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Auto downloads doesn't limit the number downloaded

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chis
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Auto downloads doesn't limit the number downloaded

I listen to a number of podcasts from when they started, perhaps years ago. This means there are a large number of unlistened episodes, of which I want DoggCatcher to download automatically so there are 4 unlistened after each refresh.

In basic settings for a podcast there's a setting "Auto downloads". I have that set to 4 but find that DoggCatcher may only download 4 on one refresh, but could download another 4 on every refresh regardless of the number waiting to be listened to. It keeps downloading episodes well beyond 4 - could be 50-200!

Am I misunderstanding what the setting is supposed to do?
Is there a way to achieve what I'm expecting, which seems a very standard requirement.

Using version 1.2.4154

WayneC
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Joined: 02/23/2011 - 22:28
Feed Options

The App is designed to download the latest published episodes
With Auto Downloads set to "4" & Auto Delete Policy set to "Done Episodes" New published episodes will not be downloaded until current 4 downloaded episodes are completed

Verify the Global Feed Option settings

DC Menu>Settings>Global Feed Options

Auto Downloads
"4"
Number of Episodes/Articles
"24" or any value you wish of available published episodes downloaded or not
Auto Delete Policy
"Done Episodes"
Download Order
"Default"

User Guide "Feed Options" post
http://www.doggcatcher.com/node/1759
User Guide "Configuring media file auto delete" post
http://www.doggcatcher.com/node/1751
User Guide "Common Feed Configuration Scenarios" post
http://www.doggcatcher.com/node/1756

chis
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My only difference was the

My only difference was the global Download Order which I had as oldest-first. Now it's default.

I may have found the issue: One one podcast series it seemed to be downloading the same file for every episode. So it'd download 4 each time, but still only see one file downloaded. I'll have to check whether that podcast series is able to send distinct episodes.

Many of my other podcast series are certainly working as expected, so I'll see whether all instances of seeming over-downloading have similar bad/duplicate files.

WayneC
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Check if the that feed has an

Check if that feed has an issue with duplicate file names
See FAQ post "Why does my feed/podcast subscription episodes" http://www.doggcatcher.com/node/6613