Downloading podcasts

Johannes Lips johannes.lips at
Wed Jun 17 11:26:56 CEST 2015

On 17.06.2015 11:07, brian wrote:
> Hi all,
> Does anyone have any suggestions for a program which can be used to
> download podcasts attached to an RSS feed? This is under Debian 8,
> 64-bit.
> Under Debian 7, I used to use Liferea, and that worked just fine, but
> the download agent has been changed to steadyflow in the version
> distributed with Debian 8, and there's something strange going on,
> because the dialog to pre-select the destination folder simply doesn't
> show up - the part of the screen where it should be is blank. Yes, I
> field a bug report about this, and offered to provide screen shots,
> but no response. As it is, everything is saved to the desktop, and I
> have to go through a save dialog for every file.
> I tried RSSOwl. Again, something appears to be wrong (with the 64-bit
> version, at least!) since I always get a browser error, irrespective
> of the setting I use - and yes, I have read the information in the
> help file, and tried their solution, and it doesn't change anything.
> I've used Thunderbird. That works except for the fact that it appears
> all downloads must be done manually.
> I'm stuck with a satellite internet connection (I have no alternative)
> which means I can only download freely between 0200 and 0700 my time.
> I really DON'T want to sit here downloading individual files, but I
> simply don't have the bandwidth to listen to them 'live', i.e. without
> downloading them in my unmetered five-hour window.
> Any suggestions, please? All I need is a program which will read RSS
> feeds and download attached podcasts to directories which I can select
> in advance. It doesn't seem like it should be that complicated...
I strongly suggest that you try gpodder, which is really nice and works 
flawless for me.

> Thanks,
> Brian.
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