[FoRK] Favorite podcast, vodcast, web page grabber?

Stephen D. Williams < sdw at lig.net > on > Sun Nov 12 10:19:15 PST 2006

Andy Armstrong wrote:
> On 12 Nov 2006, at 16:58, Stephen D. Williams wrote:
>> I know you have opinions...
>> In addition to podcast and vodcast gathering on a schedule, I'd like 
>> to grab and image web pages so that I could have a nice feed each 
>> morning.  I need software that will maintain an area by deleting 
>> yesterday's information and loading today's on a schedule.
>
> Isn't that what RSS is for?
Of course, I should have said "RSS reader", but the point is 
configurable automation of a file area.
>
>> Other possible features would include automatic conversion of text to 
>> speech (found a Windows app for that, but not exactly what I'm 
>> looking for) and conversion of HTML pages into a series of Jpegs of 
>> certain sizes.
>
> There's a Firefox plugin that saves an entire page as a PNG - I 
> imagine that could be automated in some way.
I've seen that and was planning to hack it if nothing else.
>
> --Andy Armstrong, hexten.net


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