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I try to use GPodder to download podcasts. For some feeds I cannot downloads any podcasts with error messages like:

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The text in gpodder log-file for this error is:

2013-01-23 18:54:41,322 [gpodder.gtkui.main] ERROR: While downloading Особое мнение : Дмитрий Быков 
Traceback (most recent call last):  
  File "C:\Program Files (x86)\gPodder\src\gpodder\gtkui\main.py", line 2760, in download_episode_list
    task = download.DownloadTask(episode, self.config)
  File "C:\Program Files (x86)\gPodder\src\gpodder\download.py", line 630, in __init__
    open(self.tempname, 'w').close()
IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'F:\\podcasts\\Downloads\\  () _  \\2013-01-16-osoboe-1708.mp3.partial'

I guess gPodder has some problems with language encodings. It cannot create valid folder name for some feeds, so files cannot be written to this folder.
How to fix this problem? (Cause I don't want to return to Juice podcast aggregator)

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gPodder stores podcast-feeds info in a file named Database. This is a SQLite database file and can be edited with any appropriate software (I use SQLite Browser). This database file includes field named download folder. After editing this field for buggy podcast feeds the problem is disappeared.

UPDATE: File Database is located in a folder with podcasts or in %USERPROFILE%\Documents\gPodder (Ubuntu: ~/gPodder). Make a backup before editing.

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