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Linux.com: Download Podcasts and Sync Music Automatically with Podget

Apr 03, 2007, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chad Files)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"Many so-called podcatchers have shown up to help users download podcasts on request. Most of them are great applications, but what do you do when you want all of your podcasts downloaded automatically and synced to your MP3 player? I used to use Monopod to download podcasts and then move them to my MP3 player by hand--until I found podget. Using podget, cron, and some shell scripts, I was able to automate the whole process, saving myself 10 minutes and unneeded hassle every day.

"To get started, download podget, unpack it, and change into the newly created podget directory. With sudo, or as root, run make install, then run podget so that it can configure itself. By default the first run will download several podcasts from a predefined list. To disable this feature, pass podget the -C option; this puts podget in cleanup mode..."

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