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Some podcasts using bandwidth

Added by Martin Collins 14 days ago. Updated 12 days ago.

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Minor
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Start date:
January 05, 2019
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Description

I have noticed that some podcasts (passed to audacious from gpodder) show a URL in the File Path column instead of the local file's location on my hard drive.

For example the latest Guardian Science Weekly shows as https://flex.acast.com/audio.guim.co.uk/2019/01/02-44826-gnl.sci.190104.ms.supervolcano_dinosaur.mp3

I have also noticed that when I play it it starts to use my bandwidth, and when I disconnect my network it stops playing!

This is not what I expect from a podcast, I've downloaded it once already. Can anything be done to prevent this unwelcome behaviour?

History

#1 Updated by Martin Collins 14 days ago

I tried opening the file directly in audacious and it works as I expect with no network activity, so I guess the problem lies with gpodder? Anyone know what is going on here?

#2 Updated by Martin Collins 13 days ago

I took a look at gpodder. In the preferences the audio player command is set to 'audacious %U'. I removed the '%U' and problem solved.

#3 Updated by John Lindgren 12 days ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

That's bizarre. Glad you found a solution.

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