It’s been two years since I wrote my blog post about my solution how to properly tag podcasts to listen on Sandisk Sansa Clip+ players. I used to use gPodder 2 on Linux all that time, and now I switched to the latest gPodder 3 on OS X. gPodder 3 replaced
cmd_download_complete option with extensions, and thus I had to adopt the script for the new version.
gPodder 3 is still distributed with (on OS X) and relies on python 2, whereas my script was written on python 3. It wouldn’t be a problem to support both python 2 and 3 if the stagger library supported it, and it’s on python 3 as well. One option was to use mutagen library, which is actually used by one of the extensions in the gPodder package, but that would require rewriting most of the script.
I couldn’t find any better, but to get my extension invoke the script, being a proxy here. To get it working then you’ll need both the script
fixtags.py and extension
fixtags_ext.py. They are available from the git repository here: https://github.com/pluton8/fixtags. Note that python 3 is required for the script.
I’ve tested the extension with
gPodder.app bundle 3.5.0 on OS X 10.8.3, and it should also work on Linux. Ping me if it doesn’t. To setup:
Clone the repository or just download and unpack an archive. Let’s assume you put the files into the
Softlink the extension file into gPodder’s extensions directory (usually
ln -sv ~/bin/fixtags/fixtags_ext.py ~/gPodder/Extensions/.
Launch gPodder, go to Preferences, Extensions tab. In
Post downloadsection, enable the
- In Preferences, click the
Edit Configbutton. Find the
extensions.fixtags_ext.fixtags_cmdsetting, and set it to the path and filename of the
If you can’t find the setting, check that the extension is checked, and maybe restart gPodder.
OK, you’re now done! You may enable verbose mode in gPodder (running it with the
-v flag) and check the logs for messages. Leave a comment if you have questions/issues with the extension.