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acid_kewpie
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follow ASX files to download contents

I've an RSS feed of radio shows, which provides a service of ASX files. These in turn relate to WMA files. Whilst Doggcatcher downloads the ASX file fine it doesn't do anythign with it (presumably becuase it's just trying to "play" the ASX file directly, which it can't). Should Doggcatcher not recognise the ASX file contents and go grab the WMA file (or whatever it is) inside it? I can listen to what appears to the be the same stream fine via tunein on my phone, so the nuts and bolts for supporting the ASX files all exists in some form or other, so is clearly possible. At present though there seems to be no way to use feeds containing ASX files.

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Chris

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ASX files

Dc is probably downloading the xml file to the sd card as it would any other media file.

According to the rss spec, the feed should contain a link to a media file not an xml file containing media files. I've seen people use them for things like pdf's, but never xml files with links to media.

Here's a sample from the rss spec:

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Well the RSS feed I'm after

Well the RSS feed I'm after is "valid" - http://www.iplayerconverter.co.uk/r/2/aod/w/rss.aspx but the way (as I understand it) Windows Media streams work as designed, the ASX file links to an online WMA file, and so while the ASX file is "caught" by a pod catcher, it doesn't get the actualy WMA media.

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Media player support

I guess unconventional is a better word than invalid since it is a valid rss xml, but where there should be a link to a media file, there's a link to a file with pointers to media files.

I created an issue for this - http://mantis.snoggdoggler.com/view.php?id=701