Microsoft Windows Media Player will have Podcatching functions built-in

I just caught these posts on Scobelizer: Microsoft Geek Blogger and also Corante talking about how Microsoft is also (finally) working on integrating Podcatching functions in their Windows Media Player.

It was inevitable. Podcatching is such a lightweight application that integrating it into iTunes and Windows Media Player is a natural. They both already do the downloading, ripping, and synchronization functions, what’s the big deal in adding some simple XML consumption (junction, what’s your) functions?

This is fantastic news for podcasters everywhere. Within about 6 months, we’re all going to have a listener base in the many, many millions.