How do I do this?.....

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SayCheese, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. SayCheese macrumors 6502a

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    Hi people,

    I am wondering if the following is at all possible to do and if so how?

    There is a podcast that I listen to and it gets updated at about 2 or 3 am several mornings a week. What I want to know is this....

    Is there a way to wake my MBP from sleep mode, at a predefined time such as 4am and then get iTunes to download the podcast, making sure it has finished downlaoading, before going back into sleep mode? I have been in the situation before where I have been part way through a download and then the MBP goes back to sleep mode and stops the download part way through.

    Once it has downloaded the other part of the question come into play. I then want to be able to dock my iPhone to the MBP connected dock when I get up and the podcast updates automatically, keeping on the iPhone only the last weeks worth of podcasts.

    I am sure that there must be a way to do this but am not sure where to start.

    All help appreciated.
     
  2. R.Youden macrumors 68020

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    Hmmm,

    I think you probably can do this. The best guess would be to make your mac wake from sleep and sleep at a set time (under Schedule in Energy Save in your System Preferences). I am sure there are some apps out there which you can use to make iTunes start up 2 minutes after you wake the machine from sleep. You then leave it long enough to download and send it back to sleep.

    I think there is a setting in iTunes to only download the latest podcasts to the iPhone but I am not sure.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. ajchapinjr.com macrumors member

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    Would the Automator program not be of service in a situation like this?
     
  4. R.Youden macrumors 68020

    R.Youden

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    That is what my initial though was, but I am not sure if it can determine when a podcast has completed its download.
     
  5. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    You can write (or probably download) an Automator script that you drop in iCal that will do this.

    Google it, I've seen something like that in a magazine once, but I don't have it anymore. There's a site somewhere that has hundreds of Automation scripts especially for iTunes - again, just Google it.

    Cheers.
     

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