I've seen quite a few threads about "Hurr, Podcast won't play", "Durr, my browser won't play the Podcast and I'm to derp to switch to another browser so I need to bitch about it and do it in the most complicated way." and I thought "Why the fuck don't we have tread for this yet?"
So here it is, a thread to complain and sometimes, just sometimes cite something thats is wrong on Gus'es end and not your own stubbornness. Also, before posting here please try Google It's may show some insight.
I'm posting this in both threads just to be sure you find it...
Don't listen to "answers" like that. Trying to call you out for "bias bullshit" while effectively saying iTunes is the greatest audio program ever is just absurd.
Now, to actually help out, I'd suggest checking out some of the programs here if you're looking for a podcast manager. If you're looking for something to help with podcast discovery, and just don't want to use iTunes, maybe check out Zune?
iTunes is really good, even if you don't want to use it to get your content, you can still use it to browse for other podcasts or whatever, download it from the creator's site or from wherever, then use another program to organize it.
All I'm saying is that iTunes is good at what it does and has a wide selection, making it easy to find stuff. Coming to a forum and asking what would be best for oneself should be the last resort because only they know what they like. Gus talked in one of the early episodes how he hates being asked what router/modem is best for some random person emailing him because he doesn't know the person. Do some research, try things out, I use iTunes, you don't.
Look, theres no need to be a dick. The guy asked a question and I'm just trying to help him out. He may not know what he likes, but he knows what he DOESN'T like, and that is iTunes. He's here to find something that he would like. By reading and posting in this thread, it is our job to provide that.
I've spent plenty of time in iTunes, and while it does some things well, it isn't perfect. My biggest problem with iTunes is how insanely bloated it is. Someone looking for a simple podcast manager wouldn't be happy with using iTunes, especially if they have another media solution. A lightweight, open-source alternative like gPodder is probably better. If they need a marketplace but for some reason hate Apple, Zune is probably the next-best thing.
iTunes is fine, but it isn't the only thing out there.
Also, linking people to "Let Me Google That For You" was funny for about a week two years ago. Now, in 2011, it isn't a valid nor funny, way to respond to a question.
I'm done with this now. I really hope that you start being more helpful in the future if you're going to keep posting in a thread that is for tech support
In reply to korokva117, #12: My biggest problem with iTunes is how insanely bloated it is. Someone looking for a simple podcast manager wouldn't be happy with using iTunes, especially if they have another media solution. A lightweight, open-source alternative like gPodder is probably better. If they need a marketplace but for some reason hate Apple, Zune is probably the next-best thing.
Pretty much why i will not put itunes on my work/personal computer i want my computer perfect when i work and itunes is just horrible, thanks for the zune rec, i'll look into it, does look nice so far.
I'm going to through the podcast's from the beginning and I just hit when they do the format change at around 65 and I cant find any real mention of what player to use for it to work. I have Quicktime but it only works for the Enhanced M4A file and it doesn't let me actually click on the images. Also the images are only like 50 x 50 and there are no options I can change to make them bigger.
iTunes has an adjustable window with the pictures that pops up if you double click the small one in the bottom left, however you have to click on the text in the picture to go to the link. I'm assuming you have iTunes because Quicktime downloads with iTunes.
I'm using Gmail on Firefox. The email sends, then I get an immediate reply that says, "Technical details of permanent failure: Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain." This is why I'm wondering if there's a parameter that I'm missing, as it seems to be saying that, for some reason, the Rooster Teeth server won't accept it. Could it be a size issue? Is there a maximum? I've successfully sent a text email to the general purpose address, but this is the first time I've sent it to the podcast address or used an attachment.