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How To: iPodder to your Treo

If you've somehow missed the latest rage in RSS syndication, it's called iPodder and it's a new way to automatically download enclosures (Podcasts in iPodder parlance) and have them import into iTunes. It's like Tivo but for iTunes. It's very simple to enable a sync to an iPod, either automatically or manually by playlist (Try a smart playlist by XX tracks recently added by date - like the past 24 hours).

This is now possible to do via Treo and I wanted to share how. You do need to purchase The Missing Sync from Mark/Space ($39.95) to get this to work, though Clie users will also be able to do this right away from what I understand. Simply by launching the Missing Sync application on your Treo, you will enable a desktop connection ala Card Export. Unlike Card Export though, your Treo (or any Palm actually) will show up as a portable player in iTunes with The Missing Sync. Missing Sync is only for Mac OS X ...

I'd love to see better (actually any) automatic playlist management through Missing Sync, but have a feeling that would mean tricking iTunes into thinking you really had an iPod connected. There are no controls for what gets copied over, but it's simply a matter of drag-and-drop from there.

You can find feeds to subscribe to on either the main iPodder site or at Podcasting.net. There are clients for all platforms - Mac, Windows and Linux so anyone can take advantage of this great new way to manage audio.

BTW -- The Missing Sync does much more than sync Podcasts so keep that in mind when considering purchase. Discounts are available for customers of previous products of Mark / Space since much of that functionality has been rolled into MS.

Posted by atmasphere on October 14, 2004 at 12:50 AM

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by Dave Golden | Oct 18, 2004 1:38:00 AM

Hi, I'm new to this podcast thing.

Is there an automatic way to get the content ipodder records to the SD card on a Treo 600 with a PC running WIN2K (note not a MAC and since WIN2K I can't use version 10 of the Windows Media)?

The only way I can determine is to find where ipodder is saving the content, and then write a batch file that is run through Windows Schedule Task feature to copy/move that content to the SD card where I can then play it through PocetTunes or other software.

I was hoping there was an easier way and I would love to hear it.

Warm Regards and I apologize in advance if my question is answered in some FAQ,


by Jonathan Greene | Oct 18, 2004 9:51:17 AM

I know there are quite a few versions of iPodder these days, not just the one called iPodder and if you search on the iPodder.org site I think you'll find one that supports more than just iTunes.

As far as moving files automatically to your Treo... that's a bit tricky. In iTunes there does not seem to be a way to do it on Mac or Windows since only the iPod gets the priviledge of sync for now.

by Paul | Apr 20, 2005 7:45:18 AM

Help! I have a treo 650 and a computer running XP media center edition which apparently isn't supported by the Hot sync software. Anybody have any recommendations or any idea when/if they will soon support Media center edition?

by Michael McDaniel | Apr 21, 2005 12:56:03 PM

What about just syncing the files in the filesystem? DocumentsToGo works for Word and Excel files -- is there any way to sync arbitrary files from a folder to the Treo using HotSync? Are there any conduits out there that might suffice? I don't want to have to fire up iTunes -- I'd rather just have iPodder running in the background and have the podcasts sync over whenever I hotsync my Treo.

by Jonathan Greene | Apr 21, 2005 1:58:40 PM

I am pretty sure you can't do it with Docs to Go as MP3 files are not part of the office system. You might be able to create an applescript action based on when the card is mounted that triggers a sync.

I usually have iTunes running so that's not a big deal for me. I also use NetNewsWire for my RSS locally and as enclosures come down, they get added to iTunes making it the place where I manage my content.

by Skip | Aug 25, 2005 12:44:57 PM

Media Center Edition and hotsync can this work on a treo 650 ? and if so how?

by marta M. Bustillo-Hernández | May 1, 2006 11:49:13 AM

I have a treo 650 with sprint, and a mac OS 10.3.9. I want to have the treo work as a mini-ipod so I do not have to carry to equipment while exercising. What to I need? I have itunes for mac and use it to sync my ipod.

by Rich | May 6, 2006 4:48:49 PM

This is a great instructional video on using IPodder Juice and Windows Media Player to synchronize to a SD card reader. It does work like a charm and the instructions are very clear. http://www.yourcomputerminute.com/2005/06/23/sync/

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