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Currently Being ModeratedSep 17, 2008 11:06 PM (in response to jdrodgers85)Interesting workaround. On my 2g Touch I can see all played, partly played, and unplayed podcasts. When I sync with iTunes, under the Podcasts tab I have chosen +Sync all episodes of...+ Is yours set to sync only unplayed or new Podcasts?
Just curious.Mac Mini 1.42 GHz PPC G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 1 GB RAM, 80 Gig HD, Seagate 300 Gig HD, Sony 0x90F DVD burner, Canon, Epson
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2008 7:03 PM (in response to Smtr)Mine is set to "Sync X number of unplayed episodes of...(selected podcasts)." However, as long as this is selected I can manually add/remove any number of other podcasts, played or unplayed (they are just not included in the automated sync). However, in my set up as noted above, the played podcasts I add manually move into the Smary playlist "Podcasts" and the unplayed podcasts move into the dedicated Podcast tab.MacBook (1.83GHz Core Duo), iMac (1.8GHz PowerPC G5), Mac OS X (10.4.10), Max RAM in All Models
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2008 7:26 PM (in response to jdrodgers85)Maybe I'm missing something in your plight, but why not mark them as unlistened before you sync? Then they are in the Podcast section instead of spread out through two areas?iBook 1GHz G4, 1.25 GB RAM; 1.33 GHz G4 Mini: 1 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.2), iPods: 3G, 5G, Touch: Fuji S5000; Commodore 64; Coleco Adam
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2008 9:16 PM (in response to Scott P.)That's the problem: there is no manually manage podcast option in my iTouch pane. If I don't checkbox the Sync option, I can't transfer podcasts at all. If I do check the Sync box and then manually manage, I need to have a Smartlist or else they don't show up - and they really should show up in the iTouch's podcast tab (on the unit itself).
The problem is if no one knows to create a Podcast Smartlist, then only brand new podcasts will appear on their iTouch, and once listened to they will "disappear" yet still eat up your memory even though they're invisible.MacBook (1.83GHz Core Duo), iMac (1.8GHz PowerPC G5), Mac OS X (10.4.10), Max RAM in All Models
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2008 2:03 PM (in response to jdrodgers85)The reason iTunes momentarily flashes that it is syncing, then falls silent, is that it is checking your iPod to verify whether the podcast is present on it or not. When it finds that it is already there, it doesn't move it over.
This same strange issue developed on my touch when I changed my sync settings - for whatever reason, it appeared to have deleted some old podcasts, but they still lingered on my touch. Your smart playlist idea allowed me to access them and thus delete them. Once I deleted them and replaced them, they show up under podcasts, whether unplayed or played, thus allowing me to remove the playlist and have everything in one handy area.
Thanks for the tip!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2008 11:07 PM (in response to jdrodgers85)I'm with you up to the point of deletion. The smart playlist doesn't allow me to delete the old podcasts. And if it did, wouldn't I merely be deleting a link to the actual podcast taking up space on my iPod?Macbook 2.4 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2008 5:36 AM (in response to jdrodgers85)Thanks for the tip in finding the missing podcasts. How can I delete them? In the smart playlist there isn't an option for deleting them there. I have a bunch I want to delete because I've already listened to them. I just can't figure out how.iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2008 1:09 AM (in response to jdrodgers85)Thanks for the above, but I have another variation on this video podcast sync issue you may be able to help me to resolve.
I have up to date software on Laptop & iTouch. I have subscribed to one series of video podcasts and have downloaded and can see the five videos on my laptop, but can only see three of them on iTouch even after several days and several syncs - the two 'missing' podcasts just wont move across and join the others on my iTouch - mystery?
All my videos (+ podcasts) are only accessed through the 'video' button on the iTouch or is there another link to video podcasts?
Grateful your advice
CheersSiemens, Compaq, Video iPod + iTouch, Airport Extreme etc, Windows Vista, Usual wiggly amp components
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2009 12:30 AM (in response to j8r8my)I discovered that if you uncheck edit the Smart Playlist and uncheck the Live Update box, you get the option to delete podcasts. The bad news is that I could still not get the wanted podcast to load again into the regular podcast lists (and I made sure to mark it as new before I tried.)
This is a serious on-going issue for me, as podcasts seem to randomly become invisible. I downloaded three hours of a radio broadcast from this morning, each of which was a separate podcast. Hours 1 and 3 showed up just fine, but hour 2 only showed up in the smart list. I hadn't listened to any of them yet, as they were all brand new today.
What's seriously annoying is that this has clearly been an issue for some time on the Touch. My old 60 gig never had a problem with podcasts. It's enought to make me nostalgic.PC