- 03-12-2013, 04:11 PM #1
I finally took the plunge and have been using my new 920 for about a week now, and I have a very frustrating problem. Podcasts work fine, and I can subscribe to them with no problems. My issue is that I'm wanting to listen to a podcast called "We're Alive" and the episodes aren't very long. I can't figure out how to get the media player to continuously play them, nor can I figure out how to add them to a playlist to try and accomplish the same thing. The media player in Windows Phone 8 is utter garbage compared to the one in iOS, and for the life of me I can't figure out how to make it act like a media player that actually makes sense. Not being able to advance to the next podcast is driving me up the wall because I have to babysit the media player and manually advance to the next one by trolling through multiple screens to simply change to the next episode. How on earth do you get this thing to work in a way that makes sense??? Is there a way to make a playlist, and if there is will it actually advance to the next episode without being babysat? The media player is just terrible, (everything about media playback of any form is ridiculously dumb!) are there any alternatives that actually work, or are we stuck with this utterly useless app?
By the way, We're Alive is a fantastic podcast. Highly recommended!
03-12-2013, 05:01 PM #2
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When I am able to play a podcast from a subscription list, it will automatically play all of them, back to back to back. The problem is that > half the time I get an error that says this file can't be played on your phone. . I downloaded three episodes of this we're alive zombie thing and none of them would play. this has probably been the thing that has give me the most trouble with wp8.
- 03-12-2013, 05:08 PM #4
How did you get them to play back to back? Whenever I play them, it plays one episode then stops. Nothing I can find indicates that you can set them to keep going to the next one. Music plays fine (I guess), but podcasts absolutely have no option to keep going in order. If you can, I'd recommend finding a way to play those podcasts you downloaded already, We're Alive is incredibly good!
- 03-12-2013, 05:12 PM #5
- 03-12-2013, 05:16 PM #7
EDIT: I just now finished listening to Episode 19 Part 2 and when it finished, playback stopped. Opening the app, or using the dropdown toast thingy works, but when I hit the next track button it only advances forward in the episode I just played. It won't go to the next episode, and hitting play only restarts the episode I just listened to. This is incredibly frustrating and stupid. Having to babysit a media player makes it completely useless!
Last edited by Onerunjunior; 03-12-2013 at 05:31 PM.
- 03-16-2013, 01:49 PM #8
Instead of going into said podcast and selecting an episode to play, click the play icon on the thumbnail/picture of the podcast ... As long as your settings are to "play from oldest to newest", your episodes will play back to back to back without stopping.
- 03-17-2013, 11:16 PM #12
I've not had a situation where I listen to podcasts back to back, granted I only listen to the WPCentral and Windows Developer Show podcasts... So I generally only have 1 at a time to listen to 😁
- 04-19-2013, 04:47 AM #16
I'm the developer of podme. Sadly, podme has some bugs and I'm trying to fix the as fast as possible.
Perhabs you can help me. Just give me a hint, when podme crashes or what podme could do better.
@Onerunjunior: can you send me an email to email@example.com. I would like to know which podcasts you have organized in a Group or which Podcasts stops playing.
Sometimes you will get the error "Unsupported Format". I don't know why, but this error only occures when running podme on Windows Phone 8. But WP7.5 and WP7.8 plays these episodes without any problems. I hope to fix this error soon.
- 04-19-2013, 09:43 AM #17
You might find it useful to look over this topic: http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...ps-tricks.html It recommends some podcast players and gives a brief rundown of the features of each. Hope that helps!
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