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Videos are available in several different formats on YouTube, and RSS feeds are provided for channels. Is there a feed that will allow me to subscribe in iTunes?

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Tubelivery works great! Load the app and use it to sign up for YouTube Channels. The Channels "automagically" show up in your iPhone podcasts! When I first did it nothing seemed to happen (a blank podcast page was created), but after a short while the content showed up. You need to use Tubelivery to add channels, but channel content (selecting episodes) is all done within Podcasts. Very nice solution.

http://tubelivery.com/en/

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I get a "Out of service" message. I guess it doesn't work anymore –  I3arnon Dec 28 '13 at 14:39

This question haunted me as well, and all the available options either didn't work or didn't fit... So I made my own: YouCast

It's free and open source. It works for both channels and playlists. Supports all video qualities (even 3D). Sorts by most viewed. Current download count is 491. And more... Give it a try.

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looks like http://www.ytpodcaster.com/ can convert a youtube rss-feed into something itunes likes.

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Have you tested it? It doesn't work for me. –  Liam Jul 2 '10 at 11:39
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seems like this solution is out of business, their server return nothing valid. so, yes .. i tested it but it does not work. maybe if they get their servers working correct again. –  akira Jul 2 '10 at 12:05

Yahoo Pipes can do this, here's one that should be a good starting point: youtube Channel to RSS.

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it relies on youtubemp4.com, and doesn't work anymore :( –  arolson101 Feb 22 '13 at 17:57

http://www.rsshandler.com/converter .. these generated podcasts at least appear in itunes, though i can't download any video so far. the converter creates the right feed, but the data returned by youtube is not in .mp4.

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I'm the creator of Tubelivery and can talk a little bit about this.

Long time ago, there was lot's of services to create podcasts from YouTube channels.

BUT, YouTube changed it's APIs and only Tubelivery and YTPodcaster works with this new APIs.

This new API get the user's IP and locks it to the download and that's why all this old services (RSSHandler, Yahoo Pipes etc.) don't work anymore.

Tubelivery and YTPodcaster are similar, but the approach is very different.

With YTPodcaster, you install a Java server in your computer that will do all the downloads, so your podcatcher (iTunes etc.) uses your own computer to download. So, the feed uses the link directly from YouTube and you can't subscribe directly from your phone.

With Tubelivery, we download all the videos in our servers and create a feed with this videos. In this way, you can subscribe directly from your phone.

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