Podcast download time-of-day

Hi Everyone,
Our station successfully migrated from Airtime 2.5.1 to Libretime this past weekend. So far, so good. I’m really enjoying feeling out the auto-populate from playlist feature, among other things.

We do have some minor issues with podcasts… there is at least one that is not downloading despite our best efforts, but there are enough posts out there that I can track that down soon enough.

My question is in regards to the time at which libretime checks RSS feeds for new episodes… Is it possible to set that time of day? For example, Democracy Now! is made available at or before 9AM PST… and we play it at noon PST. Is there a way to auto force Libretime to check the RSS and download the new episode prior to 11PST, so that it can be auto-included in the block at noon? Yesterday, I fear that it only worked because I forced the import by touching the podcast at 10AM PST. Today I left it alone and discovered that despite the podcast knowing of the new episode, it hadn’t downloaded yet.


Great to hear you had a successful migration. As far as when it downloads, that isn’t currently configurable. It should be something like every hour it queries for new episodes on the RSS and downloads them. I’d have to check the code to be sure but I think it a good rule of thumb would be if a show is updated 2 hours before it airs via autoplaylist then it shouldn’t be an issue.

I can’t say for sure though without pulling up the code and double checking what triggers it.

Thanks for the info! That might make this a bug report then. For more than one podcast now, I’ve had to manually instigate the import… but not for all of them. I can verify without a doubt, though (unless a log proves me otherwise) that it doesn’t work quite as you explain. At least for a daily podcast. ? Anyhow…

If there is a log I can check, please let me know. I’m keen to solve this, and to suggest that the epoch of download for a regular podcast be configurable - at least that way the user knows for sure that a check on the RSS was made.


It might be considered a bug indeed, I have noticed that sometimes certain podcasts are not updated intermittently.