So you’re migrating from another podcast app to AntennaPod?
Yes and no, let me explain (sorry in advance for being verbose)
I manage all my podcasts on my PC, using the powerful capabilities on MusicBee. That is because it is easier to manipulate/manage 100ths of podcast subscriptions that way, and also because I listen to some of those episodes directly on the PC. Then, I sync numerous selected episodes towards my phone, where I’ve been using Rocket Player to listen to them so far. This “Sync” operation is similar to a “download” action to the phone. And all these files end up in their local folders, on per podcast, on the phone.
It was my understanding, and maybe I was wrong, that a podcast folder in AntennaPod would act as a real podcast feed with the only difference that all existing episodes would be considered as downloaded already (via another app, MusicBee here), and all new episodes would be considered as downloaded as well. Then all the rules based on download like “add to queue” would apply, either when creating the new Local Folder-based podcast or when adding new files to the Local Folder outside of the app.
Maybe there could be a setting in the app, like “Consider all files in Local Folders as downloaded episode”?
This would allow for both migration and later podcast update by addition of new files to the folder by an other app.
Yet an initial “migration tool” but for Local Folders specifically would still be useful to create podcasts for SEVERAL Local Folders in one time
The “migrator” you are considering would not be useful to me as I am not managing my podcast with PodcastAddict on the phone itself as I explained. But for most of PodcastAddict users it would be a nice way to bring them to AntennaPod.
Well, maybe they weren’t downloaded by another app, maybe they’re a collection of files you copied from your computer. So it is a bit of semantics, but one could argue that it currently works as expected.
Actually, as I explained, in my case they have been downloaded at some point in time, only in another app on another device (the PC), therefore one could argue that they should be considered as already downloaded episodes The above setting would allow to handle both cases, the one you’ve described and the one I’m referring to.
That’s being worked on
That is very good news indeed, thanks
So, to sum up, Local Folder is an outstanding feature, and with some “little” things like considering files as “already downloaded” and allowing to create several podcasts from a batch of folders (like for each folder just below a main folder), it would be perfect (to me, at least ).