REQUEST: If a podcast has a customized thumbnail, please use that same thumbnail for displaying that podcast's episodes.
RATIONALE. Currently (v 2.12)--according to the dev--there is no way to predict what thumbnail will be used. E.g., if an episode has its own thumbnail, that thumbnail may, or may not be used. Likewise, if an episode does not have its own thumbnail and its podcast has a customized thumbnail, that thumbnail may or may not be used. Given that the thumbnails users see 99% of the time are episode thumbnails--not podcast thumbnails--it should be possible for users to have max control over what thumbnails will be displayed.
This feature is available in the new v2.23.3
Just got a new phone. And none of the thumbnails appear now. Even when searching for new podcasts.
I only started using this app in the last year, less than that, so I learned about the you tube changes and the URL I used was how to add my subscriptions. It is only in the last 6 weeks when I had to reinstall the app that my subscriptions no longer show thumbnails. I tried to add two more and only one worked. Still no thumbnails though which were fine 2 or 3 months ago. I'll email you. You emailed me previously when I couldn't add subscriptions at all.
Please send me an email in case of an issue (Settings/Feedback)
What you described is normal. You cannot use YouTube RSS feeds anymore as Google disabled that API a while ago. You need to paste the official playlist/channel url into the app in order to get the content
I think that podcast is in error as the name on you tube is not how it shows. Others have added fine but none show thumbnails.
Thumbnails used to show for my you tube subscriptions but since I reinstalled the app after my phone motherboard was replaced, I only see one radio podcast thumbnail and none of my you tube ones. Some subscriptions won't add either when I use the standard format of http://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?user=jackieaina
Can you please send me the RSS feed you subscribed to which has this 'Gazelle ad' issue ?
I checked the main RSS feeds and cannot see those. Thanks
Chris Phillips commented
Please add something like this. I currently have a Gazelle.com advert image as the thumbnail for this week's This Week in Tech episode. I appear to have no way to change that. I'd (obviously?) much rather have a proper image for the show instead of an irrelevant advert image.
Terry Mellon commented
Xavier, given the user has no way of knowing if an episode has a thumbnail, it is unkownable what thumbnail will appear when the episode is first played.
But that's not the issue. What I'm asking for is the ability to be the one who specifies what the thumbnail is going to be whether or not the episode has one. This is exactly what I can do for the podcast itself.
When the episode has a thumbnail, then the episode thumbnail will be used, otherwise the podcast thumbnail is displayed. There's nothing random ;)