Revision 23 (2006-10-08)
- [NEW] Growl support. Be sure to install Growl so that you can decide to be notified when:
- an enclosure could (or could not) be added to the iTunes Library
- an enclosure could (or could not) be added to iTunes as Podcast
- an enclosure is removed from iTunes
- a download completed
- a feed refresh failed (you'll get the reason why it failed)
- and more...
- [FIXED] When the main app's window is hidden (closed or minimized), clicking the Xcast icon in the Dock will reopen it. This has also been fixed in case the main window is closed and you add a new feed from an external application via a one-click subscription link (a URL that starts with "xcast://" or even "http://" and "feed://" if you set Xcast to be your Default RSS Reader).
- [FIXED] In some cases downloaded enclosures failed to be added to iTunes with an annoying message "This item already appears to be located inside you iTunes Music folder". The issue should now be fixed.
Revision 22 (2006-09-18)
- [NEW] Added "Make a Donation" (PayPal link) to the Help menu (same link also available at xcast.ch/donate)
- [CHANGED] Improved support for iTunes 7.
- [FIXED] Spacebar navigation/scrollig behavior: the spacebar now correctly scrolls down the description view before switching to the next unread entry.
- [NEW] "Set Genre": when adding an enclosure to iTunes, its genre can be set to a predefined value (typically "Podcast"). You can toggle this feature in the Preferences; by default it's activated.
Revision 21 (2006-08-31)
- [NEW] Added "Watch Screencast" to the Help menu
- [CHANGED] Improved the "Open With" menu with more external players
- [NEW] Smart Groups, added new conditions: "Entry has Enclosure" and "Entry doesn't have Enclosure".
- [FIXED] In some cases, the "selected feeds" label in the Smart Group sheet wasn't being reset to "No feed selected" when Editing a Smart Group without Feeds.
- [NEW] There're now three different generic icons to better differentiate the three SmartGroup's types (Smart Group filtering based on Entries conditions, based on Feeds, or "hybrid")
Revision 15 (2006-08-18)
- [NEW] "Add to iTunes as Podcast" now supports also MPEG-4 enclosures (.m4a, .m4b, .m4v, .mp4)!
- [CHANGED] iTunes integration: when adding an enclosure "as iTunes Podcast", the name & album of the track will be modified to reflect the entry's title and the feed's title respectively (even if the file could only be imported as a normal track and not as a Podcast... if the file is a .mov or .pdf for example). To avoid this metadata modification, you can choose to import the enclosure with the simple "Add to iTunes" integration mode; in that case the original metadata will be maintained.
- [NEW] Added "Visit Xcast Homepage" to the Help menu
- [FIXED] A bug in the "Detect Downloaded iTunes Podcasts" feature where the enclosure size wasn't set.
- [NEW] "iTunes Podcasts Cleaner" (from the Enclosures menu). This feature checks your Podcasts subscription list in iTunes and decides what files to delete or keep based on a combination of play count and ratings. The podcast episodes that need to be "cleaned" (deleted) will be removed from iTunes, removed from Xcast and moved to the trash.
- [FIXED] Issue when trying to open a sheet attached to a window who was already displaying a sheet.
- [NEW] The Xcast's iTunes Playlist name can be now modified (in the Preferences)
Revision 11 (2006-08-15)
- [NEW] Redesigned Preferences window
- [NEW] Added new 'Enclosures' menu
- [NEW] Moved the "Detect Downloaded iTunes Podcasts" menuitem from the File menu to the Enclosures menu
- [NEW] The sheet for the "Detect Downloaded iTunes Podcasts" feature now has a Show Log button.
- [NEW] "Detect Downloaded iTunes Podcasts" (from the File menu). Imagine you export the Podcasts feeds from iTunes and import them into Xcast (in which case you should probably 'Unsubscribe' from those podcasts in iTunes, but not remove them, so that you don't loose the files you've already downloaded), from now on new podcasts will be downloaded with Xcast and you'll be able to manage them within Xcast. But what about the old podcasts you previously downloaded and left in iTunes? Well, this new feature will automatically detect those podcasts and import them into Xcast (note: only podcasts with the matching entry still available in the feed will be imported). Podcasts imported with this feature can be managed exactly has if they were downloaded with Xcast (smart reveal, smart remove, play them with your favorite player, etc)
- [FIXED] The "already subscribed" feature (that shows a dialog informing you're already subscribed to that feed) now correctly reveals the feed in the Feeds table (even if the Feeds table was hidden)
- [FIXED] When you subscribe to a feed via a one-click subscription link (a URL that starts with "xcast://" or, if you set Xcast to be your Default RSS Reader, even with "http://" and "feed://") the newly added feed is correctly revealed in the Feeds table