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OPML import :)

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doubtingben
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OPML import :)

I'm sure it's already planned, but I wanted to suggest during an OPML import the ability to select specific entries for import. I have way too many to add them all to my phone.

Thanks for the great app!

lhoward
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I second the motion. Its

I second the motion. Its great to see a "download & store" podcatcher for the Android. I'd love to give it a serious try, but I have 50 or so feeds I follow. Some sort of OPML import would make it much easier to switch over and give the 'Dogg a serious workout.

xtyalis
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OPML / Google Reader sync?

Now the latest Doggcatcher has OPML import I'm going to export my OPML from Google Reader and try importing all my podcast feeds - might need to edit the OPML manually to remove non-podcast feeds?

Wondered whether a future feature could be synchronisation of my Doggcatcher feed list with my podcast feeds in Reader. This would make it very easy to add new podcast feeds via my desktop browser in Reader and have them show up in Doggcatcher.

I had a caching/offline RSS reader (Egress) on Windows Mobile that could read my Google Reader feed list directly (though I didn't try it), so presumably it's possible. As the G1 is always signed in to Google it might be even easier?

eric
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Editing opml manually

I think you'll be able to avoid editing your OPML. While you are importing OPML in DoggCatcher, you'll get to pick which feeds you want to add.

I hadn't looked at Google Reader before but it looks pretty interesting. I would imagine it won't be too long before google provides a Android version of that app.

I'll probably add the ability to read news in DoggCatcher down the road. All the basic pieces are there already, but the workflow (prev/next, marking read) hasn't been optimized for news reading.

xtyalis
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OPML import - feedback

Hi, I've just tried out the OPML import function with an OPML file exported from Google Reader. Thought I'd give you some quick feedback on the process.

I've got a lot of non-podcast feeds, so using a text editor I manually edited those out of the OPML file that Reader exports.

Discovered that DoggCatcher requires the OPML file to be named "opml-import.xml" and be placed in the DoggCatcher directory on the SD card, so did that.

DC at first claimed to recognise no feeds in the file. Discovered that Google Reader was apparently putting line breaks in the middle of the long "outline" tags into its exported OPML file, so I Find/Replaced those away.

DoggCatcher then recognised the feeds and presented them in a list. They have not at this stage been added to DoggCatcher - you have to then individually press each feed you want to import into DoggCatcher.

So I've now successfully added several dozen feeds without having to manually input the feed URLS into DoggCatcher - hurrah!

eric
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OPML Import Process

It sounds like it's not perfect yet, but definitely easier than added them all in by hand.

A lot of people were itching for this so I thought it better to at least put something in their hands...even if it's not all that it will be.

An improvement might be having the ability to see checkboxes on each row that has been parsed from the OPML file, and then a "Add checked" button and maybe an "Add all" button.

At some point, we'll probably add a file chooser so you can decide where and the filename of the OPML file.

Thanks for letting me know how it went.

salimfadhley
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+1 to this

This is very important to me. I maintain a public OPML file of all the podcasts I care about:

http://blog.stodge.org/sal2.opml

I'd like to use this as if it were a directory. That means I don't want to import it all in one go. I'd like to check it on a number of occasions and usually just add one or two items that interest me.

Sal

eric
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OPML Import

I agree - I responded in this other post - http://www.snoggdoggler.com/node/608

salimfadhley
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opml

The neat thing about using your own OPML via the web: It's your own custom directory.

I find the selection on digitalpodcast.com somewhat unsatisfactory, and I hate typing in long URLs by hand. If only I could just subscribe to shows by adding them to my own OPML file on the web.