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Video Podcasts and RSS Feeds

Video Podcasts | RSS Feeds

Video podcasts are available to UNITE-enrolled students ONLY. UNITE courses are the intellectual property of the course instructor and the University of Minnesota - all downloaded podcasts must be deleted at the end of each semester in accordance with UNITE Policies.

UNITE-enrolled students have the option to download video podcasts of each lecture. This may be done either by logging into the UNITE Media Portal to download podcasts individually as needed or by setting up an RSS feed to automatically download each podcast using a podcast aggregator program (such as iTunes, available for Windows and Macintosh from Apple at Image to indiate a link to a web page outside the UNITE web site, which opens in a new window.).

Downloadable video podcasts and RSS feeds are available in both the single-window "one-pane" format and the new "two-pane" format (see demonstration videos in both formats below, or on our Streaming Video Demonstrations page).


  • Once fully downloaded, the files can be played back anytime, at full quality, even without an internet connection.

  • In the "one-pane" format, the downloaded files are also ready to be loaded onto a video iPod, Playstation Portable, Microsoft Zune, or any other device that supports MPEG-4 video playback.

Podcast Demonstrations

One-Pane Video Podcast: Download (6.5 MB)

Two-Pane Video Podcast: Download (9.1 MB)

(You may have to right-click and choose "Save Link As")

Problems with the video podcasts? Please Submit a Trouble Report to UNITE.


  • For lectures, the video files can be quite large (100-700 MB, depending on the length of the class), and they must download completely before playback is possible.
  • Students with slower internet connections are advised to subscribe to the RSS feed, so the files will automatically begin downloading as soon as they become available.
  • You MUST be a registered UNITE student to access podcast downloads and RSS feeds.

RSS Feeds Demonstrations

For our demonstration RSS feed, drag the following link into iTunes to subscribe and receive our demo video podcasts, or right-click and copy the link address into your preferred podcast aggregator:

RSS feed icon UNITE Video Podcast RSS Feed

For each course, UNITE-enrolled students should see a similar icon and link as above. Simply drag or copy the link into iTunes (or another podcast aggregator) to subscribe. The most recently available video (in this case, one of our demonstration video podcasts) should begin downloading automatically.

Problems with the RSS feed? Please Submit a Trouble Report to UNITE.

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