Re: simple podcaster V1.0

  • From: Steve Holmes <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 15:59:47 -0700

Hash: RIPEMD160

Yes, I just subscribed and pulled down your shows for later listening.
I should point out however, you have two letter 't's on your new feed
address.  I took off one of them and my subscribe worked.  So it is
podcast with one 't'.:)

On Sat, Sep 09, 2006 at 03:20:59PM -0700, Shannon Reece wrote:
> Hi all,
> Here's something some of you might be interested in.
> If you've got web space on a server running PHP4 and above, and if you are
> using a third party such as feedburner or WordPress or Gcast to store or
> manage your podcasts, you might want to look at SimplePodcaster.
> This is a php script that you install in the directory where your podcasts
> are stored, if you use your web space to store the files.
> produced the script and trust me, it works.  Here's what the genius behind
> (I am highly biased) says about it.
> *****
> Simple Podcaster
> This script will podcast any mp3 file it finds in its directory. It will use
> the filename (without the .mp3 file extension) as the title of the podcast
> item, replacing the underscore characters with spaces. It will use the date
> of the file as the publication date.
> If a file by the same name with a .txt extension exists in the directory,
> its contents will be used as the description of the item.
> ****
> Trust me, this works. There are two lines in the script, (and it is easy to
> se where these lines are), where the title of the podcast and a description
> are put by the owner of the podcast.  After you do this, simply install the
> script in the directory where your podcast files are stored and it will
> work.
> The address for an existing ppodcast will change if you use this script.
> For instance, if I used WordPress to give Juice or any podcatcher the
> address to look for podcasts, the address was something like:
> or something similar.
> Now, because I am using the simple podcaster, the address is:
> i.e., my web site address followed by the name of the directory where I keep
> my podcast files.
> I don't understand how php works, but in the script lines there are mentions
> of xml and rss so I think he's got everything covered.  I tried it using
> Juice and it found all eight of my podcasts, bad as they are. :)
> The script isn't free, but the cost is minimal for the hair it will save you
> pulling out if you try to figure out the third party's way of doing things.
> (I am biased I know.)
> If Jeff had written it earlier I wouldn't have so much grey hair! :)
> To read about it and possibly purchase it, if you are not an existing
> customer,
> If you are an existing customer, you can purchase it from the
> link on your overview page once you've logged into your account.
> This is the greatest thing since M&Ms.
> Shannon

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