I thought I might give a quick overview of my podcatching setup here at my home. I set up a pIII in the closet with ubuntu 8.04 (hardy heron), openSSH server, and podget.
Basically I had this pIII here I was going to use it as an extra web-station around my dad’s house but … I decided this computer would go in my closet and collect my pod casts.
After installing hardy, I installed the ssh server and podget with the synaptic package manager. Next I put the computer in the closet and plugged it into an outlet (the outlet is where the light fixture used to be) and i plugged in it’s umbilical cord(aka ethernet).
I logged into my nat/router and added a lan ip setting so that my podcatching computer always gets the same ip address on the lan. Thats basically just going to make it easier to ssh in to that box.
Now all I have to do is read the manual for podget and set the chron job to run the podget.
Podget simply downloads the newest episode of a podcast, or it can be set to download all the episodes i don’t already have saved.
this comment line from the config file gives you the most important infos:
# FORMAT: <url> <category> <name>
each line of the config file should have on it, a url, followed by a single word for the category, and finally n words for the name. It’s pretty straight forward. There exist more options for “automatic” cleanup &c.
You might be thinking … “hey how does he know what podcasts to get if his podcast aggregator doesn’t have all kinds of fancy built searching and that”… the answer is i USE THE FORCE