List of podcatchers
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While podcatchers are most known for downloading podcasts (generally audio files in MP3 format), many are also capable of downloading video, newsfeeds, text, and pictures. Some podcatchers can also automate the transfer of received audio files to a portable media player. Although many include a directory of high-profile podcasts, they generally allow users to manually subscribe directly to a feed by providing the URL.
The following is a list of noteworthy podcatchers or software with podcatching capability.[nb 1]
- Amarok: music app and podcast client (Linux, Unix)
- Banshee: music player and podcast client (Linux, Unix)
- Clementine: A cross-platform fork of Amarok.
- Feedbooks: Social networking client (Twitter and Google Buzz) with support for podcasts. (Windows)
- gPodder a free audio and video podcatcher and launcher (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows)
- iTunes has supported podcasts and automatic downloading since 2004. (Windows and Mac OS X)
- Juice: A cross-platform podcatcher (Windows and Mac OS X)
- Liferea: A news aggregator for online news feeds, features podcast support. (Linux, Unix)
- Media Go: Like iTunes, except for the Sony PlayStation Portable. It offers a catalog of various podcasts as well as the ability to input a podcast URL.(Windows)
- MediaMonkey: Media organizers with integrated podcatcher (Windows)
- Miro: An integrated video player with podcatcher capabilities (cross-platform for: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X)
- NetNewsWire: An RSS and Atom newsreader for Mac OS X. Its familiar three-paned interface—similar to Apple Mail—can fetch and display news from thousands of different websites and weblogs, making it quick and easy to keep up with the latest news. (Windows and Mac OS X)
- NewsFire: A news reader and podcast client. (Windows and Mac OS X)
- Rhythmbox: the music management application for GNOME (Linux, Unix)
- Winamp: Commercial audio player with free Lite option, supports podcasts (Windows)
- Zune: Similar to iTunes; added podcast support in version 2.2. Works with Windows 7 libraries starting with version 4.2. (Windows, Windows Phone 7)
- A podcatcher is presumed noteworthy if it has received significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the company and satisfies the inclusion criteria for a stand-alone article.
- Jack D. Herrington (2005). Podcasting Hacks. O'Reilly Media, Inc. pp. 7–. ISBN 978-0-596-10066-7.
- Bryan O'Sullivan; John Goerzen; Donald Bruce Stewart (15 November 2008). Real World Haskell. O'Reilly Media, Inc. pp. 505–. ISBN 978-0-596-55430-9. "The idea of a podcatcher is simple. It is given a list of URLs to process. Downloading each of these URLs results in an XML file in the RSS format. Inside this ..."
- Lon Safko (17 April 2012). The Social Media Bible: Tactics, Tools, and Strategies for Business Success. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 169–. ISBN 978-1-118-28345-5.
- Jim Macnamara (2010). The 21st Century Media (r)evolution: Emergent Communication Practices. Peter Lang. pp. 50–. ISBN 978-1-4331-0936-2.
- Linda W. Braun (January 2007). Listen Up!: Podcasting for Schools and Libraries. Information Today, Inc. pp. 6–. ISBN 978-1-57387-304-8.
- Comprehensive list of podcatchers at podcastingnews.com