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Arming The Donkeys podcast crashes app

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chollyfunk
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Arming The Donkeys podcast crashes app

OK, so I've looked but not seen any other reports of this type of behaviour. I'm not clear on how to find the feed url, I just find feeds by searching on Doggcatcher - every other feed I've searched for has been working with no problems.
(edited to correct post format)

DETAILS:
DoggCatcher Version: 1.2.4149
Device: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Android Build: NRD90M.G935FXXU1DQJ3 (Android 7.0)
Carrier: GIFF GAFF UK (O2)

SUMMARY: Arming The Donkeys podcast crashes app

STEPS TO REPRODUCE 01:
1. Start DC
2. Wait for all activity to cease
3. Touch Menu > Subscribe > Search "Arming The Donkeys"
WHAT HAPPENS: Activity spinner starts then freezes and app force closes.
WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN: Should show feed details with option to subscribe
FREQUENCY: 100%

STEPS TO REPRODUCE 02:
1. Start DC
2. Wait for all activity to cease
3. Touch Menu > Subscribe > Search "Arming" > click on "Arming The Donkeys" podcast icon in search results
WHAT HAPPENS: message appears:
"Error loading feed:
java.lang.NullPointerException: Attempt
to invoke virtual method 'boolean
...the text goes off the screen here... ava.lang.String.startsWith(java.lang.String)'
on a null object reference"
and activity spinner spins until back arrow is pressed.
WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN: Should show feed details including option to subscribe
FREQUENCY: 100%
SEVERITY: Serious

The podcast appears to be working from other sources.

Any help much appreciated, thanks.

WayneC
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Joined: 02/23/2011 - 22:28
Arming The Donkeys Podcast

The Arming The Donkeys podcast no longer seems to be currently published, the last episode "The Switching Type" was released on 10/31/2016 & the URL in DC's database seems to be also out of date and not being used by the publisher anymore.

The publisher's website is also down http://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/new.duke.edu-dz.6309...

DC podcast database is no longer managed by us (See FAQ post "Podcast Submission Request to DC Database" http://www.doggcatcher.com/node/6778 so we cannot update the URL for the feed

Your next option is to subscribe to the feed/podcast manually through the app using this RSS URL https://itunesu.itunes.apple.com/feed/id420535283

(DC Navigation Menu> Subscribe>Advanced “Press the Hamburger Icon Top left of the Main Screen”)

Swipe left to the ‘Advanced’ tab

Press Feed RSS URL and enter the feed URL “Copy & Past” - https://itunesu.itunes.apple.com/feed/id420535283

Press "OK"

chollyfunk
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Joined: 11/21/2017 - 07:54
Resolved! Thank you

Fantastic! Thank you so much.
I didn't realise it was no longer published but now, thanks to you, I at least have the past episodes available.
Thank you again for such a speedy and helpful response and for a great app.
CF