Release Version : Ziepod 0.99 (BETA)
Release Date : February, 2006
New Items :
iPod/iTunes Support (Tested with iTunes v6.02 & iPod Mini)
Automatically add downloaded episodes to your iPod; set globally & specific-to-podcast
Manage your playlists; add, edit, and delete playlists
Manage files in playlists; add, edit, and delete files
ID3 v1 & v2 support
Editing tags of downloaded episodes in MP3 format
Automatically overwriting tags of episodes in MP3 format as soon as they are downloaded
Capability of monitoring Dynamic OPMLs ( )
'Post Sweeper' to remove unnecessary posts at once
2 new built-in bins
'Downloaded Episodes' ( ) to keep pointers to all downloaded episodes
'Rated Episodes' ( ) to keep pointers to all rated episodes
Drag'N'Drop inside Ziepod (fast way to move items)
Moving posts from one podcast/folder to another podcast/folder
Moving folders and feeeds inside folder hierarchy
Adding episodes into playlist : from podcast/folder into playlist
Fully customized automation for newly detected and downloaded episodes
You can either adjust commands to run on all newly detected and downloaded episodes
Or you can specify each command for each different type of episode (such as MP3, MOV, TORRENT)
Manually direct individual torrent files to torrent client on your computer
Automatically direct new torrent files when they are detected
New in Tasks tab
Press 'DEL' key to cancel selected download
Press 'RETURN' key to toggle resume/pause state of selected download
Settings to filter listed items
Hide all downloads
Hide paused downloads
Hide queued downloads
New download status display
Estimated remaining time to finish
Download progress bar
Home tab settings
Show only new and downloaded episodes
Show items posted today
Remove read posts when switching to another tab
New in Folders tab
Customizable feed icons: new icons for video ( ) and text-based ( ) feeds
State of whether folder is opened or closed is saved
You can rename/delete/move 'My Podcast/Text/Video Feeds' folders
You can create folder at the root level in the folder hierarchy
New keyboard shortcuts
Restore Ziepod (HotKey)
Update iPod (HotKey)
Run Post Sweeper for focused feed/folder
Toggle Embedded Player Panel
New customizable notification sounds to be played at specific cases
When an episode is downloaded
When new episode is detected
When Ziepod starts up
Ziepod keeps info about 'Last Played Date' and 'Play Count' of episodes (like iTunes does)
Feedback dialog under 'Help' menu to send feedbacks via Ziepod without using any email client
Key 'F1' to open Zielp help documentation
Checkbox to filter out feeds from treeview inside new-folder and move-folder dialogs
Small button on popup notifier to disable notification sound temporarily
Updated backend;Ziepod can handle more feeds at the same time
When trying to add podcasts from OPML file, now you can also open OPML file from the internet rather
than from local computer. Ziepod retrieves that OPML file and shows its content.
Feedback dialog at full-uninstallment has been redesigned and simplified
When new post is read, remove it from 'Home' tab
Updates in 'Podcast/Feed Properties' dialog
Tab 'Customize' is renamed as 'Download'
Synchronization and authorization related settings are moved into a new tab called 'Synch'
In Preferences, tab renamed: 'Popup Notifier' -> 'Notifiers'
Context menu of playlist has been simplified
Menu option to synchronize feeds under folder
Help documentation has been updated.
Removing addition of 'My Text Feeds' folder at first run
Disallowing users from placing folders under subscribed feeds
Showing size of file which is queued in 'Tasks' tab
Showing download progress of each synch task
Episode&Podcast context menus refined
Bugs removed, which caused following cases:
In some cases; crash while exporting into OPML file
In some cases; crash while downloading
While stopping player during buffering stage of streaming, Ziepod crashed
Even user pressed "stop" to stop streaming, Ziepod continued to play
While exporing into OPML file, sometimes exported file is appended with double ".opml"
While parsing OPML, Ziepod was ignoring 'url' attribute.
Cancel function on multiple selected episodes didn't work
Icons on the context menu didn't show up when opening context menu for multiple episodes
Play function was not enabled when link of enclosure has "mp3.mp3" or similar duplicates inside
Even though episode was in the download list, Ziepod still added same episode to the download list
Downloaded file of trashed item should be deleted, but Ziepod didn't do that.
When main frame was visible, vertical splitter was thicker than it was designed.
Because of the fault in Reuters feeds and some of the Yahoo feeds, Ziepod showed
already deleted posts or showed some of the posts in multiple times. Even though this is not
our fault, we cured these annoying cases.
Ziepod was not able to download two file with the same name at the same time.
When item failed to play in the playlist, Ziepod didn't continue with next track.
First added item to the playlist sometimes didn't show up in Deskbar mode.
Menu options in MenuBar didn't synch with actual status of corresponding feature.
Shown icon wasn't right and 'Play' button didn't act properly for files with 'M4V' extension
Popup notifier might not have shown updates from all subscriptions.
Strange 'maximizing Ziepod window' cases and not able to reach auto-hide taskbar in maximized mode
Number of items in trashbin was not shown properly; out of synch
After closing popup notifier with always-on-top pin, next time it popped up, always-on-top pin was shown still on
Sleep mode in popup notifier didn't work as it was supposed to be
Shown download count in popup notifier never reseted; so kept increasing
When playlist was cleared while playing something, 'Play' button was still shown with 'Pause' icon
'Cancel Synch' menu option was not accessible thru context menu of podcast
* Some of the bugs listed above may not be removed completely since they occur very rarely.
If you encounter any, please let us know. Plus, there are also
other tiny bugs that are not listed above.
* We'd like to thank you all our users who sent us feedbacks and suggestions. Our
special thanks goes to Pieter, Dan, Phil, Robert, and Gilberto.
WHIT is a 20 - 40 minute, English language podcast that tells you about what\'s going in the parks, pubs, and clubs around Tokyo. Great podsafe music, and local bands are spotlighted, and we also entertain you with humorous accounts of life in Japan. Listen to WHIT to get ideas about what you can do when you get some of that rarest of all resources in Tokyo - free time!