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Podcast playlists -- useless after iTunes 11?

335 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 14, 2013 11:54 AM by Jon Milan RSS
Jon Milan Level 1 Level 1 (110 points)
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Jan 2, 2013 3:18 PM

Seems podcasts stop playback after a single podcast is finished.   Before iTunes 11 if I added podcasts to a playlist, the playlist would continue to the next podcast when the prior podcast completes.

 

Now, even in the playlists, the podcast playback stops after each one.

 

Anyone identify a work around for this?

  • lango6 Calculating status...
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    Jan 10, 2013 1:37 PM (in response to Jon Milan)

    It used to be if you had the item "checked" it would continue to play. Personally, I use the checkbox to track new podcasts that I then uncheck after I've distributed it to the desired playlist (I create one for each week since most of my podcasts are weekly and I'm usually a couple of weeks behind listening to them). But the actual function of the checkbox was to allow you to select which songs (items) in a playlist would be played. Interestingly, the checkbox had no effect on playist behavior when synced to an iPhone (though iOS 6 tries to force you to switch to the Podcast app that has its own deficiencies, like supporting playlists!).

     

    I'm not sure how or why they screwed the pooch on this one, but I can't even drag the entire list to the "Up Next" list.  It appears that the iTunes 11 and iOS6 designers simply don't understand podcast listeners (nor likely care about them either).

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