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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by crow11ad, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. crow11ad

    crow11ad Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I was wondering if dogcatcher is worth the 7.00 price tag. I tried listen from google, but it would not find some of the podcasts out there due to no rss enclosures in some of the paticular podcasts so listen can't play them.

    I want to be able to stream, not download a podcast.
    I would like it to remember where I left off even if I close it or go to another podcast.
    I would like it to play video podcasts.

    Can dogcatcher do the above?
     



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  2. kayawire

    kayawire Member

    Yes, I would also like to know if it warrants the $7 price tag ....mainly for watching video podcasts , news etc....I wish there was a trial period:(
     
  3. crow11ad

    crow11ad Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Does anyone know if Dogcatcher will do what was originally asked. I see the high ratings, but the cost is the deciding factor. If it can do what I asked, I may have to get.
     
  4. KoukiFC3S

    KoukiFC3S Android Expert

    I use doggcatcher for video podcasts.

    The Moment is great for playing video podcats. The 800MHz really makes a difference.

    Doggcatcher can stream and download the video podcasts; but it doesn't seem to be able to resume them.
     
  5. kayawire

    kayawire Member

    Thanks Mate
     
  6. danooooo

    danooooo Newbie


    It does resume audio podcasts however.
     
  7. Yep, it does everything you mention but doesn't remember the play position of videos, since they are launched in the android video player rather than in the integrated video player.
     
  8. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie

    Doggcatcher and BeyondPod seem very similar. I decided to go with BeyondPod mainly because they offer a free trial whereas Doggcatcher doesn't. BeyondPod also will stream and/or d/l audio and video podcasts. Like Doggcatcher(?) it uses it's own player for audio but relies on the default Android video player so video bookmarking is out.
     
  9. MB200

    MB200 Member

    @Crow11ad -- Yes, DoggCatcher is definitely "worth it" -- I paid the $7 bucks several months ago and have found DoggCatcher to be one of the most useful and feature-rich apps on the Android Market.

    The developers are very active in adding new feature/function in frequent new releases; new releases have always smoothly installed keeping all of my feed preferences, current podcast playback status, etc. intact.

    I would recommend that anyone who wants a podcatcher should definitely try DoggCatcher.

     
  10. Thanks MB200 for your kind words.

    I also wanted to add that the ability to remember play position for videos was recently added.

    Offline viewing support for youtube videos (including remembering the play position) is coming soon.

     
  11. ramiss

    ramiss Well-Known Member

    i like DogCatcher a lot. My only issue is that it does not seem to honor my settings to not delete podcasts. BeyondPod has a setting to keep the "last 5" podcasts for example.

    Also, guys don't forget that you can get a full refund on any app within the first 24 hours of purchase.
     
  12. There are a couple different auto-delete policies to choose from but the specific one you refer to doesn't exist yet in DC, although it's scheduled to appear in one of the next few releases.

    You can get the behavior you are looking for by setting the auto-downloads and max items to the same value. It's not ideal, but it may suffice in the mean time.

    Here's the issue for the feature in my bug tracker in case you want to check the status - 0000031: Episodes - Auto delete policy of "Delete Oldest" (ignoring InProgres/Done states) - Mantis

     
  13. bohnded

    bohnded Newbie

    I've been using it for over a year. It just keeps getting better.
     
  14. ramiss

    ramiss Well-Known Member


    Thanks, but I have My Auto Delete Policy Set to None and when a new feed is downloaded the old one is deleted. This seems wrong regardless of the auto-download and max settings.
     
  15. joschell

    joschell Lurker

    crow11ad- You can buy it from the App Market and return it within 24 hours for a full refund if you don't like it. I did this and went back to using Google Listen. I have had much better luck w/ Listen refreshing since I have started using the remove download feature.

    Regarding your question about podcasts that are not in RSS enclosures, I can't help you there. I didn't have DoggCatcher long enough to try.
     
  16. poobear011

    poobear011 Lurker

    on dogcatcher say i find a podcast i want to subscribe to. does doggcatcher keep it currrent with all new podcast that are avaliable to hear ?
    then i am asked to listen now or place in "queue " what is queue please ??
    when you open a podcast and it has 10 items listed different dates say and you press one of the dates . is the material already stored on the memory card to be played or does it fetch it using the tel line to download it .
    if someone can tell me where i might learn this i would appreciate it !!

    poobear
    [ I BA newbe !! ]
     
  17. curious*cat

    curious*cat Lurker

    Has anyone used Dogcatcher recently and what did you think of it? If you did not like it, is there something better? I have an Atrix 4G.
     

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