Not iTunes: Standardizing Podcast RSS for MediaMonkey

The popular and mature freemium app MediaMonkey was designed to manage and play back podcasts (i.e., "podcatch") as well as other audio formats. Doing so may require the use of iTunes if you can't find the RSS feed originally used by originator. A free third party service called Feed Flipper will convert an iTunes URL to RSS so that MediMonkey can process it.

This information was provided elsewhere, but without screenshots. As an infrequent iTunes user, I had some trouble finding the internal URL. 

Here's the iTunes catalog page (my terminology) information provided for the WNYC podcast Soundcheck, hosted by John Schafer.  A dropdown next to the Subscribe button discloses the URL for the podcast.

Once you have the URL, ask Feed Flipper to do the conversion.

The URL in this case is http://feeds.wnyc.org/wnyc_soundcheck. It may be on the WNYC site somewhere, but I didn't find it. (The formats apparently aren't uniform there, as the Sex Death and Money podcast URL uses Feedburner: http://feeds.feedburner.com/deathsexmoney. )

In MediaMonkey, adding the podcast URL is straightforward.

Sharing MediaMonkey Across Devices 

Apple iTunes solves the problem of accessing podcasts across machines, but what if you want to do this with MediaMonkey? Stay tuned. There doesn't seem to be a clean solution for this, so it's likely a scripting kludge.

MediaMonkey has an Android and a Windows Mobile client.

Subscription sharing is also possible by exporting OPML feeds. 

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