Hey guys I'm developing a small Java program for myself at home that allows me to rename my podcasts, apply certain meta data and then move the items over to another folder, with some luck it will also notify XBMC and update the library as I currently have an amazing HTPC set up, all it's lacking is good podcast integration without the use of an addon (I'm meh about addons). I'm a fairly novice programmer so this will take a bit of time to get done but I thought it might be useful for other people. It is still in the really early phases at the moment it only renames the default naming structure for the podcasts and that is it. All I've had it do is change the file name from Giant Bombcast mm-dd-yyyy to Giant Bombcast yyyy-mm-dd so I can sort in a descending order properly, it's also just my preference for storing dated media.
Future plans are the following:
-Make algorithm to sort file name more robust to deal with E3 podcasts and one off's with atypical file names
-Move files to another folder upon rename
-Remove existing meta data and re-tag with my own.
-Allow for user to enter a static watch and move folder in a txt document to allow java file to be executed from anywhere
-Add RSS functionality to have it scrape RSS and download the file for you
-I guess anything else people think is viable
As I said this just works on the STANDARD podcasts that are all named the same. It should work cross platform but it would be nice for people to try as I can only test it in a windows environment.
I can assume no loss or damage to your beloved podcasts so make sure that you copy the files as I did first just incase. To make this work simply extract the zip file below into your podcast folder, run the jar and it will do the renaming. If anyone wanted to help develop it that would be pretty cool too. Again I am very novice so anyone who wants to help would have to be willing to take a little longer to implement some solutions, if not I guess this will keep me occupied in the few minutes I get free between Uni, work, sport and apparently now tutoring math.....
Lastly if people are weird about downloading a random java file I can post the source code if that would help, it's probably embarrassingly bad but if it puts minds at ease.