I would love to easily watch podcasts on my media center machine. Is there a service or application I can run in the background which will automatically get the latest podcasts and integrate them into media center? Even better, is there a media center application for this which has UI in MCE?


Media Browser does podcasts, but I need to get around to re-writing the buffering portions, cause direct show buffering suck donkeys especially in Vista.

Disclaimer I manage the Media Browser project.


It's been awhile, but I searched far and wide, and iTunes was still the best podcast-grabbing application. The good news is you can tell it to download podcasts to a directory that Media Center will watch for updates, and you'll see them appear in your Music library.

  • the words "itunes" "best" and "windows" in conjunction do not sit right for me. in my opinion itunes on windows is tolerable at best. – Sam Saffron Aug 6 '09 at 10:10
  • don't I have to manually launch iTunes each time I start Windows though? – Steve Rowe Aug 6 '09 at 22:00

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