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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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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 sourced.
  • It works for both channels and playlists.
  • Supports both audio and video podcasts.
  • Sorts by popularity.
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  • Not for mac I guess. Oct 21, 2014 at 0:01
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    @DantheMan No. It's in .Net Framework. I have started working on a hosted version in the cloud but it doesn't have a UI yet.
    – i3arnon
    Oct 21, 2014 at 0:04
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The web app Podsync.net converts a YouTube channel URL into a podcast-compatible feed URL.

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Figure 1: Podsync.net web interface

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  • doesn't work anymore, you need to host it yourself Dec 13, 2020 at 11:47
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Listenbox does this. It supports videos, playlists, channels, plus you can queue items to listen later

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I am suprised Podsync has not been mentioned as an answer here! Podsync can turn any Youtube or Vimeo video, Ccannel or playlist in to a subscribable playlist that you can directly sync with your podcast app! I use it and just copy the link to Player FM, which I use on Android. In Player FM the playlists supposedly become public, so beware if making podcasts out of private videos!

Podsync

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  • doesn't work anymore, you need to host it yourself Dec 13, 2020 at 11:47
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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, 2013 at 14:39
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    Hi, I'm the creator of Tubelivery and I had to turn it of. You can download the source code from here: bitbucket.org/tubelivery May 20, 2015 at 12:12
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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, 2010 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, 2010 at 12:05
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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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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, 2013 at 17:57
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    Yahoo Pipes was retired.
    – Rubén
    Mar 22, 2016 at 15:46

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