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Default Podcasts - which software to install on Mini - 08-27-2009, 06:51 PM

I have Zune sotware on my main PC and download a few video podcasts every night and sync up and watch on my zune. I was wondering if Zune is recommended video podcast download software or would you recommend some other light weight program on Mini 10 ?

I plan to download (and automatically manage the deletion) 3-4 video podcasts and watch them on train every morn... please comment / suggest.

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Default 08-27-2009, 07:14 PM

Since you say "watch", I assume these are video podcasts. What format is the video? Does Windows Media Player, already installed (assuming Windows), play them?


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Since you say "watch", I assume these are video podcasts. What format is the video? Does Windows Media Player, already installed (assuming Windows), play them?
No WMP does not play them. They are m4v format. But VLC plays them without any issues...
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Default 08-28-2009, 12:58 AM

So use VLC. Or ITunes (not a lightweight.)


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Default 08-28-2009, 01:22 AM

VLC will be the way to go if it was me.


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Default 08-28-2009, 01:52 AM

I already have VLC installed and am enjoying the DivX / VOB movies... but my key dilemma is the 'downloading' and managing of the podcasts themselves.

Zune s/w works quite well for the downloading/managing but I ma looking for a reliable download client..
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Default 08-30-2009, 10:24 AM

you may be able to use your browser and just get the rss feeds for the podcast you want. Then just download the the podcast off of the feeds. (i hope that made sense)


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Default 08-31-2009, 03:27 PM

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you may be able to use your browser and just get the rss feeds for the podcast you want. Then just download the the podcast off of the feeds. (i hope that made sense)
True - but I want to downlaod about 6 of them every morning and am looking for automated solution. Zune s/w on PC does the job, but I am question if that will slow down my Mini 10 generally...
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Default 09-01-2009, 08:44 AM

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...but I am question if that will slow down my Mini 10 generally...
How would installing software on a PC, including a Mini, slow it down?
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Default 09-01-2009, 03:06 PM

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How would installing software on a PC, including a Mini, slow it down?
Zune (and many other apps) have processes that keep running in the background even if the app is not running and that is my fear. I know Zune keeps at least 2 prcesses in the background.
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