Is it possible to import podcasts from any source? I’ve tried a few places and can only import a link rather than the podcast itself. As the majority of material I want to use on LingQ is podcasts, this is limiting it’s usefulness for me and I’m getting a little frustrated.
I have the same problem. Basically no, not without a huge kerfuffle.
I have two tricks up my sleeve:
(1) on my Mac I can download Apple podcasts and use admin privileges to find the file and send it up to Lingq for transcription and add that audio to a playlist and
(2) also on my Mac I installed “VB-Cable” which lets send any audio to any other app. Using VB-Cable I play audio into the Apple Quick-Time Player to record it, and then I can once again create a Lingq lesson from the audio - using Lingq’s ability to create a transcript.
I’ve found that there are some podcast websites like podbean that allow you to download the mp3 of the podcast episode (and then I upload to lingq and have it transcribed). Podbean isn’t nearly as extensive as Spotify or Apple Podcasts (and won’t have much for small languages) but I find many of the foreign podcasts I like are there and for others I just start searching random words in the target language like “history” or “news” to see what’s available.
Which podcast web sites are you referring to? Podbean seems to be a service for podcast creators rather than a place to listen to podcasts.
Podbean .com. just use the search bar at the top of the page.
Cool. Tried it and will search more. I’m always mining for new material.