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rupa
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Better feed info for Virtual Feeds

Eric, I thought we had discussed this in the forum, but I can't find it anywhere. Whe did discuss a bit at http://www.doggcatcher.com/node/2475.

I use a virtual feed to listen to audio books. It would be really really nice if DC supported the following:

1) use id3 tags when creating the virtual feed.
Basically, right now the only info that is used to build the feed is the filename (and timestamp). It would be really really helpful if at least the id3 title field was used (rather than filename). For my own use, I'd like to see the feed formatted:

{author} - {album} - {title} - {track}

but that might be too audiobook specific. You'd also want to ensure that if a field is missing you don't end up with weird "-" back to back or at the front/end of the string.

2) support mp3 id3 chapters
Believe it or not, one exists. It isn't well supported, but if more podcast clients supported it maybe it would be more widespread. Downcast (IOS) recently added support for this standard. Hmm.. They told me a couple of feeds that support it on their facebook page, but I can't find that now and I have no clue how to search for stuff on facebook walls. :(
There is a tool to do chapters at: http://id3v2-chap-tool.sourceforge.net/
The standard is published by the BBC (for what it's worth) with a link from the site above.

Of course, 2) means you have to now support chapters in the now playing screen. Maybe a fourth line to the right of the thumb where the other info is. Tap the chapter name and you pop up an activity with a list of chapters?

eric
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These both make perfect sense

These both make perfect sense to me.

#1 - I thought I had chapter support in mantis but I couldn't find it, I created a new issue - http://mantis.doggcatcher.com/view.php?id=1539

#2 - That would make the episode titles much more clear, good idea - http://mantis.doggcatcher.com/view.php?id=1540

Thanks for the feedback.

rupa
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Thanks

Thanks

sofakng
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Has there been any update to

Has there been any update to this?

It's literally the only feature missing for me... :(

WayneC
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Updates

Those issues 0001540 id3 tags for virtual episodes & 0001539 Chapter support are listed under DoggCatcher - 1.2.soon on Eric's to do list http://mantis.doggcatcher.com/roadmap_page.php