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Vocal – free and open source powerful, beautiful, and simple audio or video podcast client


  • Support for audio and video podcasts: subscribe, view and listen;
  • Stream episodes on-the-fly, or save them for offline listening or permanent archival;
  • You can set the time interval to skip for the forward and back buttons (so you can catch something you missed a few seconds ago, or jump forward a few minutes to breeze past an advertisement);
  • Position Saving. Vocal remembers exactly where you were in each episode, so it can start back right where you left off;
  • Full integration with Linux distributions. With native notifications, launcher count and progress bar support, system media keys, and sound menu integration;
  • iTunes Store Integration. Search across and browse the most popular podcast directory in the world;
  • Internet Archive Integration. Effortlessly upload Creative Commons-licensed podcast episodes to the Internet Archive from directly within Vocal;
  • Support for automatically deleting old episodes (to save space) .Vocal periodically cleans your library;
  • Support for light and dark themes;
  • And much more.

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The software Vocal is available for installation on Linux.

Installation methodOS
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 RPM package

Install Software via Flatpak package

flatpak install flathub com.github.needleandthread.vocal

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:2.4.2
Developer:Team Vocal
Programming language:Vala
License:GPL v3
Software website:vocalproject.net

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