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Battlestar Galactica Podcast feed strange

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umuff71
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Battlestar Galactica Podcast feed strange

http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/downloads/podcast/podcast.xml

If you look at the XML, you can see that episode 419 is the last entry, and episode 109 is the first one.

Also when looking at the items:
The 109 item looks like:
<item>
<title>Battlestar Galactica Episode 109 Commentary</title>

<description>Listen to executive producer Ronald D. Moore's commentary while watching Battlestar Galactica episode 109 - "Tigh Me Up, Tigh Me Down".</description>
<pubDate>Thu, 3 Mar 2005 06:24:02 GMT</pubDate>
<enclosure url="http://media.scifi.com/battlestar/downloads/podcast/mp3/109/bsg_ep109_FU..." length="20519207" type="audio/mpeg"/>
</item>

And the 419 item looks like:
<item>
<title>Battlestar Galactica Episode 419 Commentary</title>

<description>Listen to commentary by executive producer Ronald D. Moore while watching Battlestar Galactica episode 419 "Someone to Watch Over Me."</description>
<pubDate>Fri, 27 Feb 2009 17:18:08 -0500</pubDate>
<enclosure url="http://media.scifi.com/battlestar/downloads/podcast/mp3/419/bsg_ep419_FU..." length="18429670" type="audio/mpeg"/>
</item>

You can see that the pubDate could be used to sort the feed, or at least detect if the feed is top-down or bottom-up (since some feeds add new entries at the top, and some at the bottom), and list it in DoggCatcher always the same (top-down, newest to oldest, would be preferred).

However right now it does not even do that, the first entry shown is 207, and then somewhere in the middle is 404 .. 419, and after that 109, ... and so forth: you can see it looks kind of random, and it is hard to find the new episode.

- Urs

eric
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Joined: 11/06/2008 - 22:02
That's two

This is listed under features - "Podcasts - Ability to configure a podcast to always sort", but it's really a bug.

Take a look at this post to see why this is happening - http://www.snoggdoggler.com/?q=node/150.

I've got a few things lined up for the next release or two but I should be able to get to this after that. I'll be adding the ability to by sort by date or title.