iPod Shuffle & Smart Playlists

Discussion in 'iPod' started by mojoxp, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. mojoxp macrumors member

    May 18, 2006
    I have a Smart Playlist setup that takes contains the two most recent episodes of a podcast; everything shows up properly in iTunes. If I set the iPod Shuffle (2G) to "Autofill" from that playlist, it clears all of the music off the iPod but doesn't upload the episodes of the podcast. If I manually drag the Podcasts to the Shuffle, it loads and plays them fine.

    If I make a Smart Playlist that does the same thing, but for music tracks, it works as expected.

    Is there some trick that I'm missing? Some hidden way to get a proper "Podcasts" tab in iTunes for the Shuffle?

    Or is there a good place to report bugs to Apple?
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Unfortunately, that's just the way it works:


    If you'd like to provide feedback to Apple on this, you can do so here.
  3. graemesangels macrumors member

    Feb 19, 2008
    I was wondering the same thing. I never would have guessed that it was intentional though. Does anyone know why they decided to do this?
  4. dmlange macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2008
    In the Microsoft universe, we call this a "feature"

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