Podcast descriptions on the iPod Touch.

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Topher15, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Topher15 macrumors 6502a

    Topher15

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    So as many people know, Apple left out the option to view podcast descriptions on the iPod Touch/iPhone. Ridiculous! You can copy the descriptions into the lyrics field which then show once you tap the artwork, but podcasters and users should not have to correct Apple's error.

    So... can people leave feedback on the Apple site re: podcast descriptions on the iPod Touch. I guess if enough people do so they will correct it in a future update.

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipodtouch.html

    Cheers.
     
  2. -Dark Angel- macrumors 6502

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    On my 2.1 iPod touch, there is podcast descriptions done which is a nice feature that I like, nothing I have to do to get it ^^
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    there are no podcast descriptions on the iPod touch unless those who made the podcast have loaded the description into the lyrics field. I have 2.1.

    On the othe iPods if you keep clicking the select button you eventually see the podcast description.
     
  4. -Dark Angel- macrumors 6502

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    Well Buzz out loud did good job covering both bases but I'm curious if both are filled up will it show the info twice or does one take precedence over the other?
     
  5. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Haven't tried that - I'll give it a go tonight with my nano.

    I think with a Podcast the regular iPods ignore the Lyrics section but an iPod touch/iPhone doesn't seem to have the ability to look at the Description field for a Podcast.

    It will look at the Lyrics field for some weird reason though.
     
  6. Topher15 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Topher15

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    It seems Apple have just transported the way it work for music (tap to get lyrics) over to podcasts. Podcasts should be tap to get the description. I'm really surprised Apple missed this. They're usually pretty good when it comes to the little details.
     
  7. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yep, totally agree - it would be a little, easy and useful thing to do and would probably take them all of two minutes to implement.

    I guess we just need to wait - I've already sent a number of feature requests to Apple regarding music/podcasts on the iPhone/iPod touch as there are some features that have been on the iPod for years that still haven't made it across... like scrolling titles in lists... grrr...
     
  8. IronWaffle macrumors regular

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    Thanks to the OP for the link. I plan on using it later today once I've organized my thoughts better.
     
  9. funandblindness macrumors newbie

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