help with something unique?
klewellen at shellworld.net
Sat Nov 17 23:07:36 UTC 2012
oh my gosh
Tim, you are an absolute prince!
I appreciate your not only providing the file, but the extra wisdom. You
met my need, and I am feeling allot more informed about how such things
might be managed, at least from a podcast standpoint.
You even anticipated my need by telling me that one can set a time for
that program to download scheduled podcasts at a particular time.
Firmly information I can use in future.
Thanks richly from me, and likely Dolores too. she is a personal friend
and I cannot wait to tell her I have an mp3 of the reading!
On Sat, 17 Nov 2012, Tim Chase wrote:
> On 11/16/12 16:14, Karen Lewellen wrote:
>> A friend sent me a link today to a page featuring a reading she
>> did which is in the archive of a radio station. for a number of
>> reasons, largely because I am TELNETTing to shellworld via
>> dialup, not going directly to this page from outside of here, I
>> cannot even begin to play this...I am not even sure what format
>> the file is in etc. I am going to paste the link below, and ask
>> what I would require in debian squeeze to manage this sort of
>> link in an accessible fashion? Wanting to be very task specific
>> here if I can. thanks and here is the link. Karen
> Good grief, the actual media URL was buried in that. I dug around,
> and this particular episode eventually points to
> as the underlying 43-meg MP3 file, which you can play on just about
> everything. To get that, I clicked on the Play icon (which wasn't
> very accessible) of the page you linked to. That pointed to
> I then viewed the source on that and noticed a line that read
> down around line 126. So I pulled out that URL and opened that:
> and viewed the source on *that* result which gave me the above MP3
> link in the <location> tag.
> Ugly, but at least you have the audio source URL for that file. It
> would take some serious scripting magic to do that digging for you.
> I did notice that there was a link to the podcast RSS feed on that site:
> which can be passed to any podcatcher. I like hpodder (readily
> available here on my Debian box with an "apt-get install hpodder").
> If you don't care about a quick hpodder tutorial, you can skip the
> rest of this email <grins>.
> You should just be able to issue
> to configure where you want downloaded podcasts to be put, and
> whether you want some default podcasts. You can then add the above
> RSS URL with:
> hpodder add "http://feeds.feedburner.com/artonair/podcasts"
> You can pull down the list of pending downloads with
> hpodder update
> and review them with
> hpodder lseps
> (that "lseps" is "list episodes") which should list all your
> podcasts and the status--whether they're pending download,
> downloaded, or you skipped them (or possibly whether there was an
> error in the attempt). You can run "hpodder download" to download
> any pending ones, "hpodder catchup -n 3 1" will mark all episodes of
> "podcast 1" (each podcast feed has an ID, so the first one you added
> was #1) as skipped except the most recent 3 episodes. The man pages
> have more. I like to schedule a cron job to run at midnight to
> issue a "hpodder fetch" to update all 35 of my podcast feeds and
> download them all into their corresponding destinations.
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