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    Can no longer download or stream "Bill Moyers Journal", which I had done previously.

    When I attempt to download "Bill Moyers Journal", I receive an error 404 message. I successfully downloaded episodes in the past.

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    I just tried the feed at http://feeds.feedburner.com/bmjvodcast, and I downloaded a couple of episodes with no trouble. What feed URL are you using?

    In general, BP can't do anything about a 404 response; that's the server telling BP that the file doesn't exist. This could be a feed update error (feed gets updated before the media is in place, for instance) or some other sort of feed vs. CDN finger-pointing exercise.

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    Successful download, but....

    I used the URL that you suggested, but I only got episodes up till Jan 2010.
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    What feed URL were you using before? BP can't get episodes out of feeds that don't offer them.

    The episodes at http://feeds.pbs.org/pbs/moyers/journal-audio (BP's search result) only go about that far as well, and trying to download those episodes fails with 404 as above.

    Another feed Moyers & Company started last year is still posting episodes, and I successfully downloaded a couple of them. My supposition is that Moyers Journal only went so far, and this new show is all that there is.

    You might send a message to them to ask for definitive information.

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    Can No Longer Download Podcasts for The Candid Frame

    I'm having a similar problem with The Candid Frame (http://www.thecandidframe.com/). I have been listening to these podcasts for years and everything worked fine with BeyondPod until the April 7 show. That was the last episode I've been able to download. I tried refreshing multiple times, unsubscribing/resubscribing, uninstalling/reinstalling BeyondPod but there seems to be no way to get the latest episodes.

    To determine whether the problem is with BeyondPod I downloaded another podcast player (Podcast Addict) and subscribed to The Candid Frame. That app is able to download the latest episodes so I'm thinking there may be a problem with BeyondPod or some incompatibility between the feed and the app. I was wondering if you could check this?

    David Salahi

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    It looks like they changed their distribution mechanism at that time; the URL you give does indeed stop then. I suggest that you add a new feed with the URL of http://thecandidframe.blogspot.com//feeds/posts/default, which appears to start with the Feb 21 episode.

    And yes, along the way to finding that URL, BP suggested another feed URL that didn't work, either, but the above is the subscription URL given on the page you cite, linked in the side tab under the words "view RSS feed", which is generally what BP wants to use.

    Julie, I think that an update to the search database might be in order, but you don't work for me, and it's one of those invisible-unless-you-screw-up never-ending jobs...

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    Dennis,
    Thanks for checking into this. After I removed the feed from BeyondPod and re-added it I could see the new episodes. However, BP still isn't downloading them. I've tried updating the feed three different ways (choosing the Update Feed option from the different menus). Each time I try the downloading icon the appears in the upper left corner of the screen for a few seconds but no new episodes are downloaded.

    In fact, the episodes for The Candid Frame are displayed in BP differently than for all my other podcasts. What I see are just episode titles, dates, and a radio button for each. If I tap on an episode I see a web page for that episode. This is different from other podcasts which also show a brief description, a trash can icon and another icon with three lines for each episode. BP doesn't seem to be finding the MP3 files?

    The way the feed is shown on The Candid Frame website menu is odd. I had previously tried clicking on that Subscribe link but it just displays the feed XML and the URL shown in the browser continues to be the homepage URL (http://www.thecandidframe.com/). If I do Inspect Element on the View RSS Feed link I can see the URL that you mentioned. But that's not a useful way to provide the link to subscribers. I'm going to contact the show host (Ibarionex Perello) to let him know about these problems.

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    David Salahi

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    The database can certainly be updated when out of date URLs are found which no longer work, or new URLs are added (although the latter tend to get picked up sort-of automatically). It's not me who does it, but I know a man who can .

    If you find errors in the DB, please just post clearly stating the out of date URL to be removed, and the new URL to be added. That makes it easy to get the DB updated without having to trawl through multiple posts trying to pick out which feeds work and which don't amidst all the discussion.

    Thanks
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    When adding http://www.thecandidframe.com BP rejects that, but suggests http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheCandidFrame which can be subscribed to, and the feed looks like a non-audio feed, but tapping "post web page" gets a 404 from feedburner, so that URL isn't a useful feed anymore.

    http://thecandidframe.blogspot.com//feeds/posts/default appears to be the current feed, even though it doesn't go back very far, like a lot of feeds.

    The audio for the episodes is buried in a link inside the webpage, not very useful for a podcast feed.
    Last edited by Dennis Rockwell; 06-18-2013 at 08:05 AM.

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    Changes to The Candid Frame Feed

    I've just made some changes to the Feedburner feed, which I believe was the source of the problem for you. I switched my main feed to the Libsyn feed, so that that the full archive of episodes would be available for downloads. For the longest time, that wasn't the case.

    I made some changes to the Libsyn Feed and resynced the Feedburner feed. So, hopefully if you have been subscribing using that feed, it should now be updating. If not please let me know.

    With respect to the the rss feed off the blog, I'm not sure what the answer is there. I know that there has been a difference between access the site between www.thecandidframe.com and www.thecandidframe.blogspot.com. The overlay which was created with a purchased the URL from GoDaddy didn't provide any RSS feed. If someone knows of a solution for that it would be appreciated.

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