[Rhythmbox-devel] podcast URLs with redirection don't work (was Re: Problem downloading some podcasts)

>>>>> "MLG" == Miguel Lahoz García  writes:

MLG> Hi, I'm using Rhythmbox (Ubuntu Dapper) and I can't
MLG> download episodes from some podcasts, for example:

MLG> http://feeds.feedburner.com/EnglishAsASecondLanguagePodcast

MLG> This podcast works fine with other podcast clients, like gPodder
MLG> and iTunes.  I have observed, in all the podcast with this
MLG> problem, that the url for the files uses some kind of
MLG> redirection, for example:

MLG> http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3?http://media.libsyn.com/media/eslpod/ESLPod171.mp3

MLG> The url is valid, the file can be downloaded with wget.
MLG> Any idea about how to solve it? Do you think it could be a bug?

Yep, failing to handle redirects is a known bug (and still present in


There is a discussion there about how it might be solved.


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