Communication and content creation, both social and cultural, is changing thanks to the internet. And is that most of the content that is created, is broadcast mainly on online platforms.
Although video is the most successful format today, in Ubunlog we want to dedicate an article to another format that is still maintained with some success, as is the case of the podcast. That’s why today we bring you an application, gPodder, With which you can manage your Podcasts directly through the app. Do you like the Podcast format? This is your article.
As we told you, the name of the application is gPodder, and with it you can download your favorite audio or even video podcasts, then you can listen to them directly on your computer. As a curiosity, you can access one large repositories of Podcasts offered by gPodder. Of course, the Podcasts are in English.
The good news is that a couple of months ago it came to light a new version of gPodder (3.9.0), Which brought with it many corrected errors and many new features. In addition it has removed source code that was no longer maintained. These are the most notable news:
- Korean translation added (I guess this isn’t the one you’re most interested in)
- Device synchronization only fails if free space can be determined.
- Add Podcasts to the playlist right after downloading them.
- Set the “visibility” via the AppIndicator extension.
- WebUI, QML UI, and MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan support has been removed.
- Integration with Flattr, which did not work, has been removed.
- Redesigned windows.
- Added new preference to separate tabs in video lists.
- Fixed integration with Vimeo
Also, the N9 port will no longer be supported. However, the source code that supports it is still in the Git branch called “harmattan” in case you need it.
gPodder is in the official Ubuntu repositories by default. If we want to download it, all we have to do is run it in the Terminal:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gpodder
Another way to install would be through a rpm package that we can download from the gPodder website. If we go to the download page. We see that there is an .rpm of the latest version available for Linux. Clicking on it will start downloading a package called gpodder-3.9.0.rpm.
Once downloaded, we will need the help of another program to be able to install the .rpm package on our Ubuntu 16.04. The name of the program is Alien and we can install it by running:
sudo apt-get install alien
Once installed, we can now install the gPodder rpm package. To do this, we go to the directory where we downloaded it before and, to install it, run:
its alien -i gpodder-3.9.0.rpm
You should now be able to search and start gPodder without any problems. Easy truth? We hope that from now on you can enjoy your podcasts in the most dynamic way possible. Until the next 🙂