- Subscribe to a fairly small (5-6) set of podcasts
- About twice a week, connect my iPod shuffle to my laptop
- Get the latest podcasts from my feeds, copy them onto my shuffle, deleting the podcasts that were previously there, and disconnect the iPod
- Repeat the process again, a few days later
I take the iPod over to the fitness center, so I have something to listen to on the treadmill.
I used to use iTunes on Windows, and I found the interface pretty easy:
- I could tell what podcasts I was subscribed to,
- I could fetch the latest episodes, after scanning their descriptions to see if they sounded interesting.
- I could copy those episodes to the iPod, and could select and delete old episodes off the iPod
But with RhythmBox, I keep tying myself in knots:
- I think I've deleted episodes, but they are still present on the iPod even though they no longer show up in the RhythmBox display! By still present I mean: when I press the "play" button on the iPod, the podcast episode plays, even though I deleted it via RhythmBox (and responded to a confirmation prompt!)
- I can't easily see a list of which new podcast episodes are available for download
- RhythmBox seems to have two displays: "Music" and "Podcasts" which seem to mostly show the same thing, but not quite exactly, and neither seems quite accurate
Is there an easier-to-use Ubuntu application for fetching recent podcast episodes, keeping my podcast episode collection trimmed to a manageable size, and copying recent episodes to my iPod, overwriting the previous ones as I do so?