Projects / localcast


localcast is designed for Mac users who want to be able to resume podcast downloads after an error or unexpected sleep, something that iTunes cannot do by itself. Systems without iTunes can use localcast as an alternative to bashpodder. localcast depends on Mac OS X personal Web sharing and on wget. With localcast, interrupted downloads can be resumed, because wget fetches the podcasts. Podcasts appear fully integrated in iTunes just as if localcast was not in use.

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Recent releases

  •  18 Jun 2009 00:40

    Release Notes: Support for the LKML Podcast was added by improving handling of query parameters in podcast URLs.

    •  05 Apr 2009 15:16

      Release Notes: The URLs in the example configuration embedded in the create-example script were updated.

      •  26 Feb 2009 06:33

        Release Notes: A bug that could cause localized podcast URLs to have an extra slash was fixed. Support for using partially downloaded podcasts was begun.

        •  07 Feb 2009 21:38

          Release Notes: Support for systems other than Mac OS X was added and documented, including use independent of iTunes. A quick-start script was added. Interrupting the update-all or update script now kills wget processes, for a clean exit.

          •  04 Feb 2009 10:20

            Release Notes: Support for temporarily deactivating podcast updates was implemented. A work-around for enclosure URLs ending with query components was added.


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