2196 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 29, 2008 10:18 PM by CrystalApple
I've answered my own question. Did a little more net surfing and discovered that it seems to be a problem with the encoding. Someone on a different forum was having the same problem and they said, "it seems to happen with files encoded in the LAME3.97 codec, such as those currently being distributed by Austereo (Triple M), for example the Get This and Spoonman podcasts. Their older podcasts, encoded with CastMetrix, play fine. I'm thinking it may be an issue or outdated software in the iPod OS, but i'm unsure."
Sounded right to me, I was listening to the "Get This" podcasts.
I found a cumbersome solution to the problem for the meantime. I'm hoping the problem will fix itself with the next upgrade. In the meantime, here's my solution:
In iTunes, go to your podcasts list.
Cntrl Click on the podcast/s you want to listen to.
Choose "Convert selection to mp3" from the menu.
It can take a little while, so you may only want to do a few at a time. Depending on how fast your Mac is.
iTunes will begin to convert the file (or files) you've selected.
Under Playlists, you will see "converting" appear. You can click on it to check the progress if you like.
When it's done, the podcasts you selected will appear in your music library.
You can then drag them to your nano and they will appear in the music section.
When you want to play them look under Music instead of Podcasts.
After all that, it works! You can fast forward or rewind without a problem.
At least so far... I've only tested one podcast.
You could probably go one step further and create an on-the-go playlist of just the podcasts.