For the longest time I was using Miro at home to download some of my favorite video podcasts from the internet. I love lots of shows on Revision3, and I also have my own podcast as some of you may know. Sure, with a lot of these shows you can simply stream them online, but I like to watch these shows on my TV using my POS Mvix Ultio Pro.
What I would do is download the videos to my desktop PC at home using Miro, then I had a daily scheduled task to copy them over to my Mvix Ultio for my viewing pleasure. The problem was that I found Miro to be sort of a resource hog. Miro is kind of designed to me more of a media center type program that not only downloads podcasts, and other online media, but recommends new shows to you and plays them as well. That’s great and all, but what if I only want to download shows via RSS, and that’s it? I think something lighter is in order. Introducing Juice!
From their page, “Juice is the premier podcast receiver, allowing users to capture and listen to podcasts anytime, anywhere.”
Plus it’s available for Windows and Mac! Why use Juice?
- Juice is free
- Juice supports more than 15 languages
- Juice supports multiple media players
- Juice is free software licensed under the GPL (open source)
- Juice's primary purpose is to manage podcasts
- Juice has a built-in directory with thousands of listed podcast feeds
- Juice has auto cleanup, authentication, centralized feed management and much more
- Juice is accessible for blind and visually impaired users (windows version only)
- Juice is fresh!
I like Juice because it does exactly what I need and is relatively light weight. If you want to play a podcast from Juice, Juice plugs into a separate media player like Windows Media Player, iTunes and Winamp. Plus I have tons of options for modifying my download schedule, and I can even sync my subscription online using PodNova.
Don’t use Juice? What do you use for downloading your favorite podcasts? Why do you like it? Let me know about your favorite podcast managers in the comments.