Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Subscribe and download Podcasts with Juice Receiver

Juice is a cross-platform, open source aggregator for discovering and downloading online podcast media files. Essentially Juice Receiver is a podcast feed aggregator using which you can subscribe to RSS feeds of podcasts and let the program automatically download new media files as soon as they are available. 

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Once you've installed Juice, you can select podcasts to subscribe to in two different ways. Either clicking the selection button to see a directory of available podcasts or enter a URL for a podcast you've found on your own. You can set the scheduling options so that Juice scans for new downloads as often as you like, or you can control it manually.

The program sits in your toolbar and periodically checks for any new podcasts from the RSS feeds that you have subscribed to. The downloaded files are then saved to your computer and organized into user named folders. When it is done downloading new files, it adds them to your library, all ready to be played or synched to your MP3 device.

Features:

  • Available for Windows, Mac and Linux platform
  • Supports more than 15 languages
  • Supports multiple media players
  • Has a built-in directory with thousands of listed podcast feeds
  • Has auto cleanup, authentication, centralized feed management and much more
  • Juice is accessible for blind and visually impaired users (windows version only)

7 comments:

  1. Doesn't seem to work with Windows 7. Of course, the latest Windows build is from 2005.

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  2. I was a happy Juice user for long time. It does not seem to work on new computer with
    windows 7. Here are details of my error message on a new refurbished
    Compact Presario machine that runs solidly everywhere else:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "gui.py", line 4, in ?
    File "iPodderGui.pyc", line 3573, in main
    File "ipodder\configuration.pyc", line 468, in __init__
    File "os.pyc", line 154, in makedirs
    OSError: [Errno 17] File exists: 'C:\\Users\\Dad\\My Documents\\My Received Podcasts'
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "gui.py", line 11, in ?
    File "iPodderGui.pyc", line 3605, in main
    File "ipodder\configuration.pyc", line 469, in __init__
    File "os.pyc", line 154, in makedirs
    OSError: [Errno 17] File exists: 'C:\\Users\\Dad\\My Documents\\My Received Podcasts'
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "gui.py", line 11, in ?
    File "iPodderGui.pyc", line 3605, in main
    File "ipodder\configuration.pyc", line 469, in __init__
    File "os.pyc", line 154, in makedirs
    OSError: [Errno 17] File exists: 'C:\\Users\\Dad\\My Documents\\My Received Podcasts'
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "gui.py", line 4, in ?
    File "iPodderGui.pyc", line 3573, in main
    File "ipodder\configuration.pyc", line 468, in __init__
    File "os.pyc", line 154, in makedirs
    OSError: [Errno 17] File exists: 'C:\\Users\\Dad\\My Documents\\My Received Podcasts'

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    If anyone can decifer this error and can help, please make comment. I cannot seem to find any way to contact people who provide Juice.

    Thank you

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  3. hey there - anyway to get juice to subscribe to a feed sent to it via firefox? chosen 'juice' as the application for podcast rss's in firefox application options... but it just opens an extra copy of juice and doesn't add any subscription.

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  4. Where is the support for this?

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  5. I found this fix elsewhere on the Internet:

    I had Juice working in Winodws 7 in compatability mode with no problem, but then my Windows 7 develoved problems so I did a new clean install in a completely new hard drive. When I reinstalled Juice it would never boot up and I got error message that I should look in the Juice.exe.log. The log had similar items as in the first post, e.g. File "gui.py" line 3573 in main, etc. I went back in the old drive and did a search for ipodder.cfg. I noticed that the ipodder folder with the ipodder.cfg file was in different places on each drive. I decided to make the file layout for Juice on the new drive the same as the old drive. As soon as I did the following, Juice was up and running.......

    On the new drive, I made a new folder "ipodder" in c/users/name/appdata/roaming/ipodder.

    Then I moved all the files in folder c/program files/juice/data into the above ipodder folder. These files were favorites.txt, ippodder.cfg, ipodder.cfg.lock, ipodder.db and a folder named "history"

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  6. On windows 7 if you get errno17 go to run-> type %appdata%, go to ipodder folder and edit ipodder.cfg

    Change:

    download_dir = u'C:\\Users\\username\\My Documents\\My Received Podcasts'

    to

    download_dir = u'C:\\Users\\username\\Documents\\My Received Podcasts'

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  7. This fixed it for me! "Documents" instead of "My Documents"

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