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  • 60. Re: Podcast Sorting Issue : OS 3.1
    garfield1375 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    amh15 wrote:
    Somewhat contrary to my earlier post, the following actually does seem reliable:
    - Turn on live updating
    - Sync
    - Refresh podcasts
    - Turn off live updating
    - Sync again.



    This also worked for me. The only thing I did different was I did not Sync after turning off live update. I let the playlist populate with the new podcast that downloaded then turned live update off, then I Synced the phone.

    Another thing that seems to have worked for me is to add another command line. I added the command to add another smart playlist, the 'Recently added' playlist, with the live update still turned on and Synced. The playlist in the phone is now in the same order as what iTunes is showing. The only thing with this that I have noticed is that after playing the podcast that it does not remove from the list on the phone like it use to. I have added a subcommand to the new playlist command of play count is '0' and will see what happens today.

    Just wish that you didn't have to go though the extra steps.

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  • 61. FIXED: Podcast Sorting Issue : OS 3.1
    amh15 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    See this post: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=10307993

    The podcast sorting issue now appears to be fixable!

    Alan
  • 62. Re: FIXED: Podcast Sorting Issue : OS 3.1
    John_Nowak Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well, sort of. This is probably better than turning off live updating, since it might update the smart playlist after synching, but the smart playlist will not update on the iPhone. It's a more convenient workaround, but I wouldn't call this "fixed" by any means.
  • 63. Re: FIXED: Podcast Sorting Issue : OS 3.1
    smidgeon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    amh15 wrote:
    See this post: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=10307993

    The podcast sorting issue now appears to be fixable!

    Alan



    Not really fixed... even with the information in the post above, I still have random sorting in all of my smart playlists. Funnily enough, once in a while the random order will be completely correct, which is what happened the first two syncs after I tried this new method - I celebrated too early, though, as all successive syncs have continued the out-of-order issue.

    So, this itunes/iphone combo is still as close to unusable as it could be without having the program fail to launch or the iPhone be bricked.

    Off now to file a tech issue.
  • 64. Re: Podcast Sorting Issue : OS 3.1
    Shawn Lebbon Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    I found that simply creating a second smart playlist and setting hte only rule in it to "playlist is BrokenSortPodcastSmartPlaylist" and syncing that additional playlist to my iPhone 3GS also allows that second new playlist to retain whatever sort order I select in it. The original playlist (with all sorts of rules) remains untouched (and still sort-broken on the iphone).
  • 65. Re: Podcast Sorting Issue : OS 3.1
    smidgeon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Shawn Lebbon wrote:
    I found that simply creating a second smart playlist and setting hte only rule in it to "playlist is BrokenSortPodcastSmartPlaylist" and syncing that


    Now THAT works! I can use my iPhone as an iPod again.

    What a simple idea, but quite powerful. Thank you so much, Shawn!
  • 66. Re: Podcast Sorting Issue : OS 3.1
    banack Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Josh Scott wrote:
    Just so everyone is aware. It is my understanding that Apple does not monitor every post on Apple Discussions but rather provides the service so that common questions and issues can be resolved.


    I understand that, but with over 6000 views, Apple better f-ing pay attention!! Such a frustrating bug for people who listen to podcasts daily.
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