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Old Aug 7, 2014, 04:08 PM   #1
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Apple Releases iTunes 11.3.1 With Podcast Bug Fixes




Apple today released iTunes 11.3.1, fixing two separate podcasts bugs that caused subscribed podcasts to cease updating with new episodes and that caused iTunes to freeze up when browsing a list of podcast episodes.

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iTunes 11.3.1 addresses a problem where subscribed podcasts may stop updating with new episodes and resolves an issue where iTunes may become unresponsive while browsing your podcasts episodes in a list.
iTunes 11.3.1 comes almost a month after the release of iTunes 11.3, which added improvements to iTunes Extras, including new content for HD movies like behind-the-scenes videos, short films, image galleries, director commentary, and more.

iTunes 11.3 can be downloaded via the Software Update Mechanism in the Mac App Store or Apple's iTunes website.

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Old Aug 7, 2014, 04:34 PM   #2
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I don't know maybe separate the iTunes Store and App Store and Podcasts like iOS?
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 04:36 PM   #3
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I just loaded this and Safari is noticeably snappier now.
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 04:45 PM   #4
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Man, are my hopes ever up for this one. My ipad, my iphone, my MBA and my mini all have a different list of podcasts, all with different play counts and positions, and most complaining that they are disabled because they aren't being listened to. It is annoying enough that I abandoned the iOS podcasts entirely, and have to suffer through NPR on commutes.
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 05:12 PM   #5
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Maybe they pushed this through because they're tired of me Reporting and explaining crashes five or more times a day because of podcasts.

(No, I don't really believe that, but boy am I glad about this update.)
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 05:42 PM   #6
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I used to love the way podcasting worked in both iTunes and the old iOS music app.

Apple has slowly butchered it into complete uselessness to me. I finally went and bought the Downcast apps for OS X and iOS and while not perfect, much better IMO.
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 06:28 PM   #7
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I hope that this fixes my iTunes Match bug on my work windows laptop
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 07:14 PM   #8
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I don't know maybe separate the iTunes Store and App Store and Podcasts like iOS?
I liked it better when Apple was not paying any attention to podcasts aspect of iTunes. Ever since somebody decided to "help", the behavior of the interface has been changing with every major iTunes update while bugs keep piling up on both Mac and iOS.

If you listen to podcasts by adding them to a playlist on iTunes, so that you can listen to a bunch of them in your car after syncing to your phone, you should know that Apple is paying special attention to making every step of your flow impractical. iTunes 11.whatever has made it impossible to delete a podcast episode by command-deleting it from a playlist on iTunes, so that it gets deleted from the playlist and the library at the same time. Now, I have to delete them twice to really get rid of an episode. For songs, the behavior did not change, as cmd-delete still removes them from the playlists and the library, so I can only assume this has been done deliberately. The "genius" who removed this functionality must be very proud of preventing its restoration through three minor iTunes updates.
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 07:14 PM   #9
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I just loaded this and Safari is noticeably snappier now.
Is your battery life better too?
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 08:57 PM   #10
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I had issues with podcasts not getting updated because iTunes decided that I hadn't played that particular podcast in a long time, when in fact I played them nearly every day.
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Old Aug 7, 2014, 10:46 PM   #11
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Still podcast freezes and does not update episodes, fail Apple stop worrying about beats and fix this.
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Old Aug 8, 2014, 12:00 AM   #12
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I had issues with podcasts not getting updated because iTunes decided that I hadn't played that particular podcast in a long time, when in fact I played them nearly every day.
Yeah that was my issue too. I was manually marking episodes played since I would often just play them on my (non connected) work PC rather than my phone. Hopefully this addresses that.

It's great that podcasts especially have been getting much better... but there's still a ways to go.
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Old Aug 8, 2014, 04:40 AM   #13
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Hope this also fixes the horrible track stuttering if you're playing tracks from an iPod though iTunes.
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Old Aug 8, 2014, 12:03 PM   #14
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I liked it better when Apple was not paying any attention to podcasts aspect of iTunes. Ever since somebody decided to "help", the behavior of the interface has been changing with every major iTunes update while bugs keep piling up on both Mac and iOS.

If you listen to podcasts by adding them to a playlist on iTunes, so that you can listen to a bunch of them in your car after syncing to your phone, you should know that Apple is paying special attention to making every step of your flow impractical. iTunes 11.whatever has made it impossible to delete a podcast episode by command-deleting it from a playlist on iTunes, so that it gets deleted from the playlist and the library at the same time. Now, I have to delete them twice to really get rid of an episode. For songs, the behavior did not change, as cmd-delete still removes them from the playlists and the library, so I can only assume this has been done deliberately. The "genius" who removed this functionality must be very proud of preventing its restoration through three minor iTunes updates.
Couldn't agree more. Podcast.app, and the way iTunes 'manages' them is complete & utter ***** these days. I hate the 'feed' and not being able to delete stuff easily (what on earth was the logic in 'auto delete' taking 24 hours?).... how nice it is for them to clog your hard drive up with podcasts you've already listed too...

I also hate the way they try and shove 'the cloud' down your throat. Why take up screen real estate with podcasts you've already listened too with a little freaking cloud icon beside it (I know you've already listed to this but don't forget it's still in 'the cloud' if you want to listed to it again. Who the f@ck listens to the same podcast twice on a regular basis?).

Grrr... like you mentioned already, as soon as they started paying attention to podcasts and the podcast app, it's all gone tits up.
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Old Aug 8, 2014, 01:37 PM   #15
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I swear that the older iTunes versions would list the earlier episodes that I haven't downloaded, and even after this update *some* of the subscribed podcasts still don't list earlier episodes. It seems odd that functionality would be so inaccurate...
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Old Aug 8, 2014, 01:44 PM   #16
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Charging state no longer displayed

iTunes 11.3.1 has removed the indication of the level of charge of an attached device (iPhone, iPad).
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Old Aug 14, 2014, 09:55 AM   #17
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Is the app icon red yet?
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Old Aug 15, 2014, 11:16 AM   #18
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Well, after weeks, i'm pleased to report, NO IMPROVEMENT. I still get lots of ! icons on podcasts i played yesterday, and there is still almost no syncing between devices. But, a new feature is, some of my podcasts are now doubled, with each one saying it's been deleted.
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