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  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2018

    Podcast issues with the latest LMS Git changes


    since the latest git changes i am experiencing some problems with podcasts.

    Podcast Provider is the to: Apple/iTunes

    When i click on Podcasts -> Search feeds and search for "Gabriel Ananda" for example
    the Soulful Techno Series is displayed with a cover.

    After that i click on Soulful Techno to display the podcasts, then they are listed
    but no covers where displayed.

    Before the latest git changes that was working and covers were displayed.

    I also recognized something else, when i click in the left upper corner on coverArt
    the following URL is called/displayed:


    The correct one would be:


    Greetings Reiner

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    London, UK
    Thank you for reporting this.

    I have looked at the points you raised. The issue does not stem from any changes in LMS, the problem is that the feed itself is malformed. In particular, the publisher has included malformed image URLs throughout the feed.

    The search listing is sourced from Apple. As you have seen, that does show a correct image. But that image URL is provided by Apple, and is not malformed.

    You can see for yourself if you pass the feed into the W3C feed validator at https://validator.w3.org/feed/. Looking down the full feed listing, it is apparent that all image URL's contained in the feed are malformed in the same way.

    The feed url is https://syndicast.co.uk/distribution/show/rss/soulful-techno

    This feed does not validate.
    line 27, column 8: href must be a full URL: https://app.syndicast.co.ukhttps://app.syndicast.co.uk/uploads/cache/2/b/5/5/b/soulful-techno-835904f31d505133fd1ff2caa9d81b00f92.png (65 occurrences) [help]
    In addition, interoperability with the widest range of feed readers could be improved by implementing the following recommendations.
    line 25, column 46: Image link doesn't match channel link [help]
    line 2823, column 4: Missing atom:link with rel="self" [help]
    Source: https://syndicast.co.uk/distribution/show/rss/soulful-techno
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <rss version="2.0" xmlns:itunes="http://www.itunes.com/dtds/podcast-1.0.dtd"
    etc, etc

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2018
    Thanks for checking this and the quick feedback, appreciate the hint with the feed validator, didn't knew this one before!

    Cheers Reiner

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