25 Dec 2007 rillian   » (Master)

Quirks & Quarks Ogg Podcast feed

The CBC Radio weekly science show has for many years provided Ogg Vorbis files on their archive page. It's been great to see them doing the right thing with respect to free formats, and being able to listen to this excellent show when we when we weren't living somewhere where we could get CBC over the air.

But, since the invention of podcasting, clicking through a few webpages to download the media files has become inconvenient, and while they are providing a podcast feed for mp3 versions of their show, they're not doing it for the Ogg version.

So I made one. A little cron script looks up the current show's index page and builds an rss feed with enclosures for all the .ogg links. It's very basic, without proper titles, or descriptions for the segments, but it's enough to get them downloading in rhythmbox and iTunes.

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