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gPodder is a simple, cross-platform free and open source podcast downloader, player, and sync tool


  • You can view: a list of popular podcasts, add a podcast if you already have a registration record, download previously selected podcasts from the gPodder site;
  • You can add a podcast USING the url of the podcast’s RSS feed or a link to A YouTube or SoundCloud channel. gPodder will fetch a list of episodes and present a dialog where you can select which episodes to download or mark old episodes on the list;
  • Syncing with iPod, MP3 players, and phones. Synchronising podcasts to MP3 Players is currently only supported for filesystem-based media players;
  • is a Web service that helps you synchronize your podcast subscriptions across multiple devices, discover interesting new podcasts and recommend your podcasts to others;
  • gPodder doesn’t do podcast playback: in the program settings, you can choose which audio / video player to use;
  • Support for import and export in OPML file of podcast feeds;
  • Select the format and screen size of uploaded video podcasts from YouTube and SoundCloud;

Select a period for updating feeds and downloading new episodes.

This time period can be between 10 minutes and 12 hours. If you drag the slider all the way to the left, gPodder will not check for new podcasts automatically, and you will have to update them yourself.

You can limit the number of episodes in a podcast. Maximum number of episodes per podcast: Use this spin box to set the maximum number of episodes that gPodder keeps in each podcast feed. Once this maximum is reached, gPodder deletes the oldest episodes in the feed as new ones are added.

When new episodes are found: Use this drop-down list to choose what you want gPodder to do when it finds new podcast episodes on a feed. The available options are:

  • Do nothing – gPodder marks new episodes in the feeds as new, but takes no other action;
  • Show episode list – gPodder displays a window showing a list of all new episodes available for download. You can then choose the specific episodes that you want to download, ignore, or mark as old;
  • Add to download list – gPodder automatically adds all new episodes to the the download list under the Downloads tab in the main window. However, they are marked as paused, and you need to right-click on them and choose Download to get them;
  • Download immediately – gPodder adds new episodes to the download queue and automatically downloads them;

Deleting listened episodes:

  • Delete played episodes: Drag this slider to set the length of time before gPodder automatically deletes old podcasts. This time period can be between one and 30 days. If you drag the slider all the way to the left, podcast episodes will not be deleted automatically, and you will have to manage them yourself;
  • Remove played episodes even if unfinished: By default, gPodder automatically deletes old played but unfinished episodes. Clear this checkbox if you would like to keep unfinished episodes until you have played them completely. If you have chosen to delete played episodes manually, this option is not available;
  • Also remove unplayed episodes: By default, gPodder automatically deletes played episodes but leaves unplayed ones alone. Check this box if you want gPodder to clean up unplayed episodes as well. If you have chosen to delete played episodes manually, this option is not available;

Support for extensions:

  • Audio Converter – Transcode audio files to mp3/ogg;
  • Convert video files to MP4 for Rockbox – Converts all videos to a Rockbox-compatible format;
  • Enqueue in media players – Add a context menu item for enqueueing episodes in installed media players;
  • Filter episodes – to prevent automatic download of episodes matching a pattern, useful for mixed feeds;
  • Gtk Status Icon – Show a status icon for Gtk-based Desktops;
  • Gtk+ Desktop Notifications – Display notification bubbles for different events;
  • Minimize on start – Minimizes the gPodder window on startup;
  • MPRIS Listener – listen to notifications from MPRIS-capable players and translate them to gPodder’s Media Player D-Bus API;
  • Normalize audio with re-encoding – Normalize the volume of audio files with normalize-audio;
  • Notification Bubbles for Windows – ‘Display notification bubbles for different events. (added in git master branch);
  • Remove cover art from OGG files – removes cover art from all downloaded ogg files;
  • Rename episodes after download – Rename episodes to “.” on download;
  • Search for new episodes on startup – Starts the search for new episodes on startup;
  • Sonos – Stream podcasts to Sonos speakers;
  • Subtitle Downloader for TED Talks – Downloads .srt subtitles for TED Talks Videos;
  • Tag downloaded files using Mutagen – Add episode and podcast titles to MP3/OGG tags;
  • Taskbar Progress – Displays the progress on the Windows taskbar;
  • Ubuntu App Indicator – Show a status indicator in the top bar;
  • Ubuntu Unity Integration – Show download progress in the Unity Launcher icon;
  • Video Converter – Transcode video files to avi/mp4/m4v;
  • Youtube_dl – enhanced youtube subscriptions and downloads using youtube-dl.

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The software gPodder is available for installation on Linux, Windows and macOS.

Installation methodOS
PPAUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others
FlatpakUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via PPA repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thp/gpodder
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gpodder

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Install Software via Flatpak package

flatpak install flathub org.gpodder.gpodder

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Install Software via .App package for macOS

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:3.10.15
Developer:Team gPodder
Programming language:Python
License:GPL v3

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