A few of my regular podcasts always 'time out' when Itunes attempts to download the latest episode. It starts downloading, then stops and I get a message like "17 of 35 MB - stopped." If I hit refresh, it starts downloading at a normal speed and then slows down and stops again. The only way I can get the podcast to download fully is to hit refresh, then as soon as it slows again I stop and hit refresh - over and over until it's complete.
Additional clues: This only happens with some podcasts, the rest download fine. One example that I always have problems with is the NPR Studio 360 show. Also, if I go to the web site and manually download (right-click/save as on the mp3 link), it downloads fine.
I'm on a Cox cable connection and my download speeds are fine for everything else.
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on Mar 12, 2009 -
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on Jan 8, 2009 -
I'm looking for podcasts about music. They can be about any kind of music - I'm particularly interested in classical music and new-release "indie" pop/rock - but the thing I'm most interested in is compelling and informative commentary and conversation about the music that they play. I want the insider info! I want to feel smarter, more informed, more hip! Thanks, y'all.
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on Oct 15, 2008 -
ExerciseBoredomFilter: Need a no-frills, old, cheap MP3 player that need store no more than one podcast at a time. [more inside]
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on Oct 8, 2008 -
What podcasts do you listen to? I'm on the hunt for some new podcasts to keep me entertained on the slowing-becoming-dreary-as-the-weather-turns walk to work. [more inside]
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on Sep 26, 2008 -
I would like to create a podcast that involves me playing music (mp3s) and talking about it. One minor problem: I know absolutely nothing about podcasts. [more inside]
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on Sep 1, 2008 -
Is there an unofficial Prairie Home Companion podcast of the whole show? [more inside]
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on Aug 12, 2008 -
What can I do to produce fairly high-quality videos for podcasts with basic equipment and a modicum of skill? [more inside]
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on Jul 31, 2008 -
Are podcasts of the Blogher 2008 sessions going to be made available? If so, when and where can I get them? Or should I settle for trying to find them via youtube?
posted by Mimzy
on Jul 25, 2008 -
I need a good D&D-themed podcast. The only one I've found that's still updating is a recording of a game group's actual sessions, but that's not what I want. Ideally, it'll be about running a good game, creating campaigns, &c. Any links for me? [more inside]
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on Jun 24, 2008 -
Looking for some good christian apologetics podcasts. I listen to Stand to Reason but was curious if anyone liked or could recommend others.
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on Jun 13, 2008 -
Are free, serialised podcasts of great novels available for download from anywhere on the web? [more inside]
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on Jun 2, 2008 -
Is there software to automatically manage podcasts on my Rio Carbon Pearl? I'm looking for something that will function like iTunes for an iPod or Zune for a Zune -- keep only unplayed shows on my player, download new shows when I run the software, etc. Are there any iTunes alternatives which will handle this on my Rio Carbon? I'm running XP.
posted by YoungAmerican
on Apr 17, 2008 -
Lately NPR podcasts such as Fresh Air
, Wait, Wait...
, and All Songs Considered
have been acting wonky with multiple files of the same podcast, often incomplete, showing up in my podcatcher. I subscribe via Google Reader and dL files manually to my player, and have tried un- and then resubscribing to the feeds, but to no avail. Is it NPR's problem or an RSS issue on my end? I haven't been able to find any notices regarding service issues on the NPR sites.
posted by Alvy Ampersand
on Apr 3, 2008 -
Whats the best way to advertise and get the word out on my very niche comedy news/talkshow podcast so that it winds up being listened to by the right audience of interested people? [more inside]
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on Mar 26, 2008 -
Can anyone recommend interesting and useful podcasts about gardening and garden design? [more inside]
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on Mar 12, 2008 -
Do any podcasts exist that deal (fairly) rigorously with literary/media theory and/or continental philosophy? [more inside]
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on Feb 5, 2008 -
I'm looking for motivational / inspirational / positive thinking podcasts that are free to download. Know of any? [more inside]
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on Feb 3, 2008 -
Is there an easy way to find out the average estimated audience size of a specific podcast? [more inside]
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on Jan 25, 2008 -
What podcasts will make me more intelligent just by listening to them? I enjoy the BBC's "In Our Time", which features serious discussion of historical events and people by academics working in the field, and also quirky, thought-provoking programs like WNYC's "Radio Lab" and "This American Life". I'm not so keen on some of the podcasts I typically get from newspapers that gloss over the surface of a subject with little analysis. What other highbrow podcasts are made by people who really know their shit?
posted by nowonmai
on Nov 20, 2007 -
I added some new music tracks to iTunes, and for some reason it thought they were podcast episodes. So it doesn't show them under 'Music'. But it's not showing them in the 'Podcasts' library either. I've deleted the music files from the Finder, but how can I clear out the tracks from my iTunes library? [more inside]
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on Jul 31, 2007 -
What are the best *free* video podcasts available? News and cooking are what I'm really looking for. [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta
on Jul 15, 2007 -
I think we're due for a new discussion about alternatives to iTunes for both iPod management and listening to music. [more inside]
posted by ibmcginty
on Jul 14, 2007 -
Any suggestions for podcasts that might interest a nine year old? [more inside]
posted by RMD
on Jul 6, 2007 -
What is a good way to share the 50+ (phew) podcasts I listen to? A number of friends hear me talk about the greatness of podcasts and they want to know what I'm listening to. I'm stuck as to finding a good way to share my list, I can't copy my subscription list from iTunes.
If I had just a few, or if I wasn't adding/subtracting podcasts regularly, it wouldn't be a big deal. Is there a way I can place my list of podcasts on the web that I can update regularly, with descriptions and links to the subscription feeds?
posted by scottso17
on Jun 12, 2007 -
I love podcasts, but it very difficult to find new, quality
programs. I am looking for broadcasted material on a range of topics - including philosophy, the mind, avantgarde arts and lectures by creative, original thinkers (see my list of current podcasts for detail)... Can you help? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on May 31, 2007 -
I am having some difficulty in finding a way to schedule downloads of video podcasts so as they happen during the night (off peak downloading = no limits > daytime = limits). Any recommendations (Vista based)? [more inside]
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on Mar 28, 2007 -
How do I keep patrons from editing the itunes library while still letting them download? [more inside]
posted by petsounds
on Mar 24, 2007 -
Listening to This American Life (and motown) keeps me sane at my data entry job. Are there any other podcasts similar to TMI?
posted by Tlogmer
on Feb 13, 2007 -
What other podcasts can you recommend? I need to find more distraction for my hour-long commutes; I love podcasts, but I'm not finding enough that are well done and interesting. [more inside]
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on Nov 22, 2006 -
Storytelling, deep news stories, themed narratives: Podcasts in this vein wanted. Think "This American Life" but not always as funny or quirky, or the longer news stories on NPR that use the lens of a smaller story-within-a-story. Artsy takes on news also welcome. In addition, which Latino podcasts (in the same general format) have caught your ear? [more inside]
posted by fionab
on Oct 1, 2006 -
Looking for gay podcasts, specially the erotic kind and audio porn, preferably free. The more explicit (read fetishes) , the better. Any recommendations? Thanks!
posted by anonymous
on Aug 7, 2006 -