11 Replies Latest reply: Dec 15, 2012 2:01 PM by GrandMasterB
Samuel78 Level 1 Level 1

I have some teaching material in mp3 format that I like to listen to on my iPhone.  Prior to iTunes 11 upgrade, I could import it into iTunes, get info, options tab, then set the Media Kind to Podcast.  This moved it from the music library into the podcast library, which allowed me to take advantage of 30 second rewind while listening, as well as remembering where I was when I left off if I didn't listen to the entire thing in one setting.


Now that I've upgraded to iTunes 11, this no longer works.  I can still select Podcast as Media Kind, but the files stay in the music library and when I do another get info on them, they are still listed as Media Kind of music.


Does anyone know of a work-around for this?



iTunes 11, Windows 7
  • DaveMichael Level 1 Level 1

    I'm having the same issue on Windows 8. I can still set the music file to "Remember playback position" and "Skip when shuffling" successfully, which might help you deal with listening to the file over multiple sittings. No clue about 30 second rewinds, sorry!


    I would really like to add my podcast file to the Podcast section of the library, though. I listen to the Mike O'Meara Show and Big O and Dukes, and I've got hundreds of older podcast files for both shows. I'd like to keep the new files organized with the old ones, if I can.

  • nicholasbarry Level 1 Level 1

    You CAN convert something from Music to Audiobook, if that helps. (If you try converting from Audiobook to Podcast, it goes back into the Music section - at least, when we tried.)

  • DaveMichael Level 1 Level 1

    To add another issue: When I try to add my podcasts to a playlist so I can find them easily (to get around the issue above), the podcasts don't appear on the playlist after I've synced it to my iPod Classic. They're still in the iTunes playlist, but on the iPod they're just gone. Regular music in the playlist still appears.


    What happened to podcasts?! I _like_ podcasts! It's all I really listen to on my iPod!

  • bcassid Level 1 Level 1

    Having the same problem. I hope it's fixed soon!

  • theyommer1 Level 1 Level 1

    same problem here.  I've become used to adding a large audio files which iTunes Match will not match nor upload. Then, I change the media type to PODCAST.  Then, I can sync that to the iPhone.  I have to think Apple will fix this soon but until then, it'll be a drag.

  • Spencerian6 Level 1 Level 1

    I have the same basic issue, but with videos.  I like to change "music videos" to "movies" so all of my visual media shows up in the same place and because I don't really want to have videos in my audio playlists etc or on random.  I used to be able to do this, but now I can't and I have music videos stuck in my MUSIC section.



  • Patrick Ford1 Level 1 Level 1

    Same issue. Please fix this Apple!

  • mysticzzz Level 1 Level 1

    I've got the same problem. Here is a temporary workaround in windows:


    install mp3tag v2.53, a free tag editor {Google it}


    select mp3 file to set as a podcast


    right click file, select extended tabs


    select starpage icon


    create these fields and values :



    value: 0


    field: PODCAST

    value: 1


    field: PODCASTDESC

    value: any value, Example ; The Saint


    field: PODCASTID

    value: any value, Example ; The Saint


    field: PODCASTURL

    value: any value, Example ; The Saint


    field: RELEASETIME

    value: Example ; 2012-11-28T12:00:00Z


    You can do multiple files at a time

  • jonfromkanata Level 1 Level 1

    Same here.  I used to be able to convert an MP3 to podcast and then move it to my iphone.  Now it doesn't keep the type as podcast.  And I can't sync it as music because it's ineligible for itunes match.  I'm so happy that a service that I pay extra for is blocking me from manually adding any music whatsoever to my iphone unless it's in iCloud.  This better be fixed soon or I'm going back to manual syncing and canceling itunes match!

  • jonfromkanata Level 1 Level 1

    'Get Info'

    Type:  Audiobook


    Then set iphone to sync audio books and only selected books.  Then I could add it.


    Very annoying.  Was much better when I could just set is as a podcast.

  • GrandMasterB Level 1 Level 1

    Same problem here. Its VERY VERY frustrating. I have 40GB worth or self added podcasts and it will not save the changes when changing the type to Podcast and even beyond that iTunes Match is constantly trying to upload all 750 tracks to the cloud. I do NOT want 750 of my podcast in the cloud. Please fix this Apple.