This version of bashpodder is deprecated. If you want something with this functionality go to peapodpy.org.
I've cleaned up and re-structured the script to make it easier to read
and maintain. Bashpodder is also now smart enough to detect your
bittorrent version and do the right thing. Also added the much
requested feature of only downloading the latest show in a feed. Rather
than blathering on I shall simply post the helpful README file that
I've included in the new package.
If you are interested read on..
Continue reading New Bashpodder Package
After putting it off for quite some time I've finally updated
btpodder.py to work against BitTorrent version 4. So you no longer have
to use an old-fashioned version of BitTorrent to get bashpodder to
supoort bittorrent downloads.
The new btpodder.
The btpodder for version 3.4 of BitTorrent.
Continue reading BtPodder Updated
Ooh, lots of bug-fixes in this release. As the number of feeds I'm
subscribed to has increased so have the number of weird RSS parsing
bugs. Slacker Astronomy
put line-feeds in their enclosures, which is legal but unexpected.
Anyway the major step forward is that I'm now basing decisions on the
filename returned from the HTTP request rather than relying on the url
in the RSS feed. This allows the new version of Bashpodder to handle
all kinds of craziness.
The podcast.log format differs slighlty from the original bashpodder. To be safe you may want to run bashpodder.shell -nograb to write out a new log first time around.
The new script can be found here.
Continue reading New version of Bashpodder
this version of bashpodder is only kept around for historical reasons.
If you are looking for a command-line podcatcher that supports bittorrent then try Peapod. This is superior in every way to bashpodder and is being actively maintained.
I’ve put a version of bashpodder.shell up on the site. This one will
fetch podcasts from bittorent as well as http and ftp, and then write
the podcast.m3u once it’s done.
Get it here.
Continue reading Bashpodder
So my hacky little python script to download bittorrent feeds in a more
scripting friendly manner is working perfectly now. A number of people
have mentioned that they think this would be a generally helpful thing
to have so I'm putting up a link to it here for anyone who wants to
play with it.
Here it is.
You'll need version 3.4 of bittorrent to use this script.
Continue reading Dirty Hacks’r’ Us
Bashpodder, in case you are not already familiar with it, is a command line tool for downloading podcasts.
I like it because it's unintrusive and can be run from a cron job.
Which means when I get home in the evening I can just check today's
download directory and see what cool stuff I have to listen to.
Continue reading Bashpodder and BitTorrent