There is one other issue I need to deal with before I can totally switch to Windows Media Player 11 - podcast support. Microsoft made the head-scratching decision not to include native podcast support - one area where iTunes really excelled.
Someone wrote a plugin over the summer, but it doesn't work in WMP 11 and Vista and he's not maintaining it right now. There are countless other third party aggregators (Doppler is an old favorite), but I need to spend some time figuring it all out.
My key requirements are:
- Automatic downloads (no manual intervention)
- Synchronization to the device (at most 1 click, preferably none)
- Removal of old podcasts (preferably removed from the device after they've been listened to, but I'll accept support for the last, say, 3 episodes - as long as Steve Gillmor doesn't break CalacanisCast into 17 parts).
For those of you not using iTunes, how are you managing your subscriptions?
Note: I'll update this post over time as I refine the strategy.