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Evaluating DC purchase, trying to figure out if my use case is possible

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DuckPuppy
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Evaluating DC purchase, trying to figure out if my use case is possible

I have basically two buckets into which my podcasts fall, and I'm trying to figure out if DC can handle both. I've read through the manual, but haven't quite figured out if I can do what I want.

The first I'm certain it can - I want to only have the most recent episode, auto-deleting the old one when a new one is downloaded even if the old one isn't "Done".

The second is the one that I'm not sure about. I want to have every episode of a podcast downloaded and retained, even if I don't listen for a year... that's a bit of an exaggeration, but 4-6 months isn't unheard of. I tend to wait until all of an episodic audio drama is available before listening to it, and a couple of my podcasts have 16-24 part dramas occasionally. Audio books from podiobooks.com are the same way - it can take many months before all book parts are available as authors get episodes finished and posted. Basically, even though a feed may update and download weekly I don't want any podcast episodes auto-deleted until they're "Done"... and I don't want an arbitrary upper limit on auto-downloads either (unless I can set that to something ridiculous like 1000). I know this can become a storage problem. In practical terms I may decide to "thin the herd" for storage reasons, but I'll do that by manually deleting certain lower-priority episodes as needed.

WayneC
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DC can do the first option,

DC can do the first option, DC can also accomplish the second option by setting full fetch & retain expired to have every episode of a podcast downloaded and retained up to 500. I would recommend buying the app & if you're not satisfied, write the developer at support@doggcatcher.com and request a refund