Support » Plugin: Podcast Player - Your Podcasting Companion » Podcast Image too large

  • Resolved Zap Zockt


    Hi Podcast Player Team,

    I have a problem with the widget, as it pulls the 1920×1920 Cover Image from the RSS Feed and displays it as 90×90 Picture. I can not find a way to disable to picture, so it pumps up the site’s overall size by 390kb.

    I searched this support forum and found a slightly similar problem, and there was the solution to add this CSS:

    .podcast-image-wrapper {
    	display: none

    I tried to add it to my theme’s custom CSS, but it did not work as intended. And the widget itself has no custom CSS option or am I missing anything here? That support message is almost a year old, maybe something changed with the plugin?

    I tried to add a custom image, that was ignored totally. I tried to switch all available options of the widget, but I was not able to get rid of the podcast image.

    Any ideas?

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  • Plugin Author vedathemes


    Hi there,

    Thanks for trying Podcast Player.

    The Problem
    The issue you mentioned is a valid problem. Podcast Player can only fetch images from the link provided in the feed. Since scaled images (links to smaller size images) are not available, therefore it loads full size image even if it is not required.

    1. In your particular case, adding custom cover image will not work, because the image shown on the player is not cover image. It is featured thumbnail for the particular episode (which is currently active).
    2. CSS solution will also not prevent images from loading. It can only hide it.

    Possible Solutions
    We are checking feasibility of following solutions. Most probably we will come up with something in upcoming version of Podcast Player,
    1. Provide an option to not display featured thumbnail images on podcast player (in which case, only your custom cover image will be displayed)
    2. Lazy load image only after all the content of the page has been loaded. Therefore, it will not affect normal page loading time.
    3. Try to download and save scaled images on your local WordPress installation. So that smaller images can be served.
    4. Use solutions like to serve on the fly scaled images.

    I welcome your suggestions on it as well.

    As mentioned before, we are working on it and will come up with a solution in upcoming version of podcast player.

    I am closing this ticket for now (as I am already working on it). However, please raise a new ticket (or reply in this ticket) if you need more help on this OR if any other help is required.


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