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Old 03-12-2011, 05:25 PM   #1
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Is there a podcasts client as itunes for Ubuntu?


I switched to Ubuntu a couple weeks ago, and I like it very much. The only problem I've got is I can't subscribe to podcasts as I used to with iTunes. Is there a podcast client like iTunes for Windows? Thank you in advance.
 
Old 03-12-2011, 05:44 PM   #2
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You have a lot of options here. You can use gtkpod, amarok, and that is just to name a few. See here for a thread just about podcast clients:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=127750

Cheers,

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Old 03-14-2011, 02:09 PM   #3
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Thank you, Josh.

I read through the thread, but I think I didn't specify what exactly I'm looking for. In fact I tried the gpodder thing (or a name similar), but it didn't satisfy my needs, because its podcasts choices are limited, and I can't always give the precise RSS url for the podcasts that I want to subscribe to.

With Ubuntu's Rhythmbox, I could add the RSS url (if I do have it) and download the recent podcasts, but it hasn't the "show all available podcasts" option as in iTunes for Windows. And some iTunes recognizable podcasts links (like "itms://....) are not recognized in Rhythmbox as podcasts, for example, I tried the "Insight for Living" (by Chuck Swindoll) podcasts in iTunes with Rhythmbox, it takes it as a radio station instead. Besides, when I had gpodder installed (yes, I've uninstalled it), I couldn't choose it from the default program dialogue box, I have to admit, I did feel like an idiot, because I don't know at all where the programs are installed, the truth is, I'm still new to Linux system.

What I look for is a podcasts client that allows me to directly subscribe to iTunes podcasts (still better if it recognizes iTunes U) instead of limiting the choices in its own podcasts pool or demanding me to provide the exact RSS link for new seeds.

How I wish iTunes could some day provide a Linux version!
 
Old 03-14-2011, 02:15 PM   #4
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Came across this thread at first:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ectory-522684/

But then I found this for you:
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/tunesviewe...-in-linux.html

Hope that's what you are exactly looking for!

Josh
 
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:52 PM   #5
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Thank you again. I tried Banshee but it still has the problem with podcasts if I can't find a "valid" URL of the ones I like.

As for Tunesviewer, I don't know why I can't install it, I'm trying now for a second time, but it never gets installed... really weird.
 
Old 03-14-2011, 02:55 PM   #6
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What is the problem you are having with the install process?
 
Old 03-14-2011, 03:03 PM   #7
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The installation is always "waiting for synaptic to exit"...
 
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What commands are you using to install it?
 
Old 03-14-2011, 03:08 PM   #9
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I figured out... The Banshee didn't finish the installation...

But in Ubuntu software center, on the right side, Tunesviewer requires me to "re-install", which I did. However, the "re-install" command is always there.
 
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Did you install from source, or did you use your package manager?
 
Old 03-14-2011, 03:18 PM   #11
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Finally, it just doesn't work... I gave it up.

I downloaded the .deb package and tried the installation from there. The .deb package file has only 68kb, is it the right file?

Last edited by seule; 03-14-2011 at 03:21 PM.
 
Old 03-14-2011, 03:24 PM   #12
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Yup, that's it.
 
Old 03-14-2011, 03:31 PM   #13
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But it didn't work.

I can't see it from the Installed program list, on the gray bar on Tunesviewer page, left side I see "installed", right side "re-install"...
 
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Can you run it from the command line?
 
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Nope... I tried.
 
  


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