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    Squeezebox Radio Podcast Problem

    I've been using the Squeezebox Radio with the stand-alone podcast app for a few years without any issues (not using LMS). Recently one of my podcasts is returning a 403 error after selecting the episode from the provided list. Other podcasts are working fine.

    The RSS feed for this podcast is at http://feeds.feedburner.com/marklevinshow/MLAR

    I can access this through other platforms such as my computer and Android phone using the Dogcatcher app but Squeezebox will no longer connect successfully. I also tried using the TuneIn Radio app on the Squeezebox Radio for this podcast and receive the 403 error that way as well.

    Any thoughts on what may have changed to cause the incompatibility? I've also wondered if switching to the UE Radio software might help, but reading the forums it appears that podcasts aren't supported on that platform at all.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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    I've been lately having podcast problems with certain podcasts. Sometimes they never work, other times I can try repeatedly and they eventually work. There are some other threads on this. Some are issues related to https:// vs http://, but in some cases this is not the source of the problem. I haven't deeply explored, but one of those threads I started because of problems with the Diane Rhem's podcast that quit working. Others could confirm that they couldn't get it to work either. But like you, the podcast worked fine on my PC, iphone (using iphone app) etc.
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    Thanks for the feedback Gary. I did review the posts concerning https, but they seemed to be related to LMS. I've not used LMS so don't know if the https issue is relevant to the stand-alone player. With the issues you've been having, did you get the 403 error?

    I followed the RSS feeds through the xml file and noted that the xml link does not use https, but the landing page is https.

    Link in XML file:
    http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/markl...n-audio-rewind

    Connects to:
    https://audioboom.com/posts/5469350-...udio+Rewind%29

    I'm not sure how feedproxy does the translation of the URL.

    In any case it has worked flawlessly up until the past week or so. I can't see any changes in the xml file but wonder if something changed in hosting or format around the first of the year.

    Still working on it and appreciate any further direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    Thanks for the feedback Gary. I did review the posts concerning https, but they seemed to be related to LMS. I've not used LMS so don't know if the https issue is relevant to the stand-alone player. With the issues you've been having, did you get the 403 error?

    I followed the RSS feeds through the xml file and noted that the xml link does not use https, but the landing page is https.

    Link in XML file:
    http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/markl...n-audio-rewind

    Connects to:
    https://audioboom.com/posts/5469350-...udio+Rewind%29

    I'm not sure how feedproxy does the translation of the URL.

    In any case it has worked flawlessly up until the past week or so. I can't see any changes in the xml file but wonder if something changed in hosting or format around the first of the year.

    Still working on it and appreciate any further direction.
    I'm not one of the technical folks on this forum so we've already exhausted my knowledge. But *my understanding* is that the https issue could likely also affect those not using LMS. Because recall, that mysqueezebox.com is essentially LMS "in the cloud". So I'm assuming that the issue could equally affect mysqueezebox.com. In my own case, using LMS 7.8 on linux machine (Vortexbox), with no changes in LMS version, no changes in RSS feed, no changes in URL, I still have some podcasts that used to work and now don't.

    I don't always get 403 error. I mostly have the issue where I can see the podcast, click on it, see the episodes, click on one, and then it will try to play (with no sound) for maybe 15 seconds then the timer goes back to zero.
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    Squeezebox Radio Podcast Problem

    > I've been using the Squeezebox Radio with the stand-alone podcast app
    > for a few years without any issues (not using LMS). Recently one of my
    > podcasts is returning a 403 error after selecting the episode from the
    > provided list. Other podcasts are working fine.


    Many services have moved to streaming over secured SSL/HTTPS connections
    only. But the SB isn't capable to do so. Are you using mysb.com only? No
    LMS involved?

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    Michael

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    Hi Michael,

    I'm using mysb.com with the Podcast app. I don't use LMS.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > I've been using the Squeezebox Radio with the stand-alone podcast app
    > for a few years without any issues (not using LMS). Recently one of my
    > podcasts is returning a 403 error after selecting the episode from the
    > provided list. Other podcasts are working fine.


    Many services have moved to streaming over secured SSL/HTTPS connections
    only. But the SB isn't capable to do so. Are you using mysb.com only? No
    LMS involved?
    A lot of https podcast also play with just changing https to http - could mysb.com not try this as there is no point trying a https url with an SB player using mysb.com

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    Squeezebox Radio Podcast Problem

    > A lot of https podcast also play with just changing https to http -
    > could mysb.com not try this as there is no point trying a https url with
    > an SB player using mysb.com


    That's default behaviour (and has been so for years). But more and more
    offerings insist in using https.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpa View Post
    A lot of https podcast also play with just changing https to http - could mysb.com not try this as there is no point trying a https url with an SB player using mysb.com
    Unfortunately this podcast doesn't work with http. It requires a https URL.

    So are we at the point where https is not supported? Is there any plan to update the app or firmware to comply with https since it seems to be a trend?d

    Thanks.

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    I looked at the RSS for the URL you posted
    I found the most recent URL for a podcast which was
    https://audioboom.com/posts/5485799-...rss&stitched=1

    I then pasted this URL into LMS Tune in and it plays OK on LMS 7.8.x
    http://audioboom.com/posts/5485799-1...dio-rewind.mp3

    edit:

    This URL (i.e. with params) also plays in LMS
    http://audioboom.com/posts/5485799-1...rss&stitched=1
    Last edited by bpa; 2017-01-12 at 02:36.

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