Release Version : Ziepod 0.99.9 (BETA)
Release Date :February, 2007
New Items :
New Ziepod is now portable; you can install it anywhere even onto flash disks and use it via any computer you like
New Ziepod is now more secure. It strips down malicious scripts coming thru feeds and provides more secure environment
A new dialog window to set most needed preferences settings
New Ziepod can check the left space on your harddrive and automatically pause downloads when it drops under given threshold point
You can change order of tabs (drag-and-drop while pressing CTRL)
"Delete all but the latest one" option; a very neat feature to be used on listed episodes in the Subscriptions table
More ID3 tags can be auto-overwriting; year, composer, URL, publisher, language
Podcast Directory includes and presents podcast in different languages
New player related features
You will be able to select multiple items at the same time in the playlist
Context menu of playlist now includes "Select All" and "Invert Selection" option
Automatically remove played item
Auto play newly added item if player is stoped at the moment of addition
Lock player to prevent playing automaticaly temporarily
It shows error messages when it fails to download or parse any subscription
Drag-and-droping subscriptions and folder onto Trashbin now deletes those dropped items
"Export subscriptions" and "Open download base dir" links added into "One-click away functions" panel in Home
In the deskbar mode, Ziepod shows the left time by default; click on it to change to current playing time
In the deskbar mode, you will be able to distinguish the level of volume by checking the speaker icon
Better support to distinguish non-media type episodes; especially PDF, EXCEL, WORD, PowerPoint, and ZIP files
Ziepod now can handle "pcast://" links and subscribe to those feeds if you are using IE
To open feedback dialog (by default ALT+F)
When folder is deleted, all subscriptions and folders will be deleted as well (recursively)
"Cancel All" button now also cancels synchronizations
When you use "Download Episode" option on any episode and if it is in the download list in paused mode, it is resumed. Previously it says it is already in the download list but does nothing
Deleting subscriptions has been improved and becomes much faster
Dialog shown while deleting downloaded files have been revised
Old Ziepod didn't allow you to rate non-saved episodes, however new Ziepod gives that chance
Clicking on the "Originated Podcast" title in the "Now Playing" tab opens up that podcast in the Subscriptions tab
New Ziepod now shows folders at the begining of hierarchy in the treeview of subscriptions
While downloading things it used a bit more CPU than it should have as it used that to update download related stats. That has been optimized
'Edit Downloaded Episode' option is disabled for non-MP3 files
When new Ziepod fails to create folder for 'Base Download Folder', it warns user to assign a valid folder.
Smashed Bugs, which caused following cases:
Double entries in exported OPML files
When there were multiple episodes with the same title in any subscription, Ziepod failed to download them separately (When "Replace file name with post title" setting was on)
When you set some global settings such as "Add downloaded episodes into playlist", Ziepod didn't allow you to customize those settings for individual subscriptions
Bug in the feed authorization disabled authorized connection and saving given login and password
Sometimes Ziepod didn't automatically add downloaded episodes into the playlist when it should have
Sometimes Ziepod failed to show right non-latin characters while listing episodes in the "Subscriptions" tab
Ziepod kept pointer to opened OPML file alive after finishing with it, which was not much problem but a tiny bug
When two subscriptions with the same caption exists, Ziepod failed to assign different download folder
If you subscribe to a feed that you previously subscribed and had previously downloaded episodes, Ziepod freezed right after subscribing to that feed
When you cleared the playlist while player is running, player buttons haven't been reset
In some cases, Ziepod failed to show right icon for episodes
When Ziepod opened up in visual mode other than fullview mode, it didn't switch to desired tab
When Ziepod opened up in the deskbar mode, status text is shown in big/raw fonts
Deleting multiple subscriptions at one time freezed Ziepod for a while
Previously Ziepod didn't allow to drag-and-drop items in the subscriptions hierarcy tree at one click. Now you can
If you added any episode into the playlist before downloading it, it still streamed that episode even when it has been already downloaded. New Ziepod plays that downloaded file, instead of streaming it
Ziepod didn't automatically switch to the "Subscriptions" tab to show newly subscribed feed when clicking "subscribe link" in the Feedzie.com site listing
Sometimes Ziepod crashed after deleting episodes
Ziepod crashed when trying to download any external file thru "New Download" button
Ziepod crashed when trying to play drag-and-drop links onto the deskbar mode
In the Fullview mode, Player position seeker handle was not big to grab and drag
Sometimes Ziepod failed to replace filename with the post title and it accepted names suggested by the server from where it is downloaded
Sometimes Ziepod crashed when trying to cancel multiple running downloads
Ziepod still showed dialog window even there is no file to move(while moving download folders)
When Ziepod was minimized and tried to relaunch it, Ziepod restored but icon in the system tray stayed there
In rare cases Ziepod allowed folders in the subscriptions hierarchy tree to placed under invalid places and created circular hierarchy, which resulted in freezing Ziepod at the startup. New Ziepod not allows that and if occurs in someway, it can recover from that
Bug disabled Ziepod to handle "podcast://" links
DEL key didn't delete multiple selected episodes in the Subscriptions tab
Sometimes "Loading New Subscription..." message was kept shown even for folders
Old Ziepod added image enclosures into the playlist
Played episodes haven't been removed from the Today Panel
If play duration is higher than 1 hour, Ziepod failed to show exact time in the deskbar mode
When player was not running, changed volume level was not saved for the next start of Ziepod
When all listed items in the Subscriptions tab were not audio or video episodes, "Delete All" and "Delete read ones" were disabled
Ziepod allowed to be opened multiple instances of same dialog window, such as Preferences dialog
Sometimes in the deskbar mode Ziepod showed tooltip when hovering even though there was no item in the playlist
When file size info was not available, Today panel showed duration info on top of the publication date of episodes
Old Ziepod failed to reset scrollbar of the panel where info related to playing item is shown
In some cases, Ziepod failed to handle redirected link to download episodes
When there is no file extension available for downloaded episode, Ziepod extracted that data from suggested filename from server
Keeping up/down key pressed for a while to switch to the next/prev listed episode in the Subscriptions tab, invalidated scrolling position. That has been resolved.
Bug disabled ordering of listed episodes based on provided factors(such as by rates) in the Subscriptions tab
Ziepod didn't check the existance of folder into which it supposed to save downloaded file. Now it makes sure that folder exists, otherwise it creates it automatically
Sometimes Ziepod crashed when deleting any episode while it is being downloaded at the moment, or when deleting a feed while at least one of its episodes is being downloaded at the moment. We tested and no crash happened during the test, while crossing the fingers.
After deleting all feeds and start to subscribe to new feeds, Ziepod sometimes failed to show or update unread/unplayed items in the system. That issue has been resolved but still sometimes it may show false numbers. We will be working on that.
After disabling iPod support, iPod tree item is not removed from subscription hierarchy
While Ziepod running, trying to restart Ziepod again showed up restoring box moving.
Action buttons of the Today panel was not being set properly.
Unchecking the checkbox which is used to define maximum number of simultaneous synchs or downloads didn't enable 'Apply' button.
* 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 all Ziepod users who helped us by sending their feedbacks and suggestions.
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!