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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm4 View Post
    Hi,

    I'm running LMS 7.9.1 - 1515516449
    with a Boom and a SB Radio.
    Most of my podcasts are still working but the one I recently added is not.
    I added the podcast http://feeds.wnyc.org/thispodcasthasfleas
    which I note does not have "https"
    If you look at this feed in a browser - all the mp3 podcast have https URLs.

    There have been incremental changes needed to LMS to support https as different variations are discovered (e.g. http redirected to https URLs). Upgrade to latest 7.9.2 LMS to check if the issue with this feed has not already been solved.

  2. #42
    I'm having problems with some podcasts on LMS 7.9.2 - it seems to be parsing the XML fine, and shows up episodes fine, but when I select an episode, it comes up with an error "Can't connect to server for ... filename...". Nothing comes up in the logs however (I can see in the logs it's handling the redirects for the media URL fine, and it's ending with an http:// URL, which works fine in a browser or any other podcast player). In fact, just attempting to play the media url in squeezebox fails (again, with no error message in the logs). I've tried using curl with a user-agent to mimic the squeezebox and it seems to work fine. Any ideas where I could look to work out the problem? An example media URL is http://media.emit.com/pbs/acid-count...00/aac_mid.aac which resolves to http://emit-media-production.s3.amaz...country_64.m4a after a redirect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by askvictor View Post
    I'm having problems with some podcasts on LMS 7.9.2 - it seems to be parsing the XML fine, and shows up episodes fine, but when I select an episode, it comes up with an error "Can't connect to server for ... filename...". Nothing comes up in the logs however (I can see in the logs it's handling the redirects for the media URL fine, and it's ending with an http:// URL, which works fine in a browser or any other podcast player). In fact, just attempting to play the media url in squeezebox fails (again, with no error message in the logs). I've tried using curl with a user-agent to mimic the squeezebox and it seems to work fine. Any ideas where I could look to work out the problem? An example media URL is http://media.emit.com/pbs/acid-count...00/aac_mid.aac which resolves to http://emit-media-production.s3.amaz...country_64.m4a after a redirect.
    What sort of player are you using ?

    At at guess if you are using a older SB player. If it is an older player which does not natively support AAC, the file type is MP4 and the standard LMS transcoding rule for mp4 does not support streamed files. The usual fix is to use ffmpeg and a set of custom rules. The exact steps will depend on the OS of your LMS system.

    You can check if this is the problem by enabling logging player.source to INFO and try to play the podcast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpa View Post
    What sort of player are you using ?

    At at guess if you are using a older SB player. If it is an older player which does not natively support AAC, the file type is MP4 and the standard LMS transcoding rule for mp4 does not support streamed files. The usual fix is to use ffmpeg and a set of custom rules. The exact steps will depend on the OS of your LMS system.

    You can check if this is the problem by enabling logging player.source to INFO and try to play the podcast.
    Squeezebox Radio - good point - I seem to remember setting this up on an older instance of my LMS server, but I rebuilt and don't think I put those rules in. Off to find some old config files...

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    Quote Originally Posted by askvictor View Post
    Squeezebox Radio - good point - I seem to remember setting this up on an older instance of my LMS server, but I rebuilt and don't think I put those rules in. Off to find some old config files...


    Thanks bpa - that indeed fixed it. In fact, you answered my problem a year ago (https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...yers-work-fine) but I had rebuilt my server and forgot all about that fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by askvictor View Post
    Thanks bpa - that indeed fixed it. In fact, you answered my problem a year ago (https://forums.slimdevices.com/showt...yers-work-fine) but I had rebuilt my server and forgot all about that fix.
    There is a difference between internet streamed files (i.e MP4 podcast ) and playing MP4 files stored locally and streamed by LMS. I'm not sure whether the suggestions I've made cover both cases simultaneously. If there are issues - just post back and I'm sure a few tweaks and a full solution can be found..

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    Podcast Problems

    Hi all,

    I hope someone can help me as a newbie.

    I have the Podcasts app installed on My Apps and am trying to add to:

    http://www.6pr.com.au/podcasts/

    It has been added but when I try to access it, all I have are image and title but no audio.

    Can anyone help ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tannaroo View Post
    Can anyone help ?
    Unfortunately not.

    I had a look at the podcast published RSS feed, and it is incompatible with the Logitech Media Server podcast app.

    Specifically it does not include an <enclosure> element within each feed item, which would normally carry the link to the audio stream. LMS looks for this. And, as it doesn't find it, you have no audio...

    Instead the feed is putting the audio stream into a <media:content> element. This appears to derive from an extension to the RSS specification, known as the Media RSS Specification, which the LMS App does not support. I found a reference here: http://www.rssboard.org/media-rss.

    It's a pity that the publisher doesn't take a leaf out of the BBC's book. Their podcast feeds seem to include both an <enclosure> element, and a <media:content> element, each pointing to the same audio. So no problems for LMS there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrw View Post
    Unfortunately not.

    I had a look at the podcast published RSS feed, and it is incompatible with the Logitech Media Server podcast app.

    Specifically it does not include an <enclosure> element within each feed item, which would normally carry the link to the audio stream. LMS looks for this. And, as it doesn't find it, you have no audio...

    Instead the feed is putting the audio stream into a <media:content> element. This appears to derive from an extension to the RSS specification, known as the Media RSS Specification, which the LMS App does not support. I found a reference here: http://www.rssboard.org/media-rss.

    It's a pity that the publisher doesn't take a leaf out of the BBC's book. Their podcast feeds seem to include both an <enclosure> element, and a <media:content> element, each pointing to the same audio. So no problems for LMS there.
    Thanks mrw, really appreciate it.

    Just wanted to check another idea, this radio station seems to be using omny.fm to host, so I found this link which has some of the podcasts: https://omny.fm/shows/perth-live

    Would this be the same problem or could the Podcast App support the omny webpage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tannaroo View Post
    Thanks mrw, really appreciate it.

    Just wanted to check another idea, this radio station seems to be using omny.fm to host, so I found this link which has some of the podcasts: https://omny.fm/shows/perth-live

    Would this be the same problem or could the Podcast App support the omny webpage?
    Well, I browsed around the 6PR website, and found this page: https://www.6pr.com.au/latest-audio/. It offers a number of podcasts for your approval.

    Clicking through the "Perth Live with Oliver Peterson podcasts" link, https://www.6pr.com.au/perth-live-with-oliver-peterson/, takes us to something recognizably provided by omni.fm.

    There's a small "Subscribe to Podcasts" button. Click on that to get a drop down offering "Apple Podcasts|RSS Feed".

    Copy the link for the "RRS Feed" and you'll get: https://omny.fm/shows/perth-live/playlists/podcast.rss

    Enter that podcast link into the LMS Podcast app settings page, and you get (well, I get) a perfectly playable podcast listing.

    So I think that's the way you can do it, at least for the shows.

    But I find no suitable link to the "6PR Latest podcasts" feed, though. And, when I entered your original URL into the iTunes podcast player, it subscribes happily, but shows no episodes at all. So, feels like a publisher issue to me.

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