Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 5:12 AM (in response to David Biddix)
This is so frustrating! I've been catching up on some old episodes of various podcasts, and now I have no idea what episode I left off on. Before I was able to delete episodes as I went, and I knew exactly what to download. When the list was empty, I knew I was caught up. Now my only option would be to download everything, listen for a few minutes, and skip when the content sounded familiar. This was a really stupid move... Any ideas?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 5:28 AM (in response to David Biddix)
Apple provides a feedback service and they say that they do take notice of comments; here is the page:
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 7:02 AM (in response to David Biddix)
The new version of iTunes turns managing your podcasts from an easy (and enjoyable) task into a nightmare. Now, instead of seeing the four or five podcats that I have not yet played, I see those same podcasts preceded by the 300 episodes that are in the cloud. I can no longer look at my list to delete played podcasts, see new ones and, basically, manage. Now it's just garbage. Why on earth would someone think this is an improvement??!? Thanks, Apple, for turning a daily routine into a royal hassle.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 7:19 AM (in response to Nickoval)
Call me stupid, but I admit that I'm not really sure of the function and differences between the 'List' view and the 'My Podcasts' view. I assume that My Podcasts only displays those podcasts that you have downloaded, whereas the List view shows all available podcasts (always?). But then both the List view and the My Podcasts view have the option to 'show old episodes' via right click of the mouse. I give up, none of this seems intuitive to me... Fox
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 8:38 AM (in response to fox27)
I agree. I used list view in podcasts exlusively. And I only want to see the podcasts I haven't listened to but still plan to. I don't want to see the rest. I want to delete them from the list view because I've already listened to them. I hate this new obligation to look at the old ones in the cloud. Is the only way out of this nightmare to revert to a past version of itunes. I'm not even sure how to do that.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 8:54 AM (in response to KsharK)
Yeah, I have the same issue. For podcasts episodes where I had hadn't downloaded them yet but still intended to I can't tell those apart from the episodes I long since listened too and deleted. Those two things both look the same, merely available in the cloud and not showing up in the "My Podcasts" view. This is just an absolute nightmare. I can say I have never despised iTunes this much before...not even close. This is just completely untenable how they've screwed up our tracking of what we've heard and what we haven't.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 9:26 AM (in response to David Biddix)
Yep....and the same for itunes u......
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 10:58 AM (in response to David Biddix)
I am sorry that I can't help at all, but I do want to add my vote that Apple really screwed the pooch on this one. If enough of us complain, then maybe they will go back and fix it. It was exactly what I wanted before. I hate having to sift through long lists of stuff that I have already deleted and have no intention of pulling from the cloud. I do keep selected old podcasts on my Mac, so that I can listen to them again and that they won't just disappear some day, but I don't want them on my iPod or iPhone unless I mark them "unlistened" and "checked." Hey, how do I mark it "unlistened?" This update really *****.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 11:01 AM (in response to BuggaDaddy)
Just a reminder to everyone that, as far as Apple is concerned, posting on these forums ≠ complaining. You need to send something to the powers that be at http://www.apple.com/feedback/itunesapp.html.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 11:26 AM (in response to Evan Forman)
I started this thread originally and I copied my original post and put it in the link above and sent it to the iTunes team earlier today. I would encourage everyone who is having problems to post comments here and go to the iTunes link and leave feed back in an "official" manner. Hopefully, with a lot of comments from users, Apple will hear and "fix" iTunes 11.1.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 11:34 AM (in response to David Biddix)
One hilarious aspect of the iTunes feedback page is that it doesn't list ios7 as an option (or iTunes 11.1).
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 4:09 PM (in response to David Biddix)
Just refreshed list view after 11.1 "upgrade" to be greeted with the noise that this view has become. Yeah!
This now on top of itunes or the podcast apps in ability of playing episodes in chronological order irregardless of show. Just thankful my of iPod can do this, but it would be nice to not have to sync with iTunes once a week and use the podcast app instead.
Left feedback with Apple to fix this.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2013 3:02 AM (in response to actualsize)
Watching the 2 videos last night re the new iTunes convinced me that iTunes and/or Apple doesn't care about its podcast customers any longer.
And there were at least two earlier updates of iTunes that damaged the ability to comfortably manage ones subscriptions considerably, therefore I conclude it is a strategy. Probably Marketing said Podcast-Subscribers include too many Hardware-only-buyers like myself - lets get rid of them.
Besides the impossibility to hide or delete things one doesn't want, the mini-player no longer allows fast-forward or fast-backward, therefore if one wants to hear a certain sentence again, one has to either listen to the whole thing again or transfer it first to the iPod.
Even the last update of the search function deprived it of making it possible to thereby jump constantly to somewhere in the whole offer (I have about 3000 files in operation), what the new one is selecting eludes me so far.
I switched to Apple because iTunes (on my then PC) convinced me that Apple was sound and trustworthy, now I feel cheated as I would if at inspection VW would have blocked use of the trunk of the car.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2013 3:16 AM (in response to David Biddix)
I talked to Apple Support yesterday (I have one of those contracts still running) - a possible delay until the thing gets fixed of several months was mentioned.
One is aware of the problem - nice n'est-ce pas?
and I even got an e-mail to my very nice and competent and wishing to be helpful support-woman, where I can vent my grievances which of course isn't going to change anything. If there hadn't been the two previous making-more-complicate updates I wouldn't be so sold on the conviction that it is part of the Apple marketing bigwigs strategy.
As soon as the sun stops shining I'll be looking at other podcatchers - this is what German public radio recommends - besides iTunes - "Sage", "Firefox", "NetNewsWire", "aKregator", "Thunderbird" und "NewsMonster" - I will switch to another even though I didn't download 11.1 on my other laptop. I hate getting cheated and that's what it is.
Apple doesn't want Podcast-Listeners any longer - if you don't believe me, look at the videos that they've made for 11.1
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