Saturday, February 24, 2007

Subscribe to podcasts without iTunes

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Lots of people don't like iTunes and would rather not use it to keep up to date with their favourite podcasts. I'm one of them.

One alternative is to subscribe to RSS podcast feeds using an RSS to email service such as Rmail. You can do this by submitting the feed as you would with any ordinary blog feed. The MP3 files themselves aren't attached to the emails; what you get instead is a description of the episode as it would appear in iTunes, along with a direct link to the MP3 file so you can decide whether or not you wish to download it.

Create a podcasts folder to save your audio in and you have the most lightweight, portable, platform-independent podcatching client available.



Try Feed Flipper. It's a free online service that converts an iTunes podcast audio feed into a RSS feed which can be subscribed to from any RSS feed reader.

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