Adjusting podcast playback order in iTunes 7?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DeadSirius, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. DeadSirius macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2006
    I'm still on iTunes 6, with no need to go to 7. But I'm curious if a problem was fixed regarding podcasts.

    iTunes 6 lets me create a playlist to be played back in a specific order on my 1st gen iPod Shuffle. However, the Shuffle ignores any attempt to reorder podcasts. I try to listen to them chronologically, but the Shuffle ALWAYS plays them most-recent first. I've always had to "trick" the iPod into thinking they're not podcasts*, but this is cumbersome and non-intuitive, given the way other files are treated.

    This is at least the case with iTunes 6. Anyone know if it was fixed for 7?

    *(My method is to first convert the podcasts to AIFF files, change the genre to "Other", convert them back to mp3 files, and then order them in iTunes. Smart Playlists help streamline this technique. iTunes lets you re-order the new files as you please. But the conversions do take a couple of minutes.)
  2. milo macrumors 604

    Sep 23, 2003
    This worked fine in both 6 and 7 for me. You may just need to rebuild your itunes library, it may be corrupted.

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