Wednesday, May 16, 2012

gPodder, a free podcast aggregator

gPodder is a free podcast aggregator for Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, Maemo and MeeGo.

I use it to get my 3 favorite podcasts, the Watchtower Study and Public issues, and the Awake! issues.

I enjoy listening to the audio versions. You can then get your studying done (to a degree) anywhere, via your mp3 player, radio, car radio, etc...

Here is what the author had to say about his product:

"gPodder manages your podcasts

gPodder downloads and manages free audio and video content ("podcasts") for you. Listen directly on your computer or on your mobile devices.

Available for Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, Mac OS X and mobile devices like the Nokia N810, N900 and N9.

Versions available:

Maemo 4    
Maemo 5    
MeeGo 1.2


    Supports RSS, Atom, YouTube, Soundcloud, Vimeo and XSPF feeds
    Discover new content at our Podcast directory
    Synchronize between devices with full integration
    Easily customizable - support for user-defined hooks and plugins
    Open Source and Free Software (GPL v3 or later)"

*This information is from the website

The podcasts I listen to can be found at

To get to the podcasts section of, you click on the link "Subscribe to Podcast"

Here is a picture of that link:

I circled the link with red.

Once in the podcasts section, you first choose which language and publication you want the podcast for, i.e. the Awake in English looks like this:

Once you have chosen the language and publication you want, then you need to copy the link to the podcast you want. Their are only two choices, mp3 and aac. I would suggest mp3.

The link will look something like this:

Then open gPodder, click "Subscriptions" on the top left of the program, and then click  "Add podcast via URL". gPodder should already have the link you copied in the box there, so just click add.

Repeat this for any other publications or languages you want to receive.

gPodder will now download the newest versions of the publication(s) you have chosen for you everytime you start up gPodder and click "check for updates" (bottom left of gPodder).

*Special notice for slow internet users (dial up, very slow broadband)

I have to mention though, that people on dial up will most likely not be able to use this function. MP3 files are large, and it would take an hour or more to download just one of the 100 plus mp3 files that are required to listen to all three. Just the Watchtower Study edition would most likely take days of downloading time.

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