Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2013 6:53 AM (in response to AlpacaSaliva)
Yes, this was something I liked before that they broke. Plus, it plays newest to oldest. If you're going to force me to listen to the next podcast, at least do it oldest to newest!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2013 8:17 AM (in response to Copaman)
Hi, this is really disappointing since I'd rather listen to podcasts in the order I choose too since video podcasts are meant for watching when you're not doing tasks such as driving. Thanks anyways.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2013 5:31 PM (in response to AlpacaSaliva)
While I too prefer the List view, from a little bit of playing around I have found if you use the "My Podcasts" view and change the settings appropriately that you can play the podcasts in order of oldest first and also if you select "Keep All Unplayed" then it will not show the items in the cloud - just the ones you have downloaded and actually want to listen to.
You can select a podcast at any point in the displayed list - so i.e. play the ones you want - noting that when you do this, because Apple have no provided an option to Not Autoplay, that your podcasts will then keep playing in date order (ie. it does not go back to the top of the list).
I found in list view that if I played the one at the bottom (oldest) that when this finished it then went and started to play the first episode on the list of all podcasts - another design change that does not make sense to me at all. (For me this jumped from an audio podcast to a video podcast which was not an issue on my iMac but would not be as useful if I was bluetooth streaming in my car).
It seems like Apple have decided to "merge" the podcast look in iOS7 and OSX so who knows what other exciting changes are in store once Mavericks ships.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2013 11:59 AM (in response to Copaman)
If you click the 'Settings' icon to the right-hand side of the screen you can choose the play order of either oldest to newest or vice versa. But you cannot switch it off, which is annoying beyond all measure!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2013 4:56 PM (in response to AlpacaSaliva)
Click the shuffle icon, the two arrows that intersect.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2013 5:57 PM (in response to 323818)
The shuffle button seems to be reversed in 11.1
To prevent iTunes from auto playing further podcasts you have to ensure that the shuffle icon is ON (glowing blue).
I've not seen anyone else mention this so far. Can anyone confirm this as yet amother bug?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2013 5:58 PM (in response to 323818)
Thanks for your solution, 323818. There is no continous play if "shuffle" is on. For now it has solved the problem for me
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2013 2:56 AM (in response to HeliosTheMaster)
The "shuffle" trick doesn't seem to work for me. It still keeps playing - but with "shuffle" enabled, it plays a random other podcast instead of the next one in the list.
I still haven't found how to just play one podcast and then stop (like it always used to do).
The workaround I've been using the past few days is to create a playlist with just one podcast in it, but that's annoying and an extra step.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2013 2:59 AM (in response to ambanmba)
Workaround (not solution): drag the episode to the Desktop and play it in the QuickTime player. (This won't delete it from iTunes so you can delete it afterwards.)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2013 3:07 AM (in response to AlpacaSaliva)
In my iMac's iTunes 11.1: I have a smart playlist with "Media Kind = Podcast". If I set the playlist to shuffle, it stops playing after one track. (The smart playlist also has "Plays = 0", although that shouldn't matter.) This has been the case for quite a while for me: maybe since iTunes 11.0 came out?
Ironically, I've long considered this a bug. It hadn't occurred to me to deliberately play it this way.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2013 8:33 AM (in response to Lost in Asia)
So, use a known bug to workaround a bum new "feature" that we can't control? Love it! Thanks, Apple!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2013 10:48 AM (in response to ambanmba)
Yes, this seems to be the easiest work around for this problem so far. Creating a playlist and moving a single podcast into it keeps it from autoplaying anything else. Thanks
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2013 3:08 PM (in response to 323818)
This seems to work for me, so far...I've only tried it with just a couple of playbacks so far...