Subject: NEW: hpodder
Date: Friday 30th June 2006 02:40:52 UTC (over 11 years ago)
Hello everyone, I'm pleased to announce the first release of hpodder. hpodder is a podcast downloader (podcatcher) written in pure Haskell. I wrote it because I was unsatisfied with the other podcatchers for Linux. I am using hpodder for my own purposes already. hpodder homepage: http://quux.org/devel/hpodder documentation: http://darcs.complete.org/hpodder/doc/hpodder.pdf darcs repo: http://darcs.complete.org/hpoder feature list: · Convenient, easy to learn, and fast command-line interface (it's sim- ple to do simple things, and advanced things are possible) · Automatic discovery of feed metadata such as title · Full history database for accurate prevention of duplicate downloads and tracking of new episodes · Conversion tools to convert your existing feed list and history from other applications to hpodder. Supported applications and formats include: castpodder and ipodder. · Most operations can work fully automatically across your entire pod- cast database, or they can work manually as well. · Automatic updating of ID3 (v1 and v2) tags based on metadata in the podcast itself. This important feature is available through iTunes but is often missed by other podcatchers. · hpodder operations can be easily scripted or scheduled using regular operating system tools. · Fully customizable naming scheme for downloaded episodes, including a name collision detection and workaround algorithm. · Automatic support for appending .mp3 extensions to MP3 files that lack it. · Numerous database and history inquiry tools · Small, minimalist footprint · Power users and developers can interact directly with the embedded Sqlite3 database used by hpodder. The database has a simple schema that is developer-friendly. · Support for resuming interrupted downloads of podcasts · hpodder is SAFE and is designed with data integrity in mind from the beginning. It should be exceedingly difficult to lose a podcast episode, even in the event of a power failure.