There are many useful and intriguing podcasts available in a different categories (music, education, tutorials, inspiration etc.,) offered for a wide range of purposes. Wouldn’t it be great if you can export the iTunes podcasts feeds to an external music player which is equally rich in features like Rhythmbox.
I found a quick and easy-to-use web utility which makes it easier for you to import iTunes podcasts to Rhythmbox in no time. Feed Flipper is basically a free web based iTunes podcast to RSS converter.
Feed Flipper is a free alternative to iTunes which converts an audio iTunes podcast into an RSS XML feed. So, the resulting URL is then available to be subscribed to directly into your RSS feed reader of your choice. So, in order to convert an iTunes audo podcast URL to an XML feed, start by pasting an iTunes podcast URL onto the provided field on the website.
Feed Flipper provides you with other options like the number of articles or items (audio) to process. You can even rename the podcast’s default title and set the default title of each article or item in the feed. It also provides you with an option to prefix text to each article’s title and the default podcast title.
Once you have selected the options, you can use the resultant URL to subscribe to the podcast in your RSS reader. So, this is not just specific to Rhythmbox but applies to other RSS readers as well. I believe this is a handy way to export iTunes podcast URLs to a rich music player like Rhythmbox and listen to your favorite podcasts, without having to be restricted to iTunes.