6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 6, 2006 12:48 AM by Cecilia.J
Lisa Mcloughlin Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
HI. CAN ANYONE HELP. HAVE APPLE MAC. IPOD 40GB. IPOD SHUFFLE. AND NOW JUST GOT IPOD NANO. PROBLEM IS, I DID LET ITUNES AUTOMATICALLY FILL MY NANO WITH A RANDOM SELECTION OF SONGS, A LOT OF PODCASTS GOT PUT ON THE NANO. NOW, I CAN ORGANISE MY MUSIC BUT I CAN'T SEEM TO GET THE PODCASTS OFF THE NANO. I HAVE EVEN GONE AS FAR AS BACKING UP MY PODCASTS TO DISC AND DELETING THEM ALL OFF MY MAIN LIBRARY, BUT THEY STILL WON'T COME OFF MY NANO...WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL IF SOMEONE COULD HELP ME.
  • Brett Bixler Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    I have the exact same problem. I've deleted the podcasts from iTunes, set my prefs in iTunes so all podcasts are manually added to my iPod, disabled all my podcast subscriptions, but the podcasts are still on my 4GB Nano.
  • Conor Scully Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    This may be a stupid suggestion - I am not exactly sure what you are trying to explain, as I do not use the podcasts in the same way. Did you happen to try restarting the computer, and your iPod? Did you update? Try restoring to factory settings on your iPod update.
  • Mr Jon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    You might as well stop wasting time and format the iPod Nano, and use the updater to reinstall the iPod nano software on the nano, then put your tunes on using iTunes?
  • The Doctor Level 4 Level 4 (1,225 points)
    With your nano connected, bring up the preferences in iTunes. Look at the iPod preferences.

    First off, look at the music tab. If the nano is set up to sync only slected playlists, then you should be able to remove the podcasts from the nano by removing the podcasts from the playlist and re-syncing. If the nano is set up to sync manually, you should be able to directly delete the podcast from the nano.

    If those aren't working, then you need to check the Podcast tab in your iPod preferences. How is it set up? Are you automaticly syncing all podcasts? Does it keep the podcasts, or just the ones that haven't been listened to? If you want to have no podcasts at all on your nano, mark it to only sync selected podcasts and then unselect the entire list.

    When you click OK to close the preferences, your nano should automaticly update.

    That's the best I can do without iTunes open in front of me. Hope this helps.

    Doc
  • AndyMatt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    In your preferences, you should have an option to update checked entries.

    When I uncheck a podcast on iTunes, I can keep the podcast on my main computer, but when it updates, it will remove anything that isn't checked on my main Mac from the iPod nano.
  • Cecilia.J Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This happened to me too. I have a 2g nano - more than half was filled with podcasts I had listened to. I had already tried the above recommendations but they did'nt work.

    What I have done now is adjust my ipod preferences to manually manage both Music and Podcasts, and then I have created some smart playlists to group the podcasts I have not played and then I select all (command A) and drag & drop them to the ipod while it's connected. then I choose some music and do the same. Its irritating but it's worked so far.

    Cheers all - Happy New Year
    CJ

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