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Playlist is missing podcast files when synched to iPod

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Nov 20, 2012 11:09 PM

I just got an iPod and iTunes for the first time.  There is a podcast I have listened to for years and have almost 400 episodes already on my computer.  I subscribed with iTunes and downloaded a couple new episodes, and moved my stored files into that podcast directory.  I made sure all the tags are the same as the new ones iTunes just downloaded, but iTunes doesn't see them.  It only sees the old ones as music files even though they are labeled "podcast."

 

I thought to get around that by creating a playlist, and it works fine on the computer.  All the episodes are there, both the old ones and the recently downloaded ones.  However, when I sync that playlist to my iPod, only the old files are in it, not the new ones.

 

What can I do to either make iTunes recognize the old ones as part of the series (as if I'd downloaded them via iTunes) OR get the new ones to appear in the playlist?

 

Thanks for any help.

iPod classic, Windows 7
  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)

    Could you post an image of the Info tab for a new and old podcast to see if there are differences? 

     

    It only sees the old ones as music files even though they are labeled "podcast."

     

    Do you mean that under each older podcast's Options tab of its Get Info Window it has it's Media Type set to Podcast?

     

    B-rock

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)

    Highlight the new Podcast folder/group and click Settings at the bottom of iTunes.  What is set under When new episodes are available?

     

    The two groups are not together, likely because of a tag difference still as I mentioned above.

     

    B-rock

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)

    Could you post a screen shot of the Info tab of a podcast from each group?

     

    B-rock

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)

    Hmmm.  Very odd.  And all of these Skeptoid podcasts are located in the same folder on your PC's HD?

     

    What about the Sorting tabs for each?

     

    B-rock

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)

    Why not just remove these older versions and redownload the newer versions?  You can always marked them as watched already if that is an issue.


    B-rock

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)

    No problem. Glad to have at least tried.

     

    B-rock

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