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Which phones (not iphone) play video podcasts?

by Indranic / March 30, 2009 2:28 AM PDT

Hi all, I'm looking for a phone which has a proven track record of playing most of the popular iPod/iPhone formatted video podcasts available on iTunes - you know the H.264/AAC ones. No, I can't buy an iPhone coz I live in India where it's insanely expensive. I've been using a Windows Mobile 5 device for sometime now and I need to change to another phone ASAP. I've checked online and the Nokia N series is not very good at this apparently. CorePlayer on Windows mobile can't do this either. I also don't want to convert them coz I'll probably subscribe to 8 or 10 podcasts so that will be a pain.

Anyone who's faced this before and found something? Anything?

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Your marriage to iTunes is the issue
by Pepe7 / March 31, 2009 3:07 AM PDT

Step away from protected AAC content and other free software options exist for you on your WM5 handset. I'd pop over to XDA forums where you can glean more granular level info on what possibilities exist for your specific WM handset. That place has an amazing amount of information if you can find the time to read through the forums and search. Here's the URL-

http://forum.xda-developers.com/


hth,
Pedro

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Not really
by Indranic / March 31, 2009 3:21 AM PDT

Thanks for the tip on XDA developers, been visiting that site since ages to be honest. The real issue is that some of the best Video podcasts on the internet are designed for Apple products (grrrr). I've been playing AAC enhanced podcasts on CorePlayer on WM for some time now with some success - BBC AAC enhanced podcasts play fine but the Lost podcast from Jay and Jack just won't play - for example.

I need to change my phone soon and I've been on WM5 for 2 years now and it is just not letting me enjoy some of the best content out there for mobile devices. The new phones from HTC etc are not adding any format support either. The Nokia N series loves it's RealPlayer too much so it's formats are limited as well.

If only I could use Miro (getmire.com) to download my video podcasts and sync that folder to a mobile device that supports some of the most common video podcasts out there (apart from iPhone) that would be great.

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newsbreak 2.0?
by Pepe7 / March 31, 2009 7:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Not really

It sounds like I may have simply had back luck then with the particular AAC streams I tried unsuccessfully ;(.

Did you try the same podcasts w/ Newsbreak 2.0 yet? I heard that mentioned once as a possibility to download & play. Or maybe you do have to convert to simple MPEG instead for it to work(?)
http://www.iliumsoft.com/site/nw/nb_ss.php

-Pedro

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