TunesViewer is a small, easy to use program to access iTunes-University
media and podcasts in Linux.
- Direct searching, browsing, and downloading.
- Supports itunes-University login, to download students-and-staff-only media.
- Reveals the standard rss-podcast-feed of the itunes-podcasts, for use in any podcast software.
- Includes the option to set itself as default protocol handler, to go directly from the “loading itunes-U…” page to viewing with TunesViewer.
- Automatic podcast updates, auto-downloads and transfers -
This program isn’t a general-purpose podcast manager, but it can add podcasts to rhythmbox/gpodder/amarok/etc.
- iTunes Store – This will not let you connect to iTunes store accounts or buy anything. (This includes private iTunesU courses that require an enrollment key, an Apple ID, and an iPad/iPhone.)
Minimum System Requirements:
Linux: Tunesviewer works well even on older computers, but you must have pygtk >= 2.16 and lxml available. This shouldn’t be a problem for recent versions of Ubuntu, Fedora etc, these requirements should install automatically.
Android: 2.2 or later is recommended. Older versions may work better on older Android devices.
- Download the install package: (.deb installer for Ubuntu/Debian based operating systems, .rpm installer for Fedora/Red Hat based operating systems, .apk for Android.)
- Open the package and it should install. After installing, you should see TunesViewer on your Applications – Internet menu.
- Important post-installation setup: Go to TunesViewer preferences (in the Edit menu), and select the download-folder. Choose the folder you want to download to. If you select your rhythmbox/amarok library directory they should automatically add to your library.
Older versions may be found here. Please do not link directly to the tunesviewer-VERSION.apk or tunesviewer-VERSION.deb files. Instead, link to the sourceforge project page or this main-page, which lists the current latest version.