Subscribe and listen to audio and video podcasts without using iTunes
There's still a place for podcasts – audio shows on the internet that can be downloaded to listen to on the computer or on an MP3 player. They can be a great source of information on a particular subject. iTunes might seem dominant for listening to podcasts but gPodder is a capable alternative that can be installed on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
When run for the first time you can choose between adding podcasts from a selection of examples (mostly to do with open source and linux) or download your personal list from gpodder.net.
gPodder searches for new podcasts and prompts you to download them. It shows how big they are.
Adding podcasts is simple via the Subscriptions menu. One nice touch is that when the Add a new podcast option is selected, it automatically pastes the contents of the clipboard into the field.
We signed up for both audio and video podcasts. Beware that many video podcasts can take up a lot of hard disk space very quickly.
One option that might be worth changing is where downloads are saved. By default, all the podcasts are saved in the gPodder folder so you will need to either change this or add it to your media player's list of folders included it its library.
This download is the Windows version. The other versions can be found on the gPodder download page.
If you work on more than one computer, you can keep all your subscriptions up to date using a subscription on gpodder.net. Registration is free and you can then sign in using
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