Episode Queued for Download

Asked by Rick Timmis

I figure that I am just missing something, so I have not raised a Bug for this. I am having problems getting episodes to download.

I have a BQ 4.5 and have Podbird set to download 10 episodes, and to delete those older than 1 month.
I also have the hide listened to episodes checked.

Yet it lists all the episodes I have asked it to download as Queued for download.

Can you explain how I get it to automatically download the episodes, rather than queue them ?


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Krzysztof Tataradziński (ktatar156) said :

Dear Rick,
I think there is no possibility for now to mark all episodes for download. I think that you should report a bug for that.

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Nekhelesh Ramananthan (nik90) said :

Podbird and all apps that comes to my mind can only download one thing at a time. So if you want to download 10 episodes, the logical thing is to start downloading the first episode and queue the other 9 episodes. This way, when the first episode is finished downloaded, Podbird will start downloading the 2nd episode and so on.

In the current stable release (v0.7), we were using SingleDownload{} component which only allows downloading 1 episode while the app is suspended. This thereby prevented Podbird (which is suspended) from starting to download the next episode. However with the upcoming stable release (v0.8), we have migrated to DownloadManager{} component which can truly download multiple episodes even when Podbird is in the background.

So I expect your issue to be resolved with the next stable update. If you want, you can test it now by installing the development release "Podbird Devel" available from the Ubuntu Stores.

Hope this answers your question.

Podbird Dev

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Rick Timmis (rick-timmis) said :

Thank You Nik

I have both Podbird release and devel installed, so I will test this out.

Thank you for your answer, and for providing such a great app