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Podcast support in Thunderbird

Bug 282174 got fixed last week. It means Mozilla Thunderbird 1.1 and later will have at least some basic podcast support.

(Podcasts are audio files attached to RSS feeds. With the correct feed address and software that understands them, you can have your computer automatically download new music, radio shows, and amusing sound effects.)

The Thunderbird implementation currently displays podcast files like email attachments, which can be double-clicked to start download.

It's not enough to make me ditch iPodder yet, but it's a good start and I'll be watching it carefully.

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You know bug that bug is not resolved...
Here's my thinking:
1. Title of bug is 'Add podcasting support'
2. Definition of podcast client (from wikipedia):
Users subscribe to podcasts using "podcatching" software (also called "aggregator" software) which periodically checks for and downloads new content. It can then sync the content to the user's portable music player, hence the portmanteau of Apple's "iPod" and "broadcasting". Podcasting does not require an iPod; any digital audio player or computer with the appropriate software can play podcasts.
Thunderbird doesn't download the MP3 files and therefore the user cannot sync file with the mp3 player.. therefore there is not podcast support.. therefore the bug should be reopened!! / Comment from paul on 31 May 2005 at 11:50.

It's a start. I'm sure they're accepting patches... / Comment from Robert Marshall / [Admin] on 31 May 2005 at 14:45.

looks like TB isn't ever going to support this / Comment from t on 07 Aug 2006 at 22:09.

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