Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2013 9:35 AM (in response to vilennon)
I've also had my podcasts deleted on multiple computers as well (mac). Unbelievably frustrating.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2013 10:09 AM (in response to vilennon)
I've been using Macs daily since the late 80's. I've enjoyed Podcasts from day one. This, in my opinion, is just about the stupidest clusterf*ck Apple has managed on the Mac platform as long as I've used them. I have a data cap. I can't afford the bandwidth to constantly re-download episodes only to watch them vanish before my eyes before I have even had the chance to listen to them.
Last night I stayed up until midnight (this is not easy for me, I'm chronically ill) to manually redownload a couple dozen episodes of a particular podcast that I've tried to download and listen to at least a 1/2 dozen times now; all this after trying the various workarounds mentioned here and elsewhere.
This morning, all those podcasts are gone again. Never even got the opportunity to click on them.
I mean, seriously? This is a FEATURE?!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2013 10:16 AM (in response to Tim August1)
Did you read this from the previous page?
Go to Edit > Preferences Store and uncheck Sync podcast subscriptions, settings and stations before attempting to restore or redownload old episodes again.
Also check the default and individual subscription settings to make sure these haven't changed from Episodes to Keep: All.
Then use the Show Old Episode controls so you can get access to the old episodes again.
And please, please, please, everyone make a backup of their libraries.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2013 8:03 PM (in response to vilennon)
... Apple releases iTunes 11.1.2 with OS X Mavericks support.
Is the podcast sync bug fixed?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2013 8:20 PM (in response to Mike SM)
It better be, or this is another disaster fumble by Apple. Not downloading it 'til I know for sure, or the screams in this discussion have died down that maybe all is well.
On the same token; I'm not downloading the iOS7 Podcasts app update in case the same problems here start affecting other devices.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 10:46 AM (in response to Terrorsteel)
I've turned off all updating and sychronizing options for iTunes. I shall not be buying anything Apple for a long time.
I moved all podcasts to gPodder. And Windows Media now accesses all media libraries on my computer for playback. The playlists don't display as nicely as iTunes but that is a minor gripe. They function well enough. The main annoyance will be having to replace my ipod which was a gift with an inscription I love.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 2:48 PM (in response to vilennon)
150GB of audio and HD video podcasts gone. I do love Apple, but this is really trying my patience... This along with the broken album art in iTunes 11 is a complete deal breaker. Get this fixed now Apple devs, or my colossal iTunes library and my Apple ID will be gone by the end of the month. For Apple, this is a cluster**** beyond belief. This is the sort of blunder I expect from small, inexperienced developers on beta or just launched software, not Apple in version 11 of the most popular music player and store on the planet.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 3:07 PM (in response to Unicorn_Systems)
Do you have a backup of the data to restore? If not then have you considered file recovery software? It may not be too late to retrieve most of the missing data.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 4:29 PM (in response to turingtest2)
I have a backup of my iTunes library network drive, but it was last fully backed up well before the HD video podcasts were downloaded and added because my library outgrew my backup NAS at that point. I am in the process of missing file data recovery on the array now. The recovery app is estimating 1.8 days total - the array it's stored on is over 10TB.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 8:54 PM (in response to Terrorsteel)
I am really scared with iTunes stability. I am keeping stuck to iTunes 11.0.5 and iOS6. I do not want to be IT engineer at home tracking backups and restoring images.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2013 11:26 PM (in response to vilennon)
Couple of things in response to some of the rants here.
1. Not having and using a backup is like owning a house without insurance. It's a personal responsibility.
2. Apple cannot protect it's customers from every single possible mutation. No-one can. The infrastructure is the best in the world, and most of it is free. People do not value what they already have.
3. With Mac OS 9 and lower I used to spend the entire weekend backing up, installing and recovering my mac or macs. With many iterations when disks failed. Downloads over modems failed 80% of the time and most things did not work without some IT knowledge. Recovering lost podcasts by comparison is like a walk in the park.
Just wanted to even up the debate a little.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2013 6:06 AM (in response to vilennon)
Just a note about anoher alternative to itunes if you listen online... use Google Play. After reading about people losing music as well as podcasts I had to go to Google play to count my albums to make sure they were all still on my computer. I was missing a few but apparently I pulled the plug on iTunes soon enough to avoid serious damage to my music albums (167) plus a few book CDs. I was able to restore from Carbonite. But while at Google Play I noticed that one can also download lbums from there. I love the sound quality from Google Play so I often use it when not hindered by the data cap at home. And I can get to the music from any device that is hooked to the internet that supports sound and a browser.
I have uninstalled iTunes completely. I hope there is nothing left to ever want to sync with the icloud again. I noticed while uninstalling there was a message that said my iTunes was "improperly" installed and did I want Apple to try to repair the problem syncing with devices. ROTFL. I said no. If it had been an option I would have said NO!!!! Even after their bungle they won't admit the problem is on their side. I would feel a lot better about the whole disaster if Apple had even once sent out a message of some sort to warn people or to put a notice at their website. Certainly they knew about the problem almost immediately..
Ah well, the cure for corporate attempts to save face is to play "Sweeping the Clouds Away" -- Johnny Crawford's dance orchestra... I wish he would put out more CDs of that big band music. [He did the music for "Thirteenth Floor" - probably one of the few movies that did NOT publish a sound track. ]
PS Google Play still has most of my cover art that itunes demolished. So far, I haven't found a way to get all of that back into windows media player.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2013 7:54 AM (in response to Iain Hart)
I do have a back up and I am still mad. Don't lecture people on personal responsibility, your not evening up any debate.
To enter your home insurance analogy, its like saying the government came in to make unwanted, unnecessary improvements to your house, and in the process damaged it. They aren't interested in helping you repair and now you a third party saying "calm down, in their defense, you should have had insurance." Of course you should have insurance, but the government, in their desire for control over your house screwed it up. You have every right to be mad, to tell others, and to even demand help from the guilty party. Even those who have insurence would still be mad! And for some arrogant "government" fanboy to come along and call this a defence is just rediculous and insulting.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2013 11:22 AM (in response to smajda)
I agree. Even though I had a backup via Carbonite it took more bandwidth than Suddenlink allows for that period of time. So I'm on their "bad" list. Apple doesn't care about the consequences to the customer or they would be extra careful about any deletions on a customer's PC. It took about 12 days at 22GB/day to restore all my podcasts. And then there was the time lost finding replacement software.---another few days plus the time required to carry out the conversion, and the time to uninstall and double check that all the necessary files were restored.
It is a little bit like those banks in Greece where they automatically removed money from customer's bank accounts.