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Thursday, June 23, 2005


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This is *perfect*. It's always annoyed me that enclosure-only feeds triggered the usual new post notification, now I can move then into NewsGator and just leave FeedStation running :D

erm... I take that back. I couldn't find a way to make it automatically subscribe to a podcast, you have to manually click "add to podcasts" on each entry before FeedStation picks it up.

Stretching the definition of podcasting if you ask me!

Andrew - we talked about adding that functionality (auto-download all enclosures for a particular feed), but it just didn't make it into the current release. It's likely we'll add it...although a lot of folks have told us that they prefer to just download individual items.

ahh, that makes sense. I think it's interesting that despite podcasting taking off due to the automatic subscriptions, the majority of the growth has been by people who still manually download.

I'm happy knowing that the functionality is coming, but as a FD user I just won't get any use out of this feature until then :)

What a coincident : I use HomeSite while it being brought over by Allaire then Macromedia. I uses FeedDemon now it was "sold". But I am glad the piece of software are maturing and gain support and regonication.

I can no longer drag and drop MP3 files into FeedStation from FeedDemon. That's a wee bit of an annoyance, but one I can overlook.

Also, adding the red 'X' next to a feed once its done downloading is weird. It looks like there's an error. Red usually indicates something like a warning, and in this case it looks like it's done, but with errors.

You might consider doing something where after completion FeedStation waits for 60 seconds and then fades the line out and removes the line item. In short, I'd like to only see what I have remaining on my list of feeds to download.

Anyway, thanks for the update/upgrade! Looks nice over all.

Randy, drag-and-drop is a very important feature of FeedStation, so if it's not working, it's a bug rather than a deliberate omission.

However, I just tested this using an IT Conversations MP3 link, and it worked as expected. Is this problem something you're seeing with multiple sites, or just a specific one?

PS: Randy, the red "X" should only appear for items that are in your queue but don't have a downloaded file (ie: the download isn't on your hard drive, at least not in the folder specific in FeedStation's settings as the download folder).

The drag and drop is working now. I should have tried restarting FS (doh!) Sorry for the false bug report. Thanks for the clarification of the red x as well :)

NOD32 will not let you install this software...it identifies it as a virus...

C:\Program Files\Bradbury\FeedDemon\is-S8VQJ.tmp

probably unknown NewHeur_PE virus

Event occurred on a new file created by the application: C:\DOCUME~1\Alex\LOCALS~1\Temp\is-N1PJF.tmp\is-HQLFR.tmp. The file was moved to quarantine. You may close this window.

And it messed up my FeedStation instal now so I cannot test the program anymore! :(

May I have a cookie for finding this (aka license for FeedDemon) :)

OK - but what about subscriptions to regular podcasts? Do I have to manually move over each podcast to "My Podcasts" or can I "identify" a particular feed as being a podcast feed and always have it move those items to that folder?

Sorry Alex but I reported the NOD32 problem yesterday ;)


Morgan, nope, I reported this before that on NewsGator!


(From my reply to Morgan's post in the forums)

We haven't heard reports from any other AV users.

Since most engines include some type of heuristic support, I can only presume that this is a problem specific to NOD32. I've sent an email to the developer looking into how we can address this. In the meantime, the only workaround that I can determine is to temporarily disable the heuristic engine (if possible, otherwise the entire AV application) to install the FeedStation beta.

To repair the loss of FeedStation 1.5, you should be able to just re-run the FeedDemon installation. Let me know if that doesn't work.

I'll update when I hear back from NOD32.

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