I have a couple of podcasts (Systematic, Overtired) that I do my own editing on. To save Moises over at ESN some time, I’ve been tagging the MP3 files. Not surprisingly, I decided I wanted to automate this process.
I wrote PodTagger to scratch the itch. It’s based on my own workflow, but it’s a pretty simple workflow that I think a lot of podcasters could integrate. It works like this:
- Format show notes in a Markdown file
- Add a YAML header with keys for title, episode number, etc.
- Put the show notes file in the same folder as the final mp3
- Run PodTagger and all of the keys I need are applied to the mp3, including episode info, artist, publisher, compilation/album info, artwork, etc.