PodTrapper Edit Podcast Screen

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The edit podcast screen has two uses:

  • To edit settings for all new podcasts, accessed via Settings -> New Podcast Settings (or Default Podcast Settings, for version 2.0.1 and earlier)
  • To edit settings for an individual podcast, access via the main screen menu under 'Podcast Settings' (or Edit Podcast for version 2.0.1 and earlier)

Note: The nature of some options means that some are displayed in some cases and not in others.



This is the feed url for a podcast. It can only be edited if the feed hasn't yet been retrieved successfully. This should be the RSS feed for a podcast. The easiest way to find podcasts is using the Podcast Browser.


Some paid podcasts require a username and password that is provided when you pay for the podcast. Most podcasts will never need these, but they are here for those that do.

Downloaded episodes to keep

This determines how many episodes will be kept downloaded on your device at one time. It defaults to 4. This means that if PodTrapper automatically downloads an episode, and that episode brings the total downloaded for that podcast to a number greater than 4, PodTrapper will automatically delete old episodes to bring the total down to this number. It will try to delete listened episodes first, and will always start at the oldest.

Max to auto-download

When PodTrapper updates a podcast it will see some number of new episodes (or not, if there are no new episodes available). When most podcasts publish episodes they only publish one at a time, but some publish a week's worth of episodes all at once. This setting sets the maximum number of episodes that PodTrapper will mark for download in a given update.

For example, NPR's Science Friday podcast generally publishes 3-4 episodes all at once every Friday, one for each topic they talked about. If I had set 'Max to auto-download' to 2, only 2 of those new episodes would be marked for download. The rest would still show up in the list, but would require manual downloaded (via the reDownload menu item).

This is most important for new podcasts, where when updating it will see the full list of episodes as new.

Setting this setting to zero means that no episodes will be downloaded automatically.

Playback priority

This settings is used when sorting playlists. It can be set per-podcast and can be the same as other podcasts. See Playlist Screen for details.

View order

This determines which order this podcast should display on the main screen. Podcasts are first sorted by this number, then by name.

Match duplicates by

This settings determines how PodTrapper determines that an episode being examined during an update matches a previously seen episode. Most podcasts are fine with the default setting of URL, but vary rarely setting this to Title can help if PodTrapper is seeing episodes as the same or different when they shouldn't be.

Auto add to playlists

This setting controls whether this podcast should have its episodes automatically added to the selected playlists when they are finished downloading.

Update Frequency

This setting allows you to set the frequency PodTrapper will attempt to update this podcast. Note that this is also dependent on your Download Settings. PodTrapper will never use a download mechanism you haven't enabled, so updates can only occur when the ones you have enabled are available.

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