[bct] Re: RSS reader?

  • From: "Darrell Shandrow" <nu7i@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2005 11:48:12 -0700

Hi Jennifer,

Just FYI, Juice can, indeed, pull in video enclosures as witnessed with some episodes of Adam Curry's Daily Source Code.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jennifer Sutton" <jensutton@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2005 11:43 AM
Subject: [bct] Re: RSS reader?

Hello, all:

I see a lot of apparent confusion on lists where blind people seem to be unclear about what an RSS reader is, versus a podcatcher. For those of you who know, pardon this post.

First of all, if Juice is falling out of favor in the blind community, that's news to me. Juice is a podcatching client, not an RSS reader, per se. Juice's primary functionality is to download podcasts i.e. it fetches the audio enclosures. It may be able to fetch video ones, too; I haven't tried.

The only time, in my view, that you can call Juice an RSS reader is if you choose to read shownotes in it by opening a page in your browser.

Rss reading may be accomplished in lots of ways; I happen to use Bloglines. Some people seem to prefer to pull in RSS feeds via email, but in my mind, that defeats the whole purpose of RSS in the first place.

Hope this clears up some of what may be confusion.

I've heard of other theoretically accessible podcatchers, but they do not seem to be in ongoing development and so may not be able to handle RSS as people, apparently, make up their own feed tags i.e. iTunes, as I understand it. So much for standards . . .


At 10:08 AM 12/18/2005 -0700, you wrote:
What RSS readers are people using? Juice seems to be falling out of favor
with the blind community, so what else works? I use both Win-ehes and JFW.

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