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(NT) Podcast only goes up to 15 minutes ????

by DROrr / October 5, 2006 8:06 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Nope, got the whole thing 'cept for the commercial.
by Hiedran / October 5, 2006 8:18 AM PDT
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no commercial at the end

we put them back in the middle today. we even explained the whole situation!

unless, of course, you're talking about the mistake podcast from yesterday. That had no commercial!

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(NT) (NT) i got 15 minutes 13 as well.... huh?
by johnmartyn / October 5, 2006 8:28 AM PDT
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I'm also having some issues here.
by cars4less201 / October 5, 2006 8:32 AM PDT

iTunes says that the podcast it's only 0.1kb and never downloads it.

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It downloaded for me fine, but I'll check some things out, maybe it's a server issue.


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in the meantime
by Veronica Belmont-20381073359499778927797251280312 / October 5, 2006 8:40 AM PDT
In reply to: ugh
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V, what have you guys been smoking over there...
by DROrr / October 5, 2006 8:51 AM PDT
In reply to: in the meantime

the last couple of days?

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no need to be rude

I don't know what the problem is with today's show, the feed looks fine to me. Must be the server. You can try resubscribing again, that often helps.

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(NT) (NT) Sorry, Just Kidding. It's probably a problem with Itune
by DROrr / October 5, 2006 9:39 AM PDT
In reply to: no need to be rude
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the one with smoking problems is apple!
by aribeiro2 / October 5, 2006 10:42 AM PDT

ohh yeah
blame it all on apple Grin

unstable iTunes 7 should not be released before the testing process of the project!
it just behaves like a microsoft software!

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still only 15 min.
by JayVeeCee / October 5, 2006 10:11 AM PDT
In reply to: in the meantime

i downloaded via the direct link and still got a file that cuts out at around 15 minutes, so apparently it's not iTunes munging it up...

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Nope - I went to the direct link and downloaded also
by cardsbb9 / October 5, 2006 10:49 AM PDT
In reply to: still only 15 min.

I got 30:37 just like in iTunes ver 6.

It ins't a problem with the file.

(BTW, doing this I just discovered that the podcast sounds much better in Win player than in iTunes)

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(NT) (NT) Thanks a lot Belmont ;)
by cars4less201 / October 5, 2006 11:31 AM PDT
In reply to: in the meantime
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no problems here, but i don't use iTunes
by aribeiro2 / October 5, 2006 8:56 AM PDT

well, i use "Juice", the former "iPodder", free software Grin

i downloaded a 30:46 minutes version, you can do this by not using the apple's buggy software....
(ok, just kidding, i don't want to get any apple lover mad with me today...)

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(NT) (NT) I just downloaded 30:37 worth from iTunes (ver6)
by cardsbb9 / October 5, 2006 9:46 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Damn you pretty iTunes 7...
by cars4less201 / October 5, 2006 11:36 AM PDT
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The podcast I really the R-rated version!
by skimike4 / October 5, 2006 8:44 AM PDT

The bigger question: where's the podcast where the real V comes out! That's the one we want.

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by FANLESS / October 5, 2006 10:21 AM PDT

Mine too was only 15 minutes.
If nothing else, they got me to come to this page 2 days in a row!

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by Jetsers / October 5, 2006 10:43 AM PDT

only 15 minutes for me from the mp3 link and the flash player.

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that's really weird
by Veronica Belmont-20381073359499778927797251280312 / October 5, 2006 10:59 AM PDT
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by Jetsers / October 5, 2006 11:30 AM PDT
In reply to: that's really weird

Clicked on the link you posted in the previous mesage.
15:13 is the time and the file is 7.03 megs.

I will try to get it from home, maybe my work machine is just refusing to download it.

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tried again...still 15:13
by JayVeeCee / October 5, 2006 12:57 PM PDT
In reply to: that's really weird

maybe a partial file is cached somewhere and some of us keep getting the cached file. using the direct link that works perfectly for you i still get a 7mb 15:13 file...

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success, finally.
by JayVeeCee / October 5, 2006 1:04 PM PDT

i guess the nanoballs are all in alignment now because i forced a re-download in iTunes and the entire file came through.

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by Veronica Belmont-20381073359499778927797251280312 / October 6, 2006 12:55 AM PDT
In reply to: success, finally.

i like it when the nanoballs solve my problems for me.

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by Jetsers / October 6, 2006 11:40 AM PDT
In reply to: nice

worked fine when I got home, Thanks for the podcast. It always makes the day more fun.

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A possible explanation to this problem
by SantiagoCrespo / October 5, 2006 11:14 PM PDT
In reply to: that's really weird

Since CNet uses Akamai's caching service to offload some of their server load and bandwidth, perhaps some of you are just hitching a ride on an Akamai server that got a corrupted version of the file.
I don't really know if the podcasts are hosted by Akamai's cache servers to speed up the downloads or not.
Maybe your ISPs are using proxy/cache servers.
I don't use the XML feed to download the podcast, I download directly from the link provided in the shownotes newsletter, and it's working fine to me.

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Wouldn't be the first time
by CordovaCaddes / October 5, 2006 11:31 PM PDT

This definitely happened to This Week in Tech. If the caching server starts serving the file before it has copied the whole thing then you will only receive a partial file. If you are using iTunes, you can download the show with the direct link and replace the mp3 file, but there is no way to prevent the problem from occuring.

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Me too 15mins then stops - and i use ZENcast for my ZV:M..
by drdos / October 5, 2006 11:40 PM PDT

no iTunes here.. Kind of sad on my commute to work when Molly just stops mid sentence!!

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