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I'm setting up a simple WP install to host a friend's podcast, and looking into various podcasting plugins. I need something that makes it easy to upload a podcast, attach it to a post, and publish a feed I can provide to iTunes.

Most of the buzz seems to indicate that PodPress and Blubrry PowerPress are the two best plugins to use for this, but I haven't found a good list of what one offers over the other.

What are the strengths and weaknesses of these plugins? Are there any other great podcasting-related plugins I should be considering?

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My opinion may not be totally fair, as I haven't tried both lately. But I used podpress for a while. THe problem was that every time WP did a major upgrade, podpress would quit working. I'm using podcastnig plugins for DJ music hosting on rvoodoo.com. Downtime sucks for my artists. So after about a year of having it break (once for many months) the powerpress plugin was offered.

I jumped ship, which was easy as powerpress offers an importer for podpress content. PowerPress is huge and powerful. Numerous media players, category casting, etc. I have never had downtime with powerpress. Also, they are very active in development. Any questions Ive had have been oanswered on their forums. They are very open to suggestion too.

So as a user who has relied on both for at least a year each, my vote is powerpress. I don't wanna knock podpress, I appreciate anyone making free plugins. And these big involved podcasting ones must take a fair bit of effort.

Just one note, neither plugin makes uploading a podcast easier. You upload it yourself. And link to it from within the plugin. I use ftp, as my files are usually over 200M. Browser uploads are unstable at that size. BUt I just ftp the file into my pocast directory I made, and link it when I make a post.

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Same here. Used to use Podpress and switched to Powerpress. Podpress hasn't been updated in several years. –  abrudtkuhl Feb 15 '13 at 16:41

I guess the "PodPress" changelog dates say it all...

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