This podcast is a screencast featuring an explanation of how Macintosh users can keep their iTunes folder on an external hard drive, and periodically update iTunes podcasts. This technique can be helpful if you are using a laptop and do not have enough free hard drive space for all the files in your iTunes library. Be careful, however! Make sure to have iTunes CLOSED when you are renaming the iTunes library folder / directory as explained in this screencast. The use of PodNova to maintain a OPML list of podcasts is also described along with a site for accessing podcasts “live” online with an iPhone or iPod Touch without syncing iTunes. QuickTime player or iTunes is required to play this podcast, links are available in the podcast shownotes.
- QuickTime Player
- OPML defined on WikiPedia
- My PodNova OPML
- Podcaster iPhone/iTouch web application by Soprotech
- Wesley’s iPhone Applications
- Wesley’s Macintosh Applications
- Screenflow by Vara Software
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We have a new beta for the podnova client which will add your subscriptions in iTunes automatically if you subscribe to something under podnova
(it runs under leopard )
In that way you can skip the opml step. By default it’s not enabled, the setting is under “Settings”/”Downloads”/”Synchronize options”
Great, thanks Erik! This is good news– I will download the beta and give it a spin. I’m so glad the Podnova client has been updated, I love the functionality of your site and software. 🙂
Great tutorial. I also have been keeping my iTunes library on an external hard drive for several years due to the size of my library (about 37 GB). I recently upgraded to a 250GB hard drive on my Macbook Pro and just last week transferred it back to my laptop.
I really liked the Screen Flow application. I downloaded it and plan on trying it out. I think that it has a lot of potential to make short screencast tutorials to show my students how to use the Web 2.0 applications we will be using this year.
Thanks for the great tips.
You are most welcome, John.
I agree that screencasts are VERY important to both use as we learn new skills, and CREATE as we share our knowledge with each other. I have played a bit with Jing on the Windows side but wasn’t real pleased with how it slowed down my system. Karen Montgomery was just telling me yesterday about a new screencasting program she bought for her Windows computer and loves. We are going to address screencasting on an upcoming Tech Shopping Cart podcast.