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Would like to see the full podcast name in the list (XML -0400 code and after)

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cmdrfrog
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Would like to see the full podcast name in the list (XML -0400 code and after)

Hi, I am buying doggcatcher for the sole purpose of listening to a local radio stations podcast feed. When i import the feed all works really well except that the name in the player is basically the same for every podcast episode per day. In other words, on Doggcatcher it looks like this:

The Show 6-2-11
The Show 6-2-11
The Show 6-2-11
The Show 6-2-11
The Show 6-2-11

where each line is a 30 minute chunk of the broadcast, broken up. Each chunk has additional metadata in the XML stream .. here's a sample.

http://a1135.g.akamai.net/f/1135/18227/1h/cchannel.download.akamai.com/1... Morning Show Comedy No 30:00 The Show 6-2-11 Thu, 02 Jun 2011 10:35:00 -0400 9 am TMSkee Please Select 1 9 am TMSkee

As you can see in the XML stream the title that doggcatcher is picking up comes right after the duration tag (30:00) but the relevant episode name text comes right after the -0400 tag ("9 am TMSkee").

Can/Could doggcatcher get an option to concatenate the existing data with the tag after the -0400 code so that when viewing the episodes you could differentiate them?

Thanks!

eric
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Joined: 11/06/2008 - 22:02
The rss spec covers which

The rss spec covers which fields are used and mostly how to use them. It's pretty non-traditional for a feed publisher to publish multiple items all with the same title, as you've noticed, it's difficult to tell them apart.

I suggest asking the publisher to make the titles more meaningful. Alternatively, they could add a pubdate for each item, so you would be able to see when the item was published...this seems to achieve what you are looking for.