iTunes 7 podcast problem

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  1. boymike135 macrumors newbie

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    I have recently installed iTunes 7.01 and transfer my podcasts to my iPod manually.

    However, once transferred I can listen to them on the iPod but they do not show up in my iPod directory in iTunes so I am unable to delete them. In addition the podcast always end up in the songs section and not the podcast section but this seems to be a hangover from iTunes 5/6 and something I've learnt to live with. My iPod is now getting filled up with old podcasts which I don't want.

    Can anyone suggest a way I can delete old podcasts?

    Thanks
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Can you post a screenshot of what iTunes looks like when the iPod is connected? I'm surprised that you can't see the podcasts just like any other song.
     
  3. boymike135 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the speedy reply gauchogolfer.

    I have tried every which way to search for the podcasts to delete them. Can you advise me which screenshot exactly might help you and I'll post it.

    Thanks
     
  4. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    When you connect your iPod, and it appears in the menu at left in iTunes, there should be a triangle next to the iPod that you can click on to expand a menu. Within that list of menus should be 'podcasts'. Can you select that, then take a screenshot?
     
  5. boymike135 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have attatched two screen shots (I hope). One as requested (pic 1) and you can see that there are not podcast in the directory. Pic 2 shows that the podcasts do show up in the recently added column.

    Strange huh?
     

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  6. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    That is quite weird. Since you're manually managing the music, can you select the iTunes library, then sort by genre to find your podcasts, then erase them?

    Also, where have you been downloading your podcasts from? And, are the genre tags always present?
     
  7. boymike135 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, I tried sorting by genre and that didn't help. I've attached another screen grab where you can see that 'podcast' as a genre doesn't show up.

    I download all my podcasts through the UK iTunes store and the genre tag is always present.

    I read that re-syncing your podcast library might fix it but as I delete my podcasts from iTunes and still have a lots on my iPod I want to keep it would effectively mean I'd lose all the podcasts.
     

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  8. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Hmm, well, I guess I'm stumped. I see podcast listed in the genre tags in your 2nd to last post, but when you sort they disappear, eh? Hopefully someone else has had this problem and knows of a solution, because I'm out of ideas for the moment.
     
  9. Stickfigure macrumors newbie

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    I just discovered that I have the same problem, so if anyone has any ideas, I'd really appreciate hearing them. My podcasts are still there -- they appear in other playlists I've created -- but they don't appear in the main DEVICE list (in fact, even the subcategory "podcasts" doesn't appear there). So I'm stuck with some old episodes and no room for new ones. This never happened before today, and I've been using iTunes 7 for at least a couple weeks now.

    Thanks in advance!
     

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