Does the plugin have the ability to create a custom post type for podcast entries that are brought in via the feed rather than in the default blog post type? I would like to be able to have the podcast episodes in a separate post type with the fields imported from the host. Is it an option of the Pro version?
What Podcast Player can do?
1. Both Podcast player free and pro version can fetch and display your podcast feed episodes without storing it as post or post types. So, it will not create any new posts or post types.
2. Podcast Player Pro version can display any Existing posts OR custom post types as podcast episodes (obviously, your post or post type must contain an audio somewhere in the content).
What Podcast Player can’t do (As of now)?
1. Podcast Player Pro cannot import your Podcast feed to your WordPress site and create post types from it. (This feature is in testing stage right now and we will officially include it in future updates of Podcast player pro).
You can check following short introductory video of Podcast Player Pro.