The 32nd Chaos Computer Congress is going on right now, and they have all of the talks available in a variety of audio and video formats, and RSS feeds of these things, all on their media server. Unfortunately, there’s no feeds for the torrent files they provide, so I wrote up a quick web service to gather their feeds and convert them into torrent feeds.

You can see it live here: 32C3 Torrent Feeds and read/fork the source here.

For reasons surpassing my understanding, ruTorrent’s RSS feed feature prepends the feed URL to the URL of the torrent, but it also has a handy “Rule Manager” to rewrite the torrent URLs. My rule looks like this:

  • If the URL for the torrent description matches pattern: |.**)|i

  • then replace the URL of the torrent download with:${1}