Podcasts are a series of media files that are released episodically.

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How do I stop iTunes from automatically assigning a hollow star rating to podcasts?

I’m having a problem with podcasts in iTunes. Here’s how it seems to work: I listen to a few episodes of a podcast, rating them as I go. (I use the 2-star rating to mark podcasts for deletion once ...
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Make iTunes delete old listened podcasts (after a while)

I would like iTunes to automatically delete the downloaded file after I had listened to it. Ideally I would like to be able to keep them for a few days after I had listened to it but it's not ...
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Disable podcast chapters on iPhone?

I like to listen to podcasts on my iPhone, and there's one feature that really bugs me: when a podcast has chapters, it's impossible to see how far you are into the podcast, how much is left, or to ...
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Syncing podcasts between devices

I watch video podcasts on my iPad and listen to audio podcasts on my iPod. Both podcasts sync to each device. If I delete audio podcast from iPad, I lose it on the iPod as well and vice-versa. How ...
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How can I get iTunes on my new MacBook to acknowledge an existing Podcasts directory?

I'm setting up my new MacBook Pro and iTunes doesn't acknowledge an existing Podcasts directory that I have on a networked drive. This directory was created by iTunes running on my Windows laptop. ...
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Certain podcasts not syncing to iPhone when subscribed through iTunes

I subscribe to a lot of podcast both audio and video on iTunes. I rarely have an issue with the audio but the video ones sometimes will not sync certain podcasts. For example current the "Fast Lane ...
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Can I stream podcasts from my Apple TV rather than downloading them?

Apple TV lets me stream Podcasts, other devices (iPad, Mac, etc.) download them. Streaming saves on storage space, and Podcasts are "throw away" videos,so why store them... So is there any way I can ...
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Why are there ghost items in my podcast list that I cannot delete?

Check out the image below. I cannot finger swipe to the right to get rid of the top and bottom grayed out podcasts. They are not in iTunes on my local disk or listed in the podcast section of the ...
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Can I use iTunes Wi-Fi Sync to sync podcast positions?

It seems that iTunes Wi-Fi Sync only kicks in automatically (when plugged in) if there is new content, but not modified content. If I listen to a podcast on my Mac, the time remaining in the podcast ...
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iOS iTunes latest podcasts not showing up

On my iPod touch running iOS 4.1, the iTunes store app (purple note icon) lets me search for podcasts and download episodes. In my RSS feeds I often see a new podcast episode announced, so I load up ...
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Cocoa app to publish podcasts vs Mobile friendly site

I'm not sure of the legal implications of what I am trying to do, but here it goes. There is a radio show that I love listening to. It comes on everyday and the podcasts are uploaded to a website so ...
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Synching progress in podcasts not synched correctly

I often listen to podcasts in my car via the dock connector and the cars stereo as well as via headphones (when I'm mowing the lawn, for example). However, I think ever since the Apple podcasts app ...
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Podcast syncing via iCloud: Mark episodes as played/watched

I use iCloud to sync my podcast subscriptions across multiple devices (Macs, iPhone, Apple TV), and generally, it works: All my feeds and stations appear on all the devices. Also, the play position ...
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Why does iTunes keep re-downloading my deleted podcast episodes?

I delete my podcast episodes from iTunes after I listen to them. Recently, I migrated from a Lion machine to a Mavericks machine (both iTunes 11), bringing my iTunes Library with me (but not my ...
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How do I reset iCloud podcasts syncing?

So, since I updated iTunes to version 11.1, my podcasts library went a little crazy. Some episodes were deleted from my Mac and all episodes are now marked with the little blue pin (saying they're ...
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Itunes doesn't want to dispose played podcasts

I have a Podcast settings: ‚Keep all unplayed episodes‘ but Itunes doesn't want to dispose those played ones. There are only 9 new unplayed episodes and 19 fully played episodes are fully to ...
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iOS: Other music app via dock connector

I have an iPhone connected to external audio equipment via the dock connector. The phone is equipped with three apps for playing audio: Apple Music, Apple Podcasts and Spotify. I would like to use ...
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How can I remove errant podcast entries in iTunes?

I am using iTunes 10.6.3 on OS X 10.8 On my second generation AppleTV there are 8 podcasts showing that I have long since deleted. When I look in iTunes there is nothing there. I then created a smart ...
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Automatically convert video podcasts to “ipod or iphone version”

I'm downloading a regular video podcast for use on my ipod. I like that the podcasts download automatically, but the problem is that I have to manually select all the videos I want to sync and then ...
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subscribe to a podcast on iPhone [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What apps are available for subscribing to podcasts directly on the iPhone Does anyone have a clever hack to subscribe to podcasts on iOS? The important characteristics ...
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Why isn't auto download working for the iphone Podcast app?

On my iphone, I use the Podcasts app and I have all of my podcasts set to auto subscribe and auto download. When I check the app in the morning, I see new podcasts showing up but there is a button ...
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Can I tell itunes to download a specific podcast on Saturdays only?

So there is this one podcast I like but I only want to get the episodes published on Saturdays. Is it possible? They publish a podcast everyday but I am only interested in the ones that are on ...
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Where do I change the default iTunes U download settings?

I want to change the default settings for iTunes U in iTunes 11. I can not find anything however relating to podcasts or iTunes U in the preference window. Now I need to change the Episodes to keep ...
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Want iTunes to stop synching podcasts FROM my iPhone

Basically, I don't know how to delete podcasts that I downloaded from my iPhone. I can delete them in iTunes obviously, but then when I sync, iTunes just takes them from my iPhone. Is there anyway ...
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iTunes: Can I show all of my podcasts in one view, so that I can sort by date?

I have a few podcasts that I just subscribed to that I would like to listen through in order by date. Is there a way to show all podcasts in one list view? If not, is there a way to sort my podcasts ...
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Can you auto subscribe to a podcast directly from an iphone?

Normally I subscribe to podcasts from my Mac and it downloads the latest ones automatically. I was told that I can now just download podcasts from my iphone directly. I didn't see any ability to ...
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Downloading Podcast on iPhone iOS 5.0 No Longer Shows Date In Music App

Since I upgraded to iOS 5 when I download podcasts from iTunes on my phone the date the podcast is published is no longer downloaded. See the below screenshot, notice how the last podcast has a ...
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Recording audio (book) and creating useable chapters to send via email using Garageband. Help!

My son has learning disabilities, he is in college, and there was no audiobook available for one of his textbooks. I have spent hours recording the book for him, creating chapters as I went along. I ...
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How can I prevent iTunes from automatically downloading podcasts?

I listen to podcasts, but almost always on my iPhone (by downloading them on the iPhone directly) and almost never on my computer through iTunes. I do sync my iPhone with iTunes. However, any time I ...
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Podcast list missing all dates

I have one specific podcast (Reasonable Doubts Podcast) that used to work correctly in iOS5, but since the upgrade to iOS6 with the standalone Podcast app, all the episodes are missing their dates, ...
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H.264 encoded .mp4 not playable on iphone

i have a video podcast that i've synced to my iphone. when i browse the iphone through itunes, it shows that the podcast is on the phone. when i open the 'Music' app in my phone, the podcasts don't ...
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itunes commercial podcast piracy security

I'm just wondering how secure commercial podcasts on itunes are protected against piracy? Does it even matter for security if the podcast is provided over itunes or is it the content provider ...
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How do you view more than 20 podcasts in the iTunes app on the iPhone?

When viewing a podcasts on the iPod app on the iPhone, there's an option below to "Get more episodes". When you click on that, iTunes app is launched, and you're shown the latest 20 episodes. Is ...
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How can I download podcasts directly to my jailbroken iPhone?

With a jailbroken iPhone 4.x, is there a way to download podcasts (about 60-100megs in size via an rss feed -- they are not in the iTunes store) directly to the phone without syncing? Ideally, I'd ...
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What is a good Apple podcast to listen to on a daily basis?

If I have time to listen to just one podcast a day or every other day about Apple stuff, which one should I listen to? I know there's a lot of different specialized Apple podcasts out there (i.e. Mac ...
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Podcast App Double Speed Missing?

Apple, in their infinite wisdom, has changed the Podcast app (again). Am I going crazy, or has double speed been removed?
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Can I get podcasts on my iphone and stop them on my mac?

Now that podcasts can get auto-downloaded directly to my iphone, i no longer need to sync with my mac but when i use itunes on my mac, i constantly see podcasts downloading. Given that i never listen ...
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Unable to download podcast after iTunes previously crashed while downloading it

I subscribe to a podcast with weekly episodes. While downloading one episode of the podcast, iTunes crashed. Now I cannot download that episode anymore - if I try to, it errors with the (!) symbol ...
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Deleting a podcast off of an iPod Touch

I downloaded a podcast directly to my iPod, decided I didn't want it, and now it will not go away. I can delete it from my iTunes library but the iPod just automatically copies it back in when I next ...
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iTunes is splitting one podcast into multiple podcasts. How do I fix it?

I did not have this problem, until today. A new episode of Cult of Mac came out (#39). It was put into a different podcast folder, even though the episodes before it, have the same metadata. I tried ...
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How do I save podcasts to the new Apple podcasts app?

This seems like one of those dumb questions, where the answer is, "that happens automatically, silly!" But as far as I can tell, while my podcast subscription shows the last 10 or so episodes, ...
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Does the iphone podcasts app sync my subscriptions with my itunes subscriptions?

I just downloaded ios6 and the latest version of podcasts app. when i look at all of my podcasts, subscriptions is turned off. Is there anyway to keep my subscriptions in sync between itunes on my ...
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Are cheap cable remotes for the iPhone and iPad good for listening to podcasts

I like to listen to podcasts while driving - but I can't use the iPhone's touch interface to play/pause podcasts because it requires looking at the iPhone long enough to cause an accident. I'm ...
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iTunes Podcast Rejected by Apple

I am trying to submit a podcast to iTunes for the first time, and thought everything was going well, but I just got a rejection email: Dear podcast owner, The podcast located at the URL shown ...
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iOS iTunes Store app changed podcast page formatting

The podcast page format changed recently. I was getting a format that listed the episodes in order and at right would be "download" button to download that episode to the Music app. Now it's a down ...
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My download button has moved too far to the right for me to download podcasts directly to my phone

I used to download new podcast episodes by going to the podcast on my phone and pushing the "get more episodes" button. I have done this for years now and had no problems. Suddenly on June 14th the ...
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Can iTunes sync podcasts to an iPhone without removing unfinished podcasts?

I often find myself wanting to sync my iPhone with iTunes when I'm in the middle of listening to a podcast. Currently iTunes removes that podcast from the iPhone while syncing. Is it possible to ...
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Ipod nano touch podcast sync issues (can't delete some podcasts)

As you can see in the photo, my iPod has several podcasts. But iTunes only displays one. It doesn't always show the subscribed podcasts, sometimes does, but not always. If I drag (copy) a podcast to ...
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How to have iTunes 11 (11.4) not download old podcasts?

I tried upgrading from iTunes 10.7 to 11.4 (on a Snow Leopard 10.6.8 system). I have lots of "saved" episodes from feeds that have years-old back content. I started by moving the Music/iTunes ...
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Iphone out of space due to duplicate podcasts?

My iphone 4s (iOS 7.1.2) is out of storage space. After spending time pruning old podcasts from my iTunes manager, I began to 'browse' my iphone. I can see on my iPhone many identical podcasts. ...