First reactions on the new Itunes
28.06.2005 - 23:34 / filled under default
While everybody else seems to be all glowing about this great easy piece of software, how good the implementation is, how no real podcast client will survive etc, I can tell you: crap.
The system is slow, very slow, I get a nonsense German ranking system (podcast is of course a local only thing, yeah right), it mingles itself with its store, it is a pain in the neck to get up to date with their 'special' tags and so on. Oh and in Itunes, you can only do one thing at a time.
Besides, Itunes takes my podcasts and
- change the title according to the rss title of the entry
- change the directory to something from the feed title instead of the album tag
- change the filename to something mingled from that
Podcasting at it is supposed to be? Yeah right. And no, this is not about me getting cranky about apple stuff.
Odeo is also far from perfect, but against Itunes, this is a sweet, working system. I can claim my feed, edit everything, they don't mix up my stuff and have a clean web based interface. I can't wait to see what Microsoft makes with his podcasting team.
And for all of the podfetching clients out there - be asured, there will be lots of people using your software once they got sick of how itunes handles this whole podcasting thing.
Tags: itunes, podcasting, odeo, microsoft