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Radio Downloader and Norton Antivirus

I’ve had a few reports since releasing version 0.26 of Radio Downloader of it being removed from people’s machines by Norton Antivirus due to it having a ‘low reputation score’. I’d like to take the opportunity to reassure you that Radio Downloader is still perfectly safe. The installer and binaries are signed with my personal code signing certificate to prove that they haven’t been tampered with, and the full source code is of course also available to download to prove that it doesn’t contain any nasties!

Unfortunately the way to get Radio Downloader whitelisted by Symantec (the author of Norton Antivirus) appears to be for me to fill out rather a large form on their website and then wait several weeks for it to be approved. As I’d rather spend my limited free time improving and supporting Radio Downloader instead of doing Symantec’s job for them, I’ve decided not to do this for the moment.

If you are being affected by this issue, I’d recommend uninstalling Norton Antivirus from your machine and replacing it with the free and excellent Microsoft Security Essentials, which I have been using for years and would recommend most highly.

Radio Downloader 0.26

I am pleased to announce the release of version 0.26 of Radio Downloader. This includes a fix for the minor layout issues with the Find Programme pages for BBC Radio programmes, as well as other bug fixes and new features.

This release includes the following major enhancements: </p><ul>

  • More than 30 episodes of BBC Radio Programmes can now be downloaded.
  • Automatic download of subscribed episodes is now limited to 14 days to prevent accidental mass additions to the downloads list.
  • Episode images for unavailable programmes are now removed from the application database to prevent it growing so quickly. </ul>

    There are also quite a number of smaller enhancements and bug fixes to address common issues and crashes - for full details, please see the changelog.

  • Radio Downloader 0.24.2

    I’ve just made a bug-fix release of Radio Downloader. This contains fixes for five of the most commonly experienced crashes as well as for a number of other reported issues.

    I have also updated the download page to provide links to both the 32- and 64-bit Windows installers and recommend the correct download for you (if appropriate).

    Radio Downloader 0.24

    I’ve just released version 0.24 of Radio Downloader. This fixes the recent issues with the Find Programme pages for BBC Radio programmes, as well as including new features and bug fixes.

    The main new features are multiple select in the available episodes list and parallel episode downloads. There are also a number of smaller enhancements and bug-fixes for common crashes and issues - for full details, please see the changelog.

    Radio Downloader 0.22

    I’m pleased to announce the release of version 0.22 of Radio Downloader.

    This release adds a number of new features including:</p>

    There are also a number of smaller enhancements and bug-fixes for common crashes and issues - for full details, please see the changelog.

    Radio Downloader 0.20.2

    I’ve just released a minor update to Radio Downloader. This fixes the most commonly reported crashes and adds a small number of minor enhancements.

    For full details of the changes in this release, please check out the changelog.

    Radio Downloader 0.20

    I’ve just released version 0.20 of Radio Downloader.

    The main change in this release is that the entire application and its providers have been converted from to C#. This due to better support for C#, to enable compilation on other platforms (with Mono), and to encourage contributions (as C# is more popular).

    The release also brings some small enhancements and bug fixes. Notable among these are fixes / work-arounds for two issues with downloading episodes from the new BBC station Radio 4 Extra. For a full list of what has changed you can check out the changelog.

    Please Note: Upgrading to version 0.20 from 0.18.2 or earlier will reset any application or provider options - this is due to the switch to C#. Your favourites, subscriptions and downloads will be unaffected.

    Radio Downloader and Radio 4 Extra

    Since BBC Radio 7 was re-branded to BBC Radio 4 Extra, there have been problems downloading episodes broadcast on this station in Radio Downloader. This isn’t caused by anything hard-coded within the application, but by some of the metadata that the BBC generates altering for programmes on this station.

    I have fixed the main problem which was causing all downloads from Radio 4 Extra to fail with an “Unknown Error”. This fix is available in beta version 0.19, which I’m making available for the moment while I investigate the other issues.

    I’ll try and make another news posting at some point over the weekend when I’ve got a clearer idea of how easy the other issue(s) are to fix and rough timescales.

    Radio Downloader 0.18.2

    I’ve just made a bugfix release of Radio Downloader available.

    This fixes the recent problems with the BBC Radio A-Z programme listing, as well as a couple of other small issues. For full details, see the changelog.

    Issue 51 added to 8BS Online Conversion

    I’ve made a further update to the 8-Bit Software Magazine Online Conversion. I’ve added disc 1 and disc 2 of Issue 51 to the conversion.

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