Bugs, Limitiations & The Future
The automatic update and download check functions are called more frequently than
requested on MorphOS only. This appears to be a problem with the RMH.library
timer functions on MorphOS, I have reported the problem to the author
of the library. A work-around is to leave the automatic functions disabled in
If you think you have found a bug in AmiPodder please report it to the author.
Automatic Checks do not Internally Multi-task
Currently the GUI freezes while AmiPodder performs the automatic checks for new
podcasts and downloads, the busy pointer should be displayed in these cases and
status messages are displayed in the bar at the bottom of the window. I am
investigating if it will be possible to improve this, one option may be to have
automatic and manual modes, suggestions are welcome.
IBrowse Opens a "Save As" Requester for each Podcast you Download
This is a feature of IBrowse but it can be worked around. Start Ibrowse and
choose "Settings" from the "Preferences" menu. In the Preferences window, double
click on the "General" section and then click "MIME Types". Look for the MIME
Type "audio/mpeg", if it doesn't already exist, add it. Give audio/mpeg the
following settings: Extension "!mp3" (without the quotes, the excamation mark is
important). Action, "Save to disk" Set the "Def. save dir" to the same as the
temporary directory you selected in AmiPodder prefs and set the cycle gadget to
"Use (no req)". Close the preferences window, choose "Preferences/Save settings"
from the menus. IBrowse will now download all MP3 files to that directory
without prompting you.
I have a few ideas for the future of AmiPodder, if there are features you would
like to see added please get in touch at the address in the Author
- Option to display additional information about a podcast including artwork and show notes.
- Separate process for automatic checks to stop them blocking the GUI.
- Support for more downloaders and players (please let me know what programs you'd like to see supported).
- Faster RSS parsing.