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cjbarrigar
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How to remove feed URL

I'm new to Doggcatcher. I added some feeds to my Doggcatcher that I'm no longer interested in, so I'd like to remove them -- but while there is an "add Feed" button there is no "Remove feed" button. How do I remove a feed? Thanks to whoever can help me with this.

eric
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Deleting feeds

Yep, just long press on the feed and then press delete.

cjbarrigar
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Deleting feeds again

Thanks, Eric, but I guess my question wasn't clear. I know how to delete particular feeds by long pressing, but what I actually want is to delete the original source. For instance, suppose I no longer want to receive any TED Talk or NPR feeds -- how do I remove my connection to TED Talk or NPR so I never again receive feeds from them?
Thanks.

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Are you talking about

Are you talking about deleting feeds, deleting items in a feed, or deleting categories in the "Add Feed" screen?

If you're looking at the Audio playlist and you long-press an item, you can delete that item's media file, but when the feed it's in refreshes, you'll get new items in the feed. For example, if I long press on "FLOSS Weekly 140: Rakudo Perl 6", the podcast episode gets deleted, but new episodes of "FLOSS Weekly" will still show up.

If you're looking at the "Feeds" list (which is the first screen you see when you run DoggCatcher) and you long-press on a feed, you can delete the whole feed (you may need to scroll down, since the menu that pops up has 8 choices in it, and 'Delete' is #6). For example, if I long press on "FLOSS Weekly", all the FLOSS Weekly episodes I've downloaded disappear, and no new ones will be downloaded unless I re-subscribe to the feed.

I don't think it's possible to remove categories from the "Add Feed" screen.

Does this answer your question?

cjbarrigar
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Unsubscribing to a feed

Thanks packy for your comments. I'm trying to unsubscribe (thanks for giving me the correct lingo!). However, you state "If you're looking at the "Feeds" list (which is the first screen you see when you run DoggCatcher)..." I cant find a Feeds list -- certainly it is not the first screen that I see when I run Doggcatcher (the first thing I see when I run Doggcatcher is the player). I've searched high-and-low for a Feeds list (not the Download queue but a list showing the feeds I'm subscribed to), and I cant find one anywhere. I've used Juice for several years, and it the Feeds list is clear and easy-to-access in Juice, so I'm experiencing some frustration at not being able to find the equivalent on Doggcatcher. I downloaded Doggcatcher just two days ago, so the problem isnt likely to be an outdated version of Doggcatcher (I'm using version 1.1.1668). Any ideas how to find the Feeds list in this version, anyone?! Thanks!

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Ok, I hope this helps

I think we're running into a problem of terminology again. When you first start up DoggCatcher, you're presented with something that could be interpreted as "the player". Unfortunately, there isn't one screen that's labelled "the player": the buttons that control playback and the scrubber that shows your progress through a podcast show up on many screens.

I took a screenshot of the screen I'm talking about: http://pics.livejournal.com/packy/pic/0001xdk0

When I start DoggCatcher, I see this screen. In the upper left-hand corner, right below the notification bar, it says "Feeds" in large print. Under that is a series of four buttons: "Audio", "Video", "News", "Filter". These go to the different playlist screens. For example, if you pressed the "Audio" button, you'd see a screen that listed all the episodes in the feeds you're subscribed to that are Audio files.

Anyway, the "Feeds" screen lists all the feeds that you're subscribed to, regardless of whether they're comprised of audio, video or text items. When you short-press one of the feeds, you're taken to a screen that shows the items in that feed. If, however, you long-press on a feed, you'll get a menu of actions you can take against that feed: http://pics.livejournal.com/packy/pic/0001ykfr

You'll see toward the bottom of the menu is the "Delete" action. If you press that, you'll remove the feed from DoggCatcher and won't get any more episodes.

[edit] And I just saw that there are screenshots in the excellent http://www.doggcatcher.com/UserGuide

Specifically, http://www.doggcatcher.com/FeatureOverview

The stop screenshot is the Feeds screen, and the next one down is the screen showing the items in a particular feed.

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Packy, thank you very much

Packy, thank you very much for your clear and patient explanation. I've now found the problem: when I start Doggcatcher, the Feeds screen comes up (with the Audio, Video, News and Filter buttons near the top, just below the word Feeds), but no list of the Feeds appears (such as on your screen shot). But now I've found the reason: When I was playing with the software to learn about it after downloading it, I had pressed the Filter button and I must have pressed the Clear Filter button which removed the Feeds list from the Feeds page. I've now restored it, and voila, everything is now as it should be. Terrific responses on this Forum -- thank you so much!