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brianary
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Trouble downloading We're Alive podcast

The last several times I've downloaded episodes from the We're Alive podcast, it's downloaded a small HTML snippet into the .mp3 file instead. Could it be the 301 redirect? The download works in other apps on my phone, and on the desktop.

eric
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Take a look at the feed in a

Take a look at the feed in a browser, it is an html page rather than a feed.

brianary
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No, it's a feed

Check it with a feed validator.
Like all Feedburner feeds, they serve HTML when a known browser User-Agent is detected.

eric
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What was in the content of

What was in the content of the html that was saved instead of the mp3?

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Nothing that provides much of a clue, unfortunately

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/strict.dtd">
<!-- <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd"> -->
<HTML>
<HEAD>
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="0.1">
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Pragma" CONTENT="no-cache">
<META HTTP-EQUIV="Expires" CONTENT="-1">
<TITLE></TITLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY><P></BODY>
</HTML>

eric
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Actually it is. That's the

Actually it is. That's the same response you get when you connect to the feed from a browser. Maybe the site considers DC's user agent to be a browser. You can configure the user agent in the preferences, but I'm not sure what you'd change it to.

brianary
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OK I'll try changing that and update you.

I think that could also be a genetic failure page.

eric
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If it's an error page, they

If it's an error page, they should be setting the http response code to something in the 400-599 range, in which case DC will not download the file. If they are sending a response code that indicates that the feed (or media file) was served successfully, then DC has to interpret it as a valid file.

brianary
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It looks like Feedburner is filtering user agent

When I change the user agent to "iTunes/9.1.1" or "Feedburner/1.0" or even "DoggCatcher/1.2", the episode downloads OK. It also plays/downloads from Firefox.

What is the default DoggCatcher user agent?

Thanks for your help!

eric
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The default is Mozilla/5.0

The default is
Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-us; dream) DoggCatcher

I've tried a bunch of different user agents and there isn't one that works everywhere. There's always gonna be someone filtering out based on something, and one that looks like a browser has been the most successful.