View Full Version : problem playing recent astronomycast podcasts

2016-Jan-29, 10:27 PM
I am not sure if it's just me, but I am having problems playing recent AstronomyCast podcasts.. perhaps the last four or five episodes.

If I try and seek (skip forwards or backwards), or pause and resume, it goes right back to the start!

The progress bar also indicates the wrong position, so the podcast can end and it only shows maybe a third progress. I can touch the progress bar and seek to the right place, so at least that works.

I thought it was because I set the playback speed to 1.1:1, but reverting to 1:1 didn't help.

I am using Podcast Addict on Android Lollipop 5.1.x on Sony Xperia Z Ultra, stock rom but rooted and unlocked bootloader.

Just me?

thanks very much

2016-Feb-02, 02:25 PM
Same problem here, I think it started just before Christmas. As well as playback problems the podcast duration is wrong, usually showing as 129 minutes.

I'm using Pocket Casts on a Nexus 5.

2016-Feb-03, 10:22 AM

I've had exactly the same problem - since the December episode on Family Astronomy.

I also use PodCast Addict - on a Samsung Galaxy S5, this morning I tried a different PodCast Player and get a similar error.
The time length of the episodes look weird too - Episode 400 shows a time length of 2 hours.

I also have a Ipod Touch so tried a Podcast app from the app store - that works just fine, so it looks like a Android'ish problem.



2016-Feb-03, 04:03 PM
Sorry - should have also said that Podcast Addict is working fine with other Podcasts I subscribe to.



2016-Feb-05, 10:09 PM
I asked Podcast Addict support and he suggested I try playing the podcast files with other media players, and found that Power Amp is OK as that has its own mp3 codec, but Google Music and the Sony Music Player both have this problem.

So there's definitely a problem with the file formatting in use.

2016-Feb-06, 10:17 AM
I sent a Google+ message to Fraser, Pamela and Astronomycast to point them at this discussion, hopefully they'll be able to discuss it with Preston (apologies for possible misspelling) who edits the podcast and might be able to resolve it.

2016-Feb-07, 01:32 AM
I posted a message to say I tried to inform Pamela and Fraser via Google plus but the forum said it needed a moderator's approval. I think the moderator is on vacation.

2016-Feb-07, 12:48 PM
I think the moderator is in vacation.

We all needed some time off.

2016-Feb-08, 12:50 AM
The latest episode, 400, has the same problem :-(

2016-Feb-08, 12:51 AM
We all needed some time off.

What? How dare you!!

2016-Feb-12, 08:11 AM
Episode 401 mp3 playback works fine

2016-Feb-18, 04:06 PM
Eps 401 works fine for me in Podcast Addict