[mythtv-users] Torrent Auto downloading from RSS

David Campbell dave at cpfc.org
Tue Apr 17 20:03:57 UTC 2007

Cole Brodine wrote:
> Perhaps this is slightly off topic, but I'm hoping somebody here can at 
> least point me in the right direction.
> I like to watch some internet TV shows, such as the ones listed on 
> http://www.revision3.com/ (I'm trying to say, yes they are legal).  They 
> have an RSS feed which basically gives the updates whenever there is a 
> torrent for a new episode.
> I'm looking for a command line interface program or combination of 
> programs, scripts, etc, to put on my file server that would read the RSS 
> feed, download the torrent file, place it in the appropriate folder, and 
> then start downloading the torrent.  This way, when I want to watch a 
> new episode, It will already be ready to go for me in MythVideo.
> Does anybody know if such a beast exists?  I'm running Gentoo, so I have 
> a preference to anything that would be in portage.  I have a feeling I'm 
> out of luck, since some internet searches haven't turned up anything.  
> The command line part seems to be the tricky part, but I don't have X 
> installed on my file server.

I use podracer to do exactly this


and symlink the podracer directory to under mythvideo.

Podracer creates a datestamp directory for each days podcasts

It is very nice.


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