Archive for the 'Feeder' Tag

Feeder Now Requires 10.4 or Later

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

I released Feeder 1.4.9 earlier today, which includes some fixes for issues discovered in the GM version of Leopard and will add atom:link tags to all feeds. This was made a recommendation in the RSS Best Practices profile on October 15 and is now required by FeedValidator, which shows warnings for feeds that do not include it.

The other big change is that Feeder now requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later. This has been the case anyway with the outstanding issue of compatability introduced by QuickTime 7.2, which Apple doesn’t seem in a hurry to fix. In order to make Feeder fully Leopard compatible, Panther had to go.

This was something I was planning to do anyway in the next major version as Panther support is holding Feeder back and my testing burden just doubled with the launch of Leopard. Panther usage is minimal these days, anyway.

Problems with Feeder, QuickTime 7.2 and Panther

Friday, July 13th, 2007

There seem to be problems with Feeder and QuickTime 7.2 on Panther (Mac OS X 10.3) systems. I’ve reported the problem to Apple and will hopefully find out more soon. Feeder will fail to launch and the following messages will be shown in the console log:

dyld: /Applications/Feeder.app/Contents/MacOS/Feeder Undefined symbols:
QTKit undefined reference to _OSAtomicCompareAndSwap32 expected to be defined in /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib
QTKit undefined reference to .objc_class_name_NSAffineTransform expected to be defined in Foundation
QTKit undefined reference to .objc_class_name_NSCIImageRep expected to be defined in AppKit
QTKit undefined reference to _OSSpinLockLock expected to be defined in /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib
QTKit undefined reference to _OSSpinLockUnlock expected to be defined in /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib
QTKit undefined reference to _OSAtomicAdd32 expected to be defined in /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib
QTKit undefined reference to _ApplicationTypeGet expected to be defined in Carbon
QTKit undefined reference to _OSAtomicCompareAndSwap32Barrier expected to be defined in /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib
CoreMediaPrivate undefined reference to _OSAtomicAdd32 expected to be defined in /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib
CoreMediaPrivate undefined/usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib
CoreMediaPrivate undefined reference to _OSAtomicCompareAndSwap32 expected to be defined in /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib
CoreMediaPrivate undefined reference to _OSAtomicOr32 expected to be defined in /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib
CoreMediaPrivate undefined reference to _OSAtomicXor32 expected to be defined in /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib
CoreMediaPrivate undefined reference to _OSMemoryBarrier expected to be defined in /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib
CoreMediaPrivate undefined reference to _vm_purgable_control expected to be defined in /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib

For now, reverting to QuickTime 7.1.6 would presumably fix the problem but would be quite a pain. So, I would advise any Feeder on Panther users (yes, all three four of you) who read this to not install QuickTime 7.2 if you want to use Feeder anytime soon.

Update, July 18: Apple has acknowledged that this is a known issue under investigation.

Übercaster + Feeder

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

Podcast production application, Übercaster, hits version 1.0 today. This follows a significant period of private and public beta testing, during which time the application has already built a reputation as a powerful yet intuitive application for recording and producing podcasts.

Übercaster brings everything podcasters need into one application and does this very well, as it has been designed for podcasting from the beginning.

Its comprehensive feature set includes live audio recording, multi-track editing and integration with Skype, iChat or Gizmo for recording interviews – with the neat trick that all participants can hear the audio you play in addition to the regular conversation.

Übercaster can also add tags and artwork, create enhanced podcasts, encode and upload the finished recordings to FTP servers, weblogs, .Mac and specialized podcasting hosting services such as Podshow+.

Übercaster Screenshot

So is there anything Übercaster doesn’t do? Believe it or not, yes! Übercaster doesn’t create RSS feeds. Enter Feeder!

U¨bercaster + FeederAs of today you can purchase Übercaster and Feeder together as part of a special bundle. Übercaster is normally $79.95 and Feeder $29.95, but these two great applications can be purchased together for only $95, saving around 15%.

The bundle is available from the Übercaster store and links are available on Feeder’s product pages too.

Even if you are a podcaster and don’t need the bundle, you really should check out Übercaster for yourself. It is a very impressive application and deserves every success.

Congratulations to Eberhard and Sebastian of Pleasant Software for the People on this much-anticipated 1.0 release.

Feeder on MacBreak Weekly

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

MacBreak WeeklyFeeder gets a very favourable mention on MacBreak Weekly 31 by Merlin Mann, whose recommendation was echoed by Leo Laporte, who uses Feeder for the TWiT podcast feeds.

If you need to do anything with making an RSS feed, Feeder is going to make it very easy for you […] Fantastic application, I bought it in a minute.

– Merlin Mann

You can hear the full review and the rest of the show here: MacBreak Weekly 31

Macworld on Password Protected Podcasts with .Mac

Monday, January 29th, 2007

Anton Linecker has written an interesting piece for Macworld, using Feeder to demonstrate how to create a password-protected podcast feed on .Mac:

Password protected podcasts with .Mac