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August 29th, 2006, 10:52 AM
This is probably the wrong place to put this, actually, it probably doesn't even deserve to be in the ubuntu forums. So, admin, just delete this if you don't like the off-topicness.

Well, I've had an idea. (It's probably already been thought of, I'm goot at reinventing the wheel) It's called an Oggcast. It's a mixture of RSS and a Podcast using OGG audio (a non-apple podcast!). To help topple apple as well as microshaft. You would have some software which can read and play these oggcasts. An oggcast file would look like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?>
<channel name="Test Oggcast">
<file id="1">
<title>Hello World</title>
<description>This is an OGG file saying "Hello World"</description>
<file id="2">
<title>Test video</title>
<discription>This is an OGG video</description>
<channel name="The News">
<file id="1">
<title>Bombings on mars</title>
<discription>4,000,000,000 troops from jupiter have been killed in bombings on mars</title>
If you know RSS, it should be pretty much self-explanitory. When a new file (or article) is available, the program should show you the description and ask you if you want to download. What do people think?

August 30th, 2006, 09:32 AM
The Ubuntu Podcast folks already do this, with a regular Podcast RSS file and Ogg audio.