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Unable to get the Buzz since 3-09

by moliny / March 20, 2006 5:01 AM PST

...using either Lemon or iTunes.
Same computer, same network/firewall/virus program configurations. No changes on my side. What's going on? it just stopped downloading.

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It's amazing CNET has not addressed this issue
by moliny / March 20, 2006 5:10 AM PST

Nothing on my side has changed.
This is the equivalent of DEAD AIR if BOL were a radio show.

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Please ignore my post. and check your Host File
by moliny / March 20, 2006 6:28 AM PST

Check Host file and delete
DW.com.com and i.icom.com
entries

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Manual Download
by AndyInTN / March 21, 2006 12:30 AM PST

You can always head over to:

http://podcast.cnet.com

From there, you can manually download each episode. To download previous episodes, simply change the date in the address. Yes, its a pain, but if you need your BOL fix, you can quickly get it from that page.

There is also an earlier thread that has a preview for the new BOL page, as soon as that goes live you should be able to simply stream each episode.

Also, Google Reader allows you to stream the feed and episodes.

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Thanks. But it is no help.
by kdtaylor / March 21, 2006 2:21 AM PST

Can you imagine that anyone sending out a podcast asks their listeners to modify the HOSTS file? I have looked in my HOSTS file and found no entries for DW.COM or i.icom. I am glad that this worked for you. However, since so few seem to be affected, I am getting used to the idea that I am in the minority and will get lost in the noise. Enjoy the BOL show. It is the best of its kind. However, manually downloading the show or listening to it streaming to me is so 2003. Luv Tom, Molly and Veronica and not getting your show is truly a loss for me. However, the problem is on CNET's side. I can see where the problems started by looking at Juice 2.2. Unfortunately, only a few people are affected and we are prioritized to the bottom of the list.

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Not prioritized at the bottom
by acedtect-20196213851867054973637995818137 / March 21, 2006 2:39 AM PST

Hey now, you're not prioritized at the bottom. I had a conversation with Brook this morning (she handles the tracking for the podcast) and she's taking all the feedback form the threads here and some very helpful email we got with error messages and looking into it.

I *know* the problem originates with our tracking, but also we know that since it doesn't affect everyone the same, that the problem exists in how the tracking intereacts with certian other elements. Determining what those elements are and why they behave that way is the key to fixing the issue.

Let me emphasize that we're not trying to point the finger and blame others. But it is essential to gather as many details as possible to figure out how to get it fixed. So all the feedback of ISPs and hosts files and what works and what doesn't is extremely helpful.

Don't abdnon us just yet, we want to figure this out.

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Thanks.
by kdtaylor / March 21, 2006 3:37 AM PST

I am sorry if I appear to be overreacting. I am going through "withdrawal". Sorry to be rash. I will wait on the solution.

Kent

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LOL - it's understandable
by acedtect-20196213851867054973637995818137 / March 21, 2006 5:58 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks.

We're getting a little taste of that withdrawal ourselves with Veronica gone.

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