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What is the best way to subscribe to a YouTube channel and have it show up in iTunes as a podcast? I want iTunes to automatically download the videos in MP4 format or download them in FLV and convert them to MP4 in iPod format.

I have used these services in the past but they don't seem to be working anymore:


Youtube Podcaster

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Not exactly what you want but Miro does a pretty good job of consolidating Youtube downloads and Video podcasts. Not sure if you can get it to serve up a podcast of what it's downloaded though.

Also noticed this http://vixy.net/podcaster/ haven't tried it though.

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I couldn't figure out how to get Miro to subscribe to a YouTube channel. I tried using the RSS url and also the URL of the channel page. –  ejunker Mar 25 '10 at 23:18

I tried http://vixy.net/podcaster/ but their server seems to be having problems right now.

I did not solve my problem exactly the way I wanted to but this solution is pretty close.

I am using Tooble which will download and convert YouTube videos. It even has a place where you can enter a YouTube users' username and it will show all videos in their channel. Then the trick to get the videos automatically added to iTunes was to configure it to save all videos to C:\Users\MyUsername\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Automatically Add to iTunes

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I'm using Tubecaster.

It's still in open beta, but just did the job.

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This question haunted me as well, and all the available options either didn't work or didn't fit... So I made my own: YouCast

It's free and open source. It works for both channels and playlists. Supports all video qualities (even 3D). Sorts by most viewed. Current download count is 491. And more... Give it a try.

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