Engadget Podcasts http://podcasts.engadget.com/ http://www.weblogsinc.com/common/media/feedlogo-engadget.gif Engadget Podcasts http://podcasts.engadget.com/ en-us Blogsmith 0.5 http://www.blogsmith.com/ Copyright 2005 Weblogs, Inc. The contents of this feed are available for non-commercial use only. See http://www.weblogsinc.com/syndication/ for more details. iTunes 4.9 with podcasting available for download -- still no formal announcement http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000583048483/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000583048483/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000583048483/#comments engadget #4 podcast itunesWhile there hasn’t been an official announcement yet, iTunes 4.9 with podcasting support is already available for direct download or via software update on the Mac. However, you won’t find any podcasts yet as the directory is currently empty. We’ll keep you updated throughout the day as we await the official announcement and details about that “big corporate content partnership.”

UPDATE: the podcast directories are coming online now globally — Engadget is the 4th most popular on the US store — c’mon folks…move it up.

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Thomas Ricker 2005-06-28T08:18Z
iTunes 4.9 on the way tomorrow? http://podcarts.engadget.com/entry/1234000117048396/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000117048396/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000117048396/#comments iTunes Music Store

We knew it was coming soon, but now it’s looking like the next iteration of iTunes may in fact be unveiled tomorrow instead of July 7. This according to Dave Winer, harbinger of all things podcasting, who says not only will Apple be announcing the release of iTunes 4.9 but also an unnamed “big corporate content partnership.” What do you think — is it Sirius? The iTunes client app will be supporting RSS 2.0 enclosures which of course includes video as well as audio — will they drop a bomb and unveil the iTunes Movie Store with Sony? Give us your predictions.

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Barb Dybwad 2005-06-27T19:17Z
The Podbot: it's a podcaster, it's a robot. http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000593048102/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000593048102/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000593048102/#comments Podbot

Yes, podcasters and would-be podcasters, you can now avoid all social contact whatsoever by deploying the Podbot to handle your interviewing duties. It rolls much like an RC car with an on-board webcam, and its movements and recording functionality are controlled wirelessly. Its Tablet PC brain acts as interface and brain, with specially programmed control software written in .NET to make this one mean mobile podcasting machine. We find it heartening that even our robotic overlords are gettin’ down with grassroots media.

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Barb Dybwad 2005-06-24T18:32Z
Engadget Podcast.32 06.21.2005 http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000283047497/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000283047497/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000283047497/#comments Podcast W600

While Peter was off gallivanting around Los Angeles with his new AOTS crew, CommunicAsia left us in a wash of cellphone-related madness, including bits on Sony Ericsson’s (disappointing) new W600 Walkman phone launch, the V1150 possibly coming to Cingular, and Sprint’s big EV-DO rollout. So if you’re into cellphones, this is the podcast for you—and if you’re not, we’ve got some nice bits in there about messin’ around with Orb, DittyBot, and the Engadget reader meetup this week! So, did we miss Peter around the office? YEAAH!

Hosts: Ryan Block and Peter Rojas

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00:00 Attack of the Show!
05:00 Widescreen iBook rumor
09:00 Sony Ericsson W600 Walkman phone
10:15 V1150 on Cingular?
13:10 Sprint’s EV-DO
16:15 Treo: 2006 + firmware update
23:30 Orb Networks
27:10 DittyBot
30:00 Engadget reader meetup!

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Ryan Block 2005-06-21T11:27Z
Engadget Podcast.31 06.13.2005 http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000583046452/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000583046452/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000583046452/#comments Podcast - Jason Gordon

What a week! Apple went Intel, IBM’s mapping the human brain as a supercomputer, BenQ bought Siemens’s mobile divison, and Jason Gordon, Product Manager for Microsoft’s Mobile and Embedded Devices Division sat down with us to dish on Windows Mobile—where it’s been, where it’s going, Microsoft’s Exchange mobile push e-mail initiative, the works. All this and more on the latest hot, hot summer Engadget Podcast!

Hosts: Peter Rojas and Ryan Block

Guest: Jason Gordon

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46:35, 10.6MB, MP3

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00:00 Apple goes Intel! Rumors fly!
07:50 Blue Brain
09:30 BenQ buys Siemens
14:45 Engadget China
15:50 Yahoo! + Skype?
17:40 Samsung WiFi MP3 players
19:50 Creative Zen Vision
23:30 Jason Gordon of Microsoft
45:50 Outro

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Ryan Block 2005-06-13T04:56Z
Engadget Podcast.30 06.05.2005 http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000770045678/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000770045678/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000770045678/#comments Podcast - Intel Inside a PowerBook

What kind of a weird week has it been when it gets out that Apple’s going all Intel on us? The kind of week wherein we experienced Computex, of course—and abundant crazy Asian ODMs aside, we’ve finally got IBM’s X41 tablet upon us, as well as some serious speak about Akimbo, IPTV, and video anytime, anywhere. So join us for the Engadget Podcast 30, won’t you?

Hosts: Peter Rojas and Ryan Block

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00:00 Intro
00:50 Apple and Intel
05:00 AOpen’s Mini PC
07:20 IBM X41 Tablet PC
10:00 Computex
12:00 Senao’s WiFi handsets
13:30 Tatung’s V620 and the Portable Media Center platform
20:30 Akimbo review
29:30 iRAM
33:00 Wrapup!

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Ryan Block 2005-06-06T03:59Z
iTunes 4.9 adding support for podcasts http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000027044248/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000027044248/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000027044248/#comments

Hugeness: Steve Jobs just revealed at the D: All Things Digital Conference that iTunes 4.9 will add support for podcasts. With one click you’ll be able to subscribe to different feeds and have them automatically delivered to your iPod without using a third-party app like iPodder. You’ll be able to search through a directory of available podcasts (producers will be able to register their podcasts with the iTunes Music Store), but users will have the option of adding whatever feeds they want to iTunes. The other big news: Jobs says that he would consider selling podcasts through the iTunes Music Store, something which should have Audible just a little worried.

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Peter Rojas 2005-05-23T11:05Z
Engadget Podcast.29 05.19.2005 http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000887043870/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000887043870/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000887043870/#comments Podcast - PlayStation 3

There’ve been some big bombs dropped this week in the video game world, both consoles and software alike, so we’ve got a mid-week E3 roundup Podcast to keep you abreast on the latest in the next-gen console shootout going down in here. Special guests Ben Zackheim and Vlad Cole of Joystiq fame join us with the latest on PlayStation 3’s launch, more on Engadget’s and Joystiq’s interview with Steve Ballmer on the Xbox, and we all even manage to take some time to pontificate on what in god’s name is happening in the Nintendo camp before turning the mics over to Joystiq for the latest on upcoming and next-gen titles.

Hosts: Peter Rojas and Ryan Block
Guest: Ben Zackheim and Vlad Cole

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00:50- PlayStation 3 unveiling
04:00- Xbox 360 and the market
12:40- Ballmer on the Xbox 360
20:40- Nintendo Revolution unveiling
29:00- A Nintendo media hoax?
30:50- Joystiq knows games
39:20- Wrapup

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Ryan Block 2005-05-19T15:45Z
Engadget Podcast.28 05.16.2005 http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000370043463/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000370043463/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000370043463/#comments Podcast - Cat Schwartz

The Engadget podcast rolls into Los Angeles for E3; in this week’s episode we chat with Cat Schwartz about the craziness that will be this week’s E3 gaming show, last week’s unveiling of the Xbox 360 on MTV, the return of the broadcast flag, JD Lasica’s interview with Steve Heiner from Nikon, our visit to NYU’s ITP Spring show, the introduction of Windows Mobile 5.0, F-Secure’s confirmation that your cellphone can’t infect your car with a virus, Yahoo!’s new Yahoo! Music Unlimited service, Samsung’s new A800 2-megapixel cameraphone, and a look ahead at a couple of this week’s non-gaming related announcements.

Hosts: Ryan Block and Peter Rojas
Guest: Cat Schwartz

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00:20- Xbox 360 Revealed
03:50- Sony PlayStation 3 unveiling
07:40- Nintendo Revolution unveiling
11:00- Broadcast flag: the resurrection, or, NABbing Congress
14:00- The Engadget Interview - Steve Heiner from Nikon
18:10- NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program Spring 2005 Show
20:45- Google’s acquisition of Dodgeball
21:40- Windows Mobile 5.0 comes alive
26:00- <` href="http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000660042811/">F-Secure debunks car mobile phone virus myth
28:20- Yahoo! Music Unlimited launches
34:45- Sony’s Vaio VGN-T350
40:20- First two megapixel cameraphone hits the US, the Samsung A800
42:30- The LifeDrive drops this week
45:15- Archos AV700 coming soon?
46:00- Cat Schwartz at E3


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Peter Rojas 2005-05-16T11:25Z
Engadget Podcast.27 05.09.2005 http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000523042727/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000523042727/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000523042727/#comments Podcast - Xbox 360 leaked pic

On this episode we discuss the Xbox 360, Google’s outage, Morse code being faster than text messaging, PlayStation Portable ISOs, the recent court ruling on the broadcast flag, palmOne’s LifeDrive, LuxPro’s latest antics, the Verizon Treo 650, Samsung’s i730 Pocket PC Phone, and this week’s introduction of Windows Mobile 2005. (Yeah, the audio quality is a little rougher than usual, but it’ll get better, we promise.)

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36:55, 8.45MB, MP3

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00:58- Xbox 360 live pics
03:08- Google goes down
06:17- Morse code beats texting
07:37- PSP ISOs
10:35- Broadcast flag
17:42- More palmOne LifeDrive pics
21:27- LuxPro is back!
25:17- Verizon getting the Treo 650
26:57- The Samsung i730
29:21- Windows Mobile 2005 coming soon

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Peter Rojas 2005-05-09T16:38Z
Engadget Podcast.26 05.05.2005 - Special Bill Gates Edition http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000130042399/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000130042399/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000130042399/#comments Gates podcast

As promised, we have a special Bill Gates edition of the Engadget Podcast for you. He sat down with Engadget editor Peter Rojas at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference, where they discussed the next Xbox console, whether or not Microsoft is going to come out with a competitor for the PlayStation Portable, the future of Windows Mobile, HD-DVD vs. Blu-ray, IPTV, Windows Media Center and DTV, and why the Tablet PC has struggled so much in the marketplace.

If you haven’t already, you can read parts one and two of the interview online.

Host: Eric Rice

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25:29, 5.94MB, MP3

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Peter Rojas 2005-05-05T17:30Z
Adam Curry gets Sirius http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000700042049/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000700042049/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000700042049/#comments Adam Curry

Much like Infinity Broadcasting has gotten curious about podcasting, Sirius satellite radio seems to be the latest broadcast media outlet bitten by the DIY bug. To that end, they’ve hired Adam Curry (billed as “the father of podcasting”) to do a four-hour weekday show that will be basically Adam’s “greatest hits of podcasting,” to be aired daily on Sirius channel 148. Again, as with the Infinity deal, this misses the whole time-shifting aspect of podcasting — but it seems like this arrangement is more about getting some wide promotion for the idea of podcasting in general. As with the former, Curry’s Sirius shows will include advertising, though Sirius execs are apparently eager for the show to have that “free-form feel” that is more podcast than mainstream radio. It will be interesting to see if podcasting can be so easily rebadged to have that same feel in a mainstream context.

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Barb Dybwad 2005-05-02T21:36Z
Infinity Broadcasting to air podcasts on the radio http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000283041590/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000283041590/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000283041590/#comments Engadget podcast icon - normal size

From the same company bringing visual radio to the States comes another, um, creative stab at salvaging flagging revenues: putting podcasts on the air. Infinity Broadcasting will be launching the world’s first all-podcast radio station on May 16, dubbed KYOURadio. They’re converting previously talk-radio format 1550 KYCY, a San Francisco AM station, to entirely listener-submitted content. Podcasters will submit digital audio files for consideration, which will be reviewed for quality standards and FCC guidelines before being simultaneously broadcast over AM and streamed online at KYOURadio.com. Infinity is going to cover licensing fees so podcasters can use major record label music in their shows, although this won’t really benefit those who play primarily indie and unsigned artists. Plus, licensing complications have prevented Infinity from offering downloadable program archives, which misses one of the essential aspects of podcasting: the time-shifting element. The whole reason many of us find the time to listen is because we can download shows and take them anywhere on portable players — so while we think it’s a positive trend that the airwaves are being opened up to the great unwashed masses, it’s really a different animal from podcasting proper.

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Barb Dybwad 2005-04-28T00:00Z
How-to: Podcatching and audio autofill for your PSP without iTunes http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000940041199/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000940041199/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000940041199/#comments PSP Podcatching no iTunes
iPSP offers an easy way to sync video and music to your PSP on the Windows side, with one drawback: its music management functionality is tied to iTunes. If you don’t use iTunes to manage your music collection, you might want an alternative way to automagically transfer new audio content to your PSP. This is a fairly simple method of getting your fresh podcasts and tunes onto your PSP, without being tied to any particular music management software application.


Ingredients


How it works

Earlier this week we blogged about Shuffler, a handy little tool that was designed to free the iPod shuffle from iTunes for music management. It essentially provides the iTunes’ new “Autofill” feature for use at the file system level, for those who don’t want to use iTunes or who prefer the drag and drop method of getting music on a digital audio player (as well as adding a handy two-way sync feature, for getting new files off the DAP and onto your desktop automatically). Since the utility theoretically works with any MSC-compliant device (i.e., it shows up as an external hard drive on your computer), we thought we’d give it a try on our PSP to see if we could bypass iTunes and iPSP altogether. It worked beautifully, and with a bit of extra tinkering we set up a nice little system to automagically collect new podcasts and MP3 files in a source folder that gets shuffled and synced to the PSP whenever we plug it in. Plus, it’s a two-way sync, so if we’ve collected tracks from other computers or locations, we get a nice local copy of those files on our desktop when we plug in the PSP.

Ready to give it a go? Let’s get set up.


Setup

So first up, go and download Shuffler and unzip it. Before launching it, you’ll want to make sure there’s a formatted memory stick in your PSP. It can have other files on it as well, as long as it’s got the proper file structure already established. When you launch Shuffler for the first time, it will prompt you to make sure your PSP is connected to your computer via USB, so go ahead and hook ‘em up:


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Since it’s the first time you’re launching it you’ll be prompted to set up some configuration details. First, we’ll choose the Source folder from whom all MP3s flow. We’ve made a folder cryptically named SOURCE on our desktop for this purpose:

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Next we find our destination folder, which is located on our PSP currently connected as an external drive (on our system it’s drive F, but will probably be different on yours). The proper place where the PSP looks for your music files is inside the MUSIC folder which is inside the PSP folder in the root directory of a properly formatted PSP memory stick:

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Next we’ll choose a quota size, which defines the maximum amount of “stuff” that will get synced to your PSP. This will obviously depend on the size of your memory stick. However, in practice, we found that this parameter doesn’t really matter all that much. We just set it to 1000, and Shuffler pretty much fills close to the size of whatever memory stick we throw at it. This way, we don’t have to reset the quota for each different size memory stick. We actually find underfilling to be an issue sometimes, whereas overfilling never presented a problem. Shuffler tends to leave a bit more space left over on the PSP than it should, which we assume has to do with whatever randomization is going on in the script. It usually comes pretty close, though.

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The next dialogue box is basically asking you if you want to enable the two-way sync function. What this does is copy any files on your PSP that are not already in your Source folder, before doing the actual sync. Saying Yes to this option means that if you bring home a new collection of tracks from a friend’s computer on your PSP, you’ll automagically get a local copy of all those files on your machine, simply by plugging in your PSP and letting Shuffler do its thing. Verily, we saith yes to this dialogue:

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Next you’ll be asked to choose if you want to purge the destination folder before performing the sync. It’s up to you, but it works well to say yes and get a whole fresh selection. Then you’ll be asked whether or not your DAP requires a database management app to run after the sync. You can say ‘no’ to this.

You’ll get a few more dialogues of lesser importance — just set them however you prefer: verbose logging on/off, audible cue on sync completion, and whether or not you want the app to start when you boot your machine. Once you finish the configuration, you’ll be prompted for Shuffler’s first sync. You can either choose cancel and head on into the podcatching portion of the how-to, or go ahead and do the sync if you just want to sync music from your existing collection to your PSP. Podcatchers, we head into the next section.


Set up iPodder to work with Shuffler

To get iPodder to play nice with how Shuffler works, we’re going to have to use a bit of folder automation scripting. This is because iPodder downloads podcasts into separate folders for each feed, and Shuffler chokes on the folder subdirectory organization. We’re going to use the free utility U-Robot to monitor the folder structure our podcasts get saved to, and copy the files into our Source folder. This way we get the best of both worlds: podcasts show up on our PSP, but we can also sync our podcasts with whatever other music management software and proper DAP of our choosing. You can use another utility in place of U-Robot if you already use a folder management utility, or write your own little script to do this, as well — otherwise, go ahead and download U-Robot personal edition, install it and launch it.

First we’ll set up our copying script. Go to Configure and choose Scripts:

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Go to File > New to create a new script, and give it a descriptive name of some sort. Then, choose New > Copy from the Action menu:

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In the Copy dialogue that follows, you’ll use some script variables to define what to copy and where. You can leave the “From filename” box set to ”%F”, which denotes whatever file triggered the folder action (i.e. when a new podcast gets downloaded to the podcast folder). In the “To filename” box, you’ll want to first find the full path to your Source folder, and end it with the script variable string ”%N%E.” All told, this action basically says “whenever a new file gets copied to the podcasts folder in any subdirectory, copy that file to the Source folder with the same name.” Bingo.

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Hit okay when you’re done and okay to close out of the scripts window. Next we’ll tell U-Robot which folder we want it to watch. From the main menu, choose Configure > Folders. In the next window, choose Folder > New. In the resulting dialogue, all you really need to do is find where iPodder saves your podcasts. For the purposes of this how-to we’re assuming you already have iPodder set up and working with another DAP — if you don’t, it’s very straightforward to go and download it and get it up and running. One of the preferences you’ll set is the location that podcasts get downloaded to, and this is precisely the bit of information we need to give U-Robot right now:

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Hit okay once you’ve told U-Robot where your downloaded podcasts live. In the next window, we’ll attach the “copy podcasts” script action we made earlier on to this folder — in the “Script for added files” dropdown, select the script you named earlier:

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Hit Okay when you’re done. You’ll be looking at the main U-Robot window now, and we want to enable it to start watching our podcasts folder. Just click on the green “Start button” and the log window will show the program has started watching the folder, just waiting for those unsuspecting new MP3 files to fall into its trap:

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Now, let’s start up iPodder and refresh our feeds. Go to your subscriptions tab and do a refresh however you usually do, whether selecting individual podcasts for download, updating just the latest few, or updating anything new since your last sync:

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After your fedds have refreshed, you can confirm they’ve downloaded by quickly checking the Downloads tab:

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Got some new files? Word. Let’s go check and make sure U-Robot noticed and worked its wily magic on those MP3s. Switch over to U-Robot and you should have some messages in your log window reflecting that the new files triggered some copy actions:

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Indeed! We can also go ahead and have a gander inside our Source folder and see that our new podcasts are living all happy and intermingled with some tracks from our music collection in a fine display of content integration. Now whenever we next connect our PSP, we’ll get a nice and random assortment of new content, music and podcasts both.

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Speaking of which, let’s get on with that magical moment, already. Hook up your PSP as normal, and you should get the following impending sync message from Shuffler:

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You can either hit OK to speed the process, or be on your merry way for a few minutes while Shuffler automagically starts and syncs in 10 seconds. If you do hang around for the exciting show, and you’ve chosen verbose messaging, you’ll get some notifications as Shuffler is copying files:

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The transfer itself usually doesn’t take very long — only a couple of minutes for a 512MB stick. At the end of the whole works, you’ll get a status message that tells you the process is complete, as well as how many files were copied and how much space remains on your memory stick:

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Now you can safely disconnect your PSP and check out the random assortment of new content that awaits! Not happy with the results for any reason? Just hook up and re-sync and get a whole new batch. Now, if you’ll excuse us, we must be off to work on automating our laundry so we have more time to spend, uh, researching some new exploits in Wipeout: Pure.


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Barb Dybwad 2005-04-26T18:15Z
Engadget Podcast.25 04.08.2005 http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000143039433/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000143039433/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000143039433/#comments podcast

Short show with Peter Rojas joining in to talk about the Palm Treo 650; the rumored PalmOne LifeDrive; Sony’s new 20GB Network Walkman; Tivo/DirecTV relationship; and six million podbast listeners

Host: Eric Rice

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01:22- Destruction Prodigio by Frederico Carrara
02:16- Sony’s 20GB NW-HD5 Network Walkman (recorded right before it was officially announced, ok?)
04:36- palmOne’s LifeDrive
06:35- Verizon Treo 650
09:44- Tivo/DirecTV agreement
14:18- Six million podcast listeners? Yahright.

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Peter Rojas 2005-04-08T15:20Z
Engadget Podcast.24 03.29.2005 http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000907038114/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000907038114/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000907038114/#comments Engadget Podcast

Digital video camcorders, readers’ choice for digital cameras; PSP usability quirks; LCD quality levels and defect types; what Apple critics are forgetting in the iTunes/Pymusique battle (C.K. Sample from TUAW joins in); bonus: two videos—an Acterna WinXP embedded Tablet and an Anritsu Sitemaster; plus who is co-hosting starting next week?

Host: Eric Rice.
Format: 30:03, 7MB, MP3

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Minutia…
01:52- Standard Size by ML
02:03- Acterna Tablet video; Anritsu Sitemaster video.
02:50- Robert Scoble’s video review of the JVC Everio digital camcorder
03:55- Canon Optura Xi vs. Sanyo Xacti C1/Fisher FVD-C1, price, use
06:16- Don’t be shy with your product experiences and opinions!
06:56- Have a PSP? Usability quirk, LCD screen class and defect types (ISO 13406-2).
11:34- Ask Engadget: What manufacturer has your favorite compact digital camera; alternative digital video solution; the camera in Eric’s gadget bag
13:50- Vague ringtone commercials.
14:20- C.K. Sample from The Unofficial Apple Weblog and I talk iTunes, Pymusique, DRM, and the whining against Apple
28:24- Who’s the mystery co-host starting next week?

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Peter Rojas 2005-03-29T18:34Z
Engadget Podcast.23 03.21.2005 http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000970036858/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000970036858/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000970036858/#comments podcast

Wireless, wireless, everywhere. Ryan Block shares highlights from the CTIA wireless expo; retail anticipation on the PSP; should you get an extended warranty?; a trip down memory lane from Playstation Magazine; and of course, the new kid in class.

Host: Eric Rice.
Format: 29:06, 6.6 MB, MP3

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Minutia…
01:29- Computer Chronicles 1984, Blue And Green Lawnmower, Who the heck am I?, new numbers, the Motorola i930 Vaporware
04:47- The Treo, the HP iPaq h6315 and T-mobile pulling it from the shelves.
08:14- The PlayStation Portable cometh and the bizarro UDM formatted movies
11:01- Extended warranties and replacement plans. Should you?
14:23- A trip down portable gaming memory lane.
18:43- Ryan Block recaps the hot items from CTIA wireless expo.
26:24- It’s not podcasting that will hurt radio… it’s mobile phones
27:05- Ask Engadget. Home backup solutions.
28:01- Wish Peter Rojas a Happy Birthday

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Peter Rojas 2005-03-21T05:00Z
Engadget Podcast.22 12.29.2004 http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000113025259/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000113025259/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000113025259/#comments Engadget Podcast.22 12.29.2004

Jaan Pehechaan Ho! This week’s show is chock full of goodness. We talk about Orb Networks, Extending the Media Center PC with an Xbox, the Super-duper green laser, cool (and free) audio from around the web, Apple suing folks, Monster cable meanies, some iPod hacks, news from Suprnova and how we’re all made of Quarks!

Host: Phillip Torrone.
Format: 30 minutes, 7 MB,  MP3

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Minutia…
02:30- Orb Networks, I think it’s the best of 2004. Gartenberg scoop.
07:50- Media Center Extending, stream your stuff anywhere in the house.
11:10- Super green laser, holy sweet photons!
14:30- NASA Podcast, I’m SO going to win this bet.
16:00- Free old Sci-Fi radio shows, x minus one.
18:30- Real hackers, er RealNetwork’s crackers.
20:25- Apple taking enthusiast sites to court, bah!
22:25- Monster, monster jerks.
25:00- iPod hacks, non-iPod hardware, control from a phone.
26:10- Linux, text changes, free your music and more…
28:00- SuperNova.org, something coming soon!

Post up in the Engadget awards! Look for our CES coverage in a week and new shows in January! Call and leave us a message! 206-339-6257 Vote for us on Podcast Alley!

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Phillip Torrone 2004-12-29T16:26Z
Engadget Podcast.21 12.15.2004 http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000197023897/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000197023897/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000197023897/#comments Engadget Podcast.21 12.15.2004

iPod sock it to’em! In this show we talk about hacking the SideKick II, the Creative support system, class action suits for PVP makers, Microsoft and the DVD ripper, Time-Warner selling you out, Google Suggest’s How-Tos and its lunchroom starts, the 100 oldest domain names, the history of “Internet”, podcasts, getting content on the ScoblePhone, Wal-Mart dropping the f-bomb, and a letter about the world’s largest photograph.

Host: Phillip Torrone.
Format:  45 minutes, 10MB,  MP3.

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Minutia…
02:45- Hacking the Sidekick II, more apps!
06:20- Creative Zen support, or lack of, DVD ripper, class action…?
13:00- Time-Warner to erase your recordings.
17:00- Google Suggest, how to… version.
19:20- Where Google suggest came from, a suggestion.
21:40- 100 oldest domains, 03-15-85.
23:40- History of the net, a network called “Internet” 1993.
31:40- History of the castin’ October 2003.
35:35- How-To get content on the ScoblePhone.
38:00- Wal-Mart, getting sued over CDs.
41:30- Email, biggest photo, from the biggest kite.
 
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Phillip Torrone 2004-12-16T19:36Z
HOW-TO: Get podcasts and videos on Windows Mobile Smartphones http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000390023915/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000390023915/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000390023915/#comments scoblephone

This week’s HOW-TO is what we hope will be a trend, a venerable avalanche of other how-to’ers which will help people get content like web videos, Internet radio shows (podcasts), and other media automatically delivered to their phones. For our example, we’re going to use free tools to get the Engadget show and popular web videos sent over to a Windows Mobile-powered Smartphone, specifically an Audiovox SMT 5600 Smartphone (Orange SPV C500).

If you’re wondering what type of video you’ll be able to grab, click here to view a video (Windows Media) of what we synced up last night. Squirrel launcher, yikes.

Oh, and one bit of housekeeping, we’re a bit late with this week’s HOW-TO, we’ve literally been on hold with Earthlink tech support for the last four days getting our home access back up, it’s sad, trite, but true. Worst part: the outsourced tech support in India actually asked us to defrag our drive because “that might fix it.” Sigh. Anyway, on with the HOW-TO.


For this HOW-TO we’re going to use a free application called Doppler to select and automatically download audio and video content to our PC, from there, we’ll use Windows Media Player to sync the content on our Smartphone and play the content in Windows Media on the phone.

Ingredients for the HOW-TO

On the hardware side of this HOW-TO any Pocket PC should work, and “some” Smartphones, we happen to have an Orange SPV C500 which is almost identical to the USA version, Audiovox SMT 5600 Windows Mobile Smartphone, but it doesn’t have Windows Media Player 10 on the phone, which isn’t a big deal, this still works and we’ll show you how since a lot of you have these phones. It’s just easier since Windows Media Player 10 (on phone and PC) allows “AutoSyncing”. To see what devices support Windows Media Player 10 visit Microsoft’s site.

WindowsMedia
Download and install Windows Media Player 10 for PC here.

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You can check the version you have by going to Help > About WindowsMedia Player while using Windows media.

ActiveSync
It goes without saying, but we need to mention this. Make sure you’ve downloaded, installed and set up a partnership with your PC and your phone (or other WindowsMobile device).

Downloading and Configuring Doppler Radio
Download and install Doppler Radio, unlike most applications, we think it’s actually a good idea to read the release notes, there’s a lot of good info that describes the features in details.

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One of the best features in Doppler is that it will automatically make playlists in WindowsMedia, if you don’t use or want to use an iPod.

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Doppler is  one of the more alternative player friendly applications out right now.


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Choose which folder you’re going to download the audio and video to, we made a folder called “mobilevideos”.

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As we mentioned before you can choose which music management application you use to sync with your phone, music player, etc…

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First up, let’s add an internet radio show, for example, our Engadget Podcast.


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Another cool feature about Doppler is that you can simply type in the name of a show and it will pull it up and you can add it right there.


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Once added, you can hit “Retrieve now” and it will download the shows, if you only want a few shows, you can specify that in the tools menu.

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After it’s downloaded, you’ll get a notification in the task bar.


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Next up, let’s add a video feed. We’re going to use the amazingly cool (and weird) blogdigger service to add a feed in Doppler. With Doppler you can simply go here.

Drag the XML icon next to “Windows Media” on the blogdigger page in to the main window in Doppler.


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Once you drag the feed over, you’ll see a dialog, click “Add feed”. Hit retrieve, and once downloaded, the videos will appear in the folder.

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As always, you never quite know what what you’re going to get, you can use search terms (see the blogdigger site). But in general, we like the weirdness, just keep in mind these videos might not be family friendly, unless you have a very friendly family.

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Now that we have some digitized goodness, time to sync up.

Syncing with Windows Media Player 10

Here’s comes the easy part you have the Audiovox SMT 5600 Windows Mobile Smartphone, you plug the phone in and set it to “AutoSync”.

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Select the Doppler playlist in WindowsMedia, and you’re pretty much done. When you sync, the videos will be converted and transfered to your phone (or storage card) and will be ready to view.

Non-Windows Media Player 10 Smartphones
We’re not sure why the identical Orange SPV C500 doesn’t have the Windows Media Player 10, but that’s the way it is for now. After some testing we’ve found most videos from blogdigger play fine in the Windows Media Player 9, some might be a little large, so just make sure you have enough space.

When you open WindowsMedia you’ll see the playlist from Doppler.

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Right click and add that to the sync list by selecting “Add to Sync List”.


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Now, because the Orange SPV and.or all the other pre-Audiovox phones don’t support the Windows Media Player 10 (on the phone) we’ll need to stop Windows Media Player 10 on the PC from caring that it should convert it. Select Tools > Options and click the device tab. Choose “Storage Card” on your phone, or your phone/Pocket PC and -uncheck- Convert files. This will do a straight up Sync and most of the time, it’s worked great for us.

Click OK, then click sync in WindowsMedia, you’ll see the files sent over.

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Once they’re sent on over, it’s time to view them.

Playing on the Smartphone
On your home screen press Start.

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Advance to the WindowsMedia player.

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Open the playlist.


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Play that funky movie.

The results
And here it is!

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If you’re wondering what type of video you’ll be able to grab, click here to view a video (WindowsMedia) of what we synced up last night.

Wow, the Internet is scary.

Other ways…
On that note, keep in mind there are a few other ways to do this, in our previous HOW-TOs with the portable media center “broadsnatching” and our intro to podcasting cover other applications and methods using the WindowsMedia player. If you happen to try or use another set up, post up in the comments.

Your turn
If you use a Palm device or Symbian, or any other type of phone that plays audio and video, please feel free to post up or send links to your versions of getting content on them. One thing we’d like to see an easy way to batch, convert and sync videos to get them on the Treo(s). We’ve used Kinoma, but integration in to Windows Media Player or something along those lines might be pretty cool (maybe it exists now?).

And if you admin, write about, or cover mobile devices, please cook up some guides!


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Phillip Torrone 2004-12-16T18:32Z
Engadget Podcast.20 12.09.2004 http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000390023126/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000390023126/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000390023126/#comments Engadget Podcast.20 12.09.2004

Hey there, bad bananas and Mr. Grinches. On this show we discuss the Time Magazine article on the coming extinction of the radio star, Palm + Linux, more Apple rumors (cells and phones), the new iPod firmware hack, IBM going to China, Xbox modders arrested, DVD police, City of Heroes and Marvel’s suckage, the Do Not Call list, Broadsnatching, Feed Speaker, and Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah, of course.

Host: Phillip Torrone.
Format: 40 minutes, 14MB, MP3.

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Minutiae…
02:30- Time Magazine, killing the radio star, again.
3:40- Palm Linux, good or bad? Audio from the CEO.
14:30- More Apple Cell Phone rumors.
16:00- ...and more iPod flash <` href="http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000040022898/">rumors.
18:00- iPod hack, Hello Kitty mod.
21:00- IBM sells PC biz to Lenovo, China 0wns.
25:55- Xbox Modders arrested, for good reason actually.
27:30- DVD police, $30k gets you nothing but hassle.
30:35- City of Heroes, Marvel needs to read Greek mythology.
34:00- Do Not Call list, get on it soon for cells.
35:10- How-to: BroadSnatching, it’s naughty, but nice.
37:10- FeedSpeaker, robots read the feeds.
38:30- Chrismahanukwanzakah, the only holiday for all of us.

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Phillip Torrone 2004-12-09T18:30Z
HOW-TO: BroadSnatching to a Portable Media Center http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000630022861/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000630022861/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000630022861/#comments broadsnatching

Getting video on a Portable Media Center is a fairly complicated task, but not because it’s all that hard, it’s just because no one has ever shown folks how. It’s a lot easier if you have a Media Center PC (MCE), but even if you don’t have an MCE, we showed you how to put DVDs on your Portable Media Center when we reviewed the Creative Zen.

Walt Mossberg’s most recent Personal Technology column smacked hard on the complicated nature of this as well, but instead of just complaining, we’re going to show you yet another way of getting some pretty amazing, scary, and completely random videos from around the web automatically uploaded onto your Portable Media Center.

On a related note, we do think if people don’t know how and where to easily get content on their devices, they’ll likely turn to file sharing networks and become pseudo-pirates, and now with broadcasting flags stopping any type of recording, this will happen more and more, but that’s another story—content _is_ the destination.

This week’s How-To will use a video feed (RSS) from BlogDigger, WindowsMedia 10, iPodder, and a Portable Media Center to “BroadSnatch” video from many sources. A couple weeks ago we used RSS and Bittorrent as a way to download large files, to do something similar, but this is entirely new and different. We’re calling this BroadSnatching, we’ll see if it gets picked up.

Walt says you’re only stuck with old baseball and bad movies, which isn’t true, at least not for our readers. With our first How-To about getting DVDs onto your Portable Media Center and now with this one about BroadSnatching, you’ll fill that 40GB monster up in no time.


For this How-To you’ll need a Portable Media Center, we’re using a Creative Zen, you’ll also need iPodder and WindowsMedia 10. That’s about it, as an added bonus you can also add MP3 and other types of feeds as well.

WindowsMedia 10
Download and install WindowsMedia 10, if you haven’t already it can be found here.

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You can check the version you have by going to Help > About WindowsMedia Player while using Windows media.

iPodder
Download and install iPodder. The good news is, you don’t really need a Portable Media Center you can use this How-To and watch all these videos on a Mac, PC or even Linux, as more video players become availabld this How-To can serve as a building block to add video to most likely any device, any way—time to configure iPodder.

Download folders
Configure iPodder’s downloads to go to a folder called downloads, start up iPodder or double click the lemon in the task bar and click the Preferences tab.

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Click browse and add the folder “downloads” if it’s not already selected.

Scheduler
Click the Scheduler tab and choose times that make sense based on your connection and likeliness to sync up.

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We choose 2 hours, also select “Check for new podcasts automatically” while these are not podcasts (audio files) it doesn’t matter, iPodder will work with any files, including video.

RSS (Video feed)
Add the BlogDigger WindowsMedia Feed by typing the following in the Add field:

http://www.blogdigger.com/media/wmv.xml


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This a RSS feed, or “Really Simple Syndication”, it basically has a list of videos from around the web, other RSS feeds have text news, some have music, other have images or all of this, but this one specifically has WindowsMedia videos ripe for the snatching.

Click Add and then click “Check for new Podcasts”. This will go out on the web, check the RSS feed on BlogDigger and then downlo`d the videos.

For more about BlogDigger visit their site.

Set up Smart Plalists in WindowsMedia
First, open WindowsMedia Player, click Tools > Options, click the Library tab, click the Monitor folders button and add “downloads” which is in the iPodder directory, this will make WindowMedia look at this folder and fish out the videos that download.

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Click the Library Tab. Right click the Auto Playlists and click New.

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Name your Playlist “BroadSnatch” hilight (click) “Music in my Library” then click remove.

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Click the plus to add criteria, choose “Video in my Library” from the pull down list.

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Click the plus, to add criteria, scroll down and click more in the pull down list. Choose Keyword, click add criteria and type “Downloads” where it says click to set. This will pull in all the videos in the Downloads folder. 

Click OK, you’ll see all your videos now appear in the library.

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Right click the BroadSnatch Auto Playlist and click “Add to Sync List”.


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This will add the files in a new panel called, you guess it, the Sync List.

Sync the Portable Media Center
When you plug in the Portable Media Center it will usually present you with a list of options, if you haven’t already choose the following.

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Now depending on how much video you have this may take up to an hour to transfer and/or convert the videos.

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Watch the weirdness

A bit of warning, perhaps we should have said this sooner, but there’s no way to know what you’re going to get. Usually we get Daily Show clips, video game trailers, Japanese anime, music video mods, home made movies and many of the popular videos people send each other or post about around the web, oh, and once we got topless boxing.

So, all this being said, it’s likely not something you want to play for your kids, but hey, maybe you’re kids are cool.

Want a taste? Click here to watch a video (WindowsMedia). WARNING: NOT SO SAFE FOR WORK.

This video is what we recieved on our Portable Media Center last night! The weird thing is, this will show up on our device tomorrow.

Each day we get up to 8 hours of video, it’s almost like a video pulse of the world, from videos shot in the Middle East to clips from comedy shows, it’s random, creepy and amazing all at the same time.

Extra Credit
broadsnatchingIf you’re thirsty for more geeked out videos, here are a couple other feeds. The first is from Microsoft’s Channel9 which usually has some great interviews with the engineers and product people from uber-blogger Robert Scoble and the other feed is our test feed here that has a robot dance party, really we’re not kidding, it’s a dance party with robots.

Also, feel free to post up other feeds you find in the comments here!



Channel9 video feed:
http://channel9.msdn.com/rss.aspx?ForumID=14&Mode=0

Engadget Video feed test:
http://media.weblogsinc.com/common/videos/pt/vrss.xml


So there you have it, with a Portable Media Center you can sync TV with a Media Center PC or something like SnapStream, transfer home videos, watch DVD movies you’ve converted and now “BroadSnatch” videos, images and music from around the web. So go fill up those drives with RSS on your PMC, ASAP.

Update: There’s another application that you may want to try as well, we will cover this in another How-To, but do check it out since it automatically makes playlists.

Doppler can do the same, but without setting up a smart playlist. Doppler will create the playlist for you in Windows Media Player just like it does in iTunes. Basically in Doppler it means: go to the website hosting the video feed. Drag the URL to Doppler, click ok to subscribe. And Doppler 1.1.1 also supports al kinds of other nice goodies, like spacesavers, which can help you to manage your precious disk space.

Doppler is freeware. As in free.

http://www.dopplerradio.net


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Phillip Torrone 2004-12-07T18:32Z
Engadget Podcast.19 12.06.2004 http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000800022694/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000800022694/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000800022694/#comments Engadget Podcast.19 12.06.2004

Good eggs! On this show we talk about last week’s Microsoft Mobius conference (with audio from the event), requests to Microsoft, more Apple phone rumors, a new iPod hack from Hadley Stern, blog shills, word of mouth shills, Google and the rising problem click fraud, the Elegant Universe, sending IMs to Santa, voting for us, and our new phone number for leaving us messages (206-339-6257!).

Host: Phillip Torrone.
Format: 60 minutes, 14MB, MP3.

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Minutia..
02:00- Microsoft’s Mobius 2004 conference in Seattle, lots of mobile peeps.
29:20- More Apple Phone rumors.
30:40- iPod hack tip from Hadley Stern, album artwork.
32:40- Blog shills, Word of mouth shills? Is this the future?
42:55- Google CFO, clickfraud.
46:10- Brian Greene’s Elegant Universe online.
53:30- Add Santa to AIM, Santa has a TOS.
56:00- Vote for us for best Tech blog here and best podcast here.
56:00- This puppy likes Dawn and Drew.
57:45- Call and leave us a message! 206-339-6257

Left out Grand Theft Audio carjacking mashups (modologues), but here it is.

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Phillip Torrone 2004-12-06T18:13Z
How-To: Step by Step Guide to recording Podcasts on the Mac using Quicktime Broadcaster http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000080022308/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000080022308/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000080022308/#comments quicktime

This week’s How-To is from Lenn Pryor who shares his experiences in the podcasting world with QuickTime Broadcaster.

Hugo Schotman has been a pioneer in sharing his early sound engineering setups for recording podcasts on the Mac.  His initial diagram showing how we was able to combine GarageBand, Soundtrack, iChat, and Soundflower to record a podcast with another person remote over iChat enabled Phil and I to record our first Engadget Podcast.  Phil and I modified his original set up slightly and cut Soundtrack out of the mix to save money and enable others to get in at a low barrier to entry and posted it on Engadget.  We combined Line-In from Rogue Amoeba to route the mic, iChat for remote audio, Quicktime for music and clips, and recorded the whole shebang in Garageband routed through the Soundflower driver.  


Recently, Hugo posted another way to record a high quality Podcast, using his original set up with Line-In in place of GarageBand, and Apple’s Quicktime Broadcaster (free) in place of Soundtrack.  Since Hugo is on vacation he quickly jotted up a post to share his discovery.  If you have never gotten his original set up to work it is hard to figure out how to add the new components in and get it all working.  I spent some time and got it all working with a little help from Hugo and I agree … this is the best low cost Podcast studio set up I have seen.  Once you get it all going the quality is great and it easy to use.  If you are a Mac user looking to start podcasting without spending a thing follow these step by step instructions below.  

Get a good mic and headset.  No one wants to listen to a radio show with bad audio.  There are tons of low cost solutions for this.  I use a VOIP ready USB headset from Plantronics to give me both decent sound for monitoring the recording and a good quality noise-canceling microphone.  Other solutions running any external mic through the microphone port or Griffin’s iMic for pro quality mics combined with a pair of headphones.  

You will want to make sure you have all the software ready to test your studio set up and make sure it is working.  Download and install the following free applications at the links below:



Open “System Preferences” and choose the “Sound” control panel.  You will need to set the audio in and output to route to the right source for system and mic audio to be recorded.  

First set the “Output” setting to “Soundflower (2ch)” this will allow sound that comes from your system such as music to route to the audio driver that will combine multiple sources and allow you to record multiple voices, music, movie clips, etc.  

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Set the Sound “Input” value to match your microphone source so that sound from your mic is mixed into the stream and recorded.  In my case I have selected my USB headset with a built in mic. Mics connected via the mic jack on the Mac should select “Audio line-in port”

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Make sure to check your mic levels in the “Input volume” slider below to make sure you are not clipping (maxing the meter) when you speak in a fairly normal tone and pace.  This will result in bad quality in the recording if you have your mic set too loud.

Open Line-In and check the “Enabled” box.  Set “Input” to your headphones or headset that you plan to monitor the recording with. Set the “Output” to “Soundflower (2ch)”.  If you do not enable this correctly you will not be able to hear everything in your headphones.  Once you enable Line-In you may notice a half second delay when you speak in the microphone from latency to the driver.  We are researching solutions to eliminate this slight annoyance.

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Launch Soundflowerbed.  It will place a little flower icon in the menu bar that looks like a daisy.  Set Soundflowerbed to route the audio from Soundflower to your headset so that you can monitor the entire mix that will be recorded through Soundflower to Quicktime Broadcaster.  

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Set up iChat to be able to add a remote co-host or guest from iChat or AIM 5.5 on Windows and record it.  Open the “preferences” for iChat and select the “video” tab.  Under “microphone” and “sound output” select “Soundflower (2ch)”.  Check the levels of you and your guest and adjust as needed when connected.  

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Set up Quicktime Broadcaster to record your Podcast.  

  • Launch Quicktime Broadcaster
  • Enable GUI Scripting using the instructions found here.
  • Download and run this AppleScript to automatically configure all of the settings outlined below for you.  If you run the script make sure you go to the “Network” tab and add your Meta data so that your file will display the key information in a player.  

OR … set it up manually using the following settings.

Manual Settings

  • Click the “Show Details” button to access the advanced settings for Quicktime Broadcaster
  • Click the “Record to Disk” check box next to the “broadcast” button to enable recording.
  • In the “Audio” tab set your settings as shown in this picture

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You can select other compression if you desire.  It has been my experience that recording in Apple Lossless has resulted in the fewest drops in quality and compresses nicely in iTunes after completion.


  • Click the “Video” tab and uncheck “enable video stream” this should gray out the settings for video recording as you do not need them.
  • Click the “Network” tab and set the parameters according to the imagd below.  Make sure you set the address and port values as I have below.

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Now you are ready to test your set up.  At this point you should be able to hear any sound source in the podcast including yourself, music, sounds, movie clips, and your iChat partner.  Your iChat partner should be able to hear everything happening on your machine as well.  

Test your levels and make sure your various sound sources are not overwhelming each other or drowning out your podcasters.  Adjust your iTunes, Sound Input, and other volumes to get it even.

  • Have your music and clips queued and ready to play in iTunes, Quicktime, or other players.  
  • Test your iChat partner vs. you.  Who is louder? Adjust as needed.
  • Click “Broadcast” when you are ready to make a sample recording and get a feel for your studio and how everything sounds.
  • When you stop broadcasting your clip will be deposited in your “Movies” directory where it will be named “MyMovie.mov”

Compress your output from Quicktime Broadcaster to MP3 using iTunes.

  • Open iTunes
  • Open iTunes Preferences
  • Select “Importing” in the preferences pane
  • Under “Import Using” change the drop down to MP3 or your format of choice
  • Chose a predefined bit rate or select custom to fine tune the variables for the smallest possible file size with best possible quality for your podcast.  On the Engadget Podcast we tend to go for smaller file size for quick downloads at the expense of a little quality.

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Assuming your test worked out fine and you are happy with the outcome, you are ready to start podcasting.  Make sure to return your settings to your prior configuration after you are done recording.  Rock on and happy podcasting.


Lenn Pryor is a serial technologist who spends far too much of his time and money trying to find gadget nirvana for the frequent traveler.  Lenn has spent the last 7 years working for Microsoft including a gloriously fun stint on the Pocket PC team.  Today Lenn spends his days with the 5 guys from Redmond running Microsoft’s Channel 9 video blog for developers.

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Phillip Torrone 2004-12-01T04:33Z
Engadget Podcast.18 11.30.2004 http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000940022294/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000940022294/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000940022294/#comments Engadget Podcast.18 11.30.2004

Hosts: Lenn Pryor

and Phillip Torrone.

Format: 82 minutes, 19MB, MP3.

This show was recorded at Whistler Canada this week with a little static and Tylenol with codeine— on the show; Votes on PodcastAlley, Firefox is blowin’ up, hopping on the HughTrain, Hope 5 Audio online, Froogle adds wish lists, Xeni on gadgets on NPR, iPod hack from Hadley Stern, Newspapers and TV demographics, and French films not being French enough.

Click here to listen to the show (MP3) or add the Engadget Podcast Feed to your Podcasting application and have the show delivered automatically. This show as created with iChat, LineIn, GarageBand and Audacity. There was a little static with some interference here in Canada and the show ran long, sorry about that.

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Minutia..
00:00- Live from British Columbia, Whilster Canada.
05:00- Thanks for the votes, the cookie cheat.
09:55- FireFox, browsers wars, yay!
24:00- Hop on the hughtrain, deck chairs ahoy!
34:30- Hope 5 Audio online, Social Engineering clip is amazing.
37:00- Froogle adds wish list.
41:00- Xeni on gadgets, NPR.
58:00- iPod hack tip from Hadley Stern, wireless iPod!
62:00- Newpapers, ut oh, TV next?
70:00- French film, not French enough, Phil still hates Wal-Mart.

LISTEN

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Phillip Torrone 2004-12-01T02:37Z
iPod sales expected to go up and up http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000107021633/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000107021633/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000107021633/#comments iPods

If you’re already way sick of seeing people wearing those white iPod earbuds everywhere you go, you might not want to leave the house for the next couple of years. An analyst with Needham & Co. is predicting that the number of iPods sold is going to hit 13.3 million next year and then nearly double to 23.5 million in 2006 (sales are soaring right now, but remember that Apple only sold a total of two million iPods the first two years or so it was around). And this is despite Creative’s “declaration of war”, too.

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Peter Rojas 2004-11-26T19:00Z
Engadget Podcast.17 11.26.2004 http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000547021604/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000547021604/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000547021604/#comments Engadget Podcast.17 11.26.2004

Represent Interweb. On today’s show we talk about the free 128MB card you can score if you have a Treo 650, a pen that cost $10 million, how Sony gives in and does CF, weird eBay stuff, more TV activism, a super mash with Popeye, NPR on BitTorrent, the CBC on the same, as well as BBC Arts on this weird thing.

Host: Phillip Torrone.
Format: 58 minutes, 13MB, MP3.

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Minutia..
00:00 - Intro
03:15 - Treo 650, remember the memory issue? Free 128mb cards!
05:30 - The 10 million dollar bic pen, yikes.
11:45 - Bizarro world, Sony is introducing the Sony Microdrive.
15:55 - eBay, $125 Wal-Mart gift card goes for $127.51?
17:50 - Digital Signage in Retail, TV-B-Gone is looking better and better.
23:00 - More mashing, anime meets Popeye.
27:30 - NPR, file-sharing tool grows in popularity, the quiet resistance grows.
40:00 - CBC BitTorrent woes, whoops.
46:00 - BBC Arts, the culture show, thanks Adam! Props to Dawn and Drew! Torrent here.
55:30 - Go to Podcast Alley and vote for us, and win.

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Phillip Torrone 2004-11-26T18:32Z
Engadget Podcast.16 11.23.2004 http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000420021276/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000420021276/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000420021276/#comments Engadget Podcast.16 11.23.2004

Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah! In this show we talk about some mashing up again, our Nintendo DS review, how fast-forwarding is good, wait, bad, our TV-B-Gone review and video, the first Treo 650 hack, the Asteroid from Apple, and about being the tech support generation.

Hosts: Lenn Pryor & Phillip Torrone.
Format: 1 hour, 14MB, MP3.

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Minutia..
00:00- Intro
02:00- Mobile phone ads.
06:00- Engadget mention on CNN and Business 2.0, yay!
13:00- Mash-up response, and some more on that.
16:30- Nintendo DS review, they took it apart, and we found out this still works.
25:00- Fastforwarding is good, Fastforwarding is bad.
31:45- Our TV-B-Gone video, WMV and MOV.
39:20- First Treo 650 hack, use BlueTooth DUN.
43:20- Follow up, Juha is out of Macromedia.
49:00- The asteroid coming from Apple?
50:50- Engadget gets a DMCA letter.
52:40- Tech support generation; here are some free tools to tote.

LISTEN

Update: On today’s podcast we gave away the “limited edition” Nintendo DS shirt handed out while we waited in line with 500 other people at midnight for the Nintendo DS launch. All you had to do to win was listen to the show and then be the first to post the first 10 digits of pi, congrats Brian! We promise to keep it sealed in plastic before we send it to you. For everyone else, we’re going to try and do more giveaways soon on the show, so stay tuned.

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Phillip Torrone 2004-11-23T20:18Z
Engadget Podcast.15 11.19.2004 http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000097020901/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000097020901/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/1234000097020901/#comments Engadget Podcast.15 11.19.2004

Shake it, shake it, one two—On this show we talk about “mash ups”, hunting and shooting animals via the web, how TiVo sold us out, EPIC—the Googlezon future, movie theaters that will take your picture, Amazon’s “used” sale, Oakley MP3 glasses, and if Wal-Mart is good for America.

Hosts: Lenn Pryor & Phillip Torrone.
Format: 1 hour, 14MB, MP3.

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Minutia…
00:00- Intro.
02:15- Comments about Palm… Lenn still says Palm’s CCO knows kung fu.
05:00- Mash the Planet, we need your help, mashing it.
13:30- Hunt via the web, um, yikes.
21:00- Tivo sells your fast-forward button, How-to get rid of your TiVo coming next week…
31:40- EPIC, the future with the googld grid, wild.
44:30- Amazon sells used condoms, or sell your own.
46:40- Oakley MP3 sunglasses, iPodlounge reviews them.
50:00- Movies to take your pictures, how we’re fighting back.
52:50- Walmart, not good for Americabeat them.

LISTEN

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Phillip Torrone 2004-11-19T20:17Z
Engadget Podcast.14 11.16.2004 http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/6166385641773728/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/6166385641773728/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/6166385641773728/#comments Engadget Podcast.14 11.16.2004

Stop, collaborate and listen—In this Podcast we talk about unshackling from your phone lines with Skype, a little about our PowerPoint to iPod & Portable Media Center How-To, ads on P2P networks, how IMSmarter makes IM good again, the Lexmark spyware and DMCA case, Xbox lock outs, and how Palm should dump the rest of their handheld line and go all Treo.

Hosts: Lenn Pryor & Phillip Torrone.
Format: 55 minutes, 19 MB, MP3.

Click here to listen to the show (MP3) or add the Engadget Podcast Feed to your Podcasting application and have the show delivered automatically. In iTunes “get info” on the MP3 to see photos embedded in the MP3. This Podcast was recorded with Skype, LineIn, WireTap and Audacity.

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Minutia…
00:00- Intro.
01:00-New Skype for Macs coming. No more phone lines for Lenn.
09:30-PowerPoint and Keynote for iPod photo How-To, Dec Popular Science.
13:30-Ads on p2p networks, a good thing, TiVo via RSS.
21:00-IMsmarter, great new free IM enhancer.
26:45-Lexmark spyware and DCMA case, don’t buy Lexmark.
34:00-Xbox lock outs, we propose “open class”.
43:40-Palm is losing it, go Treo all the way.

LISTEN

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Phillip Torrone 2004-11-16T20:30Z
Engadget Podcast.13 11.12.2004 http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/3971088331143865/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/3971088331143865/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/3971088331143865/#comments podcast 13

Hello Internets. Here’s our latest podcast, on the show we talk about the photos embedded in our MP3, annotating reality with GPS and photos on music players, the iPod video project, why digital video is hard, cell phone movies, movies as ads, wake up calls with Darth Vader from Target, the Hoodio and the beginning of the end for the ScreenSavers on G4TechTV.

Host: Phillip Torrone.
Format: 28 minutes, 9MB, MP3.

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Minutia…
00:00- Intro.
02:30- Photos in the Podcast, check the Album art!
03:00- Annotating Reality, with photos and MP3s.
06:00- iPod Photo article killed our server, go watch the vids.
08:30- Digital video is hard, Kevin Kringle is the new lame Wendy’s guy.
13:45- Cell phone movies, 24 in 24 minutes.
17:20- Wake up calls from target, everyone is making movies.
19:00- The Hoodio, our next hack.
20:30- The Screensavers on g4techtv gone for now, go narrowcasting.

LISTEN

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Phillip Torrone 2004-11-12T18:46Z
Engadget Podcast.12 11.09.2004 http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/4226781678055324/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/4226781678055324/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/4226781678055324/#comments podcast 12

Here it is, the latest Engadget Podcast! This is the first “photo” podcast, our new experiment. We talk about consumers creating more content, some upcoming articles on Engadget about technology advertising, the Engadget MP3 player and Audible audio book giveaway, Skype interview, how CBS says blogs are like CB radio, getting movie listings on SPOT watches, how Best Buy (Best lie) doesn’t want you as a customer, and how to make salad bowls from records.

Hosts: Lenn Pryor, Phillip Torrone.
Format: 38 minutes, 13MB, MP3.

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Time & Topics:
Intro
01:00- First iPod Photo Podcast! Get the photos here.
03:50- Future articles on Engadget, Advertising in Technology, holding a mirror up.
10:00- MP3 player and audible giveaway on Engadget.
11:00- Skype interview, we used Skype for this podcast.
14:30- CBS says blogs are not journalism (reality TV is TV?).
21:40- Movies on SPOT watches, still need to kick up a notch.
26:00- Best Buy hates smart customers, are you a Barry or a Buzzes?
34:00- Make salad bowls out of old records, mmm, vinyl.

LISTEN

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Phillip Torrone 2004-11-09T21:00Z
iPodder 1.1 is out! http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/2523176863139497/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/2523176863139497/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/2523176863139497/#comments iPodder 1.1 is out

Podcasts, basically content automatically delivered to your portable music and video player via RSS feeds, are usually somewhat difficult to find out about, configure, and find, but the latest version of iPodder for Mac and PC adds a ton of new features, including a podcast directory you can browse to help you find stuff to listen to.

Also, we wanted to say a big thank you to all the listeners of the Engadget Podcast, because of your feedback and support we’re listed as one of the most popular ones in the iPodder directory. We’ve added a new section—podcasts.engadget.com—where you can find all the Engadget podcasts in one place.

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Phillip Torrone 2004-11-05T18:25Z
Engadget Podcast.11 11.04.2004 http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/4855397074230507/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/4855397074230507/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/4855397074230507/#comments Engadget Podcast.11 11.04.2004

Here’s the latest podcast folks! and it’s hot hot hot—we get back at some telemarketers, listen to TRON on ListenToAMovie.com, and talk about Tim Russert’s Tablet PC, the iPod Download How-To, spending money surgically for marketing devices, Windows Mobile Treo rumors, David Winer on Engadget, audio feedback from podcat, the Junxion box and getting Gmail via RSS.

Host: Phillip Torrone.
Format: 32 minutes, 11MB, MP3.

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Time & Topics:
01:00- Intro
02:30- We mess with some with telemarketers! Way cool. Do not call list is bs. Samuel L. Jackson helps out.
09:00- Tim Russert’s Tablet PC, Whiteboard is out.
11:45- ListentoAMovie.com, listen now before it’s gone.
14:45- iPod Download How-To. Apple, we’re you’re customers too.
16:30- iPods in hotels, and spending marketing money surgically.
20:00- WindowsMobile on TREOs?
22:15- David Winer on Engadget, we make gadgets.
25:30- Some feedback from PodCat, Talk Soup for Podcasts.
27:21- Junxion, portable hotspots and our radiation project.
30:30- The GMail rss atom feed, just type your user name and password.

LISTEN NOW!

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Phillip Torrone 2004-11-04T19:50Z
Engadget Podcast.10 11.01.2004 http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/7302177097685276/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/7302177097685276/ http://podcasts.engadfet.com/entry/7302177097685276/#comments podcast 10

Here’s the latest podcast folks! We wanted to get a short one out before on this election eve. In this podcast we talk about how Apple disables stuff, “Genuine” Microsoft Software, Porn on video phones, iPod interfaces on Pocket PCs and Voice over IP for Pocket PCs.

Host: Phillip Torrone.
Format: 15 minutes, 5MB, MP3.

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Time & Topics:
01:00- Intro.
02:00- Apple disables iTune downloads, BoingBoing chimes in too.
05:00- ”Genuine” Microsoft Software and PhotoStory III.
08:00- StanaPhone, VoIP for Pocket PCs.
09:30- iPod Skin for Pocket PC (Apple legal to hit—3, 2, 1…).
11:40- Engadget is big in Germany.

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Phillip Torrone 2004-11-01T18:43Z
Engadget Podcast.09 10.29.2004 http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/2004668467844323/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/2004668467844323/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/2004668467844323/#comments Engadget Podcast.09 10.29.2004

Here’s the latest podcast folks! Lenn is back from Spain and in this podcast we talk about the O’Reilly Mac OS X conference, the new iPod Photo, the Treo 650, mobile phones, devices, contracts from around the world and how we all use (or don’t use) data. On a technical note, we tested out some new ways to record the quality should be getting better each time. We’re still always trying to improve things, thanks for all the feedback as always.

Hosts: Lenn Pryor and Phillip Torrone.
Format: 50 minutes, 17MB, MP3.

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Time & Topics:
01:00- Intro.
02:00- O’Reilly Mac OS X Conference, hacks are really popular, yay!
12:00- iPod Photo, it’s faster than you’d think.
20:00- Tro 650, Sprint might not cripple it, still doesn’t have WiFi though.
25:00- Random thoughts and conversations about data and phones around the world.
50:00- This is the end.

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Phillip Torrone 2004-10-29T16:45Z
HOW-TO: Record all audio playing through your Mac (Bonus! Wired CD download!) http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/2757654876576288/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/2757654876576288/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/2757654876576288/#comments record and share this

Here’s a special How-To that is not only simple but extremely useful for recording all the sounds that are playing on your Mac. Why would you want to do this? You might want to save online audio broadcasts from NPR or other streaming services and to listen to later on your computer or music player. You can also record audio from any website or DVD, or perhaps you have a playlist in iTunes you want to record as one long file. We’ll show you how to do all of this with free tools.

As an added bonus we’re going to be using the music CD in this month’s Wired, which says “Rip. Sample. Mash. Share”. It was released under a new type of copyright license called the Creative Commons. So as a bonus for this How-To you’ll be able to download all 16 songs from the CD here on Engadget without us getting sent to copyright jail or sued.

Getting Started

This simple yet powerful How-To will allow you to record anything on your Mac, from streaming audio radio stations to CDs. Just make sure it’s legal and okay to do this. We’re recording from a music CD and then posting the results online, something that might not be the wisest thing to do if you don’t own the content or have a specific license to do so.

Ingredients
Mac running OS X 10.3.5
WireTap, free download
Audio source (we’re using the Wired CD)

WireTap
Download and install WireTap from here. Install and open the application. You’ll see “record”, “play”, and “pause” buttons, which do what you’d expect them to do. If the preference panel isn’t visible hit WireTap > Preferences.

wiretap

This is where you can change the settings, we’re saving the file to our desktop and leaving the compression at IMA 4:1, 44kHz, stereo 16 bit. We’ve also checked off open if files in QuickTime and keep WireTap window visible.

Special note: The file is saved as a .aiff as opposed to a MP3, we’ll eventually convert the final selection to MP3 in iTunes. The reason this free application does not save directly to MP3 (according to the developers) is that the fixed compression methods used for AIFF files are quick to compress and the file format is license-free. Licensing MP3 encoding is not free; any program that creates .mp3 files either is paying a $15,000/year minimum licensing fee, or it is doing the encoding illegally. Additionally, encoding to VBR formats like .mp3 and AAC can’t always be done in real time (that is, it takes longer to encode the sound than the duration of the sound), depending on your machine’s speed.

Recording the CD

Now that we’re ready to record, let’s pop in a CD. Don’t Quit WireTap, just pop in a CD you’d like to record, or a playlist in iTunes. You could also visit a website or streaming audio site with QuickTime, Real or WindowsMedia, it’s all the same to WireTap, and all of it will get recorded.

wired cd

We have our handy dandy share-encouraged Wired CD in iTunes and are almost ready to start recording. In iTunes we’ve turned off repeat so the songs only play once.

itunes

Click record on WireTap, then quickly select the first song and press play in iTunes, if you use another music player, same thing, just hit record in WireTap then your source sound. If you’re recording a web page, DVD or streaming radio program, also—same process.

record

Finishing the recording

Once you’re finished, click stop the sound will appear where you specified, we choose the desktop. Now, we’ll convert it to MP3, you could also import this file in to a music editing application and mash it up and create something totally new, but for now—we’re just going to convert it.

Converting to MP3
Drag the AIFF file in to iTunes, click it once and go to Advanced > Convert Selection to MP3. Here are the settings we used.

settings

Once the conversion is complete you can drag it out of iTunes and post, send, share or put on your music players, phones, or whatever.

For our example as we mentioned we used the Wired CD, more information about the Wired CD can be found here.

Here’s a link to the MP3 we created, which is also going out on our podcast. We’re pretty excited to see music being played with, not just played.

Click here to listen!

The following is the list of songs appearing on the CD and now our downloadable file. If you want better versions, visit the Creative Commons site after November 9, and you’ll be able to download higher quality files of the songs.

Beastie Boys / Now Get Busy
Beastie Boys appear courtesy of Beastie Boys and Capitol Records.

David Byrne / My Fair Lady
David Byrne appears courtesy of Nonesuch Records.

Zap Mama / Wadidyusay?
Zap Mama appears courtesy of Luaka Bop Records.

My Morning Jacket / One Big Holiday
My Morning Jacket appears courtesy of RCA/ATO Records.

Spoon / Revenge!
Spoon appears courtesy of Merge Records.

Gilberto Gil / Oslodum
Gilberto Gil appears courtesy of Warner Music.

Dan the Automator / Relaxation Spa Treatment
Dan the Automator appears courtesy of Bulk Recordings.

Thievery Corporation / DC 3000
Thievery Corporation appears courtesy of ESL Music.

Le Tigre / Fake French
Le Tigre appears courtesy of Le Tigre Records.

Paul Westerberg / Looking Up in Heaven
Paul Westerberg appears courtesy of Vagrant Records.

Chuck D with Fine Arts Militia / No Meaning No
Chuck D appears courtesy of Creamwerks. Fine Arts Militia appears courtesy of ZenStone Entertainment.

The Rapture / Sister Saviour (Blackstrobe Remix)
The Rapture appears courtesy of DFA Records/Strummer Recordings/Universal Music.

Cornelius / Wataridori 2
Cornelius appears courtesy of 3D Corporation Ltd.

Danger Mouse & Jemini / What U Sittin’ On? (starring Cee Lo and Tha Alkaholiks)
Danger Mouse & Jemini appear courtesy of Lex Records. Cee Lo appears courtesy of Arista Records. Tha Alkaholics appear courtesy of Waxploitation Records.

DJ Dolores / Oslodum 2004 (includes (cc) sample of “Oslodum” by Gilberto Gil)
DJ Dolores appears courtesy of Azouge Discos.

Matmos / Action at a Distance
Matmos appears courtesy of Vague Terrain.



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Engadget Podcast.07 10.25.2004 http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/2498506740651474/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/2498506740651474/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/2498506740651474/#comments Engadget Podcast.07 10.25.2004

Here’s the latest installment of the Engadget Podcast! We talk with Hadley Stern, the author of iPod Hacks, we make another prediction about the new iPod, and we discuss XM robot weather, getting movies on your PC, Macs and more…

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Host: Phillip Torrone.
Guest: Hadley Stern, author of iPod Hacks.
Format: 31 minutes, 10 MB, MP3.

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Time & Topics
01:00- Show overview.
02:00- DVDs to movies, it’s up to us, not Hollywood to do this now.
05:00- TVCasting, PODtv, we’re thinking about doing a TV show.
06:30- Using the iTalk for portable recording, I said iTrip I meant iTalk.
07:00- XM offers up weather and traffic, by robots?
11:40- The new iPod may be more than a music player, our prediction.
13:30- Hadley Stern, author of iPod hacks.
30:00- Wrap up.

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Engadget Podcast.06 10.22.2004 http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/8424321543242854/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/8424321543242854/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/8424321543242854/#comments podcast 05

Um, less “ums”! Here’s the latest installment of the Engadget Podcast! We talk about buying music by the megabyte (less than 4 cents per song), how Wal-Mart 0wns us, the new SPOT from Swatch, romance in online gaming and more.

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Host: Phillip Torrone.
Guest: Beth Goza.
Format: 50 minutes, 17MB, MP3.

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Time & Topics
02:00- We <3 Richard Dean Anderson.
02:20- Primer the movie.
05:20- AllofMp3.com, we buy a song for 4 cents, as in $0.04, “live” on the podcast.
12:30- Wal-Mart blows.
16:30- XM portable and XM for free on your PC. Go jog now…
20:15- Pocket PCs are dying
23:10- Patents on PhotoMosaics?
26:30- New SPOT watch from Swatch.
36:30- Flash iPod. Flash, ahhhh, it’ll save every one of us.
38:10- Special Guest Beth Goza on Multi Player Online Games and romance. Lucas and Sony says no gay marriage allowed?

Shoutouts: Scoble, binrev, Gartenberg (get well soon!), Hugh and ResFest.

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Phillip Torrone 2004-10-23T02:15Z
Engadget Podcast.05 10.20.2004 http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/3475937625082350/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/3475937625082350/ http://podcasts.engadget.com/entry/3475937625082350/#comments podcast 05

Yo Joe! Here’s the latest installment of the Engadget Podcast! We talk about the mysterious black iPods, the Apple U2 ad, Sony, an interview with Paul Griffin, hacking DVD players and more. Full show notes below.

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Host: Phillip Torrone.
Guest: Paul Griffin, Griffin Technology
Format: 38 minutes, 13MB, MP3.

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Time & Topics
02:15- U2 and black iPods...Bono said no to Microsoft but yes to Apple?
08:50-Sony WTF? RetroPod gets shutdown, Sony please support Ogg Vorbis.
14:25-Making Photo Mosaics.
16:45-Paul Griffin talks all things iPod
28:00-Control TVs with an iPod and other devices…
31:30-Hack your DVD player.
33:00-One way to record movies to your portable video player.

Shoutouts: del.icio.us, Kevin Rose, Cult of Mac, Scripting.com and Jon Stewart.

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