Mark as played

App version: 3.3.2 (from /F-Droid/)

Android version: 10 (NO custom rom!)

I am trying to understand what ‘Mark as played’ does. I would expect it to:
1 tell the system that if listened to episodes are set to delete that it should be deleted,
2 remove the episode from any play lists and NOT play it again unless I specifically request it.

However it does not seem to do anything apart from grey out the episode.

Any explanation appreciated.
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Expected behaviour:

Current behaviour:

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

Steps to reproduce:

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  2. Then that
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  4. Etc.

Environment: (Settings you have changed (e.g. Auto Download). “Unusual” devices you use (e.g. Bluetooth headphones). Did you select another media player?)

It’s kind of up to you in how you use it. Obviously downloads that finish will get deleted and marked as played (options depending).

You may want to filter a subscription or your downloads on played vs non-played status.

You might pick up a new subscription that you want to listen from the beginning, thus mark them read as you listen to those episodes.

Since my migration to AntennaPod, I’ve gotten a little careful on some podcasts with what I download, if the summary doesn’t look good I skip it. I had been marking these that I didn’t intend to listen to as played, but recently changed to just remove the inbox entry and leave them as unplayed.

For your #1, I’d probably fast forward or jump to the end if I’m in the middle of a episode, or delete it from the Downloads view.

For your #2, that’d probably be a deeper design decision for the devs to consider. I think the way they have it now gives users a lot of flexibility with marking an episode’s state and separate related options to handle it in other ways (although requiring some extra taps).

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Continuing the conversation from your other thread:

AntennaPod has definitely played episodes that I have marked as played (some of which I just marked as played but had not listened to and some I had almost completely listened to but not quite finished before marking as played). Either way the episodes restarted, without my involvement, at the beginning.

As everything you play goes through the queue, you should make sure what’s in the queue reflects what you intend to listen to. You may also want to double check the queue settings, found under Playback, to make sure they reflect your desired behaviour.

So the question is why do those episodes end up in your queue if you are not intending to listen to them? Is it because you use automatic download?

The problem you are encountering is that marking an episode as played manually does not remove it from the queue (at least for the time being). As @andbenn said, to achieve that, you can either delete the downloaded file and mark the episode as played, or play it, jump to the end and let the rest (marking as played, removing from the queue, and deleting the file) happen automatically, with the appropriate settings.

Thanks a lot. Bit odd (about having to delete mark played episodes as implies they will be dealt with as played episodes so maybe there should be an ‘ignore’ or similar option which just treats as played (removed from queues and deleted) but does not mark as played.
Thanks to all AP developers etc. Great app,