#1 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1810 posts) -

I've been catching up on all the bombcasts that I never originally listend to. I started with the Arrow Pointing Down stuff and had reached April '09, but now they're not working anymore. I finished one, clicked the next one, it didn't work, tried another and now they all don't work. I tried them on the RSS, on the site itself, and even in itunes and they don't work anywhere. I really hope they didn't de-archive all the old episodes. Anyone know what's up with this?

#2 Posted by guywattie (2 posts) -

i am having this problem too i've tried downloading old bombcasts and i've tried listing to them from the bombcast page but they just wont start

#3 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1810 posts) -

@guywattie:

The more recent ones seem to work, but none of the older ones do. I know they are in the process of redesigning the site, so maybe this is a side effect of that? I just hope they aren't gone forever.

#4 Posted by Baillie (4245 posts) -

@ll_Exile_ll: What episode you on? I could hook you up... *Shifty Eyes*

#5 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1810 posts) -

@Baillie:

The last one I finished was "04-07-2009"

#6 Posted by Baillie (4245 posts) -

@ll_Exile_ll: So the next one is either the Capcom Edition or 04-14-2009. Which one would you prefer?

#7 Posted by FinalDasa (1882 posts) -

Ive recently also been going through old ones and havent had a problem downloading and listening through iTunes.

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#8 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1810 posts) -

@Baillie:

Do you have them all downloaded? If so, all of 2009 would be awesome.

#9 Posted by geirr (2632 posts) -

In iTunes they all seem to work. They don't have the Arrow Pointing Down ones listed though.

#10 Posted by Baillie (4245 posts) -
#11 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1810 posts) -

@geirr: When I try to download the one I'm on (giant bombcast capcom edition from 4/9/09), I get the "!" which indicates you are trying to play a file that doesn't exist. When I click the "!", it says: "There was a problem trying to download Giant Bombcast Capcom Edition. Authorization is needed to access 'http://media.giantbomb.com/podcast/giantbombcast-capcom.mp3'"

The same error occurs on every episode up to 8-2-11, after which they all work fine.

#12 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1810 posts) -

@Baillie:

Weird. They seem to work on the itunes website but not in the itunes program,

#13 Posted by Baillie (4245 posts) -

@ll_Exile_ll: That is weird. Are you able to get them from the website now?

#14 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (2025 posts) -

I'm having the same error in the iTunes program itself as well.

#15 Edited by geirr (2632 posts) -

@ll_Exile_ll said:

@geirr: When I try to download the one I'm on (giant bombcast capcom edition from 4/9/09), I get the "!" which indicates you are trying to play a file that doesn't exist. When I click the "!", it says: "There was a problem trying to download Giant Bombcast Capcom Edition. Authorization is needed to access 'http://media.giantbomb.com/podcast/giantbombcast-capcom.mp3'"

The same error occurs on every episode up to 8-2-11, after which they all work fine.

I just downloaded it and I'm playing it in iTunes 11.x

edit: I couldn't stream it directly though, I had to click the little "free" button on the right-hand side.

#16 Posted by Death_Burnout (3797 posts) -

I can confirm they were working at least 2 hours ago.

If this is a permanent problem I am walking the fuck OUT.

#17 Posted by Forcen (1835 posts) -
#18 Edited by mordukai (7157 posts) -

@Forcen said:

This can't be intentional, the RSS feed must always contain all the episodes and they should all be available.

The Hotspot did this before, so we created a torrent and uploaded them all to box.com. http://www.giantbomb.com/forums/off-topic/31/huh-the-hotspot-is-dead/544807/

Just tried downloading old bombcast episodes through Itunes and I'm getting error msg's. Tells me I need authorization to access it. I hope it's only a temporary problem. Haven't tried doing it through the site.

EDIT: Yeah. Even trying to download them through the site gives you an error msg. Hopefully they'll fix it.

#19 Posted by Death_Burnout (3797 posts) -

Here to confirm they still don't work!

#20 Posted by Indecis10n (7 posts) -

Pointed here from another thread, seems a bit selective, I know that there are a few (first four of 09) episodes that this is the case with, however, the 02-10-2009 episode is still up.

Getting errors through iTunes, Downcast and an XML error when trying to directly download from the site.

#21 Edited by guywattie (2 posts) -

I have no idea what is going on but now even the newest bombcast is not downloading or starting. it is not working trough iTunes either.

edit: yes! the new one just downloaded but the old ones are still messed up.

#22 Posted by fox01313 (5080 posts) -

Tried this on chrome & firefox with no success on the bombcast, at least while itunes is up i can listen to the gamespot gameplay podcast (btw this is pretty much impossible to find easily on the gamespot site along with the gamespot uk podcast, they really need to learn from Dave & the rest of the website engineers of GB to update gamespot to make these as easy to get to as the bombcast) while top men are working on fixing this on the site.

#23 Posted by Jeff (3626 posts) -

All the file permissions on those MP3s have been trashed and set to "owner" for some reason, which is causing them to be inaccessible. Trying to fix it now.

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#24 Posted by Jeff (3626 posts) -

OK, it should be fixed now.

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#25 Posted by meatdimensionfighter (43 posts) -

Just tried playing a handful of old ones. They all work fine now.

#26 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1810 posts) -

@Jeff: Thanks Jeff, seems to be working now.

#27 Edited by Death_Burnout (3797 posts) -

@Jeff: Thanks a million! Everything is all good now.