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Use iPodder to automate legal mp3blog downloads Internet
If you are so inclined, there are a myriad of mp3blogs popping up that offer legal, free MP3s. Most of these are out of date, public domain, free, odd, and just plain whacky tracks ... but I happen to like these. Keeping up with them all can be a hassle though.

There are also quite a few blogs popping up with audio postings (much like a radio show). Adam Curry, who produces one of these audio blogs called The Source Code, has created a nice little script for automatically scouring your favorite mp3blogs, downloading the MP3 files, and placing them on your iPod for your morning drive, etc. This is a great utility, and it's not just for iPods! From Adam's site:
iPodder automatically downloads new MP3 files when they become available from any of 5 sources (you can change these if you wish) and copies them to playlists in iTunes based on the channel name. If you have an iPod, connecting it to your computer will load the songs automatically.
You can read about and download the script from Adam's iPodder page, or use this direct download link (32KB).
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Use iPodder to automate legal mp3blog downloads
Authored by: DougAdams on Sep 03, '04 11:18:14AM
In regards to Adam Curry's show, I have created and posted an AppleScript which uses NetNewsWire to access the latest Daily Source Code from the subscribed rss feed, downloads the file and adds it to iTunes.

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Use iPodder to automate legal mp3blog downloads
Authored by: mmauller on Sep 03, '04 02:20:16PM

there's a direct link now, in addition to the blog category link in the hint article: www.dailysourcecode.com



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Use iPodder to automate legal mp3blog downloads
Authored by: DougAdams on Sep 03, '04 03:51:32PM

Safari + AppleScript + iTunes work well, too.



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Change iPodder sites and playlist name?
Authored by: trichards on Sep 03, '04 03:08:01PM

Have people been able to change the sites the script checks, and what it names the iTunes playlist?



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Change iPodder sites and playlist name?
Authored by: dogboy on Sep 03, '04 04:55:36PM

The script is just a vanilla script, and commented, so you can change what you like.



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