Return of the video podcasts!

Return of the video podcasts!
By Rene Ritchie on 13 Feb 2013 10:43 pm EST

As many of you noticed -- and rightly kicked our collective asses about -- Mobile Nations video podcasts haven't exactly been working right for a while now. Sure, the YouTube versions were fine, but the .mp4 files we made available over RSS, iTunes, and direct download would error out as often as not. Well, that's all been fixed!

It took many, many, many days of back and forth with our CDN (content distribution network), but they finally realized what was happening. Turns out our "unlimited" account had an undisclosed limit, and we'd hit it, and instead of the system alerting us or throwing up an error, it simply waited a few hours and then deleted all the files over the limit. That's why we'd upload them again. And again. And again. And they'd keep disappearing.

So, they've raised the limit on our "unlimited" account, and assured us it won't happen again, and we've re-re-re-re-re-uploaded all the missing files, and everything looks good to go again.

And good thing too, our video podcasts have never been more popular. Even with the CDN problems, downloads of the video versions of the iMore show, Android Central Podcast, and Podcast have gone through the roof. God knows none of us got better looking, so I'm guessing Apple, Google, BlackBerry and all simply got better at giving you the devices you wanted to stream the stuff you wanted, and it's simply more convenient than ever to watch us on your phones, tablets, and connected TVs.

Thanks for that! And if you haven't checked them out yet, here are your freshly updated links:

Reader comments

Return of the video podcasts!


Do a podcast with all the Ed's in chief debating about their phones.

Oh, any by the way, Justice League > Avengers.

Hi everyone, especially people who live in the US. I heard that T-mobile will be releasing BB Z10 two weeks earlier than the other carriers!

Everyone please go to to read the news~! (last 2 words of the link are "advanced-weeks")

Keep your fingers crossed ;)I live in Canada by the way but im very happy to hear the news. Those who are angry that Z10 hasn't been launched in the US yet should be patient as its arrival will hopefully sort out all the bugs! I still haven't gotten my Z10 yet for that very reason~!!Please spread out the good news so the other carriers will pull their a**** together and release the Z10 sooner!!

LoL I hope I won't get banned for spamming on every article.

Cheers ;)

I look forward to Podcasts like my Dad looks forward to his beer-of-the-month club arrival. Live at CrackBerry House withdrawals are a reality.