Sunday, May 25, 2008

Improved Podcasting

I just committed a patch to Banshee's podcasting that lets you filter on new items with a single click. Banshee filtering to just show new podcasts By default, the New Items filter will be selected. Items are marked old after being played, or manually by pressing y. This functionality will be in the next release, but you can run it today and help us test for 1.0 by building Banshee from svn. Since this patch has what I consider an aweseomly slick keybinding, I'll remind you of some of our other useful (and awesome) key bindings:
/       focus/select text in search bar
q       queue the selected tracks (works for podcasts!)
y       mark the selected podcast tracks as old
j/k     scroll selection down/up in the filter or track lists
space   pause/play
enter   play
ctrl-d  bookmark playing item at current position
F2      rename the selected source
Future podcast features will include playlist and smart playlist support, and some awesome ideas we have for an integrated podcast directory. Stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. Good to see the podcast related features getting better and better. I listen to a lot of music but when online just as much podcasts. So it's good for me.

    I know this probably isn't the place to talk about other feature ideas. Probably mailing lists but they've always confused me.

    Banshee has the bookmarks plugin just now which is useful for longer podcasts and audiobooks. But wouldn't it be better if in the cast of podcasts. this was just automated to where you last listened to on any podcast? Dare I say it, like itunes/ipods.