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3181 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 19, 2009 3:00 PM by disneycoug
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2008 7:52 AM (in response to tront)Yep, have the same problem and reported it as a bug to Apple, but via the iTunes Store, not as an over-the-air syncing problem with the iPhone (should have read this first). Here's what I wrote:
With the most recent iPhone update (2.2), it's great having the ability to download podcasts. However, playback of enhanced audio podcasts has been causing problems. For some enhanced podcasts, they play back as they used to, providing access to chapter markers in the top right corner, and allowing the screen to be turned off while still playing the audio. Other enhanced podcasts now seem to show up as videos, with a small tv screen icon showing up next to the episode name, the chapter markers accessible via a button at the bottom of the screen, and I am unable to play back the audio show with the screen off (much as most of the rest of the videos work). I haven't yet been able to find a difference between these enhanced audio files, all seem to be file format .m4a, some encoded with Garage Band, some encoded with Podcast Maker.
This Week in Media 117 (shows up as video)
gdgt 013 (shows up as video)
The Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack AAC Ep. 3.37 (shows up as video)
MacCast eMacCast 2008.12.01 (shows up as enhanced audio)
This change started with iPhone software update 2.2, and has unfortunately rendered many of my podcasts useless unless I keep the screen active.
Additionally, another related change that was made with iPhone software update 2.0, was that, much like on the iPods, video podcasts could be viewed as a video, or listened to as only audio. On iPhone software version 1.1.4 and earlier, you had the choice to listen to a video podcast (which allowed you to turn the screen off) when accessing the podcast in the podcast section of the player, or as a video with the screen when accessing all videos in the player. Since 2.0, all video podcasts accessed from the podcast section play as videos. I understand the reasoning for this, as it may seem more straight forward to some users, but it has decreased the functionality of the player app. It'd be great if functionality were restored via a system preferences option to enable listening-only to video podcasts.
Are there other podcasts that you've experienced that download "correctly"? I'd be great if we could catalog ones that work right and don't work right, so we can zoom into the problem. So far, I haven't been able to figure it out either.iPhone 2.2, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2009 7:03 PM (in response to tront)I'm having this same problem when creating enhanced podcasts. Took a few episodes to figure out, too -- very annoying.Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 21, 2009 12:09 PM (in response to tront)Have you had a resolution to this problem? I believe I have the same problem. Whenever I create a AAC file it shows up as a video.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 25, 2009 11:32 AM (in response to tront)Here is an article from the apple support website that might help out.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 25, 2009 12:19 PM (in response to Damon M.)What part of that article is helpful? It doesn't mention enhanced AACs at all, it mentions the iPhone only in regards to what it can play, and doesn't mention chapters or album art.Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 4, 2009 4:52 AM (in response to tront)This bug is very annoying. Many of the podcasts that I listen to are enhanced AAC format. These podcasts now stop playing when the screen blanks, so I cannot get through an entire AAC podcast without having to bring the iPhone out of sleep, and push play SEVERAL TIMES during the podcast. Sometimes, and only sometimes, the screen will remain on without dimming or blanking causing VERY poor battery life.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2009 12:10 PM (in response to tront)Same exact problem confirmed here listening to gdgt episode 29. Could someone from Apple please comment and acknowledge this bug?iPhone First Gen, Mac OS X (10.5.6), iPhone 2.2 (5G77)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 19, 2009 3:00 PM (in response to insaneirish)Evidently this has been fixed in OS 3.0
See the question 'Does the iPod app do anything significantly different?'Dell, Windows XP