Podbird Freezing on start for about 1 minute?

  • Re: Podbird reignited

    @Elleo thanks for the geat app it really is an essential one! I only have some trouble with it freezing for at least a minute each time I start it.

    I am on a N5 with a fairly slow internet, so I don't know if the freezing is as it refreshes / updates podcasts or?? Meaning I am not sure if it is my N5 performance or it is my network that is freezing things up. Any pointers on debugging to see what the freezing is from?

    I am subscribed to 22 podcasts.

    Thanks for any advice.

  • @rik
    It could be due to your internet bandwidth.
    At startup, podbird updates all podcasts to seek for new input, it's relatively light but could take some time...
    Then there are downloads, but I doubt it's your problem.

    Have you tried on another connection ?

  • Podbird will go and try to get updates on all channels you are subscribed to.

    As a workaround you can start the app in flight mode

    Also opening an issue in their tracker will help: https://code.launchpad.net/podbird

  • Thanks so far for the insights. I'll check-in at the issue tracker, but understand what podbird is trying to do a bit better now at startup.

    Note that a few other glitches were solved with a recent update: namely that downloaded podcasts were not able to play.

    Additionally, in the settings I "refreshed podcast artwork" and deleted orphaned files and links. So overall it seems to function acceptably now.

    Again I'll head over to the tracker, it would be nice if there was a way to control it not automatically doing a refresh at start for us poor internet users (Ethiopia is a single carrier country, and it is slow!)

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