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I can confirm in part some of what Tony wisely notes here.I-tunes is largely more of an application itself than a site. The idea is not only to track who is downloading, but especially in windows, to remove non-windows as in not windows media formatted files from your hard drive...without asking of course I cannot speak for the location you are seeking, but I *strongly* encourage you to tell the source of the feed that you want a non-itunes method of downloading. Many sites are starting to provide both types, because there are platforms that simply work better outside of i-tunes...and the predatory nature of the program in windows is rather serious.
Tony helped me with a feed I wanted some time back, only for me to lose it when they tried the itunes experiment. That station has since restored the download options, even without my saying anything because others did.
Education beats hacking any day smiles.as for the browser? my personal experience is that links or e-links can tend to do better than regular cat lynx...but I have not tried the hot off the presses edition on feeds lately, and it may fair better.
still as Tony says here, unless you find a third party work around program better to educate than to ignore it. Many will thank you.
Karen On Mon, 18 Jun 2012, Tony Baechler wrote:
I could be wrong about this, but I don't think you're correct. First, the protocol it uses is normal http, but with itn:// as the designation instead. Second, going to one of those links tells you that you must have ITunes to view the content and sends you to a download page. When I've tried, I couldn't get any feed at all. Even if you find a normal feed, be careful if it uses ITunes in the enclosure tags as all the files seem to be named enclosure.m4a and files might get overwritten. In short, unless you have a Mac or Windows, it's totally proprietary and you won't get anywhere, especially with a text browser. It's been a few years since I tried, but I doubt that it has improved.Just to clarify, the enclosure problem I'm talking about has nothing to do with the "itunes" tags in the feed. It has to do with the enclosures themselves. Some sites seem to redirect through ITunes, presumably to track who is downloading. Those are what you have to watch out for and there seems to be no way around the redirection. I hope my information is wrong, but I doubt it. I haven't looked at feedflipper.net so hopefully it works around some of these issues.On 6/17/2012 12:39 PM, Geoff Shang wrote:Hi, As I understood it, iTunes podcast links are normal HTTP links with the protocol changed to something that I can't remember right now so that iTunes opens it. It's still served over normal HTTP, and substituting this should get you the XML feed._______________________________________________ Blinux-list mailing list Blinux-list@xxxxxxxxxx https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/blinux-list
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