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What to do when a new Podcast arrives:(INACTIVE) [edit]


[edit] Alt versions for podcast

On the DVD version of dragon, the homsar easter egg is automatically enabled. They also did this on the new podcast version of the email. So, is there some place that we can note this on the page for that email? Should we create new an entirely new section for Podcast version on this page and all sbemails??? --Duke33 17:25, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

Probably, yeah. — It's dot com 20:00, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Haha... MINDREADERS!

I was thinking about H*R toons on iPods THIS MORNING...!

[edit] RSS Feed

Now all they need is an RSS feed so you can put this right in iTunes as a podcast and download it straight to the iPod.. --AndrewNeo 18:25, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

Maybe a fan can create one. Y'know, like this one. And no, I didn't mean that I would create one, either.—S*R 19:08, 30 January 2006 (UTC)
I could certainly do it. I would just assume this would be something we'd want the Brothers Chaps to do themselves. In any case, I'll break out Notepad and have something up in a bit. :) --AndrewNeo 20:11, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

-I Created one that you can subscribe to here: [1] The tags aren't all that great because I just created a category in Wordpress. But they're there and it works! Check it out - Brad Kovach

[edit] XHTML 1.0 Transitional

First time I can remember a DOCTYPE being declared. Can anyone confirm? -- Tom 19:54, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

It's a shame it doesn't validate. — InterruptorJones 03:49, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Podstar links

I added a new interwiki-style link to our repertoire. To link to one of the files, simply preface it with "Podstar:" (for example: Podstar:sb_email_japanese_cartoon.m4v). — It's dot com 19:58, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Picture?

What's with this weird picture we got here? Is this photoshopped or what?--Robert Benedicio 20:36, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

Nope, the picture is from the .m4v of techno. Here's a screenshot of the scene in iTunes. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 20:57, 30 January 2006 (UTC)
Why is the wiki logo different? -You know who!
I customized it. See my monobook.css, about 25 lines down. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 21:09, 30 January 2006 (UTC)
That was cool.--— That is Truly an Apple/blog

21:16, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

Can somebody transcript any custom animation it contains, like this Strong Bad thing? - Joshua 21:33, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Quality

Has anybody noticed that the M4V videos have a much higher sound quality than the Flash files? Might seem a bit unfair for the "normal Flashers" at first, but if someone was to import the Flash file (which, if possible, would give us a load of vectors and so a nearly unlimited possibility of resizing) and mix its video track with the audio track of the M4V video, they could actually get megalomanic resolutions and a sound quality that beats the Flash file on the site. Anybody up to the task to make a proof-of-concept, HDTV-compatible Strong Bad Email? As long as it stays a non-redistributed proof-of-concept, it shouldn't be illegal. ~~Ravu 21:20, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

Seems like a bit of a waste of time to me, but whatever. Anyway, in regard to your question: from what i've seen, it may not be as, ahem, "simple", as that. Most Flash decompiling programs manage to bugger up tweens etc as well as fonts. Then, on top of this, you usually need to fiddle with the .fla file you get at the end to get it to match up with the original .swf as mask layers etc often separate. Basically, it'd be some hassle.

Actually.. also its higher sound quality on the DVD's too so you could always just buy the dvds... 01:12, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

Yes, you should buy the DVDs, because it supports TBC. By the way, I wouldn't spend any time on it, because it would end up being illegal since anything worth doing eventually ends up distributed. Even if it were legal, this talk page is not the place to solicit volunteers to work on it. — It's dot com 03:45, 31 January 2006 (UTC)
Never wished to argue with that. Anyways, I was actually thinking about buying myself the Overkill Combo, but since it seems minors can't have credit cards over here in Austria, I'll have to put that off for the next few years (or ask somebody with a credit card). ~~Ravu 06:08, 31 January 2006 (UTC)
It is illegal. I study copyright law in my free time, and it is illegal. Sorry to crush your hopes and dreams, Bluebry 01:43, 5 February 2006 (UTC)
Sound? Yeah, that's a good one. I can't get any sound at all. Not to mention, the video quality seriously sucks.--Jnelson09 00:02, 9 February 2006 (UTC)
Oh man! I am a complete idiot. The sound was off. No matter, I can just use the ones already there.--Jnelson09 00:06, 9 February 2006 (UTC)
Have they explicitly forbidden creating derivative works for the sole personal use by one single person now? If it isn't redistributed, I don't see where the problem lies. ~~Ravu 13:13, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Link on Site

Is there a link to this page on the actual site besides the recently updated on the homepages? Like in downloads or something? That's where it should be.--Martin925 22:27, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

  • I noticed that too. I guess the answer is still no. -- 03:09, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

[edit] MP4's

Hey, do you guys think there is any chance that they would release them on MP4 format so we (i) can watch them on Our (my) PlayStation Portable (PSP) System? either that, or is there some sort of Software or something that i could download so i could convert the M4V Files to MP4's?


Since theyve done m4p's they'll probablyn eventually do ones for the PSP. As for converting.. i have no clue lol. 01:14, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

yes they work on the psp- Freezestar

No, they dont. i checked it out, i even upgraded my Bloody psp, didnt work, and all my movies that i had on it couldnt be played. great job, Sony.


They don't work on the PSP. The videos available from the Podstar Runner page are encoded using H.264, and not MPEG-4. While giving it a better file size and reasonable video quality, it makes it incompatible with the PSP. --Tuquee 06:55, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

Use PSPVideo9 to transcode the .M4v files. -CujoSR

mencoder sb_email_techno.m4v -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:vhq:vbitrate=896 -oac mp3lame -lameopts vbr=3:br=128 -o sb_email_techno.mp4

Let me know how that works for you, I'm not sure exactly what a PSP expects. --phlip TC 16:10, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

Strange. It works on mine. PSP-1001 on the side. I update the PSP all the way and put it in the Video folder ([root folder]:\VIDEO folder). And then i just rename the extension to mp4 and throw it into the VIDEO folder. That's what I do. And they work. -- 03:01, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

When that post was written, PSP firmware 2.80 (or 2.81, I forget which) hadn't been released. That was the firmware that added .m4v support (and you don't need to rename them either). --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 09:16, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] WMP?

do these files play on windows media player? (Or are they convertable to VuGo format?)-- Benol, aka Coach B 01:09, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

They are in H.264 video with AAC audio. I think there are codecs you can get for those for WMP. Person Man 02:01, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

No. It doesn't work. I just tried. Klaymation

[edit] Unfocused Floppy

discoveries of the deep?

So uh... Anybody figure out what the floppy is labled, the one that the iPod is resting against? All you... Decompilers or just those with good eyesight? And intuition? Thunderbird 01:57, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

I think the floppy says: Something of the Something. It's just too faded.-- Benol, aka Coach B 02:09, 31 January 2006 (UTC)
Well, I searched Moby games for a DOS title with "of the" in it, and of around 250 results, the most likely canditate I could find was "discoveries of the deep". Does that look plausible to anybody? Thunderbird 00:36, 5 February 2006 (UTC)
Definitely looks plausible. —FireBird|Talk 01:11, 5 February 2006 (UTC)
Ditto that. --DorianGray
I added info for Discoveries of the Deep to the Floppy Disk Container article. Has Matt? (talk) 19:31, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Strong Sad's iPod? I think not.

That is not Strong Sad's iPod in the background, as stated on the wiki. It appears to be at least a 4G iPod, but its shape (especially the screen) is closer to that of the 5G iPod. Look at it--it has the gray clickwheel characteristic of 4G+ iPods. Strong Sad's is first- or second-generation. -Bruce

It doesn't look exactly like Strong Sad's iPod from the picture, but it is blurry, so details might not have been put in. Other times that this happens is when you see a zoomed-out picture of the Compy, and you cannot see the dial. Lets just see what others put in as well and then we will make final decisions. -Martin925 04:52, 31 January 2006 (UTC)
Whoops. Didn't sign that last message--fixed. Anyway, here's the thing. The blur would make it hard to decide, except for the scroll-wheel. Notice it's gray. Strong Sad's iPod, as seen so far, has had a white scroll-wheel. The blur filter may obscure details, but it's not going to change the colors of anything. -Bruce 05:04, 31 January 2006 (UTC)
The width of the screen appears to be wider than Strong Sad's iPod, but quite like a video iPod.
The enlarged screen size and trademarked click wheel give it away that this iPod was designed to be a 5G iPod. However, note the headphone jack is plugged into the middle of the top of the iPod. That characteristic is not true with 5G iPods, which have the jack on the far right of the top. — Lapper (talk) 13:35, 31 January 2006 (UTC)
Well, let's think about this for a minute. Who else in the Brothers Strong house (or anywhere else in FCUSA for that matter) owns an iPod? Mabye Strong Sad upgraded to a newer version or something. I agree, it's not the same one that we've seen before, but no one else has an iPod, so in my opinion, it has to be Strong Sad's. Has Matt? (talk) 13:50, 31 January 2006 (UTC)
I concur. Is this already noted on the item's article, or have we yet to add it? — Lapper (talk) 15:31, 31 January 2006 (UTC)
I thought the same exact thing as Has Matt? but I forgot to mention it. Who else would have an ipod? I think so far its Strong Sads, unless maybe in the future it is revealed that maybe Strong Bad got one or something.--Martin925 21:55, 31 January 2006 (UTC)
Strong Bad with an iPod? Strong Bad thinks that flashlights are "the future of technology". Has Matt? (talk) 23:25, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

Maybe the Cheat bought an iPod... I mean, we already know he likes Apple :P

[edit] Original Name

Since they changed the name from Strong Bad video podcasts, I think we should mention it in trivia.--Martin925 22:00, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

So... mention it. :) I'd do it but I haven't kept up with this page closely enough to know for sure what you're talking about. — It's dot com 22:22, 31 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] What do I have to do?

What do I have to do to make Strong Bad pop up? I says wait a second after the email, what email it doesn't play any email. Bassium! m OCE

Please be more specific. After every Strong Bad Email featured, a short clip of Strong Bad should appear. — Lapper (talk) 23:46, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Oh, so you have to download the emails to watch the clips and stuff, well in that case nevermind. Bassium! m OCE

[edit] PSP...rar

I could help with the PSP and iPod video conversion

I don't believe that creating PSP files for distribution would fall under fair use laws. Thanks for offering, though. — Lapper (talk) 15:44, 2 February 2006 (UTC)
While distribution of alternate versions would be illegal, converting it yourself to another format and playing it on your PSP would be considered fair use. Since the videos don't have DRM, they are not covered by the DMCA and the fair use exception can apply.
Creating a instructions to convert or a program that will do the converting would be fine (assuming you don't charge for it or anything). --SirNuke 01:22, 4 February 2006 (UTC)
This may be true, but I don't believe it falls under fair use. Just me. Bluebry 19:11, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Requires Quicktime?

Below external links it says that either iTunes or Quicktime is required to play these, but I must disagree. All that's needed is a player that can support the MOV file format, H264 decoding, and AAC decoding. The videos all play back perfectly on my computer without any sort of Apple "adware" installed. And it says that Quicktime version 6.0 is required, but I don't think that 6.0 can play H264 video. --Taku42 21:07, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

It can play H263, however. As for other programs, Quicktime and iTunes are the only two official programs that fully support and write .mov format. If you know of another that's as good as either of these, however, please say so. — Lapper (talk) 21:11, 2 February 2006 (UTC)
MPlayer (the almighty) has no problems. --phlip TC 05:26, 3 February 2006 (UTC)
The VideoLan Client ([2]) works really well. Which is a bit odd since VLC often has trouble with newer Quicktime files.--SirNuke 01:06, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

They may mean Quicktime 7, which I believe is the minimum requirement for iTMS videos.


Also, video is only supported in iTunes 6.0 and up, podcasts from version 4.9. So regarding either capability, the iTunes version in the article is incorrect. 01:24, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Brothers Chaps helped! wooh

I got a email, from them after i emailed them.

Quicktime Pro can convert a .m4v file to an .mp4 file or any other format for that matter.
Just open the file up in Quicktime and choose Export to put it in whatever format you need,
this way you shouldn't have a problem getting it onto you PSP.

Brothers Chaps

On Jan 31, 2006, at 9:08 AM, Beep wrote:

Hello, i noticed that you just put up Podstar Runner, for the iPod, well,
is it possible that you could do a different version, for the PSP? PSP uses the .mp4 files.

Thank You.

So...Wooh! --Coach J 18:53, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

The psp needs a thumbnail file too so just converting it to mp4 won't work (I've tried). PSP video 9is the easiest way, it creates a thumbnail file automatically. Get a big memory stick too, videos eat up space fast.

[edit] RSS feed oddities

I removed them from the article, because the odd things in the RSS feed (copyright tag, link tag) are because TBC copied the RSS example from Apple's website. I have emailed TBC about the tags, too. --AndrewNeo 00:19, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] ¿Qué está el problema?

I downloaded the latest versions of quicktime and iTunes and these files won't run on my computer no matter what I try! The podcast won't even download, it keeps showing the same error! Is it because my comp uses windows? Does my computer hate me?-- Benol, aka Coach B 05:23, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Can't help you with the podcast. That's really too bad. :( But I can help you in other ways. Que and esta need é and á, and it's el problema. Tricky Spanish, eh? But sorry about the errors, and sorry that I'm no expert in iPods. —BazookaJoe 05:36, 14 February 2006 (UTC)
I don't even have an iPod, I just want to watch them on my comp so I can hear this so called "better sound quality".-- Benol, aka Coach B 12:11, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Today's top podcast!

Strong Bad Email is currently "Today's Top Podcast" in the iTunes Music store! — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 06:32, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

Get a screenshot while it lasts. =) It might come in useful. --DorianGray
Here's the screenshots:
I'm not sure if these should go on the page or not, though. — Lapper (talk) 06:43, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Descriptions

I'm not sure if this can go anywhere on the page, but I figured I'd list the descriptions within iTunes for the episodes.

techno -- Some bozo asks about techno music.
japanese cartoon -- Strong Bad makes up his own japanese cartoon.
dragon -- Strong Bad starts a bad drawing revolution.
kids book -- Strong Bad seriously defaces a children's book.
crying -- Strong Bad seriously defaces a children's book. (whoops on their part, apparently)
bottom 10 -- From the home office in Scotsdale, AZ...
caffeine -- Strong Sad gets caffeinated.
virus -- A virus wreaks havoc on the Compy.

I wasn't exactly sure where to put this, but I figured it should at least be listed somewhere around here, so here it is. Spell4yr 07:58, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

lol, reading the edit history for the main page, I suppose I should have left my editorialized comments out of it, or put it separate or in italics or something. Sorry! (I didn't realize they fixed it, though; I guess I'll have to redownload it.) Spell4yr 19:10, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Mirrors?

Should we upload the previous emails on the mirror, seeing as they are not currently available from the official site? -FatPamPam

Probably not a good idea. --Jnelson09 18:29, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

Yeah that stuff, like Jumping Jack Contest, the stuff that was removed from the site that could be seen at like, how do you take something from the site, keep it on the computer until they remove it, and have it in a hrwiki link? —Mas12806 (talk·contribs) 18:36, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Guitar was a little earlier...

Y'know, Guitar actually was downloadable on the night of February 26th, not the 27th as it says here... maybe we should mention that... --The Experimental Film 21:58, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

Well technically, the first five weren't released one after the other on seperate days, as it reads in the podcast, either. — Lapper (talk) 23:37, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Bandwith Issue

Since now on the website only the most recent is available, are the other emails unavailable through iTunes as well? I wouldn't know because I was already subscribed and had them on my computer before the problem occured.--Martin925 03:26, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Unfortunately, yes, they are unavailable. All that appears in the list is "guitar". —FireBird|Talk 04:10, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
Was "bottom 10" ever even on iTunes? I tried to get it, but the podcast wasn't downloading it... --The Experimental Film 23:36, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
Yes, it was. —FireBird|Talk 13:03, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] virus

I see that the menu below virus is not in this version. How do they handle that scene where Homestar is picking up the words? Can we get a shot of that? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 16:10, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

The issue with the widescreen ratio and therefore pan and scan style of virus (.mp4) is already mentioned. The navbar is indeed cut off when Homestar picks up the words, if that's what you mean. — Lapper (talk) 16:13, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
Right. I'm curious what that looks like. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 16:14, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
I won't be able to get a screenshot up until I get home, as virus is currently undownloadable. However, it looks as though Homestar's head is pulling words up from nowhere. — Lapper (talk) 16:17, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
He is. Homestar pulls the words from nowhere.

podcastviruspic1cu.png --The Experimental Film 23:42, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Cost?

Does it cost anything to download? Strong Sader

Nope! It's free to download! – The Chort 15:12, 4 March 2006 (UTC)
I understand it is free to download Podstar Runner files to an iPod, but how? I go to, and can view many sbemails on QuickTime Player, but how to download? It doesen't seem to be on iTunes for download either. And, a Brothers Chaps created linked redirect for Podstar, going to just leads to a error 404 page in German asking to contact the webmaster for help. Thanks! —Mas12806 (talk·contribs) 15:43, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
This post explains how to subscribe to the Podcast. BBG 17:57, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

I couldn't thank you enough, Bad Bad Guy. Thanks very much! —Mas12806 (talk·contribs) 21:08, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

It's me again. Everything worked, but I only have email thunder in iTunes for Podcasts. How do I get all of them? Including the ones discontinued which were archived at And how do I download them to my iPod? I have, I think a black 8GB Nano Small. Thanks! —Mas12806 (talk·contribs) 17:55, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Relative linking

I'm still getting an error when clicking on the navbar links below the Podstar index. Is anyone else? Could they have fixed it and then broken it again when they updated? — It's dot com 04:14, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

They seem to be working fine for me... Maybe something's up on your end...? --DorianGray
Do they all work all the time? One of them worked at first and then stopped. — It's dot com 04:20, 6 March 2006 (UTC)
All of them work all of the time. --DorianGray
The first time I load the page, it works for the first link I try. Then it reverts to the relative linking behavior. — It's dot com 04:22, 6 March 2006 (UTC)
It works all the time for me (Flash 7/Fx 1.5/Linux) but looking at the source code it seems it hasn't been "fixed" by TBC at all - it's still relative linking, and there's nothing telling it to go to www.etc instead of podstar.etc. However the main_nav.swf is being loaded from www.etc. So I'm guessing some browsers/versions of Flash/whatever is taking the relative link relative to the page (which won't work) and others take it relative to the .swf (which will work). --phlip TC 04:49, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] File Sizes

The file sizes quoted on the podstar page are sort of innaccurate... In computing, the prefix "kilo", for example, can mean two things - the standard 103= 1000 or the more computer-friendly 210 = 1024 (computers, working in binary, are good for working with powers of 2). Megabytes can, by extension, be 1,000,000 (1000²) bytes or 1,048,576 (1024²) bytes. Usually the binary megabytes are used for things like RAM capacity, since that will always be a power of 2, and file sizes. Decimal megabytes are often used for hard disk capacities (to make them sound bigger, since the number on the box is bigger). (Because of the confusion, SI proposed the prefix Mebi, but it never really caught on.) However the filesizes quoted on the podstar page are such that 1MB = 1,024,000 bytes (1000×1024), which isn't correct either way. Most likely the computer gave the size in kB by dividing by 1024, and TBC then divided by 1000 to get MB. The only thing I know of which uses 1,024,000 megabytes is the 1.44MB floppy disk, which is 1.44×1024×1000 bytes.
The questions are: (1) Can the above be summarised into something suitable for a fun fact? Not so long as to ramble, as the above does, but not so short as to leave out any important information. (2) In the table at the bottom of the article, should we quote (a) the filesize from the podstar page, (b) The actual size in decimal megabytes, (c) The actual size in binary megabytes or (d) separate columns for both (a) and one of (b) or (c). At the moment it is (c), which gets my vote. --phlip TC 03:26, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

There is already the goof:
Many of the listed file sizes are inaccurate. The table below shows the correct file sizes.
and the listing below. What do you want beyond that? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:28, 7 March 2006 (UTC)
Oh, I didn't see that. Still, some explination of why they're inaccurate could be good, since that goof reads like "man, TBC are so dumb they couldn't even get the filesizes right" as opposed to "filesizes are more complicated than they look, and TBC got it wrong". --phlip TC 03:33, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Teen Girl Squadcast

It was released but the wiki hasn't recorded it. - Volbeat A The Cheat 05:23, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

Oh wait, I just did that "purge" thing for the main page, and it says it, nevermind. Now all someone has to do here is add info on the article. - Volbeat A The Cheat 05:35, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

I's all done? Super! - Volbeat A The Cheat 05:42, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Time on iPod

Does 8:04 PM have any significance? Just wondering.--Jnelson09 16:04, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

I doubt it. — Seriously (Talk) 16:13, 12 March 2006 (UTC)
It's either the first time they posted a podcast, or the time at which Matt was born or something? -Horatio's Seasoning

[edit] Just something I noticed...

The description for different town in the XML feed is "How would Strong Bad make the town different?". For as long as I can remember (much earlier than March 13, 2006, anyways), the summary on the Wiki has been "How would Strong Bad make the town different?". It may just be a coincidence, but I doubt it. We know TBC have used the Wiki in the past. —FireBird|Talk 13:03, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

In any case, it looks like that's different from the original description: Steven WV writes in and askes Strong Bad what he would change in his town to make it better, and he sings a weirded-out song, in which he describes how he would change the characters. You'll have to see it to find out!. — Lapper (talk) 21:58, 13 March 2006 (UTC)
The description was set to that on 15 May 2005, the "Weeeehhhhhllllll" finally being removed today. --phlip TC 01:52, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Background's gone.

On the Podstar Runner page, the background is black now. Why?--Jnelson09 22:40, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

The background isn't black. The server is running a bit slowly, and you'll need to wait for the background to load. — Lapper (talk) 22:44, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] How do you access this on the homestar runner webstie?

Where is it?

Nikolce Kocovski 08:46, 27 March 2006 (UTC) -- Tom 08:52, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
It's linked from the New button on the main pages... I don't think it's linked to anywhere else on the site though. --phlip TC 10:16, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

How do you acces it through the Homestar runner website?

Nikolce Kocovski 04:26, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

He just said. That rotating button on the main pages that flashes through the updates. The last of its options usually is Podstar Runner. - Joshua 04:50, 30 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Podstar Summaries

Hey, should we place the Podstar Runner summaries on the pages of the emails/TGS...s? Example:

(from [[dragon)

"Check out all his majesty."

Kaizer wants to know if Strong Bad can draw a dragon.

Podstar Runner Summary: Strong Bad starts a bad drawing revolution.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, Trogdor, Coach Z, Strong Mad, Homsar (Easter egg), Strong Sad

Places: Computer Room

I know it sounds stupid, but, I think it's information that needs to be noted. Bluebry 01:37, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

It is already noted. Check the Fun Facts. Has Matt? (talk) 21:47, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
Well, should it be noted up there if people are missing it? Bluebry 22:10, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

[edit] You know what?

Maybe the Bros. Chaps should start uploading these to Google Video Beta.

Y2K (15px-Crystal_Clear_app_xchat.png15px-Crystal_Clear_app_kedit.png15px-Crystal_Clear_app_email.png) 05:17, 13 May 2006 (UTC)

I doubt they would want to, considering the terms of use. -- Tom 07:05, 13 May 2006 (UTC)
OK. Well, I've noticed a bug. If you add the podcast to Windows Live, and try to read the description, the .m4v file starts playing automatically where the description should be (if you have QuickTime 6.0 or later).

Nevermind the Bullocks (no, I'm not from England),
Y2K (15px-Crystal_Clear_app_xchat.png15px-Crystal_Clear_app_kedit.png15px-Crystal_Clear_app_email.png) of the Corn Army, 08:33, 9 June 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Not a valid Podcast URL?

Anyone else having problems with the podcast? Using iTunes 6.0.5 (on OS 10.4.7), when I try to update it says:

"Strong Bad Emails & More!" does not seem to be a valid Podcast URL.

Please check that you have entered the correct URL and try again.

I have checked, and the URL is correct.

Benabik 20:15, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

Try clicking this link, which will bring it up in the iTunes Music Store:
If you'd rather enter it manually, the correct URL is: — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 02:51, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

[edit] This specific piece of trivia: Are you sure?

When the email ends and returns to the animated iPod menu, "" is highlighted. However, the animated menu at the beginning of the email has "Email" selected. The iPod's memory should keep the selection where it was when you left it, not move back to the top.

I only have a 4G iPod, so it may not apply to this, but every time it finishes up a playlist or album, it goes back to the main menu and the top word (Music) is highlighted. But you guys can go ahead and prove me wrong by doing it on your fancy-pants video iPods. I don't mind, really. --Mashi 18:33, 23 July 2006 (UTC)

My iPod Video goes back to Music on the main menu when it's done playing, as well. But it remembers its position in other menus. -- 17:23, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Missing videos

Now that I actually have an iPod, I'm kind of miffed that bottom 10, crying and caffeine were removed from the podcast itself on iTunes. They can still be downloaded off the server from direct linking, yes, but it won't go on my iPod in the podcast section with the rest, and I'm a stickler for organization. Any idea WHY they were removed to begin with? Evan 05:57, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Zip File

Does anybody have a zip file containing everything on Podstar Runner? It would be kinda helpful. --Gooblies 15:45, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

[edit] NEWS UPDATE!!!!: Podstar Runner on PSP

If you download the latest firmware update, v 2.80, you can subscribe to the podstar runner podcast via RSS and save podstar toons directly to your psp in the /VIDEO folder! More news at 11:00.-- Benol, aka Coach B 19:46, 3 August 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Caper?

The link to caper doesn't work anymore. —Einstein runner (thorax.pngfile_icon.gifmail_icon.gif) 23:50, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

  • I guess the hiatus since the previous update was so long, the other videos are now hard to download.

[edit] Exclusive Content?

I've just bought an iPod and I'm wondering if any of the Podstar Runner content is exclusive. I watch stuff on the site often and want to know if I've been missing anything.

I think most of the differences are noted in Podstar Runner#Fun Facts. -- Tom 17:35, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

[edit] podcast working?

I've been trying from multiple locations to download the podcasts. I have a DS3 at work and I get nothing. Something broke?

It works fine for me. Sometimes the server gets overloaded though... they're big files, after all... especially whenever a new one comes out. If that happens just wait and try again. --phlip TC 13:50, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Creative Zen

Is there any way to make these compatible with a Creative Zen Vision player?

  What video format does it use?
  The Ugly One 21:10, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Video iPod?

I know this is a stupid question, but is these emails for only video ipod or all ipods?-- 03:01, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Oh, and I was the one that said that above. I just wasn't logged in.--Ava 03:03, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

If the iPod plays videos, it will work. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 03:04, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

I think what he means is, if you download a email to a non-video ipod, will you still be able to hear the email, even though you can't see it?-LordQuackingstick 03:24, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

I'll take this, since no one seems to know the answer. Yes, you can still view a video-podcast on a 4G iPod (that supports podcasts) by viewing the podcast from the Music menu instead of the Video → Video Podcasts menu. It plays the video-podcast as a regular podcast; with only audio. I'm about 90% sure of this, since it can be done this way on a 5G iPod. — Lapper (talk) 06:34, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

I don't suppose the second generation iPod nano does podstar?

My understanding is that the iPod Nano doesn't play any video files. so it wouldn't be able to play podstar runner videos. Trey56 01:47, 16 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] "crying"

My sister wants to watch it. But it's been removed. From both sides. (This article and the Podstar page on the H*R site). What I mean is, the link's broken. -- 23:29, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

No it isnt... I just went on it.--X66x66 23:41, 10 January 2007 (UTC)
Only 18 SBEmails are kept on the Podstar Runner site at a time. You can still watch it on the official site, or you could download the Podstar version from YouTube using a service such as --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 23:47, 10 January 2007 (UTC)
*attempting Strong Bad speech* Or maybe Save! -- 02:57, 12 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Binary Technology description added?

When decoded, the description of technology is "Ç,:«�" (Not including quotations) Should that be added to trivia or something? Steve Talk Contributions 23:23, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Well, the binary string is 37 bits (in a row), so it's not going to decode correctly in 7-bit or 8-bit ASCII, or any of the Unicode formats, 'cause it's not a whole number of characters. It might be worth noting that the number in binary is 106930066790 in decimal, like on technology, but I think it's just too trivial. If you're curious, you can check out the conversation that came up over this last time, but there's not much there. Just remember, it's important to note the difference between binary, which is just a way of representing numbers, and ASCII, which is one of many ways of making those numbers represent letters and symbols. It's reasonable to assume that the string of 1s and 0s is binary, but it's not ASCII. --phlip TC 09:16, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Much mirroring to be done, please

Ok, the following links seem to have been removed and can no longer be downloaded:

I'd mirror them if I could, but I never downloaded them while they were up. Could someone who has please mirror them? Dr. Clash 04:02, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Title Download
crying download
bottom 10 download
caffeine download
different town download
personal favorites download
death metal download
crazy cartoon download
trevor the vampire download
stunt double download
best thing download
It's weird that ten out of fifty-three don't work. And it's not like they are the first ten released or anything. How long have you noticed this? I wonder if it's a short term thing. -- Tom 04:30, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
I knew personal favorites was down since early February, since someone posted it on the talk page, but I just realized last night that all these were down. I do know that a few, like trevor the vampire, stunt double, caffeine, and a few others were up at Christmas, seeing as my friend put them on his iPod around that time. Anyway, could anyone mirror them soon? I'm getting an iPod this weekend, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who wants these emails on the go :P Dr. Clash 21:45, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Seriously, not to be a nag, but does anyone have these files? The wiki is kinda incomplete without them. I'd do it myself if i could. Dr. Clash 00:38, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Glitches

Ok, I noticed a few glitches when watching some toons. for one, when watching theme park, the video freezes when before the cut to Pom Pom and Bubs, but the audio keeps going. You can keep going by fast forwarding a few seconds, but it still always freezes at the same place. Also, with TGS's 6-12, they all start off somewhere in the middle of the cartoon (the same place every time), but pressing the left button brings the toon back to the beginning. However, pressing the center button and scrolling to a certain time will always snap you back to a specific point in the toon. For example, fast forwarding anywhere in TGS7 always snaps to the "dipped it in salt" line. Also, holding the right button just blacks out the toon and brings you back to the menu. I know that it's not just my iPod that does these things, seeing as my friend's does the exact same things, but does anyone else have these problems, too? Dr. Clash

[edit] These peoples try to fade me

The reason I'm guessing that this was released was because the version on the CD (which I have) was not compatible with a 5G iPod (which I also have). I put the CD version on iTunes before, but it just said the video "...cannot be played on this iPod". The m4v version worked. DEI DAT VMdatvm center\super contra

[edit] iPod Question

I have the the first gen iPod, that (as far as I know), doesn't play video. Will it play Podcasts? Kaine 00:52, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

No, the podcasts are only videos.--The Goblin!! 01:30, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
Pardon my french, but ****! Kaine 01:59, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Dead's gone.-

What's gone? User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man 16:32, 23 September 2007 (UTC) 16:34, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
Oh noes! :( --Sysrq868 16:52, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
So, could someone start making a mirror of the podcasts? Homestar-Winner (talk) 16:55, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
At least people can't download them and post them on YouTube now. Bad Bad Guy 19:43, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
Use for the mirror making The Goblin!! 20:26, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
Cool. I'd never heard of that website before. But only sysops can make mirrors. Homestar-Winner (talk) 20:47, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
Man I just got a new iPod...Is there anyway I can get all of the Podcasts onto my iPod?
...So... How about that mirror-making? :D I just got a new iPod nano and I'm itching to get some Homestar on it. >_> Thrashmeister 14:11, 4 November 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Mirror of Podcasts

Can mirrors of the podcast be put up so the ones that were available before it was shutdown be available for download? If so let me know. I think it is a good idea. I really want the email virus.--ONESTOP 19:01, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

One problem I fear will come from making mirrors (No, I do not have the rights or the podcasts): If the service was shut down because too many people posted their podcasts online (I hope you get the irony) then putting them up for download on our website wouldn't do TBC any good. Bad Bad Guy 14:22, 23 November 2007 (UTC)
Guess we don't need to worry anymore... Rejoice! :D Thrashmeister 19:42, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Moto Q and Flash Question

Could any of the podcasts be viewed on a Motorola Q with Windows Media Player? Is there also an early flash file for the page still having the podcasts on?

[edit] Why?

I just got a new iPod, and was really disappointed when I realized that you couldn't download the podcasts anymore. Does anyone know why the podcasts were taken off the site? --Biscuithead1293 21:32, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

My theories:
  1. TBC got sick of people downloading podcasts of their internet cartoons and posting them on the internet (I'd be happy to explain the irony if it isn't obvious already)
  2. The iPod Touch has an internet brower so they thought people could already use that to watch h*r on an iPod. Bad Bad Guy 21:37, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks a lot, but I just got an iPod Touch, and you can't view flash files on it. --Biscuithead1293 22:20, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

the Real theory: BANDWIDTH. 10 MB apiece+ most popular thing on itunes = instant death of website. Sneakernets 05:01, 24 December 2007 (UTC)

[edit] other MP3 Players

do you think it'll work on another type of mp3 player? i have a media converter that came with mine. does anyone have anything other than ipod that has gotten it to work? Jan 8, 2007 user:Homsarstrongbad150

Yeah, probably. What kind of file does your mp3 player accept? Or at least what kind of files does your converter accept? I have all of the original podcast episodes in .avi format if you need any.Metroidpal45

I have no idea how to check for that. i'll check the user guide. but how do i get them onto my computer is the problem. if i have the files on my computer, i can drag them on the media converter and it'll tell me if it'll work or not. oh, and i'd like crazy cartoon, stunt double, bottom 10, and virus if it's not too much trouble. Homsarstrongbad150Homsarstrongbad150

i found out how to get it onto my computer, and my converter doesn't support m4v or whatever of those files are, but my brother has an official ipod with more than enough memory he needs, so i'll work it out with him eventually. until then, i'm putting all of them onto my desktop. Homsarstrongbad150

[edit] No Flash?

Is not a flash page, despite being in all flash. -- 17:46, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Not Working.

the link for "looking old" isn't working. anyone know why? The Ugly One 21:09, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

It's a mistake. The real link can be found here. Homestar-Winner (talk) 21:13, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] One at a time, please.

It looks like Podstar Runner is going to be treated similarly to Quote of the Week, Weekly Fanstuff and the Sketchbook. It's my opinion that we should match the page style of Quote of the Week, which would include listing the toons in reverse order. IMO, we also ought to include the screenshot they use in the table(s). OptimisticFool 22:01, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

The screenshot might be pushing it, but I agree with the rest. That was my interpretation of "one at a time please" too. A good way to solve whatever issues the previous version had. --DorianGray 22:03, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
Will we be mirroring these (large) files like we do with the small QotW files? OptimisticFool 22:11, 10 January 2008 (UTC)
I'd venture to guess that we wont. Like you said these are large files that would eat up incredible amounts of bandwidth. If we can find a very rich financier then we could probably do something. ;) --Stux 10:35, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Name of podcast on iTunes?

What is the current name of the podcast on iTunes? I've searched for Homestar Runner,, Strong Bad, The Brothers Chaps, and every other name I could think of, so where is it?? — Homsarian79 (Talk | contribs) 02:15, 10 January 2008 (UTC) (left unsigned)

I don't think it's on iTunes, because it takes up too much bandwith. You'll just have to download the podcasts manually from the XML feed they have. Thrashmeister 03:47, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Old Podstar Menu pic

Is there a place for the old Podstar Runner menu on this page for posterity's sake?— Bassbone (TALK Strong Mad Has a Posse CONT) 08:14, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] m4v Missing?

Looking Old's m4v is missing.

So it is... odd. Loafing 23:39, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
It is there, just under a different filename. podstar:sbemail164.m4v. The Goblin!! 23:46, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] folder

What folder on the iPod do I put the m4v? -Stinkoman KTalk 20:31, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

You put it in iTunes and sync your iPod to iTunes.— Bassbone (TALK Strong Mad Has a Posse CONT) 23:02, 12 January 2008 (UTC)
Could you be more specific? Where in the iTunes folder? -Stinkoman KTalk
Just open the m4v, iTunes should automatically open, and then it's automatically in your iTunes. The Goblin!! 05:33, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Note

On Windows 98, even with Quicktime 6.5.2 installed, it seems the audio works but the video does not. Any input? (aside from "upgrade your OS", whic is not an option at present) Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 14:18, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Perhaps Quicktime uses DirectX for which Win98 would have an older version? (is QT 6.5.2 the overall latest version or just the latest version available for W98). Another option is to use a 3rd party video player such as VideoLAN. --Stux 14:24, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Mirror?

I have found most of the old toons on Podstar, on the Wayback Machine. Should they be put on this page? The Goblin!! 04:32, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Um, I don't know how to break this to you, but they already are. If you meant add individual links... that's another story. --Stux 08:51, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Episode Artwork?

When I downloaded the old podcasts a while ago, they came with artwork, but the recent ones that I've downloaded don't have artwork, and the thumbnail for the video in iTunes is a picture that iTunes takes a little ways into the video (Strong Bad at his computer). Are other people experiencing this? I should note that I download the episodes from rather than through iTunes.

[edit] Podcast Previews

Are they taking pictures from the Wiki or is it just a coincidence that they matched the pictures in the Wiki's articles? Bad Bad Guy 23:59, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

this is probably forum talk, no? — Defender1031*Talk 00:00, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Nobody followed the checklist

Is there a place where we can move it so more people can see it? Bad Bad Guy 14:09, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Be paitent. This is just a week-old way of doing it. Give people time to catch on. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 14:48, 25 January 2008 (UTC)
Would it be a good idea to add a link in that Weeklie checklist in Talk:Quote of the Week? Bad Bad Guy 22:04, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Has anyone noticed...

  • That TBC use *our* Wiki screenshots for their thumbnails for the Podcast. That is so l33t. --TheYellowDart(t/c) 02:03, 1 February 2008 (UTC)
    • Wow, you're right! That's awesome. - Saddy Dumpington 14:26, 3 February 2008 (UTC)
      • Should we mention this under the Remarks section? They've really done it six weeks in a row.--Charlie Jr. 23:52, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Is it just me or...

4-5 of the podcasts SO FAR have had the lines "DNA Evidence" will TBC be adding the DNA toon to the podcasts menu? --Chrisyroid 21:52, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

I guess we'll have to see. They seem to be going in order of release since looking old. --DorianGray 21:54, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
Or, to be more specific, they are going in order of release since the first email to come out in 2007. Homestar-Winner (talk) 21:57, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
Even more specifically, they seem to be choosing emails that go in order of release since looking old. I don't think this toon will appear for a while. Bad Bad Guy 00:17, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

[edit] How do you download the old emails?

I checked the page, but only "from work" is available; I can't find any of the other emails on the list. Huh?

Yep, with this incarnation of the podcast, only the latest email is available at any one time. I guess they're trying to limit how much bandwidth the whole operation takes... since that's most likely what brought it down last time. --phlip TC 11:49, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Split?

Thinking aloud... would it be a good idea to split this page into Podstar Runner and Podstar Runner 2006 (or some equally imaginative title)? The page is a bit crowded and confusing at the moment, with transcripts, and blocks of text, and fun facts, all with little qualifiers about whether they're talking about the new podcast or the old one (and even now, some facts talk about the old podcast in the present tense)... it would be a lot simpler to treat them as separate services, and have them on separate pages... maybe with one of those "preceeded by/succeeded by" bars like on the Intros. After all, they're rather different... the only real thing they have in common is that they're both podcasts... 99% of the stuff we have in Fun Facts is different between the two. Thoughts? --phlip TC 11:49, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

I agree with Phlip. Two separate pages would make sense given the sustantial amount of information and lists presently combined on this one article. We've done the same to New Paper and The Paper. —THE PAPER PREEEOW 20:45, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
That might be a good idea. Unlike say Punkin Stencils, where one page can neatly contain all the info, Podstar Runner has a lot of associated information (Fun Facts, transcripts, etc.) that are different depending on the version. By splitting, that might also eliminate some of the problems with the intro, which seems bit too wordy (I know, a rare problem for this wiki, but still...) It would probably also fix the listing of previously available podcasts, which is only going to get worse as time goes on. wbwolf (t | ed) 21:02, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
Podstar Runner 2006 would probably look something like this. wbwolf (t | ed) 21:21, 22 February 2008 (UTC)
I see no problem with splitting the article. Bad Bad Guy 20:34, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Broken Wayback Files

When I tried to download bottom 10 and caper from the Wayback Machine, the site said the files could not be found. Can this problem be fixed? Bad Bad Guy 00:36, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

We don't have any control over the Wayback Machine, it's run by other people... so no, we can't fix it. --phlip TC 00:43, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
Would those people be able to fix it? Bad Bad Guy 01:19, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] 2008 Screencap

The current picture
The one I uploaded

I think we should start a wider discussion on which of these ending screencaps would be more appropiate. I personally think it's preposterous to include Strong Bad in the old ending but not the current one, and if someone (like I did) accidentally glanced at the picture before reading the description they would not know what the heck is going on. Bad Bad Guy 15:12, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

I dunno, I think the one you uploaded makes it harder to interpret what's going on, because the faceprint is more difficult to see in that one. -DAGRON 18:57, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Picture

What's this pic: TheThin 01:42, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

As seen here, the picture advertised Homestar at the iTunes Music Store. Bad Bad Guy 02:38, 3 May 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Help with RSS

Please help me! I have no idea how to get the RSS on my ipod! I need serious help. MichaelXX2

[edit] Hiatus

As of 6/12, it looks like there aren't going to be any new episodes for a while

[edit] Help?

I download "yes wrestling" last week and now that diorama is out, the latter is the only one that shows up on my iPod while the former is no long there. Is that supposed to happen?

If you click and drag the podcast file to the "Purchased" section of iTunes, it will show up in the Video Playlists: Purchased menu on your iPod. These won't delete themselves but the file in the Podcasts section still will. Hope that helps.--Shaggy | talk 06:41, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

[edit] How to watch on PSP

Just put the swf files on your memory stick and navigate to them in the PSP's browser with address "file:/path-to-the-files-on-your-ms/homsar.swf" You can use FireFox to make an index page once you've copied them over - just do a quick search and replace routine to make the URLs relative. Most of the toons will play because they're fairly small but some of the bigger ones wont. You might have to re-encode those.

Does anybody have a homestar runner theme or gameboot for the PSP? --NERD42  email  talk   h²g²  pedia  uncyc  16:55, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

I found this psp wallpaper: --NERD42  email  talk   h²g²  pedia  uncyc  21:04, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Downloading specially marked

Does the Sbemail Podcast fail to update on anyone else's computers? Is there any way I can fix it? BBG 21:30, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Mine is refusing to update as well. I'm led to believe that it's something wrong with the podcast itself. -- Cyberlink420 23:50, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
According to iTunes, the URL isn't a valid podcast feed anymore, which leads me to believe that they accidentally screwed up the XML file. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 05:37, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
If you go to the xml (link here), you get an XML Parsing Error. —Einstein runner (thorax.pngfile_icon.gifmail_icon.gif) 23:22, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
There's a space before the line <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>, which some podcatchers (as well as Firefox) can't interpret properly. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 03:48, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] A Debatably Important Announcement

I would like to announce ahead of time that I will end my subscription to the sbemail podcast after the Email 200 podcast is released. After that time, someone else will have to assume my duties of removing dead links and adding Podstar Runner stuff (summary, changes, link, category) to emails' pages. BBG 22:44, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Someone else must assume my duties when the Podcast versions of your edge and magic trick come out because I decided to end my subscription earlier than I originally said. I will renew it for emails 199 and 200. BBG 00:56, 19 September 2008 (UTC)
Okay, I won't be able to add Podcast info for being mean or email thunder either. I had to erase everything on my computer to repair it, and to prevent future breakdowns I must refrain from downloading anymore Podcasts. BBG 00:34, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Microsft Zune

I recently discovered that Microsoft's Zune media player supports M4V as a playable video file; I think this should be added to the list of compatable media players at the bottom of the page. User:Dungeonman262 19:40, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Podstar Runner down?

Am I the only one to notice Podstar Runner has been non-updated for a month now?

Does anyone know why this is?

[edit] No Download link?

I can't download any of the previous emails...why is that? I really want to watch some of them on my mp3 player...--Pretztailfan95 16:56, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Go to the "old Podstar Runner files" at the bottom of the page. Shadoman 19:48, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

[edit] #doodoo

Should we take note that one of the embedded CSS ID selector-classes is "doodoo"? -- 21:57, 9 November 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Updated podcast

Um... I've never edited stuff here before, so I'm afraid/lazy to do it myself, but Magic Trick is up (sometime before 11/13/2008 11:50am Pacific time)

Done. It's the first significant edit i've done. Anyone want to check my work?--Flytape8490 20:47, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

[edit] 112008

New podcast on the feed. I'll start the update cycle for all the pages involved.--Flytape8490 20:33, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Done. I did...
  • whats new update
  • updated this page
  • updated the trivia for "Being Mean" to include show description. Also did this for magic trick, as I forgot to do so last week.
  • removed download link for Magic Trick's
  • added download link for being mean's page
  • added "being mean" to the podcast category
Am I missing anything?
--Flytape8490 20:57, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Screenshot

I'm considering updating the screenshot on the PodstarRunner page as part of the podstar update cycle, just to keep it current. Any objections?--Flytape8490 20:19, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Problems with adding to iPod

I got an iPod for Decemberween, and used it to save some Podcasts. I downloaded 91 podcasts from a mirror, but I can only add 72. Am I doing something wrong?

Alright first of all, Jagger88, it is best to make sure you sign talk posts. It makes it easier for people who want to answer your question address you better. Anyway, make sure you have enough space in your ipod. What kind do you have? So, the 91 podcasts you downloaded ended up in iTunes, but when you sync'd iTunes and your iPod only 72 got in the iPod? —Mas12806 (talk·contribs) 16:33, 27 December 2008 (UTC)
That's right, Mas. I have an 8 gig iPod, and I know that 72 podcasts go to the podcasts section. The other ones go into movies, but when I sync my iPod, the ones in movies don't show up. I either need some way to put them all into the podcasts section, or some way to sync the movies section with the missing podcasts. I did it once, but then, when I re-synced my iPod, they vanished. --Jagger88 03:57, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

Dang, Jagger88, I forgot to tell you. If you have an Nano, you will see it says it says it can hold Videos and Podcasts. Unfortunatly, Jagger you can download podcasts movies and tv shows to iTunes on your computer but when you try to Sync it to your iPod it will not go through because that iPod cannot hold those types of files. Sorry! Maybe it would be best to get an iPod Touch, as they are the best iPod's to have Podstar and stuff. I have a cell phone, it is kind of just a touch phone with a buit-in itouch. I know all this through that the Nano was my first MP3 Player. Hope that helps! —Mas12806 (talk·contribs) 20:59, 16 January 2009 (UTC)

NO NO NO! When you plug in your iPod, on the menu for it on iTunes (Jagger88's iPod, for example) at the top there should be tabs. click on the one for movies. There should be an option to put them on. --Crudely Drawn Cupcake 20:19, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Downloading Being Mean

Whenever I download it from the link on the bottom of the page, it goes to the "Movies" section instead of the "Podcasts" section. Did this happen while it was new? BBG 20:22, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Videogames not working

For some reason the file for "videogames" at stops at about 2:27. Can anyone fix it? Jezzamon 10:34, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

Late response, but: Does it not work on iTunes, or is just on your iPod that it messes up? That happens with my iPod too with some downloaded stuff. The only way I found to fix it is to re-download whatever it is and try to put it on your iPod again. You might not have to re-download the file, just re-put it on the iPod, and delete the old one that isn't working right. -- 00:09, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Nintendo DSi playback

There's a userbox saying "This user watches Strong Bad Emails on his/her DSi". Is it even possible to play video on DSi? If so how? That'sBupkis! 18:06, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Rename to 2008

Right now, the two pages are titled Podstar Runner 2006 and Podstar Runner. Since both services have been discontinued, I see no reason to include the year in one title but not the other. I think Podstar Runner should be moved to Podstar Runner 2008, and the current page can be a disambiguation for both years. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 04:36, 5 March 2021 (UTC)

...Except that that leaves us with over 250 disambiguation links. RickTommy (edits) 00:20, 28 March 2024 (UTC)

[edit] Strong Bad Emails & More!

There seems to be an incomplete archive of Podstar Runner 2006 on Apple Podcasts titled Strong Bad Emails & More! from Is this legit? It's missing Crazy Cartoon, isp, sisters, flag day, trevor the vampire, kids' book, crying, bottom 10, caffeine, different town, montage, personal favorites, death metal, army, stunt double, best thing, caper, mascot, garage sale, monster truck, and action figure. All the Teen Girl Squad issues and toons are intact though. - HoveringSombrero (talk)

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