5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 1, 2012 1:12 PM by planb77
Doug Sage Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
  • Sync using podcasts dragged to playlist and "Include Episodes from Playlists" checked on Devices / Podcasts / Sync Podcasts (checked)
  • All but one Podcast synch successfully
  • CBC Radio 3 R3-30 (music podcast) does not sync to Shuffle.  
  • Voice-over index does identify the podcast, but pushing play at the point where it is announced does not get it to play.  The podcast is skipped in playback
  • When shuffle plugged into laptop on iTunes, the Podcast can play successfully (even with laptop copy deleted and in recycle bin)
  • When all other podcasts removed, and only this podcast is synched to Shuffle, "Please use iTunes to sync music to this iPod" at first, but as button held down, "Podcast 1" is idenfified
  • In linear mode or shuffle mode
  • Also tried to get this podcast to sync using Devices / Podcasts / Sync Podcasts (checked) / Podcasts (CBC Radio 3 R3-30) checked

 

  • Could this be a problem with just this podcast?  If so, can anyone else replicate?   If not, any ideas on how to get this podcast to play?
  • Running: iTunes 10.7 on Windows 7 (also on Windows Vista on another computer; same results)

iPod shuffle, Windows 7
  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,280 points)

    Could this be a problem with just this podcast?  If so, can anyone else replicate?   If not, any ideas on how to get this podcast to play?

     

    Doug,

     

    First of all, thanks for all the information you provided in your post. It really makes troubleshooting these issues a lot easier!

     

    It could be a problem with the actual podcast file, but it could also be a problem with its compatibilty on the iPod Shuffle.

     

    What format is this podcast in particularly?  Could you try changing it to another format (such as MP3) to see if that helps?

     

    B-rock

  • Doug Sage Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks for your response, B-rock.   I don't know how to confert an .AAC file to MP3.   Is there a tool within iTunes to do this?

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,280 points)

    Perhaps this article can help.

    iTunes: How to convert a song to a different file format

     

    B-rock

  • Doug Sage Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Ok, yes, that did work.  Converted the .AAC to .MP3 then dragged the new file to a playlist (and it now shows up as "music", not a "podcast", however).

     

    It worked stand alone, as the only item on the Shuffle.   Also worked when combined with other podcasts. 

     

    Thanks for your ideas, B-rock.   Not sure how much I like this work-around as a long term option, but I does solve the mystery for me.   I assume this has something about the .AAC compatibility of this particular podcast with the Shuffle?

  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,280 points)

    I assume this has something about the .AAC compatibility of this particular podcast with the Shuffle?

     

    Almost 100% likely in this situation.

     

    If you want to move the podcast from Music back to Podcasts, right->click on the file and choose Get Info. When the GI window appears, click the Options tab and change the Media Type to Podcast.

     

    B-rock