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Use Automator to get podcast enclosures
Authored by: chrischram on Jul 24, '08 10:14:01AM

<<Internet » Download URLs (specify a folder to save the MP3 to)>>

One of the podcasts I subscribe to is often problematic; the download craps out before the whole file is retrieved. I wrote an Automator script quite similar to this one in hopes that it would alleviate the problem. Unfortunately that was not an adequate solution.

I modified my script to use wget (either as a shell command or imbedded in an AppleScript) instead of Download, but can't seem to find the correct syntax to pass the filename to a subsequent action that will import the podcast into iTunes.

Anyone have a clue-by-four to hit me upside the head?



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Use Automator to get podcast enclosures
Authored by: anika123 on Jul 24, '08 10:25:54AM
you may get something useful out of this hint

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?query=cache&story=20060522155056531

Also, during my hours of searching for a way to do this I did find a guy using applescript and wget but can't remember where (sorry, not helpful but the info is out there).



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Use Automator to get podcast enclosures
Authored by: chrischram on Jul 24, '08 08:13:23PM

I devised a profoundly ugly hack to find the file wget had just downloaded.

I run the 'Find Finder Items' action and tell it to look in my downloads folder for an .mp3 file that was created Today. After that I can 'Import Files into iTunes.'



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