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Is there a 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.

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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 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 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 sourced.
  • It works for both channels and playlists.
  • Supports both audio and video podcasts.
  • Sorts by popularity.
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Does it require to keep app running all the time? –  rapt0r Aug 25 at 10:40
@rapt0r yes, well as long as you want to update your feeds. I'm working on a hosted version but it takes time and has its problems. –  i3arnon Aug 25 at 10:43

You may try to use Podsync. It converts YouTube/Vimeo links (groups, channels, users) to podcast feeds, which can be added to any podcast player on iOS/Android or whatever platform you use. It's completely free and easy to use.

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While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Aug 25 at 12:27
Added brief description on how it works. –  rapt0r Aug 25 at 13:34

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