Auto-delete viewed podcast episodes?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by chainprayer, May 31, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    chainprayer

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    Feb 10, 2008
    #1
    I have iTunes set up so that podcasts should keep "all unplayed episodes". Shouldn't this delete a podcast after it is viewed? All viewed episodes are staying in my library.
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Aug 13, 2006
    #2
    While I've never set it to that option, they should delete once you either click Refresh in the bottom corner of iTunes in the Podcasts section, or right click the specific podcast and select Update Podcast (I'm at work I can't verify actual wording) or when iTunes checks for new podcasts automatically, depending on how often you have it set to. I have it set to keep the 5 latest episodes and all of the ways I mentioned work deleting the oldest episode and replacing it with the new one.
    What may also be the problem is that iTunes doesn't count it as played until you have watched the entire episode. If for example, you stop watching 30 seconds before the end because of advertisements or whatever reason, it won't count it as played.
     

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