Announcing the first alpha release of iTorrent. iTorrent allows you to download BitTorrent podcasts from iTunes. It transforms BitTorrent podcasts so that you can update them just like any other podcast in iTunes. Details can be found at http://www.itorrent.cc. iTorrent is written in Python and is released under the GPL.
Since this is its first alpha release, iTorrent isn't pretty, but it does work well -- for me. Please try it out on your own podcasts and let me know what doesn't work. Also, since this is an early release, I am only announcing it to a select group of knowledgeable Python users. Please don't spread the word; I'm not ready yet to handle bug reports from casual end users.
Technical Details: iTorrent runs as an RSS proxy on your local machine and will fetch enclosures from a BitTorrent network on behalf of iTunes. The BitTorrent content will then be fed to iTunes via a standard HTTP loopback connection.
It uses the official BitTorrent 4.4.0 code to perform the actual downloads from a BitTorrent network. (http://www.bittorrent.com)
Regards, - Michael Hobbs firstname.lastname@example.org