Music and Podcasts Mixed on iTunes 5

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  1. gamestriker macrumors regular

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    I upgraded to iTunes 5 today, and now all my podcasts are mixed in with my music when I look in the Library. I hate it. With a passion. Is there anyway to fix this?
     
  2. Arcus macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, this totally sucks. When I shuffle my music I get a podcast. What the heel were they thinking.
     
  3. Arcus macrumors 6502a

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    No one else uses iTunes for podcasts or am I missing a setting that is obvious and need a smack upside the head.
     
  4. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    I've got the same problem, but haven't had time to dig through the preferences and find a way to fix that.
     
  5. thequicksilver macrumors 6502a

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    Add me to the "unimpressed with this feature/oversight" list.
     
  6. cube macrumors G4

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    Glad I did not upgrade yet because of external burner paranoia.
     
  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    all of my podcasts are automatically checked as "skip while shuffling" under options, so they don't come up, and i am not sure why they are now in the library either, i preferred them separate.
     
  8. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    Probably has to do with the new search bar feature.
     
  9. Superdrive macrumors 6502a

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    I hate this with a passion as well. I submitted this as a bug report because who in the hell would want a 60 minute podcast included with their 4 and 5 minute songs? My temporary fix is to go to the Edit->Show search bar. Then click music. One would imagine that it would be the solution, but any time you leave to another window (like the music store) it defaults back to all.

    Let's hope they fix it in 5.0.1. I also hope my temp fix brings some relief to you.
    -t
     
  10. Arcus macrumors 6502a

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    OMG Thank you for temporary relief!!
     
  11. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    Thank you so much for something to temporarily fix it. This was really pissing the hell out of me because I'd have my music on shuffle then a damn podcast would come on.
     
  12. gamestriker thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have already grown accustomed to the search bar. Its a nice feature that was given me relief (albeit temporary) for this issue.
     
  13. gorkonapple macrumors regular

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    Um. I do. I LIKE having podcasts show up in my playlists or at least the ability to have them. Just go down your lists and add is not podcast to each one. Now the podcats are gone. I like iTunes 5, but I wonder if it was a bit rushed. I have noticed with my shuffle, it works well, BUT an I am not sure if this is a shuffle issue or a iTunes issue, but I will be listening along and all of a sudden the song or podcast skips a couple seconds. Then I try to hit the rewind and it will not go back past the screw up. I guess this could be a bug in how iTunes transfers music to it. Weird. I am still going to the Apple store to complain tomorrow since their trick did not work either (and I did not think of restoring it to factory setting :rolleyes: ..).
     
  14. asiayeah macrumors newbie

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    Here's a possible work-around by simply creating a smart list with its criterion to exclude podcast.

    I have also set my shuffle to get music from that smartlist, so that podcast won't be loaded into it automatically.

    Regards,
    Tony Cheung
     
  15. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    The setup in 4.9 was completely broken, because there was no way to get podcasts downloaded with a full-featured client into the kludged-on podcast database they added. Now everything works the way it used to again.
     

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