11 Replies Latest reply: Jun 2, 2007 7:48 PM by JimRCGMO
kidswifeworklife Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have had a Podcast on iTunes for nearly a year and it comes up in searches, but my show does not appear when using the browse function (top link in the upper right of the root iTunes window). It used to be there, but has been missing for over 2 months now.

How do I get it back in the directory?

The show name is kidswifeworklife and is in the Kids & Family category if it helps anyone to provide an answer.

Thanks,

Mike



20" iMac G5 Mac OS X (10.4.6)

20" iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • DSA1 Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
    It doesn't show in the library, but it shows in the podcast tab?

    Have you tried deleting the podcast, and then resubscribing via the iTunes store podcast directory?

    Can you find it manually by sorting by name or album by and scrolling to it?

    A little trick I like with podcasts is to make a Smart Playlist that uses the rules Podcast is true/ Play Count is 0 to put all unlistened to podcasts in one easy play list. You could also add the Name or Artist contains kidslwifeworklife to narrow it down to just that podcast.
  • Kurt Triffet Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
    I'm completely confused by how the Podcasts function in an iPod. Downloaded a few. As I play them in the iPod, they disappear in there afterwards. They still play and are on my computer. Subscribed to one, but can't get new episodes to show up anywhere in iPod. Is there some sort of DRM that prevents playing a podcast more than once on an iPod?
    I also downloaded a free concert from NPR in MP3 format. Plays fine on my computer as many times as I want, but can't get it to trnasfer to iPod.
    Any thoughts on this? Software is current everywhere.
  • DSA1 Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
    For some bizarre reason, iTunes programmers decided that once you start playing a podcast, whether you finish it or not, it deletes it from the iPod on the next sync. I believe it should be once the playcount is non-Zero...indicating you've listened to the entire episode. This seems to be a new "feature" in the latest version, as I don't recall losing unfinished podcasts disappearing from my iPod prior to this week.

    You can click the podcasts tab in preferences and tell it not to delete any. You can reload it by marking it as unread on the context menu you get for a particular episode by right-clicking on it.
  • Kurt Triffet Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
    But I'm getting error messages saying that a music podcast (which had previously played on the iPod) could not not be downloaded (again) because "the video format was not supported." I'm getting teh same error message on other music, too. Something is not right here. I also have about 60 items that won't download (mostly MP3, which play on computer, but not in iPod).
    What gives?
  • DSA1 Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
    What's the podcast? Are you sure the podcaster hasn't changed format to something that iTunes doesn't support? (WMA for example.)
  • Kurt Triffet Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
    It's weird, the "video format" error was showing up (I think) for audio MP3.
    and a KCRW "Morning Becomes Eclectic" audio podcast.
    I'm also not getting the NPR "This American Life" podcasts (that I subscribe to) to sync to the iPod. I manually did two, and only one downloaded. No error message.
  • kidswifeworklife Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I guess I should clarify a bit. I am referring to the directory in the iTunes Music Store and the browse function that browses podcasts within the store. If you select the browse option (upper right of the music store) and select podcasts then Kids and Family it should list all the podcasts in that category. KidsWifeWorkLife is missing. If you specifically search for it using the search window it comes up, but is not in the directory. How do I get it back into the browse directory?

    Thanks,

    Mike

    20" iMac G5 Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • DSA1 Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
    Well, you've stumped me. It's there in the all listing for me, on page 3 when I sort all by name.
  • kidswifeworklife Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hmmm, still not there when I look, but maybe it is just a problem on my iTunes. I will have to try a few other computers.

    Thanks,

    Mike
  • DSA1 Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
    Hmmm, still not there when I look, but maybe it is
    just a problem on my iTunes. I will have to try a
    few other computers.


    You've got the latest version of iTunes on that machine?

    Try logging out (Store Menu/Sign Out), exit iTunes, restart it, and look for the podcast again.
  • JimRCGMO Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Since moving my iTunes library to my PowerMac G4 (AGP), I have been having a sporadic/occasional problem with podcasts I had previously downloaded into iTunes. When I open the podcast browser window, and open some of the specific podcasts (with the triangle), some of the podcasts do not appear (technically, they have the exclamation point in the leftmost column), and when I do Get Info on one, iTunes says it cannot find the file and asks me if I want to find it. When I click 'OK' and manually go to the folder where the file is (which sometimes is in the iTunes subfolder, and for other files is in the old drive in the iTunes directory there), iTunes then can find the file. However, after doing the manual search for all the !'ed podcasts, when I come back to iTunes later, there are other podcasts (or maybe the same, since I don't always recall the specific names of them) that iTunes cannot find. :-P

    I have tried consolidating the iTunes library, and I have preferences set to copy new/added files to the iTunes file directory. Stupid thing still will come up with podcasts it doesn't know where the original file is!

    Can anyone help figure what's causing this problem?

    Jim