With Democracy Everyone Wins

 Warning: There are reports that Democracy dose not work with feisty, see the comments for more info.

Every once in a while you find that application that is truly amazing. With the up coming launch of Feisty, Democracy Player is the king of podcasts and vlogs for me.

With Democracy you can subscribe to any podcast or vlogs rss feed and like an RSS reader it will alert you when that feed has new content. Not only will It alert you of new content but it will download it for you this is great for vlogs like diggnation or ze frank (even though the show is now over) for two different reasons. diggnation is a weekly vlog but is is quite large and takes some time do download, before Democracy I was forced to download the show and wait, or play it while it downloaded which when my Internet connection was slow caused me to have to restart the show 3 or 4 times.

With the arrival of Democracy I’m now watching more and more vlogs some worth highlighting include
• NBC nightly news
• Global National nightly news
• Diggnation
• Ask a ninja
• I’m sure I’m missing some. See the screenshot

Great so Democracy is good for people, but you said everyone wins, what gives?

If a player like Democracy where to become the norm everyone would win. Some of Democracys features include, ranking content and allowing people to search there archive for what interests them, this gives the producers more exposure. Another big problem that producers may have is that as they get more and more users they are using more and more bandwidth. Democracy also solves this problem by letting you subscribe to a feed with torrents instead of actual videos. This lets content providers produce distribute there content without paying for the bandwidth.

7 Responses to With Democracy Everyone Wins

  1. earobinson says:

    Wow, I was going to do a clean install today but well now i’m going to think twice, I dist-upgraded ages ago and democracy still works.

    Guess this is something im going to have to look into.

  2. earobinson says:

    I have added a warning to the top of the post.

  3. Limulus says:

    Democracy works fine on my Feisty install; that thread seems to be from before they released the fix… See this bug report for more details: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/democracyplayer/+bug/81798

  4. earobinson says:

    Worked for me with a clean install also!

  5. earobinson says:

    ++ for another computer working!

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