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  1. #1 Subvert iTunes: Netcasts vs. Podcasts 
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    Netcasts in iTunes

    The grand poobah of the TWiT Network, Leo Laporte, has put out a call to change Podcasts into Netcasts. This is a response to Apple?s over-litigious behavior over third parties? use of the word ?pod? in reference to music, podcasting, etc. You can read all about it on Leo?s own site.

    As a show of support, I have put together a hacked version of iTunes strings file that transforms iTunes from a Podcast subscribin? program, into a Netcast program.

    Important Note: The following procedure may totally wreck iTunes. Make a backup copy of the application before proceeding. I make no guarantees as to whether this will work and whether or not it will wreck up iTunes, although it does work fine for me.

    Just download and decompress the attached file, and then show iTunes? contents (right click on the iTunes icon and choose ?Show Package Contents?), then navigate to the Contents/Resources/English.lproj/ folder. Drop the downloaded Localizable.strings file into there, replacing the existing one, and you?re good to go.

    Welcome to the Netcast revolution! It will not be televised!


    How to do it in Windows.

    Go to your ?Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.Resources\en.lproj? folder (or whatever language you use).

    Make a backup of the file named ?Localizable.strings?.

    Open up the ?Localizable.strings? file in a text editing program that can edit unicode text (I used Metapad) to replace the word Podcast with the word Netcast.

    Save the file as it?s original name ?Localizable.strings?, and you?re done.

    Now just run iTunes and you should see all references to Podcasts are now Netcasts.

    Note: This doesn?t change the word Podcasts in the iTunes Store, as it just basically downloads the whole iTunes Store page from their servers.

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  2. #2 Subvert iTunes: Netcasts vs. Podcasts 
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    netcast makes more sense. not everyone uses an ipod to listen to them.
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