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Linux Podcast Playback with Resume Capability

Hi I am trying to view the podcasts on http://itunes.apple.com/itunes-u/programming-massively-parallel/id384233322#ls=1 Is there a way to see these podcasts without using iTunes.

I am using Ubuntu 10.10. I tried to install Apple iTunes with wine but the installation did not work correctly.

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possible duplicate of Linux Podcast Playback with Resume Capability also see Podcast desktop app –  techie007 Oct 26 '11 at 17:36
    
The RSS feed for that is deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Feed/…. You can find this out, by opening it with iTunes, and right clicking and choose 'copy iTunesU URL'. –  Zoredache Oct 26 '11 at 18:14
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I just tried the process described at http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/06/how-to-import-itunes-podcasts-in-rhythmbox/ in VLC and it worked great. It uses a site called Feed Flipper to convert the iTunes feed to a simple RSS. As a side note I pasted several other converted feeds into Firefox to look at the results and saw that it presented the non-iTunes feed for them that I was able to use directly (in my case in Google Reader).

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An itunes feed is RSS, there shouldn't need to be any conversion. iTunes generally just serves up the standard RSS podcast feed that is submitted by the Podcast owner. –  Zoredache Oct 26 '11 at 18:12
    
Easy enough, I have never checked out the itunes store before. Where on that web page do you right click to get the RSS feed? –  Dennis Oct 26 '11 at 18:19
    
That is the really annoying part. AFAIK, you cannot get the feed URL from the web page version of the iTunes store, but it is there, just hidden. Some publishers will provide a link to their web page, and on their web page you can get the RSS feed. For twit, click the 'podcast website' link, then find the feed on the twit.tv page. I am a bit confused what Feed Flipper is doing. –  Zoredache Oct 26 '11 at 18:29
    
Thank you for this excellent solution! This worked for me! –  smilingbuddha Oct 26 '11 at 18:39
    
@Zoredache - As far as I can tell from the feeds I've tried it is just exposing the source feed that you are describing and passing it along on the fly. I just found it cool because I'm a podcast junkie but don't have iTunes so figured browsing itunes.apple.com/us/genre/podcasts/id26 was a closed door to me. I will probably use the exposed source feeds but it definitely opens the door with just a couple clicks. –  Dennis Oct 26 '11 at 18:49
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