How to synchronize your podcast feeds on many computers

A friend recently asked me if I knew of a way to syn­chron­ize his pod­casts (using iTunes) on mul­tiple com­puters.

Ini­tially I had no idea, but then I remembered Pod­Nova.

Aside: I’ve since learned that iTunes sup­ports OPML import / export, but still think Pod­Nova is the bet­ter way to go — online cent­ral­ized repos­it­ory of all your pod­cast feeds VS sav­ing and mov­ing OPML files between com­puters.

I’d writ­ten about it a few years ago when I was look­ing into a text-to-speach solu­tion for my blog: How to con­vert your blog post into a pod­cast.

Basic­ally, Pod­Nova is a ser­vice that you use to sub­scribe to all of your pod­casts. Or, you can stream your pod­casts dir­ectly to your com­puter (or mobile device: iPhone, iPod Touch, etc).

But, if you want to keep all your com­puters syn­chron­ized, you simply point  your iTunes sub­scrip­tion at ‘your per­son­al­ized’ RSS pod­cast feed. Done.

The res­ult is that you now have one feed to remem­ber, but that feed now con­tains ALL your pod­cast sub­scrip­tions. All you have to do is sub­scribe to your Pod­Nova feed, sit back, and enjoy your pod­casts. Once per com­puter.

Published by Brad Grier geek.hack