Adblock Plus breaking Blubrry Podcast Redirect URLs

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Adblock Plus breaking Blubrry Podcast Redirect URLs

Postby interfect » Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:29 am

I have Adblock Plus for Android 1.3 build 139, with EasyList subscribed.

I'm trying to listen to a podcast in AntennaPod, where all the URLs to the episodes look like this:

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Basically, the URLs have additional, unescaped URLs in them, and the blubrry server responds with a redirect to whatever it gets after chopping the prefix off. If I try to escape the second, contained URL (so using
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), I get redirected to the still-escaped URL and it doesn't work.

I can wget that URL on my computer, and on my phone with ABP's filtering turned off:

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259464060-smash-ever 100% |*******************************| 26409k  0:00:00 ETA

But when ABP has filtering turned off, I get a 404 error on the URL (presumably from the proxy that ABP is running everything through):

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wget: server returned error: HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found

I think that whatever the proxy is using to figure out what URL to go fetch is getting badly confused by these URLs.

Is there a way to work around this by changing the proxy's configuration somehow? Can the proxy be fixed to handle these not-quite-standard-obeying-but-in-production-use URLs?
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Re: Adblock Plus breaking Blubrry Podcast Redirect URLs

Postby rach » Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:57 am

Hey interfect,

We are discontinuing this app since there's a lot of bugs and there are no developers working on it at the moment.
We'd like to suggest you try Adblock Browser: It's got many cool features.

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