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Old 06-29-2012, 10:21 PM   #16
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When I opened the. Podcast app, it automatically started downloading the PCC 3 podcast.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:28 AM   #17
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This is a great App!! Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:47 AM   #18
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So, this app lets you download podcasts directly to your device instead of going through your computer? Is that right? Does it take the same amount of time? Is it automatic or do you have to go check it?
hi there - even without this app, you're already able to download podcasts direct to your iOS device, through iTunes. however it's fairly clunky (crashes on me ALL the time, 1st gen iPad), and i don't believe you can add automatic subscription downloads. the actual download speed, of course, depends on your internet connection, but shouldn't be too much different than your computer.

i use RSS radio right now for my podcasts; there's a free and a paid version, and while i like the app a lot, i'm still using the free version as i haven't had an overarching need for more functions yet. i may have to give this new app a whirl, but i'll probably end up sticking with what i already know.

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Old 07-03-2012, 03:39 PM   #19
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oh That looks nice!! I am so totally gonna get that for my Ipad!!!
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:46 AM   #20
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Watch your data usage

Be careful what you enable in the app. I had it set up to automatically download new content as it became available. In about 6 days I used almost 1 Gig of data! I thought it would only download over wifi. The app works ok, I just don't want anybody to get a surprise on their next wireless bill.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:36 PM   #21
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This app is very very slow on my 8gig 3GS. When I start the app it takes about 45 seconds before I can tap a podcast. Then every button I press has at least a 10 second lag. I'll wait for the first update, but if it doesn't get better ill probably delete.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:48 AM   #22
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Just wanted to share that there are some alternatives to the Podcast app (that are a little more functional) and have been out for a while. My favorites are:

-Downcast

-Instacast

(I apologize, I can't post links yet)

With either, you can set up automatic download feeds very simply. I use Downcast, and for example, it will download the DIS automatically as soon as it is released and automatically place it in my Downcast Playlist. I can even set it up to only download the next time I connect to Wi-Fi if I'm conscious of my data plan usage.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:29 PM   #23
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I am a fan of PodCruncher, however I am coming around to like the apple podcast app. One thing that I don't like with the apple app is that it will only download the latest podcast in the feed, and not all new ones. PodCruncher downloads all new podcasts in the feed automatically.

Hopefully Apple will push an update to fix some of the bugginiess of the app. I doubt they will add the automatic downloading of all new podcasts in a feed, but I can always hope.

One other thing that we could ask for from the Dis team is an RSS feed that only contains the entire podcast in it's entire form, not broken into separate segments. I know the there used to be a link on the show notes page for the single mp3 file download, but I have not seen it there lately.

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Old 07-08-2012, 12:31 PM   #24
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Yeah, so apparently the disboards app goes not like my emoji smiley face from my iPod!

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Old 07-08-2012, 02:18 PM   #25
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Sort of makes Stitcher unecessary for me... Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:19 PM   #26
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I've been using Downcast for quite a while now. I still think I like it better than the Apple podcast app. It has a feature that allows you to swipe forward or backward in 30 second intervals. This makes it a lot easier when I'm driving the car to keep my hands on the wheel.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:27 PM   #27
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Just wanted to share that there are some alternatives to the Podcast app (that are a little more functional) and have been out for a while. My favorites are:

-Downcast

-Instacast

(I apologize, I can't post links yet)

With either, you can set up automatic download feeds very simply. I use Downcast, and for example, it will download the DIS automatically as soon as it is released and automatically place it in my Downcast Playlist. I can even set it up to only download the next time I connect to Wi-Fi if I'm conscious of my data plan usage.
Thanks for the alternatives to the Podcast app. The official Apple Podcast app is in need of an update. The performance is very slow and buggy (which most the reviews on iTunes confirm - it has poor rankings). I need to remove the app or else I'll throw my phone out the window
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