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Podcast playlists now not syncing with iTunes 9.

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webstereo Calculating status...
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I have a few smart playlists set to contain podcasts. (BBC podcasts for example) My playlist in iTunes contains a few podcasts but after finishing syncing the podcast playlists on my iPod are empty. The playlists that contain music sync ok. This function used to work in the previous version.
I'm using an older 80 gig iPod. Is anyone else having this problem?
Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • sylance Calculating status...
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    Sep 10, 2009 6:21 AM (in response to webstereo)
    I'm having the exact same issue. It works with my 4g nano, but not with my 5.5 iPod 80GB. The Podcasts are in my playlists in iTunes, but when I sync they're no longer on my iPod. Please help!
    Windows Vista
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    Sep 10, 2009 7:41 AM (in response to webstereo)
    I have the same problem.

    I have ALL my Podcasts set up to download into different Smart Folders (for my iPod Touch) in my iTunes playlist Library. Example, News related Podcast drop into a news Smart Playlist folder. All the folders are correct in my iTunes Player but they are not syncing with my iPod Touch (32GB, 3.1.1). All my other Smart Playlists (that do not include Podcasts) are syncing ok 'tho.

    NOTE: It is interesting because all my Music Podcasts in smart folders are syncing fine.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.1)
  • RogerLawson Calculating status...
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    Sep 10, 2009 10:40 AM (in response to pdxnevets)
    I have precisely the same problem: Podcasts playlists are not being synced. Other playlists (music) seem to be ok.

    iTunes library has the correct playlist but shows an empty podcast playlist on the iPod Touch. However, checking the iPod Touch per se shows a playlist that is not current or in the correct order. The actual podcasts do, however, seem to be on the iPod Touch (I have selected "sync all unplayed podcasts").

    I have verified all iTunes/iPod preferences, and they all appear to be ok.

    It is not convenient to listen to my favorite podcasts without a functioning podcast playlist.

    Hoping for an update from Apple soon...
    iMac 24" Aluminum Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iTunes 9, iPod Touch, podcast playlist
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    Sep 10, 2009 12:04 PM (in response to webstereo)
    Add me to the list!... I usually have a dedicated podcast playlist, which I have particular list of podcast so I don't have to manually go to a new podcast every time. It is important because I have my ipod nano attached to my headphone, which is not very convenient to take off and push buttons and wheels to navigate.

    I really need the podcast playlist back onto my iPod nano. The playlist is fine in iTunes 9, but when the nano get plugged in, just that playlist does not show up at all.... I cannot even select to sync in the iPod preference when plugged in. That's really bad.
    MacBook late 2008, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iTunes 9
  • Sam Martin Calculating status...
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    Sep 10, 2009 12:38 PM (in response to webstereo)
    In iTunes, under the Podcasts tab on your iPod, try UNchecking “Automatically include _ episodes of _,” and check your playlists under “Include Episodes from Playlists:”. That seems to do it for me.

    This is a stupid bug… apparently, automatically including X number of episodes prompts iTunes to DELETE the rest from all your iPod’s playlists. Can’t even report the bug under iTunes 9—the menu on the feedback page only goes up to 8.1 yet.
    2 GHz Mac Pro (MacPro1,1), Mac OS X (10.4.11), 2 GB RAM; Harman-Kardon Soundsticks II; 23-inch Cinema Display; Radeon X1900 XT
  • RogerLawson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 10, 2009 3:04 PM (in response to Sam Martin)
    Thanks, Sam. That bypasses the bug for me.

    Podcast playlists now sync just fine...
    iMac 24" Aluminum Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Gene Fisher Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 10, 2009 7:12 PM (in response to webstereo)
    A slight variant of Sam Martin's solution works best for me. I leave "Automatically include _ episodes of _,” CHECKED, with 'all' selected in the first drop-down and 'selected podcasts' in the second drop-down. Then I check everything in the "Podcasts:" list and everything under "Include Episodes from Playlists:".

    This duplicates the behavior I had in iTunes version 8, where podcast episodes show up in both created playlists, and also under the 'Podcasts' library folder.

    So, what works is "Automatically include all episodes of selected podcasts", with everything checked in the "Podcasts:" and "Include Episodes" lists. What does NOT work is the seemingly equivalent "Automatically include all episodes of all podcasts".
    Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • coloma Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 10, 2009 7:59 PM (in response to Gene Fisher)
    Gene and Sam, thank you SO MUCH for the workarounds! Gene, I did just as you suggested except that I only sync "unplayed" episodes. I will report this to Apple but in the meantime I have recovered the functionality I need.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Seunghun Lee Calculating status...
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    Sep 10, 2009 8:45 PM (in response to Gene Fisher)
    yep. i would also like to thank gene and sam for the workarounds.

    this is a pretty annoying bug and looks like it affected a lot of people's listening habits. i hope apple fixes it soon.
    iTunes 9.0 (build no 70)
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    Sep 10, 2009 9:03 PM (in response to Gene Fisher)
    Another big thanks. I was so ticked when I got to work today and saw that I had no podcasts in my work playlist. This workaround fixes the problem for now. Hopefully this gets fixed soon.
    20" 2.66Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6)
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    Sep 10, 2009 9:40 PM (in response to webstereo)
    Oh, thank you , thank you , thank you! I was going crazy trying to figure this out!
    dell inspiron 1545, Windows Vista
  • jtretakoff Calculating status...
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    Sep 10, 2009 11:08 PM (in response to Sam Martin)
    Worked perfectly. Thank you so much! What a bizarre "feature" iTunes 9 enabled. Glad someone figured out that podcasts should not be subject to Apple's idea of how we want to play content on our own devices. Thanks again.
    iPhone 3Gs, iPhone OS 3.0.1
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