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deleting podcasts in iTunes 11.1

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DanMccarter Calculating status...
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Sep 19, 2013 4:07 AM

I upgraded to iTunes 11.1 this morning and many of the podcasts that I have watched and deleted or decided not to watch and deleted came roaring bac to my screen and I can't delete then.

The delete button no longer works for one item or for a highlighted group of items.

I subscribe to the Slate gabfest for example and every podcast back to the first of this year suddenly reappeared. 

Thanks  For The Help

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • THEcheesewire Level 2 Level 2 (365 points)
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    Sep 19, 2013 4:41 PM (in response to DanMccarter)

    It threw me off at first too.

    The ones that you cant delete, do they have a little cloud icon next to them?

    If so, they are not on the comptuer, they are available to download from the cloud.

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    the ones without the cloud icon I can delete but they still show just in case I want to download them again.

  • mendez1927 Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2013 1:11 AM (in response to THEcheesewire)

    The question then becomes is there any way in which we can 'hide' those in the cloud?  You can hide music you have purchased and is stored in the Cloud but why do you have to see 'dead' Podcasts?!  When I delete I want to do exactly that; DELETE! I do not wish to see them again especially when I now have to scroll through 3 years worth of Podcasts to get to the bottom of my subscription to see the one I want to listen to.

  • Lost in Asia Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)
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    Sep 20, 2013 3:29 AM (in response to mendez1927)

    Can you "hide" those in the cloud? Apparently, no. The List view for podcasts is totally broken - we can only hope that Apple will fix that in a future update, but given how long it seems to take them to fixing anything podcast-related, I wouldn't hold my breath.

     

    For now I'd recommend forgetting about the List view - go over to the My Podcasts or My Stations panes when you're in iTunes's Podcasts section. They're not as good as what the List view was 48 hours ago, but they're a lot better than it is now.

     

    Note that I'm not really sure what vocabulary to use for this: the ones in List, with the cloud icon, aren't on your computer, so I guess you're not exactly deleting them - you're just removing them from the list. Still quite annoying though!

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (64,020 points)
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    Sep 20, 2013 3:43 AM (in response to Lost in Asia)

    Lost in Asia wrote:

     

    Note that I'm not really sure what vocabulary to use for this: the ones in List, with the cloud icon, aren't on your computer, so I guess you're not exactly deleting them - you're just removing them from the list. Still quite annoying though!

    Yes, episodes you haven't downloaded are in the list but are not occupying any space on your computer. Previously it was possible to delete non-downloaded episodes from the list, but this has been removed. However in 'My podcasts' view you have an 'old episodes' button to show un-downloaded ones. When you click 'Done' these disappear again, but you can choose to show selected episodes in the main view by clicking on the grey circle at right of the title.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (64,020 points)
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    Sep 20, 2013 3:45 AM (in response to DanMccarter)

    'In the clouds' means on the originator's server. Podcasts don't go to your iCloud storage or your iTunes Match storage if you have that. If you downloaded them they are on your Mac until you delete them; otherwise they are available to download from the originator's server but are not taking up any space on your Mac.

  • wabe55 Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2013 3:46 AM (in response to DanMccarter)

    What I like to know is what Apple thinks, why I delete files. To constantly see them again? I would really like to understand the intention behind this "innovation".

  • ksingernc Calculating status...
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    Sep 20, 2013 9:49 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)

    Thanks.  The My Podcasts view is really helpful.  You can choose which individual items to display regardless of their status (in the cloud, downloaded, new, already viewed).  I like the list view better, but until they get it fixed, My Podcasts is a good choice for me.  I was afraid to click the "old episodes" button for fear I would be downloading all the old episodes, but it just shows what it available and allows you to choose which ones to display.  Thanks for the info.

  • wabe55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 20, 2013 10:00 AM (in response to ksingernc)

    Well, "My Podcasts" simply takes much too much space compared to "list".

     

    I still would like to know why I HAVE TO KNOW what is available and can't switch this feature off. I have seen the new items and decided to delete some, especially after I have lsitened to them.

  • The Winerunner Calculating status...
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    Sep 21, 2013 7:07 AM (in response to wabe55)

    I agree with all of the above and want to add my weight to the 'please sort this' message! I liked list view, I liked deleing watched podcasts, it worked just fine, the other views are not so simple.

  • JimForbes Calculating status...
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    Sep 22, 2013 3:19 AM (in response to DanMccarter)

    I have the very same issue post 11.1 update. In addition to the question of how to delete the podcasts I don't want listed is another question.

     

    How, why, by what means, and by what authorization does Apple/iTunes decide what I want stored in their cloud [servers]??

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (64,020 points)
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    Sep 22, 2013 3:28 AM (in response to JimForbes)

    JimForbes wrote:

     

    How, why, by what means, and by what authorization does Apple/iTunes decide what I want stored in their cloud [servers]??

    What do you mean? Podcasts are stored on the originator's server from which you download them. Songs and films you purchase are (obviously) stored on Apple's server from which you download them. In both cases they are still on the server and you are able to re-download them to your other devices if you wish. iTunes Match allows you to upload material you didn't purchase, but it's your choice.

     

    The complaint in this thread is that older podcasts still show in the list and can't be removed from it - it's only a list: if you haven't downloaded them onto your Mac they aren't taking up more than a few bytes of space, it's just that with a long list it's inconvenient to view.

  • wabe55 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 22, 2013 10:51 AM (in response to Roger Wilmut1)

    True, they are in the list but not on my computer. BUT, when I want to listen to just the kept podcasts via "list", the podcasts I have removed play as well, not from my disk but streamed from the Internet. Something I definitely do not want, there are reasons why I have removed those podcasts.

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