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A Python package for downloading / archiving all available episodes from a podcast RSS feed


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A Python package for downloading all available episodes from a podcast RSS feed. Useful for making private archives of your favourite podcasts.

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Installation

pip install allcasts

Usage

Command line utility

From your terminal run allcasts which will kindly ask you for the an RSS feedโ€™s URL and download all available episodes for that podcast.

$ allcasts
==========================================================
 ========= Welcome to the AllCasts App! ========
==========================================================
Please enter the URL of the podcast feed you want to download: https://atp.fm/rss
Please enter the directory you want to download the podcast to [leave blank for current dir]: 
Downloading all podcasts from https://atp.fm/rss to /Users/lewis/Documents/Python-Projects/allcasts
Downloading https://traffic.libsyn.com/atpfm/atp464.mp3
[............................................................................................]
๐ŸŽง Downloaded 464: Monks at Drafting Tables
Downloading https://traffic.libsyn.com/atpfm/atp463.mp3
[............................................................................................]
๐ŸŽง Downloaded 463: No Indication of Progress
Downloading https://traffic.libsyn.com/atpfm/atp462.mp3
[............................................................................................]
๐ŸŽง Downloaded 462: Xcode X
Downloading https://traffic.libsyn.com/atpfm/atp461.mp3
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As a Python module

allcasts is a Python module that can be imported and used in your own Python code too!

from allcasts import AllCasts

AllCasts.download_all('https://atp.fm/rss', '/Users/lewis/Documents/Python-Projects/allcasts')

Limitations

  • Private Patreon RSS feeds are not currently supported due to their strange DRM measures.

Todo

  • Add support for downloading multiple podcasts at once.
  • Add support for command line arguments.
  • Add itunes API support to search for podcasts and select the correct feed.

GitHub

View Github


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