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tbaker2500 wrote:I've bumped it up to 50 episodes in the feed. Unfortunately, that is the max I can safely support in any feed before it gets to large for podcatchers.
There are plans to make those archives available to download in bulk when we refresh the website.
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Most people do not use DoggCatcher (nor should they). The RSS feed has to support a wide variety of applications and devices.
50 episodes is larger than most podcasts I see, and larger than most RSS feeds in general; it's a good size to use.
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:I've nothing against it. But I don't have any reason to use it either and, from what other webmasters tell me, it's not even close to being the most-used application for grabbing podcasts.
(Most people still use iTunes -- which I have *plenty* against, even if I reluctantly use it myself.)
tbaker2500 wrote:RSS feeds should be limited to 0.5MB. Anything over that, and many pod catchers croak on the feed, not updating. The files they link to (the episodes themselves) can be almost any size.
Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:Currently, 50 episode-items take 94,556 bytes.
An individual entry can be as much as 4K bytes.
tbaker2500 wrote:An entry can have a whole story in it, like on the main feed. The main feed is currently 277KB with 50 episodes in it. At another time, it was 450KB. If I push it and up the count, a big story will push us over the limit, and nobody will get the new episode. Damn safety margins.
pondspider wrote:tbaker2500 wrote:An entry can have a whole story in it, like on the main feed. The main feed is currently 277KB with 50 episodes in it. At another time, it was 450KB. If I push it and up the count, a big story will push us over the limit, and nobody will get the new episode. Damn safety margins.
Well that settles it, then
Sorry if I've been unreasonably pushy on this and taken you away from more important things... But one last thought...
As an RSS feed, is there not some way to limit the size of each entry? If the complete text of a story is included in the original (on the website?), some way to truncate the RSS entry and provide a link through to the full text? In my main RSS reader (not for podcasts... Newsblur) some feeds certainly do this. I guess it depends upon the settings provided by the website admin tools.
Anyways, thanks for bearing with me and my naïve questions
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