Further leniency implemented – build 9.529 released

Further leniency implemented – build 9.529 released
I received reports about two feeds that didn’t work with PodBreeze, and found that to be true when I tried them. Further investigation revealed that the two feeds lacked a crucial piece of information, present in every podcast feed I’d seen to date. The feed is supposed to include information about how big each downloadable item is, in bytes. None of the feeds had that, and they didn’t even have an empty placeholder. That’s why PodBreeze barfed. PodBreeze will now report the size of enclosures for such feeds as zero, and will get the real size when the enclosure starts to download.
Download links
Normal version for most users
USB version for installation on your MP3 player
Accessible version for visually impaired users
Update version for existing users

I received reports about two feeds that didn’t work with PodBreeze, and found that to be true when I tried them. Further investigation revealed that the two feeds lacked a crucial piece of information, present in every podcast feed I’d seen up to that point. The feed is supposed to include information about how big each downloadable item is, in bytes. None of the feeds had that, and they didn’t even have an empty placeholder. That’s why PodBreeze barfed. PodBreeze will now report the size of enclosures for such feeds as zero, and will get the real size when the enclosure starts to download.

Download links

  • Normal version for most users
  • USB version for installation on your MP3 player
  • Accessible version for visually impaired users
  • Update version for existing users

Redirections revisited – build 9.528 released

X-Play’s daily video podcast started using another form of weird redirections a few days ago, resulting in all downloads from them being named QuerySplicedItemContent, and not be moved to your player or added to your WMP/iTunes. I have added a fix for this now, so it’s working!

Download links:

  • Normal version for most users
  • USB version to run on your player
  • Accessible version for visually impaired
  • Update version for existing users