A media download solution

By Hillbilly Productions


Welcome To Hootr

Download and listen to popular PodCasts, transfer them to your favourite device to listen on the go.
Merge & split MP3 files, create and download torrents, Magnet links, Scrape webpages, download YouTube videos, scan for media and more.   Hootr is your total solution to solving your media woes.


Coming up in next version 2.08.010(Bountiful Bacchus)

  • Expected Telegram Support

  • Added Dropbox support
  • Added Dropbox File Manager
  • Added Twitter streaming of multiple accounts at the same time
  • Added Twitter account management
  • Added downloading of twitter media
  • Added social media (Twitter) support
  • Added Clipboard monitoring download manager
  • Added filter option to subscriptions
  • Added alternative album-art to subscriptions
  • Added process indicators on all relevant screens
  • Added right click context menu to video conversion wizard
  • Added subscription validation on startup of application
  • Added Audio merge drag and drop support of .m3u files
  • Added ability to set processing priority on video conversions
  • Added CPU usage feature, allows app to run on all or selected cores
  • Added extra event sounds
  • Changes to configuration screens
  • Changes to subscription manager screens
  • Cosmetic changes to many parts of application

Vermin is now called Hootr. (Deal with it!)

  • New mascot
  • Interface change
  • Lots of engine fixes

Changes in version 2.06.012(Giggling Ginger)

  • Christmas 2016 Edition
  • Various small fixes

Changes in version 2.06.001(Moping Minerva)

  • Enhanced cloudflare support
  • Enhanced album-art support
  • Fixed merge audio wizard
  • Fixed torrent downloads via cloudflare

Changes in version 2.00.9 (Crafty Caligula)

  • Added: Vermin Personal Proxy™. Run your own local proxy. *
  • Added: VPN Cloak™. Varmint will start VPN connection of your choice.
  • Added: Multi threaded downloads, download multiple podcasts, Torrents, & Magnets at once
  • Added: Multi threaded video conversion, batch convert your videos
  • Added: Configurable event sounds
  • Added: Interface Theming. Varmint allows you to select themes, or you can design your own
  • Added: CD Ripper Wizard. Encodes files to OGG, MP3, Flac, and Wav
  • Added: Media Conversion Wizard. Converts files to OGG, MP3, Flac, and Wav
  • Added: integration
  • Added: Tracker status window
  • Added: Advanced Torrent/Magnet/SeedPool™ options
  • Added: Adaptive web-seed downloads
  • Added: Magnet-cache, Vermin will search for torrents in cache first, if not found then use Magnet transfer
  • Added: Proxy routing (different options available)
  • Added: HillBilly Routing™
  • Added: Feed expiry, Vermin now allows for feeds to expire after a certain date
  • Added: Progress indicator to merge media wizard
  • Updated: Extra torrent search servers
  • Change: Optimized configuration wizard
  • Change: Open destination folders from various screens
  • Change: Copy magnet links to clipboard if available
  • Change: Configurable podcast subfolders
  • Change: Video podcast conversion after downloads
  • Change: Country flags on connection window (torrents)
  • Change: Optimized Cache operations
  • Change: Torrent/Magnet/SeedPool™ configuration
  • Fixed: CloudFlare support
  • Fixed: Default torrent client warning at startup
  • Fixed: Non fatal crash in startup under certain circumstances
  • Fixed: Minor fix to tracker daemon
  • Fixed: Invalid RSS enclosures will be ignored during processing
  • Fixed: Reduced torrent/magnet announce time for speed optimization
  • Fixed: Merging of MP3 files failed if file(s) are locked
  • Fixed: Link detection in webscrape module

Changes in version 1.95 (Thundering Thor)

  • Added: SeedPool Manager™ seed torrents with ease
  • Added: SeedPool Manager™ drag and drop URLS
  • Added: SeedPool Manager™ drag and drop Torrents
  • Added: SeedPool Manager™ Individual seed limits
  • Added: Check for application updates
  • Added: Torrent to Magnet converter (batch)
  • Change: Moved category and type quick selectors to toolbar
  • Change: Moved feed quick filter to tools menu

Changes in version 1.91 (Laughing Loki)

  • Fixed: Memory leak in magnet downloads

Changes in version 1.90 (Raging Ragnar)

  • Fixed: Magnet bootstrapping
  • Fixed: Missing SQLite dll
  • Added: Magnet downloads on separate port
  • Added: Automatic firewall update
  • Added: YouTube video downloader
  • Added: YouTube audio downloader

Changes version 1.84 (Crazy Fiddler)

  • Added: WebPage Scraping
  • Added: Podcast grouping and 'fresh feeds' feature
  • Added: Album art in individual postcast feeds
  • Added: Splitting of large MP3 files
  • Fixed: Magnet downloads (more dht strap nodes added)
  • Fixed: Media scanning now faster than before
  • Fixed: Album art caching.

Quick feature sheet

  • Download and listen to PodCasts
  • Personal Proxy and VPN Cloak ™
  • Conversion and Merge wizard
  • Read your favourite RSS feeds
  • Drag and drop play of audio and video
  • Supports authenticated PodCast feeds
  • Complete feed information
  • Batch Download PodCasts
  • Automatically downloads album art
  • Categorize PodCasts
  • Comprehensive PodCast Manager
  • Show your favourite PodCasts at the top of the list
  • Easy colour coding of feeds, see which have new content fast
  • Download Magnet links
  • Download Torrents
  • Built in fast Torrent search
  • Keeps catalog of popular trackers, speeding up your downloads
  • Built in Torrent Tracker (host your own)
  • Listen to internet radio
  • Merge MP3 files
  • Splitting of large MP3 files
  • Updates MP3 tags with relevant information
  • Transfer files to your smartphone *
  • Exchange files on IRC (built in IRC Bot)
  • Auto-updates & caches feeds
  • Built in Web Server
  • Built in external devices manager **
  • Transfer to and from external devices *
  • Drag and drop to external devices *
  • Ability to transfer data via public proxies
  • Built in media player (audio & video)
  • State of the art feed manager, you are in control
  • Keeps track of played media
  • Provides full feed statistics
  • Scans and catalogs all media on your computer
  • Scrape webpages for downloadable media
  • Torrent to Magnet converter (batch)
  • Detects webseeds in torrents
  • SeedPool Manager™ seed torrents with ease
  • YouTube video downloader
  • YouTube audio downloader
*Seperate application, included with install of Vermin. **Tested with android devices, should work for iPhones/iPads as well.


Screen Shots

Vermin About screen
About Screen 
Vermin main screen
About Screen 
Vermin player screen
Feed overview screen 
Vermin torrent manager
Torrent Manager 
Vermin torrent downloader Torrent Downloader

Download Hootr

Download Link Version Type Size Release Date Change log
Download 2.07.001 Zip Hawkshaw Harvey 25mb 23-12-2016 Changes

Can't let go of the past? Here's the older Vermin versions

Download Link Version Type Size Release Date Change log
Download 2.06.012 Zip Giggling Ginger 20mb 10/12/2016 Changes
Download 2.06.001 Zip Moping Minerva 20mb 11/11/2016 Changes
Download 2.00.9 Zip Crafty Caligula 20mb 03/09/2016 Changes
Download 1.95 Zip Thundering Thor 7.5mb 27/02/2016 Changes
Download 1.91 Zip Laughing Loki 7.2mb 17/02/2016 Changes
Download 1.84 Zip Crazy Fidler 6.6mb 03/02/2016 Changes


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