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Many of us have embraced the podcasting revolution enabled by rss feeds and podcatchers.

Alot of sites now broadcast live streams of what is eventually edited into a podcast. In most cases listening to the live stream gets you the info several days sooner then the podcast.

So I was wondering if anybody knows of a notification protocol / app that allows me to auto tune into certain streams when they go live, or based on a schedule. I imagine twitter could be used for the notification but It'd be better not to be tied to a proprietary service.

Example podcasts / live streams

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I used to have a Perl wrapper for mplayer that switched streams according to a scheduling file; it was timezone aware so I could specify times in the broadcaster's local time and it would adapt to DST changes in either time zone. – geekosaur Mar 12 '11 at 8:38

I haven't used it before, but it looks like Hidownload 7 can do this. I see a Live Stream Manager that includes a scheduler. Give it a look?

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