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Can we put the movie in the regular feed?

May 26, 2006


You may wonder why the Blue Angels flight movie didn't show up on your podcatcher, like iTunes.  We were concerned that Pilotcast subscribers wouldn't expect a video. Not all podcatchers can handle a Quicktime movie.  Mainly, our concern was that at 89MB, the movie is pretty big.


We've also had some feedback that some Pilotcast subscribers are on dial-up and have to patiently wait for a long time just to get the audio files. (We appreciate that kind of dedication.)  The movie file is going to take 3 times as long for to get to those folks.

For iTunes users and maybe users of other programs, media content is handled best if it's in the feed.  For one thing, otherwise you have to add it to the correct playlist.

We've decided that we will add the movie to feed some time this holiday weekend, once enough subscribers have had a chance to see it early. Now, that decision would mean that you might end up with two copies. You can decide for yourself whether to download the movie when it shows up in your feed.

Let us know if you have strong objections to putting the movie in the feed.

Update: The video is now in the feed With Pilotcast #34 being more current it may allow a chance for subcribers to choose whether they want  to download the video because it won't be the newest show.

Peter Jakobs
almost thirteen years ago

I\'ll have to agree with Pilot Gooch above, Boss Foley had the same soulless way of talking that I heard from Chuck Yeager before: first and foremost, we\'re doing our duty, well we happen to do it in flying machines, but we\'d be serving with the same dedication if we were moving trashcans. Only very few glimpses of a true aviator\'s heart when he spoke about \"Vitamin g\".

On the other hand side, the cool and relaxed way of the pilot flying in the video is amazing, given the g-load we can read from th epax\'s facial expression.

Anyway, great flying performance, great podcast, and I think it\'s worth sharing these pictures that showed up on today:

keep up the good work


almost thirteen years ago

The video was the most awesome thing I ever watched. I was a Navy Aviator in the 70\'s landing on carriers (in Grummen S2\'s) in the Far East, but that show really showed the endurance needed for high G manuvers. more, more, more

Pilot Gooch
almost thirteen years ago

Boss Foley is a Top Gun super pilot no doubt, but sheesh guys he put me to sleep with his DoD robot govt. PR mini-lecture. Hardly answered the few flying questions you had. The CFI\'s and A&P Tom get my \"flying\" vote any day!

BTW, you guys gonna make the Oshkosh scene?

Pilot Mike
almost thirteen years ago

We gotta figure a U.S. Navy Captain Select is going to be very concerned about saying something that might come back to bite him. It\'s was great enough that he agreed to talk to us.

All three of us and more will be all over Oshkosh. We still need a venue for a live meetup.

--Pilot Mike

almost thirteen years ago

I think Goochie is being a little hard there. Foley is what he is. I think what we have with him is a man at the top of his career and the new Rank to prove it. I do not suppose he has to be media savvy in order to sell himself. Different peer pressure to what the average Joe comes across. Now can I get my own freebee flight? Eh Boss?

p.s. The dog/son incident was interesting! lol