can I get npr podcasts with Amarok?

Posted on 2011-05-01
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
i was in windows-land for a couple weeks and I used itunes.  I'm back using ubuntu and I miss itunes.  Can amarok get prarie home companion podcast?  I would like to get that and a couple other npr shows.  Is amarok the proper program to use or is something else better?
Question by:dwcronin
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    You can use Amarok to listen to podcasts. See how here:

    You also need the podcast link. Example:

    Regards, Tobias
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    >Is amarok the proper program to use or is something else better?

    Hard to tell. Everyone likes different software. Test some from this list to see which one you like best:

    Linux/Unix Podcast Software

        * amaroK - music app and podcast client
        * BPConf -  a podcase downloader for KDE on Linux
        * gPodder - Podcast reciever/catcher written in Python, using GTK
        * Liferea - news aggregator for online news feeds, features podcast support.
        * Peapod - a podcast client for Linux. Supports HTTP and BitTorrent.
        * PenguinTV - RSS feed reader designed to work with podcasts and video blogs.
        * Podcast Maker - easy to use app that features drag and drop support
        * PodGrid - personal internet radio news receiver, podcast receiver.
        * PodNova -  podcast receiver which integrates with the website.
        * Podracer - podcast aggregator/downloader. It supports BitTorrent, http and even ftp distribution of podcasts and runs best as a cron job to automatically retrieve podcasts throughout the day.
        * Rhythmbox - the music management application for GNOME
        * StreamTuned - plays and records audio and video streams using mplayer as backend, acts as a podcast client.
        * Yamipod - freeware application to efficiently manage your iPod under Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.

    Regards, Tobias

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