Skip navigation

4th Generation Shuffle won't sync one Podcast

880 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 1, 2012 1:12 PM by planb77 RSS
Doug Sage Calculating status...
Currently Being Moderated
Oct 1, 2012 12:17 PM
  • Sync using podcasts dragged to playlist and "Include Episodes from Playlists" checked on Devices / Podcasts / Sync Podcasts (checked)
  • All but one Podcast synch successfully
  • CBC Radio 3 R3-30 (music podcast) does not sync to Shuffle.  
  • Voice-over index does identify the podcast, but pushing play at the point where it is announced does not get it to play.  The podcast is skipped in playback
  • When shuffle plugged into laptop on iTunes, the Podcast can play successfully (even with laptop copy deleted and in recycle bin)
  • When all other podcasts removed, and only this podcast is synched to Shuffle, "Please use iTunes to sync music to this iPod" at first, but as button held down, "Podcast 1" is idenfified
  • In linear mode or shuffle mode
  • Also tried to get this podcast to sync using Devices / Podcasts / Sync Podcasts (checked) / Podcasts (CBC Radio 3 R3-30) checked

 

  • Could this be a problem with just this podcast?  If so, can anyone else replicate?   If not, any ideas on how to get this podcast to play?
  • Running: iTunes 10.7 on Windows 7 (also on Windows Vista on another computer; same results)
iPod shuffle, Windows 7
  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 1, 2012 12:28 PM (in response to Doug Sage)

    Could this be a problem with just this podcast?  If so, can anyone else replicate?   If not, any ideas on how to get this podcast to play?

     

    Doug,

     

    First of all, thanks for all the information you provided in your post. It really makes troubleshooting these issues a lot easier!

     

    It could be a problem with the actual podcast file, but it could also be a problem with its compatibilty on the iPod Shuffle.

     

    What format is this podcast in particularly?  Could you try changing it to another format (such as MP3) to see if that helps?

     

    B-rock

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 1, 2012 12:45 PM (in response to Doug Sage)

    Perhaps this article can help.

    iTunes: How to convert a song to a different file format

     

    B-rock

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 1, 2012 1:12 PM (in response to Doug Sage)

    I assume this has something about the .AAC compatibility of this particular podcast with the Shuffle?

     

    Almost 100% likely in this situation.

     

    If you want to move the podcast from Music back to Podcasts, right->click on the file and choose Get Info. When the GI window appears, click the Options tab and change the Media Type to Podcast.

     

    B-rock

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.