podcasting wish

Discussion in 'iPod' started by abc123, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. abc123 macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2004
    i'm really into my podcasts but i wish there was a way that i could restrict downloading of them to only when i am connected to specific networks.

    i say this because i take my laptop to uni with me but at uni i only have a very small bandwidth allowance for an entire month and downloading a single podcast can take up to 20% of it. i know i could just close itunes but i also enjoy listening to music while i am at uni.

    are there any other programs that allow for this functionality?
  2. beatle888 macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2002
    sounds like you'll have to control the podcast update yourself...instead of having it set to automatically do it for you. do you know about the podcast updating settings?
  3. abc123 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2004
    yeh, i didn't really want to do that though. for me the major plus of podcasting is the automatic downloading.

    oh well
  4. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2005
    Hmm... Might there be a way to deny all network access to iTunes when on certain networks? Some UNIX command that can be input?
  5. abc123 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 26, 2004
    i'd still want the sharing music feature to work.

    that is a good idea though, i'll get someone else to look into it for me :D
  6. Bedawyn macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    Since I still have dial-up, the lack of control over iTunes automatic downloading of podcasts was a real problem for me. But it looks like with itunes 5 (maybe 4.9? but I never noticed it), you can just cancel a download that starts when it shouldn't (by clicking the x in the display window where the download appears).

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