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Thread: Anyone know why some podcasts can be downloaded and the others I have to stream only?

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    Anyone know why some podcasts can be downloaded and the others I have to stream only?

    Howdy fellow BeyondPod lovers,

    Could anyone explain to me why I am able to download episodes for most podcasts but not all. I occasionally I find podcasts using the BeyondPod search feature that I am unable to download and have to stream only.

    Note: I am unable to download these podcasts because there is no download link like the others have.

    Just for some examples, the podcast titled "The History of Rome" I am able to download individual episodes and listen to them on the go. However, for the podcast titled "12 Byzantine Rulers The History of the Byzantine Empire" I am unable to download and must stream only.

    Any ideas? Am I just doing this wrong?

    I would appreciate any thoughts. Thanks!

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    Welcome to the forum.

    I'm not quite sure what you're doing from your description, but to download or stream a feed in BeyondPod, you must first subscribe to it.

    When you subscribe to a feed, there is a section in the feed settings headed Feed Podcast Episodes, where you tell BP whether you want it to download or stream episodes, ignore them (for text-only feeds with no content), or manually download episodes. (You can set your default choices in Feed defaults.)

    I've just searched for and subscribed to both of those, and both have download links, although I haven't actually downloaded anything.

    The URLs that came up for me were:
    12 Byzantine Rulers The History of The Byzantine Empire (http://12byzantinerulers.com/rss.xml)
    The History of Rome (http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheHistoryOfRome)

    Julie

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    Very odd; I just subscribed via http://12byzantinerulers.com/rss.xml (what URL is in your feed?) and it downloads episodes with no trouble.

    The page without the /rss.xml has a bunch of download links, but BP wouldn't use that as a feed URL.

    I'm running 3.10.44 on a 1gen Nexus 7, Android 4.3, unrooted.

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    Yes, it is very odd.

    I assumed it was something to do with the owner of the podcast not making it available for download but after reading both responses I went back into BeyondPod and accessed the podcast in question again (which I had already subscribed to) and this time when accessing it there were download links.

    Call me crazy but I swear there was not a "download" link yesterday when I posted this and I only posted because I recall this same thing happening once before as well. Maybe it had something to do with refreshing the feed after subscribing? Perhaps I neglected to do that.

    Oh well, no harm done, the situation is solved and I can now get to work downloading a new podcast, yes!

    Thanks for the responses Julwz and Dennis. I appreciate your help.

    thallewell

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