Some fun mixed automation I’m toying with. Nothing insanely fancy but useful for me.
I used to run a shortcut to SSH to my mac mini and run youtube-dl for me. The only annoying thing is I couldn’t figure out a way to run it and have the shortcut return immediately (vs waiting on the command to finish on my mac). I assume this was operator error as I only know the extreme basics of command line. And I mean like how to look up my uptime and not much more.
So I have moved to running a shortcut that drops the url in a text file, syncing through icloud. When my Mac sees it Hazel then fires off the script for youtube-dl and takes care of downloading it for me.
I have two shortcut options, Video or Audio. If it’s a Video one it goes into my plex folder. If I choose audio then ultimately I want to hear it like a podcast so a second script also runs @AndrewM’s Overcast script and uploads the audio into my Overcast account.
Pushover can send me notifications to let me know it’s done but I’m still tweaking those.