How often does the feed update?

Aug 17, 2015 at 6:01 AM
How often does the feed check for new videos to be posted to a playlist? Is there a way to manually ping? Thanks!
Coordinator
Aug 24, 2015 at 11:51 AM
YouCast always sends a request to YouTube to get back a channel's (or playlist's) information, but not for the videos themselves.
It has a cache with the previous result feed and if the ETag matches (which means there wasn't any update since) then that's what it returns.
You can get over that cache by simply restarting YouCast but you shouldn't need to.

If there's a bug with that mechanism though please report it.
Coordinator
Aug 31, 2015 at 8:42 AM
Evidently there was a bug in that cache mechanism, so it failed to update even when there were new videos.
I've released a new beta version that doesn't have the feature. You can download it from the downloads section.
It does still have a cache, but a simple one, for a minute or so.

-Bar Arnon
Marked as answer by I3arnon on 8/31/2015 at 12:42 AM