#1 Posted by Kazona (3102 posts) -

Using pocketcast on Android. Downloading of other premium podcast from the feed works fine. Strangely enough, the size of the bombcast is usually indicated to only be a few KB while other podcasts on the premium feed correctly display the actual size.

#2 Edited by teaoverlord (311 posts) -

Did you put the URL as http://username:password@www.giantbomb.com/podcast-xml/premium/? Haven't used pocketcast, but this works for me on Podcast Addict.

#3 Edited by jjnen (661 posts) -

I, too, have the same problem (on Android with Pocket Casts). Other than the ad-free Bombcasts seem to download just fine as Kazona said. And rss is in the form of "http://username:password@www.giantbomb.com/podcast-xml/premium/".

#4 Posted by HeadNodShy (72 posts) -

I'm having the same problem with Doggcatcher on Android. I can download every other podcast from the premium feed except for the Bombcast.

A clue came in the form of this error message:

"java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Illegal character in path at index 57: http://v.giantbomb.com/podcast/Giant_Bombcast_04_08_2014_[Premium]-04-07-2014-3324709291.mp3"

I'm not sure what changed on the feed but it maybe it's the square brackets.

#5 Posted by SebW (45 posts) -

Same problem here with Doggcatcher on Android, I think it must be the square bracket since that's the 57th character. Hopefully they can just remove those and everything will be all good again.

#6 Edited by MB (13300 posts) -

This seems like an issue with how the brackets are encoded in the RSS URL. Instead of [ and ] it may work if %5B and %5D were used.

#7 Posted by Kazona (3102 posts) -
#8 Posted by fleethefactory (175 posts) -

@kazona Did you find a way to edit the feed within Pocket Casts? Since we subscribe to the RSS using "http://username:password@www.giantbomb.com/podcast-xml/premium/", I'm not sure how to get around that.

#9 Edited by Kazona (3102 posts) -

@fleethefactory: You can simply paste that link in the search bar on the add podcast screen.

#10 Posted by SebW (45 posts) -

Welp, shit is still broke for me, if I keep posting here maybe someone will take a look...

#11 Posted by Rorie (3039 posts) -

Yep, we're pretty sure this is related to the bracket and will just stop using it in filenames in the future.

#12 Posted by SebW (45 posts) -
#13 Posted by LycanGav (24 posts) -

Also appreciate the fix Rorie, fixed (hopefully?) before I remembered to complain.

Although, to be fair, I actually enjoy the ads on the regular Bombcast.

#14 Posted by VierasTalo (966 posts) -

So uh, is there any way to get this working on the default Podcasts-app in iOS? Doesn't let me add the url as it says it isn't proper.

#15 Posted by HeadNodShy (72 posts) -

@rorie: Just popping in to say that the podcast is downloading just fine now without the brackets. Thanks guys!

#16 Posted by SebW (45 posts) -

It broke again, regular brackets "(" and ")" are causing the same issue as before.

#17 Edited by craigeve (2 posts) -

Just signed up to GB and can't get the premium to work with my U/P using the URL above with Pocketcasts, says that the search failed as this doesn't appear to be a podcast feed URL.

Has anyone had any success getting the premium podcasts working on the Android PocketCast app?

edit: literally 2 seconds after i post i realise i'd left the trailing / off the URL. As you were :/