We've taken the core "engine" from Jäger that handles downloading
syndication, enclosures, etc.., put a new GUI on it, wrapped in "mplayer"
and "lame" and now we have a new product called "BlogMatrix Sparks!" that
not only handles podcasts (the gui code is not all hooked up yet though for
this -- we'll probably have this out later tonight or tomorrow), it also can
record streaming Internet radio feeds and treat them as podcasts. It also
has a pretty cool OPML browser (screenshots:
The Windows announcement is here
Mac announcment is here
main difference between the Windows and Mac version is that Windows has a
Mozilla browser built in; the Mac has something much simpler.
The installer on Windows is shared with Jäger. If you've tried that already
and it's not your thing, just turn off the appropriate check boxes.
We'll probably be adding a way soon to upload downloaded radio shows as
podcasts (i.e. RSS 2 + Enclosures). This isn't out of evil intent so much as
a way of sharing resources (CPU power, always-on Internet between) multiple