Way to delete podcast downloads from the Downloads window?

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  1. BlueberryMac macrumors member

    BlueberryMac

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    #1
    Hi,

    I'm subscribed to probably 30 or so different podcasts, but I don't listen or want to download them all—just the certain podcast episodes that sound interesting (which I find either by the episodes title or its description).

    Anyway, when I open up iTunes, my Downloads pane fills up with a couple of dozen podcasts to download and starts downloading them one at a time. I look at them and sometimes there are maybe only 3-5 I am interested in.
    Which means I have to delete all of the others.

    My question is this:

    Right now, what I have to do is look at all of the podcasts in the Downloads window, then click on Podcasts and do a search for a word in the unwanted podcasts, then delete that episode(s) so they don't download...

    Is there a way I can click on the unwanted downloads (possibly while holding down a modifier key) in the Downloads pane and delete them forever? That is, both stop the certain episode(s) from downloading, and delete it/them from the Podcasts area, so they're just gone in one step?

    Right now when I try to delete them, it just deletes their listing in the Downloads pane, but they still show up in the Podcasts pane as an undownloaded episode (and I think they add themselves back to the Downloads pane if you click on Refresh button the next time you launch iTunes)

    (I think I was able to do this in a previous version of iTunes, but haven't found a way on the current version)

    Thanks for any suggestions!
     
  2. gavinauzzie macrumors member

    gavinauzzie

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    #2
    Podcasts

    In iTunes go to Podcast tab and at the bottom there is a settings button. You should be able to customise all or individual Podcasts for what you want to keep or delete.

    When i subscribe to a podcast and don't want the old ones i just highlight them and delete them when they are grayed out.

    I hope that helps.
     

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