[SOLVED] Problem with Podcast Downloads

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[SOLVED] Problem with Podcast Downloads

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For the past couple weeks or so, I've been having issues with Podcast downloads for multiple feeds, including ones for NPR. Podcasts will download with fields empty for the title of the episode, what podcast it's in, the track artist, and the date of the episode - and I don't think it's an issue with the podcaster improperly tagging podcast episodes.

Any idea what could be causing this?
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Re: Problem with Podcast Downloads

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Hi,
If podcast URLs are not private can you post few here and if they are Can you please send me PM with Subscription URL so that I can check it?
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Re: Problem with Podcast Downloads

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Hi,
I tested all examples and had no issues downloading them.

Also I have checked for example https://www.npr.org/rss/podcast.php?id=510310 and whenever there is Multiple Authors Podcast file is flagged as NPR as Artist like weekly roundups.

Here is RAW DATA:

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<item>
      <title>On The Trail With Amy Klobuchar</title>
      <description><![CDATA[In an ongoing series, the<em> NPR Politics Podcast</em> is hitting the road and interviewing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. In this episode, Tamara Keith and New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers sit down with Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar to ask about why she's the best pick for president. This series is produced in collaboration with NHPR and Iowa Public Radio. ]]></description>
      <pubDate>Mon, 15 Jul 2019 06:05:07 -0400</pubDate>
      <copyright>Copyright 2015-2019 NPR - For Personal Use Only</copyright>
      <guid>b49a451b-3326-4be7-9456-6ef9c8beb941</guid>
      <link>https://www.npr.org/2019/07/12/741184717/nominating-judges-is-a-top-priority-for-klobuchar-but-she-isnt-naming-names</link>
      <itunes:title>On The Trail With Amy Klobuchar</itunes:title>
      <itunes:author>Tamara Keith</itunes:author>
      <itunes:summary>Despite pressure from the right and the left to do so, Sen. Amy Klobuchar argues she can't share her preferences without the vetting available to a president. </itunes:summary>
      <itunes:subtitle>Despite pressure from the right and the left to do so, Sen. Amy Klobuchar argues she can't share her preferences without the vetting available to a president. </itunes:subtitle>
      <itunes:image href="https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2019/07/12/2019-07-06-17.40.59-2_wide-5bbcb4cf480e7c6ba315d9d8ee342c296d6d0729.jpg?s=1400"/>
      <itunes:duration>1508</itunes:duration>
      <itunes:explicit>no</itunes:explicit>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <content:encoded><![CDATA[In an ongoing series, the<em> NPR Politics Podcast</em> is hitting the road and interviewing 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. In this episode, Tamara Keith and New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers sit down with Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar to ask about why she's the best pick for president. This series is produced in collaboration with NHPR and Iowa Public Radio. ]]></content:encoded>
      <enclosure url="https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510310/edge1.pod.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/nprpolitics/2019/07/20190714_nprpolitics_politicspodcastamyklobuchar.mp3?awCollectionId=510310&amp;awEpisodeId=741184717&amp;orgId=375&amp;topicId=1014&amp;d=1508&amp;p=510310&amp;story=741184717&amp;t=podcast&amp;e=741184717&amp;size=24083001&amp;ft=pod&amp;f=510310" length="24083001" type="audio/mpeg"/>
    </item>
    <item>
      <title>Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 11</title>
      <description><![CDATA[President Trump announced Thursday he would sign an executive order to obtain data about the U.S. citizenship and noncitizenship status of everyone living in the United States. Plus, 2020 candidates unveil plans to tackle racial inequality.  This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and political reporter Asma Khalid. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations. ]]></description>
      <pubDate>Thu, 11 Jul 2019 20:05:07 -0400</pubDate>
      <copyright>Copyright 2015-2019 NPR - For Personal Use Only</copyright>
      <guid>018595b6-b5b0-4c8e-85bc-bd87e5a12ea7</guid>
      <link>https://www.npr.org/2019/07/11/740967425/weekly-roundup-thursday-july-11</link>
      <itunes:title>Weekly Roundup: Thursday, July 11</itunes:title>
      <itunes:author>NPR</itunes:author>
      <itunes:summary><![CDATA[President Trump announced Thursday he would sign an executive order to obtain data about the U.S. citizenship and noncitizenship status of everyone living in the United States. Plus, 2020 candidates unveil plans to tackle racial inequality.  This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and political reporter Asma Khalid. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations. ]]></itunes:summary>
      <itunes:duration>2012</itunes:duration>
      <itunes:explicit>no</itunes:explicit>
      <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>
      <content:encoded><![CDATA[President Trump announced Thursday he would sign an executive order to obtain data about the U.S. citizenship and noncitizenship status of everyone living in the United States. Plus, 2020 candidates unveil plans to tackle racial inequality.  This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe, political editor Domenico Montanaro, and political reporter Asma Khalid. Email the show at nprpolitics@npr.org. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations. ]]></content:encoded>
      <enclosure url="https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510310/edge1.pod.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/nprpolitics/2019/07/20190711_nprpolitics_071119politicspodcast.mp3?awCollectionId=510310&amp;awEpisodeId=740967425&amp;orgId=1&amp;d=2012&amp;p=510310&amp;story=740967425&amp;t=podcast&amp;e=740967425&amp;size=32125680&amp;ft=pod&amp;f=510310" length="32125680" type="audio/mpeg"/>
    </item>
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Re: Problem with Podcast Downloads

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I'm not sure what's causing it then - this came up with another podcast today - Galactic Suburbia: http://galactisuburbia.podbean.com/feed/

Would you like me to post my logs?
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Re: Problem with Podcast Downloads

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Sorry to jump on an old thread, but I'm having the same problem with several podcasts. The info is all there on the various websites, and is there before MM starts to download an episode, but then is stripped by the time the episode is downloaded and processed.

How do I fix this without having to manually tag them all again please?
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Has anyone got any ideas on this please? I've just had to manually tag a load of podcasts again.
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Re: Problem with Podcast Downloads

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Hi,
Can you give me URLs to Podcasts so that I can check?
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Re: Problem with Podcast Downloads

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Peke wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:06 am Hi,
Can you give me URLs to Podcasts so that I can check?
Hi Peke :)

Sorry, I didn't get a notification that you'd replied. I've just checked, and since I last posted, my podcasts have been behaving. I deleted one as I wasn't enjoying it, so I'm wondering if that one was problematic, or if I corrected something on my end without realising. The only issue now is from podcasts that are not supplying full info, like album artists (one has no data so defaults to podcast for Artist and Album Artist).

If any issues crop up again I'll post back :)
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Re: [SOLVED] Problem with Podcast Downloads

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Hi,
Ok I am marking it as SOLVED for now, feel free to add any more info if needed and we should handle them.
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Re: [SOLVED] Problem with Podcast Downloads

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Hi Peke :)

I've had two podcasts update that haven't updated all the information. There's nothing particularly important that's missing, but I thought it might help get to the bottom of whatever's causing it.

Both podcasts fill in the Artist field from the respective RSS feeds, but neither of them fill in the Album Artist. They both have the Author field completed in the RSS field. They both also have the image field completed in the RSS field, with working images, but are not downloading or tagging the images on my end, so no image shows up on my phone once they've been synced.

Both podcasts are NSFW due to bad language and sexual references

The podcasts are 'Sh*gged, Married, Annoyed' by Chris and Rosie Ramsey with the RSS feed here: https://rss.acast.com/sma which is automatically linked from here: https://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soun ... sounds.rss. The image is here: https://thumborcdn.acast.com/XD0TmGOrvG ... iginal.jpg

and 'Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster' by Plosive Productions with the RSS feed here: https://rss.acast.com/offmenu. The image is here: https://thumborcdn.acast.com/EaOYEeZvb4 ... al-web.jpg

Like I say, it's nothing particularly important, but it would be helpful.

I'm not 100% sure if it's affecting my phone much, as I just found out that last time I cleaned them up on my computer, I didn't clean them up on my phone too, so I've had some doubles, and some that should have been deleted. I've deleted all podcasts from my phone, and I'm syncing them now. It may take a while though, as my home network can be a bit slow.

Thanks again for your help :)
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Re: [SOLVED] Problem with Podcast Downloads

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Hi,
Hmmm, thank you for links. I checked them briefly and subscribed. Interesting thing is that in both Podcasts all podcast filenames are "media.mp3" which can make conflicts, but I wonder why. if you have few more please add them so that we can compare.
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Re: [SOLVED] Problem with Podcast Downloads

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Hi,
https://rss.acast.com/offmenu is not supported as it podcast playlist of Youtube Video links.
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Re: [SOLVED] Problem with Podcast Downloads

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Peke wrote: Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:08 pm Hi,
https://rss.acast.com/offmenu is not supported as it podcast playlist of Youtube Video links.
I hadn't noticed that. I'll just manually update that one as it comes in then.

Another one that is a bit flaky sometimes is 'The Tales From Wales Podcast'. The last four episodes have 'Podcasts' as the Artist and Album Artist, but unless I'm misunderstanding, the author tag in the RSS is Drew Taylor. I may have corrected the older episodes on my end, but I can't remember. The RSS feed is here: https://anchor.fm/s/cc08148/podcast/rss. It's got an image link in the RSS, but there's no thumbnail on my end. The image link is https://d3t3ozftmdmh3i.cloudfront.net/p ... 9718ee.jpg

A more unusual one is the Cbeebies Radio Podcast. Most episodes download correctly, and there's a thumbnail, but two recent episodes downloaded with no Album Artist info, and only had the year for the date, even though the filename and RSS contain the correct date. The RSS feed is here: https://podcasts.files.bbci.co.uk/p02pnn9d.rss but it's a bit of a mess, so I've separated out the two affected episodes and tidied up their code here:

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<item>
<title>CBeebies: Swashbuckle: Seaweed Radio - Talk Like A Pirate</title>
<description>The pirate radio show distracts Cook (AKA DJ Cooky-Cook) and Line (AKA MC Line-O) from the to-do list Captain Captain has given them. ‘Seaweed Radio’ is Cook and Line’s very own secret pirate radio show. You can listen to their broadcasts from their hidey-hut on the beach. But don’t tell Captain Captain!</description>
<itunes:subtitle>Seaweed Radio distracts Cook and Line from the to-do list Captain Captain has given them.</itunes:subtitle>
<itunes:summary>The pirate radio show distracts Cook (AKA DJ Cooky-Cook) and Line (AKA MC Line-O) from the to-do list Captain Captain has given them. ‘Seaweed Radio’ is Cook and Line’s very own secret pirate radio show. You can listen to their broadcasts from their hidey-hut on the beach. But don’t tell Captain Captain!</itunes:summary>
<pubDate>Sat, 19 Sep 2020 05:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
<itunes:duration>924</itunes:duration>
<enclosure url="http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/6/redir/version/2.0/mediaset/audio-nondrm-download/proto/http/vpid/p08plyd6.mp3" length="14784000" type="audio/mpeg"/>
<ppg:enclosureLegacy url="http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/6/redir/version/2.0/mediaset/audio-nondrm-download/proto/http/vpid/p08plyd6.mp3" length="14784000" type="audio/mpeg"/>
<ppg:enclosureSecure url="https://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/6/redir/version/2.0/mediaset/audio-nondrm-download/proto/https/vpid/p08plyd6.mp3" length="14784000" type="audio/mpeg"/>
<guid isPermaLink="false">urn:bbc:podcast:p08plyzp</guid>
<link>http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08plyzp</link>
<itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
<media:content url="http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/6/redir/version/2.0/mediaset/audio-nondrm-download/proto/http/vpid/p08plyd6.mp3" fileSize="14784000" type="audio/mpeg" medium="audio" expression="full" duration="924"/>
<itunes:author>CBeebies Radio</itunes:author>
<ppg:canonical>/programmes/p08plyzp</ppg:canonical>
</item>


<item>
<title>CBeebies: Mr Tumble's Radio Show – Tidying Up with Shopkeeper Tumble</title>
<description>Mr Tumble’s guest today is Shopkeeper Tumble who needs your help to tidy up. Sing along to The Alphabet Song, The Shining Stars Song and If You’re Happy and You Know It.</description>
<itunes:subtitle>Mr Tumble is tidying up with Shopkeeper Tumble.</itunes:subtitle>
<itunes:summary>Mr Tumble’s guest today is Shopkeeper Tumble who needs your help to tidy up. Sing along to The Alphabet Song, The Shining Stars Song and If You’re Happy and You Know It.</itunes:summary>
<pubDate>Fri, 18 Sep 2020 05:00:00 +0000</pubDate>
<itunes:duration>794</itunes:duration>
<enclosure url="http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/6/redir/version/2.0/mediaset/audio-nondrm-download/proto/http/vpid/p08plx49.mp3" length="12704000" type="audio/mpeg"/>
<ppg:enclosureLegacy url="http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/6/redir/version/2.0/mediaset/audio-nondrm-download/proto/http/vpid/p08plx49.mp3" length="12704000" type="audio/mpeg"/>
<ppg:enclosureSecure url="https://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/6/redir/version/2.0/mediaset/audio-nondrm-download/proto/https/vpid/p08plx49.mp3" length="12704000" type="audio/mpeg"/>
<guid isPermaLink="false">urn:bbc:podcast:p08plxv4</guid>
<link>http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08plxv4</link>
<itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>
<media:content url="http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/6/redir/version/2.0/mediaset/audio-nondrm-download/proto/http/vpid/p08plx49.mp3" fileSize="12704000" type="audio/mpeg" medium="audio" expression="full" duration="794"/><itunes:author>CBeebies Radio</itunes:author>
<ppg:canonical>/programmes/p08plxv4</ppg:canonical>
</item>
I've attached a screenshot of my MMY podcast settings, one of the affected Cbeebies episodes, and my MMA podcasts for clarification. The Sue Perkins podcast seems to be parsing correctly, other than the picture, I just haven't changed the one episode from Audioboom to match my preference.

Thanks again for your help :)
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Re: [SOLVED] Problem with Podcast Downloads

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Hi,
For me they import correctly, but I use MM5 for podcasts not MM4. Try to install MM5 portable (no need to import MM4 settings) and just test it with podcasts?
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