Author Topic: Marking any Podcast Episode as Listened to?  (Read 1274 times)

deanoman

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I would be wonderful if we could mark any podcast as listened to. Currently it is a disabled menu item for most cases.

s4zando

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It would be nice to be able to *permanently* flag a particular podcast episode as having been "listened to" and keep that flag until (if ever) it is unmarked.

It's gets rather confusing after listening to a lot of different podcasts/episodes as to whether I have actually listened to a particular episode or not. (I tend to skip around and cherry pick interview episodes on podcasts such as "Rolling Stone Music Now")

This would simply require that a flag be set that indicates that the podcast as been listened to and that it has been deleted (or just that the file is no loner stored locally). This would also open the ability of marking a podcast as having been listened to, even tho it has never been downloaded.

I'm open to clarify, questions, comments, and concerns.

Thanks much!

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Last Edit: January 31, 2018, 01:26:10 PM by s4zando

Steven

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are you aware that you can right click a podcast/ Mark as Listened
If you are, how does this request differ?

Spiron

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Marking only works on episodes that have already been downloaded.  I recently added a podcast that was over 100 episodes in and it decided to download them all because my setting is "Download all new episodes".  As I also listen to a podcast which is over 300 episodes in it might be inconvenient to have all those episodes download if someone were to add it new

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I'm currently having this problem, too. I borked my subscriptions flie by accident and had to readd the subscriptions, one of which has almost 1000 hour-long episodes. I had about 200 left, and it let me drag and drop the files in, but then it proceeded to try to download all the rest again, which would be a huge data suck AND completely confuse which ones I've already listened to.

This also didn't help: https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=28728.msg159786#msg159786

Currently the only solution is to tell MusicBee not to download the podcast at all, so you have to do all your downloads manually.

I think there should be an option like "only download future episodes" when you first add the subscription.


Update: no, it was having some kind of issue and even after trying to delete the subscription again, it wouldn't stop downloading. The only thing that would stop it was to delete the subscriptions.dat file along with downloads.dat. (Also, another subscription had the files deleted even though i definitely said "remove subscription only".)

Gonna take this to bug reports now: https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=28841.0
Last Edit: June 09, 2019, 10:53:32 AM by psychoadept
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I think there should be an option like "only download future episodes" when you first add the subscription.

+1

(had the same issue - I moved the download folder to a disk with more space, and waited it out... 40+GB (!) of redundant downloads... removing the *.dat-files didn't help...)

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I would be wonderful if we could mark any podcast as listened to. Currently it is a disabled menu item for most cases.

Don't understand what this means though. There's an option 'Mark as listened' and for me it's never disabled...?

Problem is:  the episode is not just marked, it disappears (without being removed) from the 'All subscriptions' list ├índ the subfolder list.  So when I want to listen to it again, I need to search for the specific subscription (which can be time consuming).  So my request would be:  simply marking the episode, not visually removing it (when using 'Mark as listened').
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I think there should be an option like "only download future episodes" when you first add the subscription.
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