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mdrockwell
mdrockwell

I *think* there are podcast apps that let you subscribe to YouTube channels and listen to their episodes as audio. It would be rad if they worked for viewing the video too.

mdrockwell
mdrockwell

@mdrockwell maybe a sort-of back door way to grow a market for video podcasts again.

gpittman
gpittman

@mdrockwell Don’t most video podcasts offer an audio feed? That's how I listen to iOS Today. It can be challenging to listen to a video show, but Mikah and @rosemaryorchard do a great job of keeping their content relevant to listeners and viewers.

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mdrockwell
mdrockwell

@gpittman I imagine just about every video podcast has an audio feed. I'm just trying to think of alternative ways that YouTube channels can be consumed — outside of the YouTube app. Podcast apps seems like it could be an option. But I think video is important, so a podcast app that treats YouTube channels like video podcasts seems like a good idea.

rishabh
rishabh

@mdrockwell You can use the Sideloading feature in Castro to get the audio version of YouTube videos.

chrisaldrich
chrisaldrich

@mdrockwell You can get feeds of YouTube channels using this simple conversion: https://www.youtube.com/channel/ID → https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=ID. Alas, they don't add the video as an enclosure, so it won't have the video. You might try an RSS Bridge instance for pulling video though: https://github.com/RSS-Bridge/rss-bridge/wiki/Public-hosts

For stripping audio out of YouTube videos to consume as a podcast, I've found that using Huffduffer.com and their browser bookmaklet to be a great method.

stream.boffosocko.com
stream.boffosocko.com

@mdrockwell You can get feeds of YouTube channels using this simple conversion: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/ID">https://www.youtube.com/channel/ID</a> → <a href="https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=ID%60">https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=ID. Alas, they don't add the video as an enclosure, so it won't have the video. You might try an RSS Bridge instance for pulling video though: https://github.com/RSS-Bridge/rss-bridge/wiki/Public-hosts

mdrockwell
mdrockwell

@chrisaldrich cool cool. I have an RSS-Bridge instance setup, but at first glance it looks like there's no way to have the file setup as an enclosure, unfortunately. I'll have to do some more digging.