While podcatchers are most known for downloading podcasts (generally audio files in MP3 format), many are also capable of downloading video, newsfeeds, text, and pictures. Some podcatchers can also automate the transfer of received audio files to a portable media player. Although many include a directory of high-profile podcasts, they generally allow users to manually subscribe directly to a feed by providing the URL.
The following is a list of noteworthy podcatchers or software with podcatching capability.[nb 1]
|Title||Description||License||Latest release date||Operating system|
|Amarok||Music player and podcast client||GPL v2||August 16, 2015||FreeBSD, Linux|
|AntennaPod||Podcast manager for Android||MIT||March 11, 2018||Android|
|Banshee||Music player and podcast client||MIT||March 18, 2014||Linux, macOS, Windows|
|Clementine||A cross-platform fork of Amarok||GPL||April 19, 2016||Linux, Windows, macOS|
|doubleTwist||Android music player with podcast directory and podcast support.||March 2007||Android|
|Feedbooks||Social networking client with support for podcasts.||April 2014||Windows|
|Foobar2000||Versatile audio player with separate podcatcher component||Donationware||April 7, 2017||Windows|
|gPodder||simple, open source podcast client written in Python||GPL 3||February 19, 2018||Windows, Linux, macOS and others|
|iTunes||Music and podcaster client||Proprietary||March 21, 2017||Windows, macOS|
|Juice||A cross-platform podcatcher (discontinued)||GPL||July 18, 2006||Windows, macOS|
|Liferea||News aggregator for online news feeds, features podcast support||GPL||December 27, 2016||Linux|
|Media Go||Similar to iTunes for Sony PlayStation Portable||Proprietary||Windows|
|MediaMonkey||Media organizers with integrated podcatcher||Proprietary||February 26, 2017||Windows|
|Miro||An integrated video player with podcatcher capabilities (discontinued)||GPL v2||April 16, 2013||Windows, Linux, macOS|
|MusicBee||Music player with integrated podcatcher||Proprietary||March 10, 2017||Windows|
|NetNewsWire||An RSS and Atom newsreader||Proprietary||macOS|
|NewsFire||A news reader and podcast client for MacOS X. There is no option for independent download||Proprietary||macOS|
|Overcast||A free podcast client for Apple Watch, iPad, and iPhone||Proprietary||April 21, 2017||iOS, watchOS|
|Podwalk||A podcast client for location-specific podcasts.||Proprietary||February 1, 2017||iOS|
|Radio UserLand||A blogging tool and RSS newsreader||Proprietary||September 6, 2005||Windows, classic Mac OS, macOS|
|Rhythmbox||Default music management application for GNOME||GPL v2||September 10, 2016||Linux|
|Spotify||(Podcasts not yet available for most formats) A commercial music streaming service with podcast support||Proprietary||Windows, Symbian, Windows Phone, Linux, BlackBerry OS, Android, iOS, Chrome OS, macOS, Sony PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Web|
|Stitcher||Radio station and podcast client||Proprietary||Android, iOS, Web|
|VLC||Cross-platform multimedia player and framework||GPL v2||February 24, 2017||Windows, Linux, macOS|
|Winamp||Commercial audio player with free Lite option, supports podcasts||Proprietary||December 12, 2013||Windows|
|Zune||Microsoft Media player officially discontinued in June 2012||Proprietary||April 12, 2010||Windows|
The idea of a podcatcher is simple. It is given a list of URLs to process. Downloading each of these URLs results in an XML file in the RSS format. Inside this ...
None of the audio/visual content is hosted on this site. All media is embedded from other sites such as GoogleVideo, Wikipedia, YouTube etc. Therefore, this site has no control over the copyright issues of the streaming media.
All issues concerning copyright violations should be aimed at the sites hosting the material. This site does not host any of the streaming media and the owner has not uploaded any of the material to the video hosting servers. Anyone can find the same content on Google Video or YouTube by themselves.
The owner of this site cannot know which documentaries are in public domain, which has been uploaded to e.g. YouTube by the owner and which has been uploaded without permission. The copyright owner must contact the source if he wants his material off the Internet completely.