I will be getting my first “real” smartphone on Thursday - a Samsung Galaxy III Mini. While I’m sure I’ll figure out the new functionality overtime, there’s one thing I’d like to ask you all about: podcasts.
For the past couple years, I’ve listened to podcasts (and other talks on mp3 files that I label as podcasts) on my Nokia. I subscribe to the various podcast sites on my RSS reader, see the summaries and then decide which episodes seem interesting, and download those to a folder on my computer. I copy that folder over to my phone, create a new folder on the computer and when I’m done with that folder on the phone, I copy the new folder over.
On the phone itself, I listen in order of the files in the folder. The Nokia recognizes podcasts as such, and so unlike music, if I pause the podcast and go to a different file, when I go back to the earlier podcast it remembers where I was.
I suppose in simpler terms, I’m looking for a way to continue copying files from my computer to my phone (instead of automatic subscriptions), but having the phone treat the files as podcasts instead of songs.
Can I match this on my new phone? Thanks!