META: MGoBlog Podcast keeps restarting when listening on iPhone

Submitted by BlueCE on November 28th, 2012 at 10:18 AM
Is anyone else having problems with the weekly podcast when listening via the iPhone were after a minute or so it stops an then restarts from the beginning again. It works fine when I listen to it on the computer but on the phone it hasn't worked for about 6 weeks.

Comments

MaizeNBlueJ

November 28th, 2012 at 10:29 AM ^

I'm having the same problems. I'm usually near a computer, so it's not that big of a deal for me, but it'd be nice to get it fixed, so I can listen to it when on roadtrips, etc.

Brian

November 28th, 2012 at 10:29 AM ^

I have gotten similar complaints and am not sure what to do about it. If anyone has any suggestions... the issue seems strictly with iPhones and that's a weird thing. 

eth2

November 28th, 2012 at 10:37 AM ^

Yep, same problem here. I managed to get it working by downloading the entire podcast file first with the Downcast app which costs a few bucks IIRC. It's a nice app for managing podcasts so worth it if you're into that.

JLo

November 28th, 2012 at 12:12 PM ^

I've had the restart problem with Downcast, but ONLY if I try to stream the podcast rather than download it first.  Once it's downloaded in its entirety, it works fine.  I'm not sure how the official Apple podcasts app works, but perhaps it's a streaming issue?

 

(Also, I heartily recommend Downcast.  It is a great, great app.)

los barcos

November 28th, 2012 at 10:50 AM ^

happens to me as well.  i have an iphone 5 and i cant listen to it on my phone.

 

same thing happens for the wtka app, too. additionally, anyone able to stream wtka online?  they just changed their website and i cant get any of the podcasts...

 

hummmr

November 28th, 2012 at 11:02 AM ^

I use the RSS Radio app (free) and the podcast works fine on an iPhone 4S.   No problems with any Mgopodcasts or WTKA. 

OT comment on the podcast itself: Brian is amazingly calm and un-emo despite the insanely frustrating performance last Saturday.  Maniacal laughing and exclaims of "AAARGH BIG TEEEEEEEEEN" are notably absent.

TrppWlbrnID

November 28th, 2012 at 11:19 AM ^

the new podcast app that apple released that is now separate from "music" is pretty flaky. i am not able to download directly to my phone from either wifi or cell service. my best luck has been to download it from the itunes subscription and then sync to iphone. sounds like the apple people are working on a fix to the podcast app, since some people are pretty unhappy about it.

michchi85

November 28th, 2012 at 11:26 AM ^

I hated the app when it first came out, but they recently had an update to the app and I've been incredibly happy with it.  Have you updated the podcast app?  If it still doesn't work, then there might be a bigger issue.  Only podcast I've had trouble with is the Mgoblog podcast downloading.

eschaton811ydau

November 28th, 2012 at 12:56 PM ^

got the same issue with both the ipad 3 and the iphone 5.

here's my workaround:

1) use the Filer app to get the file from the direct download link

2) use Filer to move the file to your listening app of choice

GoBlueBalls

November 28th, 2012 at 2:54 PM ^

I have the iPhone 4s, with the most up-to-date iOS at all times, and for the past year, I have never been able to download the mgopodcast over the air or via my wireless network.  I've used the old iTunes app and the new Podcast app, and hasn't worked in either place.  This is the only podcast I've ever had this problem with, and it's consistent and frustrating.