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podcast-dl

4.0.1 • Public • Published

podcast-dl

A CLI for downloading podcasts with a focus on archiving.

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How to Use

Binaries

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podcast-dl --url <PODCAST_RSS_URL>

podcast-dl --url "http://friendsatthetable.libsyn.com/rss"

npx

Node Required

npx podcast-dl --url <PODCAST_RSS_URL>

Options

Option Type Required Description
--url String true URL to podcast RSS feed.
--out-dir String false Specify output directory for episodes and metadata. Defaults to "./{{podcast_title}}". See "Templating" for more details.
--archive String false Download or write out items not listed in archive file. Generates archive file at path if not found.
--episode-template String false Template for generating episode related filenames. See "Templating" for details.
--include-meta false Write out podcast metadata to JSON.
--include-episode-meta false Write out individual episode metadata to JSON.
--ignore-episode-images false Ignore downloading found images from --include-episode-meta.
--offset Number false Offset starting download position. Default is 0.
--limit Number false Max number of episodes to download. Downloads all by default.
--episode-regex String false Match episode title against provided regex before starting download.
--override false Override local files on collision.
--reverse false Reverse download direction and start at last RSS item.
--info false Print retrieved podcast info instead of downloading.
--list false Print episode list instead of downloading.
--version false Output the version number.
--help false Output usage information.

Archive

  • If passed the --archive <path> option, podcast-dl will generate/use a JSON archive at the provided path.
  • Before downloading an episode or writing out metadata, it'll check if the item was saved previously and abort the save if found.

Templating

Options that support templating allow users to specify a template for the generated filename(s). The provided template will replace all matched keywords with the related data described below. Each keyword must be wrapped in two braces like so:

--out-dir "./{{podcast_title}}"

--episode-template "{{release_date}}-{{title}}"

--out-dir

  • podcast_title: Title of the podcast feed.
  • podcast_link: link value provided for the podcast feed. Typically the homepage URL.

--episode-template

  • title: The title of the episode.
  • release_date: The release date of the episode in YYYYMMDD format.
  • url: URL of episode audio file.
  • duration: Provided mm:ss duration (if found).
  • podcast_title: Title of the podcast feed.
  • podcast_link: link value provided for the podcast feed. Typically the homepage URL.

Install

npm i podcast-dl

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4.0.1

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MIT

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