Mac Version History

iOS | Mac

  • Fixes potential startup crash
  • Fixes alignment and truncation issue with feed/website URLs on the podcast info view
  • For playlists that have "Include All Podcasts" disabled, there is a new setting available: "Refreshes Unsubscribed". When enabled manually refreshing the playlist will also refresh any unsubscribed (Auto-Refresh disabled) podcasts that you've included in the playlist.
  • Fixes issue causing duplicated list of playlists in the playlist membership tab in the podcast settings dialog
  • Fixes issue with log file submission
  • Fixes crash when entering text in filter input while a manually sorted playlist was selected
  • Fixes a couple of potential crashes
  • Fixes a crash that could occur if an episode contains incorrectly encoded ID3 chapter data. Specifically, this affected recent episodes of NPR's Short Wave podcast.
  • Fixes potential crash
  • Fixes crash when skipping to the next chapter when the first chapter in an episode starts after the current play position
  • Fixes a potential startup crash
  • Fixes indication of current chapter in chapter lists
  • Fixes issue with detecting chapter start/end times with certain podcasts
  • ID3 CTOC frames are now honored for episodes that include such metadata. Example would be Stratechery.
  • Fixes problem with ID3 chapter parsing when titles used unicode encoding. Example would be Audiodump.
  • Fixes potential crash
  • Minimum macOS version is now 10.15
  • Fixes issue restoring window size
  • Fixes issue with importing media files that led to 'No Media File' error on imported episodes
  • Fixes issue with automatically resolving inaccessible resource issues
  • Fixes detection of audio vs video episodes
  • Fixes several issues that could lead to inaccessible file system resources
  • Fixes issue leading to downloads being stuck on 'Calculating time remaining'
  • When deleting a podcast or episode, their associated files are now deleted rather than moved to the trash.
  • Fixes issue with AppleScript definition that caused the nowPlayingInfo property to show the same value for play position & duration.
  • Fixes user-agent used when streaming episodes
  • Adds support for Remote Media Skip preference that already exists in the iOS app.
  • Fixes potential crash when a feed URL changes
  • Improvements

    • Reduces occurrence of 'inaccessible resource' issues
    • Better at automatically resolving inaccessible resources
    • Updated Application Icon
  • Fixes

    • 'Find' buttons on the 'Resolve Inaccessible Resource Issues' dialog no longer causes a crash
    • Individual episodes show up again in the 'Resolve Inaccessible Resource Issues' dialog when they have inaccessible resources
    • Icons show up correctly in the 'Resolve Inaccessible Resource Issues' dialog
    • Description no longer slightly indented from title in episode lists
    • Layout fixes for Big Sur
  • Fixes UI issues in Big Sur
  • Support for Apple Silicon
  • Minor performance improvement
  • Minor UI refresh
  • Airplay support added for macOS 10.15+
  • Adds support for using media keys to control playback without the need for a 3rd party app
  • Support for playback control using Touch Bar
  • Fixes issue with sorting playlists by episode file size
  • Fixes an issue with resolving sync conflicts
  • Performance improvement during playback
  • Fixes behavior on playlist episode list that could lead to duplicated or empty rows
  • Fixes issue with importing feeds using the "downcast://" or "downcasts://" schemes
  • Fixes issue with handling of the itunes:new-feed-url rss tag
  • Fixes a couple of dark mode related issues
  • Fixes a potential crash
  • Fixes a crash that sometimes happened when selecting certain folders when trying to import media files
  • Adds 1.75x playback speed option.
    • Please note that this change prevents syncing playback speed with versions of Downcast prior to v2.9.51.
  • Minimum supported macOS version is now macOS 10.13
  • Performance improvement
  • Fixes a crash when creating a new playlist and de-selecting "Include All Podcasts"
  • Fixes a startup crash for BeardedSpice users
  • Fixes VO label for downloaded episodes
  • Re-downloading a non-local played episode marks the episode as unplayed, matching the iOS app's behavior
  • Fixes a couple of potential crashes
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixes a few crashes
  • Improvements
    • Marking the now playing episode as played while it is paused will now remove it from the player view.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixes a crash
    • Fixes issue causing the podcasts list to reload unnecessarily
  • Improvements
    • Machine sleep prevention feature, when enabled, now works for audio playback as well.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixes issue preventing the machine/display sleep prevention feature from working consistently.
    • Fixes issue preventing refreshing of certain feeds.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixes continuous play issue
    • Fixes syncing issue
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixes open file handles issue leading to file system access troubles
    • Fixes issue preventing download of feeds in certain circumstances
    • Fixes http response caching issue
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixes issue with continuous play setting not updating in the player when changed in a playlist's settings.
  • Improvements
    • Performance improvements
    • iCloud syncing improvements
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixes another issue that could prevent initialization of iCloud options under certain conditions
    • No longer ignoring future dated episodes, as long as they have a valid enclosure.
    • Performance improvement during playback
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixes another edge case where iCloud syncing options may not be enabled when starting Downcast.
    • Improved search performance
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixes bug preventing iCloud Syncing options from being enabled in iOS 11 under certain conditions.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixes AppleScript 'previous' command.
    • Fixes several issues related to next/previous control when playing from a manually sorted playlist
  • Improvements
    • Basic AppleScript support for playback control
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixes issue leading to startup crash and preventing you from assigning global keyboard shortcuts
  • Improvements
    • Tweaks the way chapter titles & associated links are presented
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixes a few crashes
    • Fixes issue that could cause downloaded episodes to be marked as streams
    • Fixes issue leading to podcast artwork not downloading
  • Improvements
    • Significant iCloud Syncing improvements
    • Effectively ignoring episodes with no enclosures in their feed
    • Improves performance while refreshing feeds
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixes issue with disappearing episode selections
    • Fixes issue with refresh button on playlist episodes list
    • Fixes issue allowing empty selection on podcast & playlist lists
    • Fixes flashing text issue in played/empty section of podcasts list
    • Fixes error message when transitioning to next episode
    • Fixes issue with opening Downcast by opening an associated AV file from Finder
    • Fixes issue where certain audio episodes showed up in video-only playlists
    • Fixes a few crash conditions
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixes OPML file association issue preventing OPML imports
    • Fixes issues with refreshing certain feeds
    • Fixes issue with deletion of some episodes shortly after downloading
    • Fixes issue with truncated episode description
    • Fixes a couple of crash conditions
    • Fixes issue with publication dates not showing for search results
    • Fixes issue causing error message when transitioning to next episode
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixes crash when importing OPML
    • Fixes deadlock with starting following a crash
    • Fixes several other crash conditions
  • Enhancements

    • Performance improvements
    • New icon
  • Bug Fixes

    • Fixes iCloud Syncing issue that could lead to local episodes being deleted
    • Fixes several crash scenarios
    • Fixes issue leading to episodes sometimes being marked as played when starting playback
    • Fixes issue where adjusting the play position scrubber would restart playback if paused
    • Fixes issue where media url on episode info view was displayed as a local file url
    • Fixes issue with episode description alignment
    • Fixes reordering of manually sorted playlists
    • Fixes issue preventing new episodes from being added to manually sorted playlists
    • Fixes issue preventing menu items from working for manually sorted playlists
    • Fixes issue with starting playback from a manually sorted playlist
    • Fixes issue causing html encoded characters not to be decoded in episode titles
    • Fixes issue with refreshing authenticated feeds

  • Enhancements
    • Improved behavior of all tables, showing animations when rearranged now.
    • Improved selection behavior of all tables.
    • General performance improvements.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixes significant performance issues leading to frequent beach ball cursor.
    • Fixes several crash conditions in Mac OS 10.11.
    • Fixes hanging/freezing while resolving inaccessible resource issues.