LibreTime Radio Automation


An open source radio automation server made for (and made by) low-power FM stations and the rest of us.

View the Project on GitHub LibreTime/libretime

About LibreTime
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Quick Install
  -- Host Configuration
  -- Setting the Server Time
  -- Configuring Track Types
  -- Setting up SSL

Using LibreTime
Preparing Media
Scheduling Shows
Broadcasting Live
Adding Users
  -- More Tutorials

Radio Broadcasting 101
UNESCO Public Radio Guide

HD Audio Modules
Rights and Royalties
Media Folders used by LibreTime

The Podcasts page

The Podcasts page allows you add subscriptions to podcasts which are often used to syndicated audio files using a URL called a RSS feed. This allows your LibreTime instance to automatically download new shows from the web.

In order to add a podcast you need to get the RSS feed. All podcasts available on iTunes have a RSS feed but it is sometimes hidden. See this issue on our github page #510 for more information. RSS feeds that do not end in .xml may be accepted by LibreTime but might fail to download episodes; in that case, download the episode using a podcast client such as gpodder and then manually upload and schedule the episode. Podcast feeds coming from have been known to have this issue.

The podcast interfaces provides you with the ability to generate Smartblocks that can be used in conjunction with Autoloading Playlists to schedule the newest episode of a podcast without human intervention.

Video Tutorials


The podcasts dashboard is similar to the tracks view, allowing you to add, edit, and remove podcasts by the toolbar, in addition to sorting by columns.

To add a podcast, click on the + Add button on the toolbar and provide the podcast’s RSS feed, which usually ends in .xml. Once the podcast’s feed is recognized, the editor pane opens for the podcast.


In the podcasts editor, you can rename the podcast, update settings for the podcast, and manage episodes. A search box is available to search for episodes within the feed.