launches a viewer into the database used by the program. Not for the faint of heart, but might be useful for some of you
/cleanflagged empties the database table that’s used to keep track of items that are flagged to either be downloaded or never to be downloaded.
The help file has been tweaked slightly, adding descriptions for most, if not all, the new features and correcting some typos.
- Normal version for installation on your hard disk
- USB version for installation on your USB MP3 player
- Update version for existing users