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.
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. And you don't need to download an app.
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
I'm using Tubecaster.
It's still in open beta, but just did the job.
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.
The same question haunted me three years ago when I wanted to listen some youtube channels during commuting. My first thought was "youtubers should create their podcasts, it is so easy to get the mp3 from a video, then upload it, then update a feed, then host it ... and all of this every day/week/month ...
Non, finally it's not that easy. So, as a podcast lover and a backend developer, I created a service which is doing exactly this.
Converting episodes from a youtube channel into audio files and hosting updated feed and audio files.
Now, for youtube channel owner it's quite easy to get one podcast up to date with every episodes. The name of it is Podmytube.
You can try it freely. You only need to create an account and register your channel. Hope this help.
Listenbox does this. It converts videos, channels and playlists to podcasts and takes care of the updates