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New vs. Unlistened (Unheard?)

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jjmartin
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New vs. Unlistened (Unheard?)

I'd like to see from the list of podcasts which podcasts have new content posted and which I have downloaded but haven't listened to.

I think the player you have now is pretty good, it seems to remember where you left off on a particular podcast.

This sort of overlaps with a previous request for the playlist: http://snoggdoggler.com/?q=node/84

I seem to go through 2 parts of a cycle. Look at the new podcasts, download the ones that are interesting to me, then later when nothing is on the radio (or whenever... ) I listen to the podcasts i have downloaded.

I'm still a bit scared of letting DoggCatcher just download n podcasts to my card. (Although that is probably unreasonable now that i have an 8GB card in it.).

It would be nice to have an easy function that would just play the next unlistened to podcast that I have downloaded. Get in the car, hook up the phone, press this button and go. (and it would play the next podcast after the first one was done).

eric
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Good ideas

We used to have a number on the podcast list that matches your description. We removed it because of some performance problems but we can surely take another look at it.

Autoplaying next available - I added this to the future feature list. This is pretty closely tied to being able to sort podcasts, because you'll likely want to be able to determine the order they auto play in.

Thanks for the feedback.

jkarp
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A big "second" on this

A big "second" on this request. I've been watching DoggCatcher evolve and this is the only thing preventing me from using it. I commute on a motorcycle so playback needs to be hands-free. Even just working up from the bottom of the Episode List, playing each un-played would be perfect.

eric
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It's in progress

I've been working on this and have it running on my phone now. It needs to bake for a few more days but you should see something in the next release.

jkarp
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Yaaaay!

Working PERFECTLY.

RIP iPod Touch. Down to a single device now. Thanks again eric.

eric
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You're welcome

Glad to hear it.

mcamou
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REALLY nice

It's working really well, thank you!

And now, to make it perfect....how about some indication that a podcast has new episodes that haven't been downloaded, vs. new episodes that have already been downloaded? :)

ukchris
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Like the green arrow icon but

Like the green arrow icon but smaller? Yeah, this would look neat. A ticked envelope for the completed podcasts would be good to provide a complete at-a-glance overview, but I realise there are space constraints.

eric
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downloaded vs not

I had that feature in a very early beta, which may not have even been public. Unfortunately knowing downloaded vs not, requires doing some reading on the SD card as you are scrolling through the feeds. This makes the scroll dreadfully slow choppy. I'll take another look to see if I can make it work. It would definitely be useful.

Added to future feature list.