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gPodder downloads and manages free audio and video content ("podcasts") for you. Listen directly on your computer or on your mobile devices.

Requires SailfishOS Powered by Python 3 and PyOtherSide.

This is the continueation of gpodder by Thomas Perl (@thp).

Sources available here:



Application versions: 

4.11.9 - "Geshem"

Emergency release that adds a dependency for python3-sqlite which was removed by Jolla from, also includes some nice UI improvements by thigg slated for 4.12


4.11.2 - "Geshem"

- Updated Polish translation by atlochowski
- Updated Bulgarian translation by sfbg
- Disabled episode art in episode lists to reduce memory footprint by Keeper-of-the-Keys

4.11.1 - "Geshem":

- bugfix for error in cover file handling that broke UX for some users.
- Chinese translation fixes by dashinfantery
- Swedish translation fixes by eson57

4.11.0 - "Geshem":

"Geshem" is another word for "Rain"

This release brings episode artwork and some other changes under the hood, please note that for podcasts with lots of episodes load times may be slower, also note that the database and other on disk filenames have changed which results in some warnings, a future release will hopefully add logic to cleanup "unknown" files.

Initial update will be slow due to episode art downloads!


- Polish translation fixes by atlochowski
- Chinese translation fixes by dashinfantery
- Russian translation added by dikonov
- HTML tag support in shownotes and podcast description by dikonov
- Add episode art support by Keeper-of-the-Keys


4.10.0 - "Matar":

"Matar" means "Rain"

This release mainly brings small changes:
- Cleaned up behavior of coveractions by carmenfdezb
- Minor UI/UX fixes by Keeper-of-the-Keys
- Fixed iTunes link handling by Keeper-of-the-Keys
- Added support for SoundCloud pagination allowing more then 200 episodes in a soundcloud stream by Keeper-of-the-Keys

"Tal" means "dew", "Yoreh" is the first rain of the rainy season.

The translation files keep getting altered by the build process and it seems some strings got destroyed as a result, we'll be looking into that.
Also we're starting work on playing back videos inside of gPodder instead of in the browser, if anyone wants to help please check us out on github!

4.9.0 "Tal" adds:
- Polish translation by atlochowski
- Cover image remains also when player is paused by carmenfdezb
- Soundcloud plugin improvements by Keeper-of-the-Keys:
 + performance for update improved a lot
 + performance for adding mildly improved
 + adds episode duration when adding an episode
- Show episode duration in subtitle of list view by Keeper-of-the-Keys
- Enterkey behavior fixed in podcast section editing dialog by Keeper-of-the-Keys

- Swedish translation by eson57
- Updated German translation by mibuthu
- Fixed Chinese (zh) translation by dashinfantry

4.8.0 - "Yoreh" Adds:
- Chinese (zh_CN) translation by dashinfantry
- OPML Import/Export UI by Keeper-of-the-Keys
- Podcast section editing UI by Keeper-of-the-Keys
- some UI improvements by sfbg

After a hiatus we are back, sorry that it took a while.

Please note that due to harbour restrictions MPRIS/MediaKey support will only be available through OpenRepos until Jolla adds these to allowed libraries.

Changelog (I may have missed a few commits):
- Translation support by carmenfdezb
- Spanish translation carmenfdezb
- Italian translation by fravacarro
- German translation by mibuthu
- Bulgarian translation by sfbg
- Lots of UI improvements sfbg carmenfdezb Keeper-of-the-Keys
- MPRIS/MediaKeys support by chstem
- Support for Sailfish SDK by Keeper-of-the-Keys
- Fixed soundcloud plugin by Keeper-of-the-Keys


Zastin's picture


Thank you for the app. It is The best sailfish app I use!

One feature would make easier to use gpodder for me, and it is that you can change what filtering categoria is default when you select filter. Now by default is "downloaded" and I use often "all" filter. If i can select by default that filtering use filter "all", I have to only one time use pull menu to get there. Is it possible to change default filter or can you add this feateure to gPodder?

KeeperoftheKeys's picture

We'll look at it, if you can actually open an issue on github that would help us keep track of user requests :)

KeeperoftheKeys's picture

Hi Zastin, this round I did not have time for this issue but I want you to know I have not forgotten you!

yomark's picture

No problem, tnx for the update. About the resume issue: I just download the episode, and then the problem does not occur. Even when streaming(then pause) and then at a later moment downloading the eppisode, resuming works fine.

marxistavegana's picture

another podcast app on here podqast does the resume very well.

yomark's picture

Tnx for the update!

KeeperoftheKeys's picture

You're welcome :)

I'm still working on the faulty resume issue, don't want to promise anything but I hope next release....

AndyWuest's picture

Two features are critical for me:

  1. OPML import
  2. The player must not lose the postion of the played track. I want to be able to resume podcast at the last position (currently the position is lost when app is closed). Also it is not possible to change the position in the track - so i have to start always from the beginning. it would be nice if there would be a "player" view with start stop / pause buttons and a slider to change the position manually.
KeeperoftheKeys's picture

Hi Andy,

1. We have a patch to do import pending and hope to also add export at some point later on (the core by thp et al contains code supporting both)

2. For me it depends how/when gpodder gets closed and who the stream provider is, some stream resume in the middle just fine others seem to have great difficulty woth not sending an EOF when a stream (download) is resumed in the middle. We do hope to improve this but I don't want to make you promises how/when we will manage it, if there is a FOSS project that does it right then please let us know so that we may learn from them.

AndyWuest's picture


thanks for the quick reply. Regarding the second point, i think i forgot to metion, that i am not using the stream - but only files, that i have previously downloaded via gpodder. So i download the podcast episode of my choice (due to my limited bandwidth) and then i play it - at this time the complete episode has been downloaded and is somewhere stored on the phone. For the cases - where the file already has been downloaded completely - it should be possible to store the last position, i think (and to resume at the same position). For streams it is of course a different story - but at least for my usecase- it is out of scope, because i do not listen to podcastst via streaming.

KeeperoftheKeys's picture

OPML was added to 4.8.0, the other issue I am still working on.

KeeperoftheKeys's picture

Hi Andy,

It seems you found a bug!

From the logs it seems that a query to update the position is run but that this change does not get commited to disk for whatever reason, hopefully I'll manage to figure out what is not working soon :)

yomark's picture

Thanks, works well. I have however one/two issues. I am unable to resume a podcast episode. When I pause an episode, leave the app open, and resume it after a few hours, it plays for a minute(already buffered i presume ) and then starts from the beginning. When closing the app, and tap the episode again(progress bar is correctly displayed ) and press play, it still starts from the beginning.
Thanks in advance!

KeeperoftheKeys's picture

Thanks :)
I have a suspicioun of what causes it, but I don't know how fast we'll be able to solve it.

anasyntes's picture

Wonderful, big thanks!

sjoshuan's picture

Great to see this app alive again! I'd love to switch back, but miss an OPML import feature. Manually entering my podcasts again isn't something I'd like to do. :)

KeeperoftheKeys's picture


Jeena implemented this in a gpodder QML reference implementation a few years ago (2016), we'll be looking at adapting it into gpodder-sailfish for one of the future releases.