iTunes podcasts not downloading (err = -3259)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by graemesangels, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. graemesangels macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2008
    I can't seem to download any podcasts. I have a queue of about 15 of them and they never start downloading. Every time I press Resume All the just sit there for a while then they eventually all say "stopped (err= -3259)".

    Does anyone know what this means and how to fix it?

  2. graemesangels thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2008
    I still haven't found out what's causing this error but I did accidentally find a work around for it. If I have Hotspot Shield running then the podcasts download fine, otherwise they still refuse to download, resulting in the same old error message as noted above.

    Does anyone know how I can fix this problem without having Hotspot Shield running.

    (Hotspot Shield allows me to use Hulu - I live in Canada. I think it changes my IP address or at least tricks Hulu into thinking that is from the US)

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