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All manually staged podcasts get merged into one tile when viewing in Podcast app

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Feb 18, 2013 8:55 AM

This is probably going to end up being a bug report, but here goes:


iTunes x64 for Windows 7

IOS 6.1.1 on iPhone 4s

Apple Podcast app


I have two podcasts whose mp3s were all downloaded from the artist's websites. Neither is available for automated download in the iTunes store.


Both are tagged as podcasts and have all Artist, Album, and Sort tags applied.  Both appear seperately in iTunes and are listed logically alongside their iTunes downloaded counterparts.   iTunes lists everything properly.  All is well here.


When I chose to sync one of the podcasts (Artist A) to my iPhone, it synced properly and appears correctly within my iPhone's Apple podcast app.

When I added the second podcast group (Artist B) by checking the box to automatically sync with my phone, it added them to Artist A's "podcast group" in the Podcast App. 


-When viewing podcasts on my local computer, all podcats are seperated correctly. 

-When viewing the podcast list from iTunes on my iPhone, the podcasts are seperated correctly.

-When viewing the podcasts within the Podcast app on my phone, all Artist A and Artist B podcasts are merged into Artist A's podcast group (tile).  For example, Artist A has 5 episodes in their podcast grouping.  Artist B has 2 episodes.  The podcast app places all 7 episodes into the Artist A group (tile).


I cannot get them to seperate so that the Podcasts app on my phone will list Artist A and Artist B with their own individual tiles.  Anyone have this happen to them and know how to fix it?   I've sorted through all the various tag fields, tried renaming each, toggled between designating them as "music" and "podcast" (they each started their life as "music" after manually adding the files in iTunes).   Nothing has worked.


As a test, I added a 3rd manually staged podcast, and the Podcast app also merged its content into the one previously referenced tile.


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