video podcasts show as failed downloads

Bug #120284 reported by Alan Pope 🍺🐧🐱 🦄 on 2007-06-13
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Nominated for 0.11 by Luke Faraone
rhythmbox (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: rhythmbox

I'd like to download all my podcasts with one application. At the moment I download audio podcasts with rhythmbox and video podcasts with the now unsupported ipodder. I would like to get my video podcasts via rhythmbox also. I appreciate that rhythmbox is not a video player, but it is a podcast downloader, and the mechanism for downloading an audio podcast doesn't differ from a video one. Indeed rhythmbox does actually download video podcasts but marks them as "failed". If you double click an audio podcast it plays, if you double click a video podcast (that has already downloaded, but is tagged as failed) it starts downloading again. So...

Could you please allow rhythmbox to download video podcasts without marking them as failed?
Could rhythmbox transfer video podcasts to an iPod video?
Could rhythmbox please kick off the default media player (totem?) when a video podcast is double clicked?

Not sure if these are all separate wishlists or bugs. If so I can break them up.

description: updated
Tyler Fenby (schitso) on 2007-06-14
Changed in rhythmbox:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → Unconfirmed
Soren Hansen (soren) on 2007-06-14
Changed in rhythmbox:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Tyler Fenby (schitso) on 2007-06-14
Changed in rhythmbox:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug, that's known upstream

Changed in rhythmbox:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
Changed in rhythmbox:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Luke Faraone (lfaraone) wrote :

It should at least show an error message explaining what is wrong, rather than having the user just sit wondering.

Changed in rhythmbox:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
status: Triaged → Confirmed
Cross (cross+z) wrote :

yes, I have exactly the same complaints.

Rhythmbox is great, it can recognize Chinese characters correctly and read/write ipod fluently. But just the incapability about video podcast. Sure, I can understand the project is just purely for music. But just as mentioned above, it's also have the role of podcast downloader.

So, please make it happen.

Changed in rhythmbox:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in rhythmbox:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Matthew Woerly (nattgew) wrote :

Seems like something mentioned in this one.

Changed in rhythmbox:
status: Confirmed → Expired
rithik g (gkrithi) wrote :

bug is not valid anymore, per upstream.

Changed in rhythmbox (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
James Lewis (james-fsck) wrote :

Curious, what are the upstream changes you are referring to.. I moved on fron rhythmbox a decade ago because of lack of development, and responsiveness to issues like this, has something changed?

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