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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 44cuse, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. 44cuse

    44cuse Member
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    This is quick and easy...Can I get a sampling of what people are using for podcasting apps and likes/dislikes?

    Here is what I want to be able to do:

    1. ESPN-"type" podcasts (scheduled, generally weekly, etc)
    2. Semi-"custom" podcasts (hometown newspaper podcasts, generally not scheduled)

    Would preferably like something I can can schedule to download at night.

    Thanks in advance,

    44cuse
     

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  2. Redflea

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    Try Google Listen. Very configurable, seems to not be a resource hog, and UI is pretty good. Allows you to subscribe, download, schedule when to download (on external power or on WiFi, or both), etc.
     
  3. Nidisa

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    Mediafly!! I love love this app. I found Listen much less user friendly than Mediafly. You set up an account online and select podcasts that you are interested in hearing. It syncs to your phone as a favorite list. The support forum online is very good as well.
    Can't say enough about this app!!
     
  4. Redflea

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    Hmm..didn't like the mediafly UI...too much going on. But to each his own. :)
     
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    STITCHER!!! I had this app on the Storm and loved it....finally its here for Android!!
     
  6. 44cuse

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    Thanks. I tried Listen and for a couple different reasons was not that excited. Primarily, because it was not pulling the right content from one of the sources. Also, the search functionality was not that great. Did you have any issues manually adding feeds?

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  7. 44cuse

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    I downloaded Mediafly and so far it is OK...but the content on my 1st download will not play. Also, how do I tell if the "Auto Download" functionality is working/scheduled? That seems to be a limitation (if you cannot tell if that functionality is working).

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  8. craighwk

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    I was using Doggcatcher, but after seeing this thread and checking out Mediafly, I think I may have to switch. :)
     
  9. bcromwell

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    Beyondpod is my favorite, Used to for years on my WM6 phone and the android version is even better.

    Listen would never auto download that was my main complaint with it.
     
  10. Nidisa

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    For MediaFly (let's go with MF for the rest of this post!)

    Get your account online, pick your shows.

    Open MF on your Droid.
    Click menu/settings. Under "on touch/click episode" select show episode information.
    Go back to your channels. Select one Category. Then select one show. It will open to the information about that show. Now hit menu again. A pop up will appear. Select Auto Download (by default it has a red X...meaning don't auto download.)

    Now, the show you want, will auto download when there is a new episode.

    From main MF menu, you can tell the app how many episodes of any show you want to keep/have on your phone. You can tell it to only download new content IF you are connected to WiFi.

    It's been flawless for me, makes me purr :)
     
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  11. Redflea

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    Odd...works fine for me, subscriptions are auto-downloaded as expected.

    Answering previous question - I haven't done any manual adds...
     
  12. Redflea

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    What I like about Listen is its simplicity...haven't had any content issues but I'm primarily pulling from pretty major sources.
     
  13. bthoward

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    I'll add another voice to Beyondpod... I'll admit I didn't try a whole lot of other apps... I just tried Beyondpod and it did all I wanted so then I just quit looking and purchased it..
     
  14. 44cuse

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    Nidisa....thanks for the tutorial. I suppose I eventually would (may?) have found that, but thanks again for the clarification. I just went in and made those changes so we'll see how it works. Do you know how to add a manual feed?

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  15. 44cuse

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    Thanks RedFlea...much appreciated.

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  16. devarshib

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    Listen is still buggy for me at pulling new episodes. The auto download wasn't working for me either. I'm using acast right now. It's free, isn't the prettiest, and works perfectly. I also use it for audiobooks for it's bookmarking ability. Mypod was functional but ugly too.
     
  17. John566

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    BeyondPod is my favorite by far and I've tried 4 different podcast apps. The developer is very responsive and has made quite a few improvements in the last month.
     
  18. techsamaritan

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    I looked in the App Catalog and I cannot find it! I love stitcher too! Is it listed under another name?
     
  19. troybal

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    I am new to podcasting but would love to hear podcasts from ESPN, Tom Leykis and a few others.
    I have downloaded the free BeyondPod however how I can only listen to what comes up on the screen. I cannot search add etc.. is it because it is the free one or because I have no idea how to use it lol.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  20. Loco Leeep

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    Thanks for this. For some reason, I haven't been able to stream video podcasts, SD or HD, wi-fi or 3g. They would buffer very slowly but for some reason, when I use your tip here, they download wicked fast.
     
  21. Loco Leeep

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    BTW, I use mediafly because I have a Chumby and Chumby has (not very robust) Mediafly audio podcast built in. Now I can listen to my podcasts anywhere, anytime.
     

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