moderated Re: QCast?
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I think the best Podcast App for Windows is Speak On Media Suite. It has certainly been fuller featured than QCast for years.
I confess an interest as I am nearing the end of making a Podcast series on Speak On – ironically I was recording the first part of the 9th Podcast on the range of features in Speak On today actually focussing on the app’s abilities as a Podcast Reader.
This should be ready in the next day or so.
It actually has 3 Podcasts apps within it application.
The Suite also has what is, as far as I am concerned by a country mile the best featured ePub Book reader, far more featured than QRead, an Audio / Daisy Book app which again I think is the best featured audio book player. It is my preferred Audio Daisy Book reader more than FS Reader but it does not support text based xml formats.
It also has a CD app for playing Audio and Daisy Audio CDs and also includes a full featured Music player.
If you are in the UK it also integrates directly into the RNIB Newsagent service for downloading Newspaper and Magazines, again via an optional additional app Plugin downloadable within the app itself.
As well as Tunein Radio there is a specialist optional VI Radio app and also in one of my Podcasts I show how the Other Media app can also be used as a third Internet Radio app using a downloadable Internet Radio folder playlist structure.
It is very full featured I am constantly astonished at how little attention it has garnered over the few years. This is why I have been doing the Podcast series over the last few months demonstrating the capabilities of the app.
The main obstacle people tend to have is that the app is self voicing and uses eSpeak as the default voice on install. However I show in my first Podcast this can easily be changed to a Sapi 5 voice to make the app sound far more friendly. There are a few other aspects of the app which take a little getting used to, the main one being that the confirmation OK or cancel options are in the alt based menu system rather than buttons on dialogues boxes. This is fine once you get used to it however.
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Sent: 27 March 2020 22:02
For years, I have used the QCast program to download or play podcasts,
but although I was able to install and even activate it, it either won't
download podcast episodes or in many cases won't even add the podcast at
Anyone have any suggestions or a suggestion for other programs?