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Stangs55
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Not Downling Recent Podcasts

Motorola Droid. Android 2.0

What am I doing wrong here?

I want DC to only download the latest 5 episodes of my podcast. If a new one is available, it should delete the 5th one and download the new one. Simple, right?

Here's the Feed Options I have set for each podcast:
Auto Download: 5
Auto Delete Policy: As space is needed

That should do it, right?
Well as I've set this up, DC downloaded 5 old podcast for each of my streams. I figured it was a fluke and decided to wait until a new podcast was released and see what it did automatically. Well today, when a new podcast from a feed of mine came out, it queued up a podcast 1 month old from that feed?! I can go to that individual feed's view and see that a new podcast was released "19 hours ago", yet it is not queued for download.

What am I doing wrong here? Or is this a major bug?

Thanks!

(Podcasts I'm subscribed to: Rebel FM, Listen Up, Giant Bombcast, The Moth Podcast, This American Life...it happens to all of them)

eric
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Flag as done

DC should only be downloading items that are new (blue). It sounds like you have old items that you don't want to listen to marked as new...and they are getting in line to be downloaded. DC downloads the oldest blue ones first.

Try testing one feed where you flag all the items as old except the most recent, which should be flagged as new. Also set the auto-delete to 'done', it'll be easier to see how it's working that way.

Let me know if that works for you.

Stangs55
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Okay...well I pretty much

Okay...well I pretty much flagged everything as done in all my podcasts...so we'll see how it goes from here. But I'm really hoping that this is a thing of the past when we see the universal feed options implemented.

It would be very nice to be able to just tell DC, "Download the latest 5 podcasts of each feed and delete them starting from the oldest when you reach 5 total and a new one is available".

eric
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You can do that

Just change the delete policy feed option from what I suggested back to what you had it originally set to (when space is needed). If I am understanding you correctly, it's gonna do exactly what you are looking for.