itunes is quirkier/buggier

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  1. namethisfile macrumors 6502a

    namethisfile

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    hey guys,


    so, i use itunes these days only for podcast listening. and it is a great podcast radio or whathaveyou. but, there are annoying quirks i've noticed since the last few updates or so and it hasn't been fixed.

    quirks:

    in list view, itunes will download a podcast and then after it downloads it, it won't list it. the only way to see it listed is to toggle the "show" "unplayed/my episodes and saved" and "unplayed/my episodes" that is located in the bottom of the window next to "settings" and so forth. i think this problem probably started when these "new buttons" or options were introduced.

    another quirk is itunes will label my podcast with an "i" and a little circle around it and i have to click on it for it to update. i think itunes thinks i don't listen to the podcast anymore even though i do.

    anyone else notice these?

    i find it annoying.
     
  2. Viremia macrumors regular

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    Your second quirk is something I've been dealing with a lot recently. There are daily podcasts that I listen to and I almost always get to them the same day they're released or the day after. For reasons I can't fathom, iTunes will frequently mark them as "abandoned" and stop updating them. Same thing with weekly podcasts.

    I have to tell iTunes to continue updating at least 1 podcast every day or 2. This never happened before and only started a few months ago.
     
  3. Pharmscott macrumors 6502a

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    The same thing is happening to me. Watched yesterday and today iTunes stopped updating until I "nudged" it. Minor hassle, but why?

    I sent Apple feedback via iTunes. I hope others do too.
     
  4. aaronvan Suspended

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    iTunes is absolutely terrible for podcasts. Once upon a time it was great; now it's just awful.
     
  5. Viremia macrumors regular

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    With regard to iTunes not updating podcasts for no apparent reason, let's hope the latest update released Aug 8 (v 11.3.1) really fixes it. The release notes indicate it does fix it, but with iTunes, you never know.
     
  6. namethisfile thread starter macrumors 6502a

    namethisfile

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    yeah. been running and using podcast on itunes for the last week or so since the latest update and glad to report that i haven't encountered the quirky podcast issues. that was kinda quick apple. maybe someone was listening?
     
  7. Drewski macrumors regular

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    The "abandoned" notice on my podcasts in iTunes is apparently unrelated to how frequently I listen to them. I have podcasts I listen to often that get the (i) and podcasts I listen to rarely that don't. The iTunes update didn't fix it for me.
     
  8. namethisfile thread starter macrumors 6502a

    namethisfile

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    yeh. i thought it fixed it for me, too. but i noticed the "i" thing return. it's not as annoying as the list view quirk. might be related to the mac going to sleep? not sure.
     
  9. mojito macrumors member

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    The whole iTunes podcast interface is frustrating to me. I was used to one version, then it switched and now it's confusing, then another update and I'm just lost. I have a lot of the same quirks going on like you all, especially the (i) thing. I have stuff I've listened to on my iPod and after syncing again, it doesn't update, so there's a whole line of (i)'s that's annoying me.
     
  10. Pharmscott macrumors 6502a

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