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Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2009 1:37 PM (in response to Josh Rawls)Thank you.I will give this a shot.Macbook pro 15 inch, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 31, 2009 1:42 PM (in response to tsmith167)That seems to have worked. Thanks again.Macbook pro 15 inch, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2009 5:32 AM (in response to tsmith167)Here's an update. Apparently you have to do this whenever a new podcast is downloaded in iTunes. I just d/l'd a new podcast, synced, listened to part of it and synced again. The podcast now plays from the beginning.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2009 4:46 PM (in response to ryansebiz)I now have the same problem with my iPhone 3GS (it didn't happen with iPhone 3G).
I'm having the problem of Remembering Playback Positions with Podcasts and Movies (and I think that also play count of songs).
Applying the checkbox worked for Podcasts, but not for movies...
Has anyone heard anything about this?
Thanks!MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iPhone 3GS
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2009 12:44 PM (in response to Glycerine)I've been having this problem as well on my iPod Touch 3.1.2, I've been fiddling with the settings and think I may have found a workaround.
I've gone into the iPod section when it is connected to my laptop and checked "Manually Manage Music and Videos" and that, touch wood, seems to have helped. I've tried a few times to eject the iPod and go half through a podcast, re-syncing it, setting as new in iTunes, syncing again, ejecting, playing another podcast and it seems to be picking up the iPod playback position and transferring that to iTunes rather than the other way round.
Does anyone else want to try this to see if it works for them?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2010 9:28 AM (in response to ryansebiz)Has this been resolved by Apple yet? or any indication on when it will be resolved?Dell D430, Windows XP Pro
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2010 12:01 PM (in response to Richrugby)Not that I am aware of. It sure would be nice if they did. A solution I am working on is that I went into preference pane:devices: and selected prevent iphones and ipods from syncing automatically. I did that a couple of days ago and it seems to be working so far. I am not that optimistic though. It has worked for a couple of days before then stopped working....so we will see.Macbook pro 15 inch, Mac OS X (10.5.3)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 18, 2010 7:54 AM (in response to ryansebiz)Here's what worked for me...
Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes and that your iPhone is updated to the latest firmware version. Connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes. Click once on your iPhone icon in the left-hand column. Click on the "Podcasts" tab. Use this setting:
<< Automatically include "ALL" episodes of "ALL PODCASTS" >>
I've done this, and although it syncs all podcasts, it now never forgets where I left off. I just manually delete podcasts from iTunes when I'm done listening to them. I has been working now for over a week.
You might also want to try selecting all podcasts (click Podcasts in the left hand column) then selecting all podcasts in the list. Then right-click on the list and select "Get Info". Click the "Options" tab, then select "Remember Position: YES". Some podcasts broadcasters may not have this option selected when they release their material.Two MacBook Pros 17", Mac OS X (10.5.7), and an iPhone 3GS
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 16, 2010 10:42 AM (in response to Yaniel)
just wanted to point out another tid bit about my problem. i don't even have to hit the sync button for it to happen. whenever i connect the iphone to my computer it does a "micro sync" as it detects the phone. at that point, i've already lost the playback position data.
I'm surprised nobody else commented on this. I've found this "micro sync" to be the problem too. As soon as I plug in my iPhone, my computer hangs a bit. Then once my iPhone shows up under "Devices" in iTunes, my iPhone shows "Sync in Progress" for about a second (I currently have automatic sync disabled, to no avail) while iTunes shows a "Verifying iPhone" message. Once that's over, my playback position is lost; the playback position on the computer (where a podcast may be marked as new) overwrites the playback position on my iPhone (where, say, I've listened to half of the podcast already).
This makes me very wary to ever plug my iPhone into my computer. Sometimes if I manually click "Sync" before the "micro sync" is over, I can prevent the overwrite from happening. This needs to get fixed, though, because it's getting really annoying.2 GHz MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2010 9:00 AM (in response to ryansebiz)Bumping the topic. Same issues.
I've been listening to long podcasts and long MP3s (ironically, John Hodgman's 5-hour audiobook). Every time I plug my iPod Touch (1 Gen) into the computer:
- It loses my spot in the Hodgman book.
- I think it resets all the "watched/not watched" statuses for my podcasts.
- It forgets my positions in all the podcasts.
EDIT: I should also add that I have everything set to Manually Manage, because that's how I roll. I've turned off every automatic sync toggle that I can find.
(Additionally, the ipod sure takes a long time to pop up in iTunes, with at least two beach-ball spasms along the way. Why is iTunes thinking so hard about my iPod? Just read it! Just do it! Don't think so hard!)
Message was edited by: Tango CharlieMac Mini C2D 1.83GHz, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2010 6:50 PM (in response to Josh Rawls)Im having the same issue with audiobooks (and maybe even podcasts, not sure). Everytime I sync my iPhone, it none of the playback positions are transferred to iTunes. It's always whatever iTunes last remembered.Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iPhone 3GS
Currently Being ModeratedMar 24, 2010 7:34 PM (in response to ryansebiz)Same issue here with iPhone 3GS 32GB. I really hate to have to manually find where I was in the podcast when I left off. Is there any app that can handle this?iMac 27in Quad Core i5, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2010 4:38 PM (in response to primitivx)I have the same issue. I tried changing the settings in iTunes but it did not work. As soon as I added or deleted new podcasts, it synched and my audiobooks lost their memory of where I was last.
This is really detracting from my enjoyment of audiobooks on my iPhone. I would like it if Apple did something about it.iMac, iphone
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2010 7:31 AM (in response to ryansebiz)Same issue! Please fix!iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.2), IPhone 3g 3.1.3
Currently Being ModeratedMay 1, 2010 11:30 AM (in response to MMaaMM)And the same on my new iPod Touch too.
VERY ANNOYING - Apple, please fix this bug. The 'remember position' box is checked, but disabled on the tracks.Mac Book pro i7 15, Mac OS X (10.6.3)