Listening to Podcasts on GNU/Linux Debian

Reading Tony’s Picking Off Podcasts in Linux article was quite enlightening.Though he mentions couple of programs like podcatcher and bashpodder , I list only those available by default on GNU Debian (Sid). I hope listening to podcasts would a nice experince free from technical mambo-jumbo.

  • gpodder – A GTK+ Media aggregator and Podcast catcher
  • gtkpod – manage songs and playlists on an Apple iPod
  • hpodder – Tool to scan and download podcasts (podcatcher)
  • kitty – a Qt/KDE based RSS podcast and video aggregator
  • podget – Podcast aggregrator/downloader optimized for cron
  • podracer – podcast aggregator/downloader
  • xmms2-plugin-rss- XMMS2 – RSS podcast plugin
  • miro -GTK+ based RSS video aggregator Miro (previously known as Democracy Player) is a platform for Internet television and video.

For those with technical bend of mind, building a podcast grabber is not very difficult if you know bit of programming, I guess with command line tools like xmlstarlet you can grab and process XML/RSS files right from the shell. There is an example of xmlstartlet here. But for the rest of us lay users there are indeed a bunch of programs to choose from on GNU Debian Linux.

1 comment:

  1. Rhythmbox (default player) works fine on debian 6.0


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