hpodder – scan and download podcasts

hpodder is a tool to scan and download podcasts.

This type of tool is often known as a podcatcher.

hpodder is a command-line tool which is very flexible. It is easy to learn and use, has automatic discovery of feed metadata, and can import iPodder and castpodder settings.

Features include:

  • Convenient, easy to learn, and fast command-line interface.
  • Automatic discovery of feed metadata.
  • 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 an entire podcast database, or they can work manually.
  • Automatic updating of ID3 (v1 and v2) tags based on metadata in the podcast feed,
  • 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 them.
  • 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 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.

Website: github.com/jgoerzen/hpodder/wiki
Developer: John Goerzen
License: GNU General Public License v2.0


hpodder is written in Haskell. Learn Haskell with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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