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Sort Order of All Unplayed Episodes

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cronocide Calculating status...
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Jun 26, 2012 12:00 PM

The sort order of all unplayed episodes is from Newest to Oldest, which is backwards for me.

 

Why would I listen to the Newest episode first? It completely breaks any chronology of the podcasts!

 

I found that you can change this for individual podcasts if you find the details by clicking on the podcast title to open its preferences, but the big list does not have the option.

 

Please, give me the option to ORDER THE UNPLAYED EPISODES OLDEST AT TOP TO NEWEST AT BOTTOM!

 

Thanks, in advance.

iOS 5.1.1
  • Tom Peterson Calculating status...
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    Jun 26, 2012 5:27 PM (in response to cronocide)

    I completely agree. It is backward for me and from how it is in the Music/iPod app.

     

    Tom

  • Harry Mueller Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Jun 27, 2012 5:27 AM (in response to cronocide)

    Tap on the podcast in the main window, tap the header where you set your subscription preferences, scroll down in this screen, below the "Episodes to Keep" selection is an option to sort this podcast newest first or oldest first.

     

    --Harry

  • finsride Calculating status...
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    Jun 27, 2012 11:14 AM (in response to cronocide)

    I agree too, need to change the order of the unplayed podcasts.

  • Tom Peterson Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Jun 27, 2012 11:51 AM (in response to Harry Mueller)

    This did the trick for me, Harry. Thanks!

     

    I was surprised to see you can/must set this on a podcast-by-podcast basis, but it is hard to argue with having finer control. Oldest to newest seems like a slightly more logical default, but that may just be personal preference.

     

    Not to split off in a new direction, but if I then subscribe to a podcast in Podcasts app that I already subscribe to in iTunes, is it recommended I turn off syncing between iTunes and my iPhone for that podcast? Or will this question basically go away when iOS 6.0 is released?

     

    Do the Podcasts app and the Music/iPod app share podcast files? Or will they be duplicated on my iPhone?

     

    Tom

  • Sharon Faulk Level 2 Level 2 (230 points)
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    Jun 27, 2012 12:47 PM (in response to Tom Peterson)

    Tom Peterson wrote:

     

    This did the trick for me, Harry. Thanks!

     

    I was surprised to see you can/must set this on a podcast-by-podcast basis, but it is hard to argue with having finer control. Oldest to newest seems like a slightly more logical default, but that may just be personal preference.

     

    Not to split off in a new direction, but if I then subscribe to a podcast in Podcasts app that I already subscribe to in iTunes, is it recommended I turn off syncing between iTunes and my iPhone for that podcast? Or will this question basically go away when iOS 6.0 is released?

     

    Do the Podcasts app and the Music/iPod app share podcast files? Or will they be duplicated on my iPhone?

     

    Tom

    The podcasts will duplicate themselves on your device. I turned off podcast syncing on my devices. But the weird thing is that when I sync, podcasts then copy themselves to my iTunes library. Either sync or don't, but don't copy to both.

  • geekomancerone Calculating status...
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    Jun 28, 2012 9:02 AM (in response to cronocide)

    Agreed. I went and did it to each individual podcast, but that does nothing for the overall "Unplayed" list. :/

  • LaithP Calculating status...
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    Jul 2, 2012 11:47 AM (in response to cronocide)

    yeah, no sort on the Unplayed list. which seems odd, even if the behavior was correct as is (which it isn't) not being able to change the setting is bad UI

  • Shaun Ot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 3, 2012 1:40 PM (in response to cronocide)

    +1 here for sort order oldest to newest on the unplayed list, or give us the option to create smart playlists in podcasts.

     

    Also need the ability to have video podcasts in a different list as I really don;t want to see video podcasts while I am driving.

     

    Also need to have the speed stick between podcast.

  • redhanded Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 3, 2012 3:58 PM (in response to Shaun Ot)

    I'd want the ability to sort the unplayed playlists by subscription, then oldest to newest, so all the episodes of a particular podcast are oldest to newest one after another.

  • pixeloflight Calculating status...
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    Jan 11, 2013 3:56 PM (in response to Harry Mueller)

    When you say the "main window", what do you mean?  Is it the window where itunes shows your name and the serial number of your device, etc?  I saw that display a couple of times, but I don't know how to get to it.

     

    Also, I am using iTunes from my PC.  What is "tapping"?

  • Tom Peterson Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Jan 11, 2013 4:11 PM (in response to pixeloflight)

    Hi pixeloflight,

     

    This discussion is exclusively related to Apple's Podcasts iOS app for iPhone, iPod touch, and I assume iPad. These are touchscreen devices and "tapping" means tapping on the screen to select an object as opposed to using a mouse on a computer.

     

    Take care,

    Tom

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