Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 189823
Unable to add podcast feed
Last modified: 2008-05-06 11:50:24 EDT
Description of problem:
When trying to add podcast feed, it displays an error message
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
1. Activate context menu on "Podcasts" in Rhythmbox left pane
2. Select "New Podcast Feed" menu item.
3. Enter "http://linuxuser.thepodcastnetwork.com/feed/" as Podcast feed.
3. Click on "Add" button.
Steps to Reproduce:
-- begin message box --
Error in podcast
There was a problem adding this podcast. Please verify the URL:
-- end message box --
Podcast should be added into the library.
When added podcast at "http://leoville.tv/podcasts/sn.xml" (redirected from
"http://leo.am/podcasts/sn"), it gets added. But on playing, a segmentation
I noticed both the feeds and found that "http://leoville.tv/podcasts/sn.xml"
feed contains some iTunes specific tags. So, is Rhythmbox expecting this ??
Works fine here. Could you please check whether the same thing occurs with
Rhythmbox 0.9.6 that was uploaded to the FC6 updates recently?
(Multimedia stuff moves quickly, and it would be better using the latest
distribution to use Rhythmbox properly).
Created attachment 147006 [details]
Wireshark Capture of Rhythmbox
I'm running Rhythmbox 0.9.7 in Fedora Core 6 (amd64). When trying to add this
"http://linuxuser.thepodcastnetwork.com/feed/" podcast I got this error:
-- begin error --
"There was a problem adding this podcast. Please verify the URL:
-- end error --
Whereas, I played the same podcast in amaroK, and there it played fine. I've
sumbitted the network packet capture of the packet when I added podcast feed to
my rhythmbox. It seems rhythmbox initiated the connection reset, without
receiving the complete podcast feed. BtW, I'm running on 128 Kbps ADSL connection.
There's problem indeed:
$ gnomevfs-cat http://linuxuser.thepodcastnetwork.com/feed/ > foo
$ wc -l foo
$ wget http://linuxuser.thepodcastnetwork.com/feed/
$ wc -l index.html
The following program fails as well:
#define URL "http://linuxuser.thepodcastnetwork.com/feed/"
int main (int argc, char **argv)
if (!gnome_vfs_init ())
if (gnome_vfs_read_entire_file (URL, &file_size, &contents) !=
g_warning ("Couldn't read data from \"%s\"", URL);
g_message ("Read %d bytes from \"%s\"", URL);
** (process:14240): WARNING **: Couldn't read data from
Looks like a gnome-vfs bug.
Works fine in svn trunk of gnome-vfs, probably a neon/gnome-vfs bug, CC:'ing Joe.
A stock neon can process the GET response from that URL fine, I'd guess this is
either a gnome-vfs problem or some issue in the patched copy of neon bundled in
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