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Cannot change media kind in iTunes 11

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jonwilliamcarr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 29, 2012 1:45 PM

Just upgraded to iTunes 11, and it seems the ability to change the media kind is broken. Specifically, I want to change some Music files into Podcast files. Normally, I would do this by going Get Info > Options > Media Kind = Podcast.

 

Anybody else having the same problem?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • mac o\'mac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 4:03 PM (in response to jonwilliamcarr)

    Same problem.

  • jfstockton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 5:02 PM (in response to jonwilliamcarr)

    Same thing here. I can change a file from a podcast to music, but not music to podcast. Seems like a bug...

  • the borad Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 6:35 PM (in response to jonwilliamcarr)

    Similar/same (?) issue was already in iTunes 10 — solution was to temporarily turn off iTunes Match so you can make the change.

  • dprisoner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 11:24 PM (in response to the borad)

    I've never had iTunes Match on, and never had this problem before iTunes 11. It's frustrating...

  • veritable Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 5:42 AM (in response to jonwilliamcarr)

    Same problem here, I think it's simply a universal bug... which peeves me a lot, because I can change a movie into a TV show, but I need to downsample my podcasts to sync them to an older ipod nano (space issues) and now I can't....

    At least this is clearly a bug and not a purposeful design decision like Maps

  • the borad Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 6:14 AM (in response to jonwilliamcarr)

    FWIW, I *can* convert it into an audiobook using the method described, as I often did in previous versions.

     

    To me, this is a more logical conversion: podcasts are dynamic, books/audiobooks are not. But if you can indeed change a movie into a TV show (almost the same semantic action) then this apparent omission does seem odd.

  • skirsman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 5:40 PM (in response to jonwilliamcarr)

    same problem here .... I can't change movies to Podcast or any other more than home video...

    I use the podcast make groups....

  • skirsman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 5:47 PM (in response to jonwilliamcarr)

    id3 editor is a trial and need to compiled not even close to a solution

  • 7smcb Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 7:03 PM (in response to skirsman)

    This is very maddening. I'm having the same problem. Can't convert songs to podcasts. I'm also not having any luck with the ID3 editor - how does one add identifiers or feed locations? What does that even mean?

     

    Thanks very much. Waiting for the update...

  • Stuart Hancock Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 1, 2012 5:18 AM (in response to jonwilliamcarr)

    Thanks Jon,  This worked.  I had downloaded ID3 Editor and was baffled as to why the files wouldn't convert to podcasts.  When I added an identifier tag to the podcasts pane, it did the trick, and now when I move the files into iTunes, they automatically are classified as podcasts.

  • pomme4moi Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Dec 1, 2012 5:29 AM (in response to jonwilliamcarr)

    It was stated in this thread that this problem only seems to affect Podcasts and Audiobook.  I am not sure that that is the case.  I upgraded to iTunes 11 as well, and I've noticed that the Media Kind field is grayed out on all TV shows, movies and music that I had previously purchased from the iTunes Store.  I sometimes change the Media Kind from Movie to TV show, or vice versa, so I know that the field was not grayed out prior to iTunes 11.  I hope this is a bug and not a new feature! 

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