09 September 2005

BitPodder

For some time, the use of RSS + Bit Torrent is growing up and some tools allow to consult RSS Feeds publishing .torrent files: like Videora.
Sajeeth Cherian the developer of videora introduce his application like that: "Videora is the first personal video downloading program. Utilizing BitTorrent and Really Simple Syndication, Videora automatically and intelligently finds and downloads video you want to watch."

The matter is that Videora is a commercial app.
So I decided to write a GNU XPodder-like app. But this new app (named BitPodder) search .torrent files and print the .torrent metainfo in order to let the user see if it's a valid torrent file.

BitPodder is a small torrent podcatcher written with Python + Glade allowing to download or consult .torrent files.

How to use BitPodder? Open the soft, click on the Options button, add the link of the RSS Feed you want to consult/download the published .torrent files then click on Add button. Now, you only have to select the feed you want and click on the Go button. You have 2 options : you can print the torrent file's metainfo by clicking on the Info button and/or you can download the torrent.

BitPodder download the .torrent in the "Torrents Files" directory located at the install dir of BitPodder.

To install BitPodder, first download and install the GTK+ runtime ( that you can find here ) then download and install BitPodder (that you can find here ).
If you have already installed the GTK+ runtime, just download and install BitPodder.

PS: BitPodder comes with 10 new RSS Feeds.

The sourceforge page of BitPodder is http://sourceforge.net/projects/korriban/.