The DirCaster Project
It is with a “gulp!” that I take on the maintenance of the DirCaster Project. I have long benefited from other Open Source projects, but I have never tried to maintain one. I hope I am up to it! The “DirCaster Software” is what I use to create the RSS feed auto-magically for the “Dr. Bill” Podcast. It really rocks! I have updated it to use the iTunes feed info and tags correctly. It passes the feed test for RSS feeds with iTunes data. If you are interested in helping, check out the site I created for it, and welcome aboard!
“DirCaster is a PHP script that allows one to very easily start Podcasting MP3 files from their web host. This allows original content creators to easily provide a feed for the Juice Podcast Receiver, jPodder, and other “podcatching” software. Simply drop the dircaster.php script (and accompanying files) into a directory on the web server and it will generate a valid RSS feed suitable for Juice Podcast Receiver, etc., based off the MP3 files (with appropriate ID3 tag information) in that directory. To broadcast a new MP3 file, simply upload it to the same directory that contains the DirCaster script and files.”