It seems the WP File Download plug in is displaying Hits of the file verses actual downloads. While I would love to think there are been over 200 downloads of one of my podcasts from my website, I seriously doubt it. More than likely, when a page is opened that has the podcast url embedded in it that could be played, it fires a tag that gets captured for the statistics.
Can you confirm if this is the case?
Is there any way to fine tune the file download counter to capture only when the file is requested from the server in an actual download?
If the podcast download statistics are correct, I should be pretty famous by now, LOL.