Recently I discovered Grover, podcast app
for Windows 10. Not sure if it works on 8 or 8.1. You can install it from here
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/grove … verviewtab
The app itself is connected to the itunes database. It has import export opml feature, playback speed and downloading. The interface is accessible but you need to move around by tabbing more frequently. But for podcasts and episodes you can use context menu to subscribe or download. Space works as play pause.
that's a great alternative, though I personally don't change my luna RSS for anything
#3 (edited by omer 2021-04-07 15:44:09)
gotta agree with 2
its nice to see more apps, but lol, nah luna still beats all of them
Great that luna works for you. I had recently many issues with this app but I am still trying it for my friends who are on windows 7. I see that there were some updates now so trying it again.
heck, I even bought qCast back then, but there's deffinetly nothing like Luna indeed.
I'll check this out when I have some time over the weekend. Podcast downloaders are woefully underrepresented on Windows, so I like to keep my options open.
Yes, Luna RSS is a far cry better than what it was, but it still has a couple of persistent issues when it comes to downloads, and the folder structure is a little messy IMO. When you use QCast to download stuff, a task, I might add, that became possible again a few months back, but for who knows how long, you get the podcast folder and its episodes, that's it. With Luna, you get a bunch of .dat files. I understand why they're there, but it's just odd to have them mixed in with the downloaded episodes.
I thought I'd have a play with this app, and while it is quite usable, a few things stand out.
So far, I have not been able to enter podcast feeds manually.
Another annoying issue, at least with the version from the windows store is no shortcut keys.
There is quite a lot of tabbing about in this app.
And speaking of the windows store, is that the only place where you can get this?
It's fine if it is, but apps from the store tend to have some elements missing.
Take NVDA for example, yes, you can get NVDA from the windows store, but it's version 2019.3.1 I think, and no addon support.
But getting back to this podcast app, it's something I'll probably keep using, even with it's quircs.
yes, currently you can use only space for play pause. I am communicating with the author so I definitelly will write about shortcuts. Yes, the app is available only from the store. Situation behind NVDA is complicated, NVDA can not be fully distributable via store as NVDA itself is like python in a nudshell so you can do mostly everithing from deleting files to install viruses if you really want. Regarding subscribing, can you find the subscribe button? Press enter and you are there, you can put custom url and set login and password if needed.
I actually did manage to find the subscribe button, but I thought it did the same thing as the subscribe button after you search the directory so just assumed it was the same.
I decided to press it without searching for anything and the dialog for entering a feed popped up.
for me anyways, the app just opens up to a microsoft store updates page every time