Episodes Deleted Automatically When Auto-Delete Is Off

App version: 3.4.0f (5f5d744e7) from F-Droid

Android version: 14, specifically 21-20240505-microG-dumpling of LineageOS for microG

Device model: oneplus 5T

Expected behaviour:
Downloaded episodes should not be deleted when “Auto delete episode” is set to Never.

Current behaviour:
Downloaded episodes are deleted automatically sometimes.

First occurred: (e.g. about x days/weeks ago)
7 days ago

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Download an old podcast episode
  2. See it deleted automatically later

Environment:
Auto delete is turned off in the main settings and the podcast subscription settings.
Auto download is turned on.
This is for a podcast with an enormous backlog and I am downloading episodes from several years ago.
Update (6/21/2024): auto download is also enabled

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It’s possible I just don’t understand how this should work. Looking at the code, I see that there’s a cleanup that occurs as part of auto download. I have some questions.

  1. Does this cleanup runs even if auto delete is turned off?
  2. Is the episode limit the total number of episodes across the device or per subscription?

Yes. There are two settings about deletion. One is on the “auto download” settings screen.

Total across device

@ByteHamster I think it would be helpful if this information were included in the documentation. I see the process for opening up an issue in the app code, but I’m not sure how to go about doing this for the documentation. Can you please tell me or point me to the appropriate instructions?

AntennaPod 3.5.0 will make these settings a lot more clear. I would wait with any documentation changes until this change is released

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