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Yes, on August 3rd 2012 Google Listen was discontinued and is no longer available on Google Play. If you already have it, it will continue to work, but on November 1st 2012, the Podcast Search will cease to work. This project was very limited in functionality anyway. There are other apps out there that are updated and actively worked on. I think the last ...


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If you'll pardon the "non-answer"... I wrote Taffy to act as a proxy between your Android device and the podcast provider. It speeds up the podcast before your podcatcher downloads it. There are several undesirable aspects to this approach (hosting not the least among them, nor inability to change playback speed during playback), but I use it every day to ...


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If you don't want to be shackled to iTunes for downloading/syncing the actual episodes, you can right-click the podcast in iTunes, and select Copy Podcast URL. It will copy the URL to the podcast feed to your clipboard. Use this URL on your Android device to subscribe to the podcast there.


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I think: if you can find an RSS feed for it, you can add it to Google Reader, and put it in the "Listen Podcasts" folder. That should make it magically sync on your phone. I think.


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For listening to podcasts, Google has a separate application, called Google Listen, which will sync feeds under the Listen Subscriptions category. Unfortunately, new features are not being actively added, but does provide enough functionality to be useful.


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It downloads them to your SD card. I don't use Google Listen but I installed it and downloaded a podcast. It put it in: /sdcard/com.google.android.apps.listen/downloads The name of the file might be something odd so you might need to rename them but that's where they are all located.


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There is OSplay which claims to have variable speed playback with pitch control but it's $5 and it's still a pretty new app so I've been hesitant to try it.


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Last.fm picks up the intents apps like Pocket Casts and Google Music send to bluetooth devices, and hacks that into their scrobble implementation. I guess they figured Google were never going to support them explicitly so that was their only way in. To stop Pocket Casts from scrobbling you'd un-tick the Google Music option in last.fm. The fine people of ...


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These guys recommend iSyncr as a solution. Cons: It's not free, and it won't sync copy-protected content.


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Today, Presto entered open beta. Presto provides a background Service which allows other applications to play MP3 and Ogg Vorbis files on your Android device at faster or slower speeds and/or faster or slower pitches, so that any application can have variable speed playback, as long as the end user has Presto installed. Developers must modify their app for ...


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For things like Podcasts, the experience should be far more slick than the clunky Apple need to plug into a PC and use iTunes. Most services on Android are about the device itself doing all of the syncing directly with the internet, not needing to have a PC in the middle that you have to plug into to get updates. For Podcasts, you can use something like ...


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BeyondPod ($7 but well worth it) will do everything you mentioned in your question. I have tried DoggCatcher and a slew of free apps and I've found BeyondPod to be the best. You sort you podcasts from newest to oldest, or oldest to newest, or longest to shortest, or shortest to longest. You can also break them up into categories which I find helpful. ...


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The syncronization between Google Reader (web) and Google Listen (phone app for listening podcasts) is limited to podcast subscriptions and marking episodes as read/listened and unread/unlistened. There is no direct way to add episodes to your Listen "My listen items" queue from Reader. You can still access old episodes from Listen by scrolling down and ...


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I've heard good things about DoubleTwist from Mac users, allows you to continue using iTunes to sync your music. Haven't tried it myself since Spotify does enough for me, and iTunes isn't really pleasant on a PC, had enough of it when I had an iPhone.


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BeyondPod supports Feed Authentication. I use the pro version which costs $7, but if you choose not to go pro there are only a few limitations. The free lite version should still handle Authentication.


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Manual alternative If you are on a computer and you don't even have iTunes installed, you can find web page of that podcast on iTunes site example: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/tiesto-s-club-life-podcast/id251507798 Then you can view source of the page and locate links to actual files - mp3 or m4a . You can download the files saving either directly ...


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I've faced the same problem and I found this software: http://doubletwist.com/ Basically what it does is read you iTunes library and coping what you want to the device your want, it's just great and you can set the configs to you needs. It has an android client and a PC client. Hope you will find it useful.


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That most likely depends on what phone and interface you have. On, say, a Galaxy S3 with the stock TouchWiz UI, when music is playing in the Samsung player or in Google Play Music, the volume control is enabled at the lock screen. On some other devices, it may not be possible. May I suggest editing your post to include which phone model you have?


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Google Reader allows choice of external program (via intent) to play audio.


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Fairly new app called "Itunes Podcast Player" is able to search and play podcasts directly from Itunes. Seems to work really well, at least for me.


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If you are wearing a headset when listening to your podcasts (which I assume), and those are wired and provide a physical button for play/pause, there might be an additional option using physical controls: The playstore offers a bunch of headset control apps -- some of them manufacturer specific, others explicitly manufacturer independent (in praxis, both ...


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VLC supports such a feature. It is the official Android version of the world-famous VLC media player. You can change the volume of what you are listening with it while your phone screen is locked. It is available for free on the Google Play Store. VLC is still in Beta status however it is quite stable and it works well. It should be noted that VLC is only ...


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In CM they have a hack (or implementation) so that you can change the volume over the lockscreen by pressing the volume up/down key. Also pressing it multiple times will seek/change the track. Now I had two cellphones Optimus one from LG (GB) and another mobistel clone (running ICS) and the CM rom worked for both of them. Firstly requesting, include the ...


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Google Play Music manager can synchronize with iTunes, including podcasts.


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The BeyondPod podcast player will download new podcasts directly to your device, on a schedule. For example, I have it run every morning to look for new podcasts. And, it can be configured to "Share Podcasts" with the default Android Music Player. I have never used the share-with-default-player feature, so I can't really comment on how well that works in ...


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I was having trouble with the original pre-installed "Music" app on my Droid X randomly playing music even though I never used the app. I tried factory resets, updates, cache wipes, data clears, everything I could think of. The only fix I found was to root the phone and use Titanium Backup to "Freeze" the Music app so that it no longer functioned. It's ...


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There are a lot of apps in Android Market which offer import from your Google Reader subscriptions. The best of them according to Lifehacker is DoggCatcher Podcast Player. BeyondPod Podcast Manager also offers import from Google Reader. But ACast's description claims that the app has integration with Google Reader, not just import (sorry, can't test it ...


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I'd have to double-check on the reality of the sync/import part of the question, but you may want to look at BeyondPod. It claims that it will sync read/unread status, but I've not used that capacity. I've used it for years (on WinMo long before Android was available on a phone) and have loved using it.


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Personally, I use DoggCatcher and have had no problems with it. It will always remember where you last were in the podcast, even if you went and played a different podcast instead and came back to that one. It'll auto-delete based on how you set it up. For me, it auto deletes after I've listened to it. It usually happens pretty quickly too (15 min or ...


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Try Super BT Mono. It doesn't explicity say that it works for non-AD2P headsets but I believe that's the whole point of the app. There'd be no need for this app with a headset that has AD2P. Edit: Whoops, that's for Froyo only and you are on Eclair. Basically you need to find an app that will stream audio over the HSP profile instead of AD2P but I ...



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