March 26, 2007

Podcasts from IE7

My podcast viewer currently runs standalone and as a plug-in for Windows Media Player.
How would people prefer to use it? I would love to make it a ClickOnce application that can be installed without being admin. This however would limit the ability to install the WMP plug-in. On the plus side, you receive automatic updates.
I am investigating ways to make the app ClickOnce install and then register the plug-in later. The problem is that the uninstall would not remove the plug-in for you.

In addition, I need a funky name for the app. PIE is a bit abstract and confusing with other products.
I quite like “PodBouncer”, but I’m open to options. The only real constraint is that the .com domain needs to exist.


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  1. Chris

    I would love to be able to use it 100% within WMP11, as in, there’s a download engine within the plug-in. Any chance of that?

    I don’t use IE7 too often, so the podcasts rarely get updated. (Firefox user), I have to delibrately use itunes at the moment to update my podcasts.

    If I have to use it as a standalone, I may as well keep using itunes/doppler etc… and then using WMP to “monitor” the folder. I rarely read the information about a podcast anyway.

    25 Apr 2007, 12:43


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