So, EZTV is back which is great but I noticed something odd.

One of my favorite shows, Burn Notice, on the EZTV site goes to s03e08 but on the EZRSS it goes only to s03e06. Has anyone else had this same problem? Looks like there is a sync issue between the site and the RSS feed (at least for Burn Notice).

I noticed some comments on their forum that they added VTV releases to the RSS feed. Looks like it a manual process of getting a scene into the RSS………..

showRSS and bashpodder still no play nice

This is really starting to depress me. showRSS is the shitzen but my RSS feed reader solution (bashpodder) is just not working with it. It will down load the first feed ann enclosure that appears but will not down load subsequent enclosures there after, this is still the case with just using the public feeds. So, its back to mininova feeds for me with the following added to each of tyhe feeds to ensure only the most recent is downloaded “?num=1” What a pisser. Any bash scripting gurus please feel free to chime in and let me know how to fix this in the script.

showRSS and bashpodder = no play nice

As happy as I was pissing about with showRSS it doesn’t work well with bashpodder. Strangley, if you have more than one TV show in your personal feed provided by showRSS it will grab the first enclousure but will not grab the subsequent ones. I tested it today by running bashpodder and noticing that all through showRSS said I had an ep of Burn notice and Fifth gear the bashpodder script would not get the Fifth gear enclosure. It was not until I deleted my subscription to Burn Notice that bashpodder grabbed Fifth Gear. 🙁

I’m not 100% sure why the heck this doesn’t work, perhaps its something in bashpodder that will not parse the other feeds if the first on the list is in the bashpodder history log. I notice when I subscribed to the showRSS feed in newsgator the most recent feed is at the bottom of the list as opposed to the top. Not sure if this is the problem, I’m no bash guru but perhaps someone can check out the bashpodder code and advise.

Anyhow, to get around this I have subscribed to showRSS feeds for each of the individual shows separately (ie, I’m not using my personal feed anymore). As long as it works I couldn’t give a rats.

Replacement for TVrss?

Well, it looks like TVrss has gone for good, at least that’s what I can gather from some comments on torrentfreak, anyhooo, what to do?

I say go to showRSS (http://showrss.karmorra.info/). In short you sign up, subscribe to your favourite feeds on their site then paste your personal RSS feed from showRSS into your RSS feed reader.

You will only have one RSS feed URL in your feed reader, showRSS does the work for you and will throw all the RSS enclosures at your feed reader for the various shows that you have subscribed to when there are now episodes released (and your feed reader asks for them).

Its good, it works, I’ve switched.