Apparently wmp11 has leaked and apparently uses less resources and is more stable. That is good news as I was attempting to rip a cd tonight in wmp10 and it insisted on showing me the cd that I had ripped previously instead of the one that was in the player, it stopped responding once and I had to kill the process – something I have to do nearly everytime I use the thing (but it is still better at ripping than creative music organizer which is a piece of junk (apart from the Zen integration which is why I use *that* piece of software – it would be nice if the auto detect of mp3 files would occur AFTER the mp3 has been completed and not before, when the mp3 tags haven’t been written to the disk yet.
I was having a retro yearning the other day for some old music by the QuireBoys. A google search didn’t find (m)any mp3’s to download but I did stumble across the Rockcast podcast show. There is some really good music there from bands I’ve never heard of as well as well known (Dandy Worhols, Fleetwood Mac). Worth a download and subscribing too.
I got an email from the odeo team inviting me to join their beta program. This is a standalone podcast reader that will download podcast items individually or synchronise them on a scheduled basis. At the moment it looks like it has potential but needs more features. I’ve sent them an email with my initial thoughts and suggestions on how to improve it. Worth signing up for their beta to try it.