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  1. #1
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    Podcast Player App

    Is anyone using this successfully? I've got everything set up nicely on the menu and on mysqueezebox.com, but if I try to play anything, I always get the message:
    PROBLEM: UNABLE TO PLAY FILETYPE FOR: [poccast]
    I
    I've tried this for many different podcasts, all of which seem to work fine from iTunes.

    If you are using this successfully, and could provide the url of a podcast that is working, that would be great.

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    Here are two that work for me, it took me a while to come to understand that the Podcast Menu had been removed in v7.4 and all moved to the MyApps option on the Web. I used to go to my Squeezecentre console on my local computer but now I realise that I have to setup my Podcasts on the mysqueezebox.com website, which seems to be a backward step for me.

    http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast.php?id=510208
    http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/rmhttp/do...eviews/rss.xml

    hope this helps...

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    Still no luck

    I added the Car Talk url you mentioned through the Podcast Player page in mysqueezebox.com. The podcast then becomes available when I switch the player over to mysqueezebox.com but unfortunately, I still get the same deal. When I try to play the podcast, the player shows the error:

    PROBLEM: UNABLE TO PLAY FILETYPE FOR:
    http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast.php?id=510208

    Has anyone experienced similar problems?

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    For me to play podcasts in squeezebox server I have to set them up within the server software. The podcasts then appear under extras.

    It seems, at least for me, that the podcasts on mysqueezebox.com only are available when using the mysqueezebox.com player.

    The podcast app has never showed up in the "my apps" list.

    Am I correct on this?


    ADD:

    I also notice that in Squeezeplay the squeezebox server podcast plugin doesn't show up in the menu but the mysqueezebox.com podcast player does show up under "my apps".Net result is that I have to enter my podcasts in both squeezebox server and mysqueezebox.com for them to show up on my squeezebox and softsqueeze.
    Last edited by brucegrr; 2009-11-17 at 18:32.

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    After adding the Car Talk URL to my mysqueeezebox.com - I can play the podcasts through my SB3 and Radio either when attached to SBS or to mysqueezebox.com

    So I have no problems playing this URL. I am using SBS 7.5 but this should not affect when playing through mysqueezebox.com

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    Figured it out

    OK, I seem to have figured it out. I was attempting to simply 'play' from the title of the podcast. I did not realize that you need to go to the next level of the menu, and scroll past 'about this podcast' to get the most current instance of the podcast in order to play something. Slightly odd, but at least it seems more understandable now.

    Now on to attempt to get my SB to synchronize with my SoftSqueeze!

    Thanks to all for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloran View Post
    Now on to attempt to get my SB to synchronize with my SoftSqueeze!
    There is no guarantee that Softsqueeze will sync with a hardware players so don't try too hard.

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    Senior Member brucegrr's Avatar
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    Bpa,

    Do you have a podcast player app under my apps in SBS? (that comes from mysqueezebox.com)

    To play podcasts in SBS I have to add the podcasts in SBS. To play podcasts in mysqueezeboxcom I have to add the podcasts on my squeezebox.com.

    This is the only app that is this way.

    I am using 7.4.2

    Bruce

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    The intent behind the new App podcast player is that user defines podcast sources once on mysqueezebox.com and the list is available whether player is connected to SBS or or mySB.

    Any podcasts defined on mySB are available to all my player all the time from the player interface.

    I do not have a podcast player under SBS My Apps WebUI. I think this is a bug as the Podcasts menu under Extras is a left over from an old plugin and only plays podcast defined on SBS but only from WebUI.

    As a workaround most podcast URLs can be saved as a favorite and is available and will behave correctly on players and WebUI alike - the same as Podcast player App.

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    Bpa,

    My problem is that SBS pulls the list of podcasts from SBS and not mysqueezebox.com. I tested this by deleting a podcast. If I delete it from SBS it is deleted. If I delete it on mysqueezebox.com nothing changes.

    Bruce

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