OPML2iTunes : AppleScript to import OPML podcast subscriptions into iTunes

As iTunes doesn't allow importing of OPML podcast subscription lists, I created a little AppleScript application that does just that. (Or did I overlook the feature in my haste?)



Instructions:

1. Install XML Tools.

2. Download and open opml2itunes.sit.

3. Put the application OPML2iTunes wherever you want and run it.

4. Choose your opml file.

(This should be a plain text opml file.)




NOTE:

- This is a quick and dirty program.

- Only tested a little and only tested with opml files from iPodderX and NetNewsWire.

- For NetNewsWire export, choose the 'flat' opml export option. With groups doesn't work (yet).

- Ah, you need iTunes version 4.9 or higher and a Mac running Mac Os X.



Source code: Download here.



Comments are welcome preferably in the form of an enhanced and updated AppleScript document.



Follow these steps to install the XML Tools scripting addition on Mac OS X systems:



1. Create a folder named ScriptingAdditions in your account's Library folder if one does not already exist.

2. Copy the XML Tools.osax file into the ~/Library/ScriptingAdditions folder.



NOTE: This must be done using the Mac OS X Finder. Do not use the Unix cp or mv commands.