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MMM-Podcast don't show/load the latest video

  • Re: MMM-Podcast dont´t show the latest video


    i installed the MMM-Podcast module and it works as it should. I can send a notification or simply press a button, and the video starts playing. Unfortunately its the same video since 3 days. I use the default feedURL (Tagesschau in 100 sek.)

    I looked into the Podcast folder with an ftp-program an it says that the video.mp4 was created today at 05:05 am. But its the same video as 3 days before ?!?!?!

    I looked at the website of this feed, and there are still newer videos. Maybe someone got the same problem or an idea and can help.

    this morning i typed “pm2 flush”.
    this evening i checked pm2 logs and it says:

    TypeError: this.socketNotificationReceived is not a function
        at Timeout._onTimeout (/home/pi/MagicMirror/modules/MMM-Podcast/node_helper.js:32:32)
        at tryOnTimeout (timers.js:232:11)
        at Timer.listOnTimeout (timers.js:202:5)

    My config:

                            module: 'MMM-Podcast',
                            config: {
                                    updateVideoHours: 5,
                                    updateVideoMinutes: 5,
                                    feedurl: ''

    thank you 🙂

  • Okay… false alarm. Just forget it, it’s working now 😃 Sorry

  • Module Developer

    No internet connection? 😉

  • no, but i am new to programming so it was hard for me to find out.
    after i checked the pm2 log again i just gave it a try…
    Because it says “this.socketNotificationReceived is not a function”

    i needed to change a line in the node_helper.js

    default one:

    else if(this.loaded){
                          "modules/MMM-Podcast/video.mp4", {audioOutput: 'local'});
                                    setTimeout(function(){this.socketNotificationReceived(notification, payload)},2000);

    i changed line 32 to this:

    else if(this.loaded){
                          "modules/MMM-Podcast/video.mp4", {audioOutput: 'local'});
                                    setTimeout(function(){self.socketNotificationReceived(notification, payload)},2000);

    i think, that the download of the video.mp4 wasn’t set to “finished” from the script, so a new video would never be downloaded.

    Anyhow it works now, but i noticed that the “updateVideoHours” function in the config.js has no effect at all.
    The video has been downloaded several times this day (i think 3-4 times).
    But thats ok for me, as the video file is updated also 3-4 times from the website. 🙂

  • ok… i am dumb 😞

    i realized that the video only was downloaded a few times, cause my Mirror restarts all the time. The watchdog module recognized a few Heartbeat timeouts and restarts every time.

    So maybe i need to do some troubleshooting first ^^

  • Module Developer

    Ah, debugging. Welcome to the live of a developer. Good luck.

  • Hi,

    I am not sure if I should open a new topic, but somehow it fits here as well.
    My MMM-Podcast does not show any video at all.
    I use the default feedURL like shown above.

    Is it correct that the modul does not show anything on startup or is there a picture of the linked video shown?
    I do not have MMM-Button installed, but it should work with “http://IP:8080/remote?action=NOTIFICATION& notification=BUTTON_PRESSED” as well.
    Sending the command my browser says “success” but nothing happens. It always shows nothing.

    Can anyone help?

    Thank you.


  • @MrCoffee
    Did you get it running?

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  • @fox
    No. Unfortunately not.
    I don´t know what the issue is. The area were the module should be, is just black.
    Nothing happens.

  • @MrCoffee
    I tried also to debug this, but my error.log dont give me any information.

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