iPodder: the cross-platform podcast receiver

Yes, I’ve just discovered this fantastic program on my Ubuntu Dapper.

Podcasts are just like RSS text feeds, but feeding audio content files, and iPodder is just a client for them. With it, you can download the audio files for offline listening.

It’s a good tool to improve my English listening, isn’t it?

2 thoughts on “iPodder: the cross-platform podcast receiver”

  1. I have been using iPodder for almost two years now. It more or less works, but I am not very happy with it. I do not like the interface, it has some weird behaviours, and it is not integrated with other apps. Very far away from alternatives like itunes… indeed.

    I recently knew about a similar app using Gnome technologies, penguintv, which has good alternatives and a very good looking interface. I still have not had time for testing it (it is not in Debian and the version available in Ubuntu Dapper is too old), but I plan to give it a try soon.

  2. I’ve just installed PenguinTV too, and… I don’t know which of both I like more. :-m

    I see PenguinTV too… simple. It took me a couple of minutes to figure out why it was spawning Amarok to listen to the downloaded podcasts (it was because Amarok was my first choice in file associations) and I couldn’t change that because there wasn’t a menu option to do that.

    It has some nice features indeed, like HTML previewing, but the fact of not being available in .deb format was a drawback. I had to install it by hand.

    From now, I’ll keep PenguinTV on my laptop and iPodder on my home computer and let’s see what is better…

    Thank you for your suggestion.

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