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How do I play podcasts sequentialy?

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Ginoma Calculating status...
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Oct 1, 2009 4:48 AM
My last Nano (3rd gen, 8 gig) played multiple podcasts from the same source (Example: NPR talk of the nation)one after the other. My new 5th generation Nano plays one podcast, then stops. I've tried making a playlist for my daily podcasts, but it won't sync up w/ my nano. Could this be a firmware issue? Any suggestions?

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  • Lloyd Deane Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Oct 1, 2009 7:39 PM (in response to Ginoma)
    For the 'not synching' issue: try naming your smart playlist something other than the name of the podcast - just label it with your own name to test it.

    For the continuous play issue: try selecting all the original podcast files, press command+I, click on the Options button, then select "Part of a compilation" and choose Yes.

    Only try one of these at a time, then test to confirm the result.

    Hope that helps.
    13" MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1), 4GB Ram, 320GB 7200 rpm HD
  • Koebi Calculating status...
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    Oct 14, 2009 7:50 AM (in response to Ginoma)
    Same issue here.
    I also went from a nano G3 to G5. The G5 stops after each episode while the G3 went on.
    I've seen the same behaviour on the G3 as soon as I enabled shuffle play on music before listening to the podcasts what was already quite an annoyance. But with the G5 this seems to developped to the worse as it happens all the time, independently of the shuffle settings on music.
    !!very annoying!!
    Desparately hoping for a fix soon...
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iPod nano G5
  • MAChydrohead Calculating status...
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    Oct 14, 2009 9:33 AM (in response to Lloyd Deane)
    I tried the "Part of a Compilation" fix but it did not work.
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  • Michael Mason Calculating status...
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    Oct 20, 2009 6:55 AM (in response to MAChydrohead)
    I also have the same issue!!

    Apple please fix this ASAP!!!

    On my 3rd gen I has no problem listing to my podcast one after the other.

    But now with the 5th gen nano that is gone!

    I am so mad!

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  • Michael Mason Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
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    Oct 22, 2009 6:33 PM (in response to Michael Mason)
    Any update on this issue?

    Is Apple going to fix this?
  • beckyp Calculating status...
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    Oct 25, 2009 10:59 AM (in response to Ginoma)
    I noticed this same thing. I made a Smart Playlist for each podcast (this also works with a regular playlist). When you sync your iPod, go to the MUSIC tab and check off the podcasts you want on your iPod. Then go to the PODCAST tab and check off the same playlists (from the list at the bottom). Play the playlist from MUSIC - PLAYLIST on your iPod rather than under Podcast. They will play sequentially until all podcasts in that playlist have been played.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • MAChydrohead Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 26, 2009 9:16 AM (in response to beckyp)
    beckyp, can something similar be done with out using sync?
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  • beckyp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 28, 2009 3:17 PM (in response to MAChydrohead)
    I'm not sure I understand what you mean "without using sync". If you don't have the SYNC MUSIC and SYNC PODCASTS boxes checked at the top of the MUSIC and PODCASTS tabs checked, then the lists of playlists are grayed out. I don't know how to get stuff on my iPod without using sync.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • MJ_CZ Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 30, 2009 6:07 AM (in response to Ginoma)
    I see that this thread has been classified as "answered" but the only option that was suggested (making a playlist for each podcast) is, to me at least, highly unsatisfactory.

    If I have 7 podcasts to listen to by one content source, isn't it logical to expect that one could click the first one and expect them to move to the next "track" sequentially once it is finished? To give one example, I had 10 unplayed podcasts in one folder, each around 1 minute in length. The current firmware (version 1.0.2 for Nano 5G) forced me to click three or four times at the conclusion of each podcast to hear the next one. This seems counter-intuitive.

    I would be very pleased to see this restored in a future firmware update.
    Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 16GB Nano 5G
  • Neil-C Calculating status...
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    Dec 23, 2009 7:04 PM (in response to MJ_CZ)
    You are quite correct. This topic has not been answered as no-one knows if this is a bug or a "feature" of the new 5th Gen Nano. Apple doesn't seem to acknowledge there is a problem so it's probably a "feature" to keep people, who didn't like the fact that the next podcast was played automatically, happy. I admit, sometimes I didn't want the next podcast played automatically, but this new "feature" is not an improvement. Apple don't fix this by releasing an iPod Nano 6th Gen., give us a firmware update.
    Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • MartinSch. Calculating status...
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    Dec 30, 2009 12:34 AM (in response to Neil-C)
    I got the same problem and it is really annoying and dangerous on top of it.
    If I am listening to podcast and driving in my car I have to click on this **** thing every 5 minutes..... this is totally insane!

    I got the iPod because of the Apple's great reputation for usability but I guess I will have to look for alternatives since this issue seems to be around since ages:
    http://www.danandchoka.net/?p=50
  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,180 points)
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    Dec 30, 2009 8:54 AM (in response to MartinSch.)
    How to make Podcasts play one after another:
    Make a new PLAYLIST...
    Name it what ever you like...
    Copy your Podcasts into the new Playlist...
    You can reorder the podcasts to your liking...

    Audio Podcasts will show up in the Music-->Playlist
    Video Podcasts will l show up in the Video-->Playlist

    Unfortunately if you mix video and audio podcasts they will been made into separate playlists in the music and video category.
    G-4 1.2 GIG, 1.5 GIGs of Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Quicktime 7.6.4, FCS2, iWorks 09 and a bunch of other stuff...
  • Neil-C Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Dec 30, 2009 1:45 PM (in response to David M Brewer)
    Playlists, no thanks.
    Note I'm talking about multiple episodes of the SAME podcast not one from this podcast and one from that one etc.
    Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,180 points)
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    Dec 30, 2009 6:06 PM (in response to Neil-C)
    You copy the "multiple episodes of the SAME podcast' into a new playlist!
    G-4 1.2 GIG, 1.5 GIGs of Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Quicktime 7.6.4, FCS2, iWorks 09 and a bunch of other stuff...
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