Need more podcast functionality...possible?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by WannaApple?, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. WannaApple? macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    ok I have a slight problem, there are a few of my podcasts that I subscribe to that I need on my phone. The only options I have in iTunes that semi work are to download the last 10 episodes or download all. The last 10 doesn't work because I need ones that are a bit older than that, however the ALL options doesn't work either since there are several hundred individual files.
    So like today when I am unexpectedly away from my computer all day i am screwed.
    So my question... Are there any options for either:
    1)being able to download as many or which episodes as I want
    2)being able to access my podcasts over wifi or while away from my computer
    3)I briefly read something that this may be possible with a jailbroken phone but was unable to find anymore info on that option

    Can anyone help? I know I'm not the only one needing this since I read something about an app being denied that would help with this. Any ideas please?
     
  2. cellocello macrumors 68000

    cellocello

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    #2
    I'd like to have per-podcast support - so I could just one episode of this, the last 5 episodes of that and so on.

    Being able to grab new episodes over Wifi would be nice as well.
     
  3. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

    Flhusky

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    #3
    Podcaster... oh wait Apple denied it because it greatly improved upon a non-iPhone app.
    Seriously, check it out: Podcaster
    :eek:
    WTF
    Apple has banned me from making new provisions. That means if you signed up before 9/23/2008, you can still install and use the app.
    :eek:
     
  4. skubish macrumors 68030

    skubish

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    #4
    Create a Smart Playlist and setup the rules however you want. I created a Smart Playlist which contains only podcasts created within the last 2 weeks and is capped at 3GB max. So my iPhone only was podcasts which are less than 2 weeks old up to 3GB max of podcasts.

    Or just create a regular playlist and drag and drop the podcast you want into that playlist. Setup the iPhone to sync that playlist. This will do exactly what you want for #1.
     
  5. WannaApple? thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    Thanks for that recommendation! I wasnt even aware of something called a Smart Playlist and even never thought of using a Playlist for my podcasts! I am keeping the regular podcasts that only sync the last 10 most recent, but am using a playlist for my podcast archive to refer back to older episodes as I need. Working like a charm for now until hopefully Apple gets off their rump to make this a standard feature. Thanks again! ;) :apple:
     

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