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

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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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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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Add podcast-like chapters to audiobooks

I have a number of audiobooks that are very long (10 or more CDs). I don't like having them all in separate files because when you leave and come back, you're scrolling through hundreds of files to ...
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Where is the manual for the Apple iPhone Podcasts app?

I have the recently released Apple iPhone app "Podcasts", released June 2012. Is there somewhere that gives more than just a cursory explanation of how to use it? For example, when does it chose to ...
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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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In iTunes, is there way to switch easily back and forth between tracks in two different playlists or library parts (say podcast and music)?

Use case: I often want to toggle between a podcast and a music playlist in iTunes. Say, while ironing I listen to a podcast, later when I do computer work I switch to music, then when unstacking the ...
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Can I make a podcast out of any flash video to listen to on my iPod?

Is it possible to make a podcast out of any flash video on the web that I can listen to on my iPod?
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Separating podcast mp3 files from music files?

I have some mp3 files on the computer of podcasts I want to hear. I can simply sync them to the iPhone (4, iOs 5.x) like any other music file but I wondered if there's a way to treat them differently ...
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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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Is there any way to view full podcast title on my iPhone running iOS 4?

Most of the time the podcast title is long and it is truncated with dots at the end. I think since iPhone OS 3.?, title font size has gotten smaller so I can see more of the title. However, I still ...
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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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Show and hide podcast art on iOS 5

As standard In the list of podcast episodes for a specific podcast in the music app, down the left hand side you can see a small preview of the cover image for the podcast. Somehow I've managed to ...
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iTunes or other RSS/podcast reader that can retrieve whole podcast, I.E. transversing pages?

I listen to a podcast* which is in Atom RSS 2.0 format. I subscribed with iTunes, the feed presents 5 entries in each page, and pages are accessible by appending ?page=n, n being the page number. ...
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Album art on my iOS device differs from Mac iTunes

Roughly 20% of the time now, the song or podcast currently playing on my iPhone 3GS will display some completely random album art from another title in my library of 9967 songs, 19 podcast ...
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Is there a good app for uploading podcasts to my website?

I have an old iPhone 2 (and an old 3GS, if necessary), that I'm planning to use at church for capturing sermons and uploading them to our website. I'd like something so simple that even our senior ...
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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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I want to play one podcast only on iPod Touch, but they play in series one after the other

I download multiple podcasts from one source, eg, five episodes of Naked Scientists. I want to listen to one only, but when the first finishes it automatically goes to the second, and third etc. I ...
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How can I “allow simultaneous downloads” but only for different podcast sources?

I have subscribed to some 40+ different podcasts. Occasionally, I am off-line for a few days, so some daily podcasts have several new episodes when I get back. If I select 'get all', iTunes tries to ...
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How can I mark a podcast as “Listened to” on my iPhone?

Is there a way to mark a podcast as "Listened to" on my iPhone/iPod? Occasionally I get podcasts that I've already heard, and I was hoping there was a quick way to mark them as played.
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ITunes crashing when downloading podcasts

This has been happening for about two months now. I've got the latest version, uninstalled and reinstalled and turned off automatic downloads and yet it still crashes telling me it's had a fault and ...
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How do I make sure a download is paused even though the network is not available?

Say for instance I have 10 downloads (podcasts) queued in iTunes. I click "pause all" of them and shutdown the computer. Now I move to a place where internet is not available. It still tries to ...
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If I download podcasts on iTunes, should they download on my iOS5 3GS automatically, over the air?

I was under the impression this was a killer feature of iOS5. I'm running the latest versions of OSX, iTunes and iOS.
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How do I convince iTunes to play a podcast item I've manually replaced

I'm subscribed to a podcast which recently had two episodes listed with links to files which were only a few bytes big. I have no idea what went wrong on their end, but my copy of iTunes downloaded ...
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How do I view the list of podcast chapters on an iPad using iOS 5?

I subscribe to Tiesto's Club Life Podcast, and the episodes are released as very superbly crafted AAC files. Aside from containing audio data, they also: Define Podcast "Chapters" marked at the ...
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How do I keep the iTunes Video Window from resizing

When watching videos or podcasts in a separate window in iTunes (10.4.1) OS X Snow Leopard, my preference is to place them at the bottom right of the screen. This is so I can keep browsing and working ...
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iPhone Music app is displaying a disabled podcast episode

After syncing my iPhone with iTunes, I now somehow have a "disabled" podcast episode: All of the text is grey and there's no artwork I can't play the episode even though it displays "19m left" I ...
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iPhone plays podcasts in seemingly random order

Does anyone know why my iPhone has (suddenly) started playing podcasts in seemingly random order? I want podcasts to be played in the order they were downloaded (in iTunes), chronologically. However, ...
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How do I easily reset the iPod database on my iPhone 3GS iOS 5.0.1?

Some of my podcasts (the parent entries) are showing up twice, and others not at all, but I just watched it sync them this morning so apparently the tracks are on the phone. Preferably I would be ...
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iTunes crashes when I press refresh on the podcast pane

I'm using Mac OS 10.6.8 and I guess I've updated iTunes recently to 10.5 (141). I pretty much only use iTunes to get my daily fix of podcasts and now it won't get new episodes and just crashes when I ...
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Can I view the list of songs within a podcast while playing it?

When playing a podcast on my iPhone, can I view the names of the songs (or whatever show notes are embedded into the podcast metadata?
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How does one a base a podcast playlist off of release date?

I'd like to be able to make a playlist that is all recently released podcasts. Unfortunately release date is not a field available for selection in a smart playlist in iTunes. Similar-ish dates like ...
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Podcast cover art missing since upgrading to iOS 5

Since upgrading my iPhone 3GS to iOS 5 some of my podcasts no longer display their custom cover art. They sync OK but use the default image. I'm still syncing over USB, no iCloud or Wi-Fi sync at 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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Streaming vs. downloading podcasts on iPhone

I know that on the iPhone, there's a 20 MB limit when downloading podcast episodes over 3G (if you try to download anything larger, it tells you to connect to a wifi network). However, when this ...
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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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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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Can no longer download podcasts to iPhone

I normally get new podcasts by doing the following on my iPhone: Go to my list of podcasts Select the podcast I'm interested in getting an episode for (e.g this week in google TWiG) Select 'Get More ...
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On iPhone/iPad, can you view a PDF sync'd in iTunes?

A podcast I subscribe to has mp3 files and PDF files side-by-side. They all sync together into iTunes. On the Mac, in iTunes, I can double-click on either and hear (mp3) or read (PDF) what's inside. ...
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How can I see in iTunes how much time is left in audio books and podcasts?

When listening to audio books and podcasts iTunes and iPods/iPhones remember the last position. How can I see this piece of information in iTunes without playing the podcast? (It is displayed on my ...
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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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Force iTunes update overnight using cron

I was wondering if anyone knew a command line 'command' I could use in a cron to force the iTunes podcast updater to run overnight. I'm running 10.6
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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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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 I exclude video podcasts from my podcast smart playlist

I created a Smart Playlist to sync to my iPod Touch so I can listen to my podcasts one after the other while I'm on a long drive. I can't figure out how to leave Video Podcasts off that list, ...
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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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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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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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What does “plays” really count in iTunes?

iTunes displays the number of "plays" for each track. What exactly does this mean? For example, playing a little bit of a track does not seem to increment the number. But playing most, but not all, ...
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Movies and Podcasts are not set as watched on the second generation Apple TV

I have a little problem with my new second generation Apple TV. TV episodes and podcasts remain unseen/unheard status even if I did watch/hear them. So the list of unwatched shows stays pretty much ...
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iPhone: play podcasts via voice command?

Is there a way to get the iPhone 3gs to play a Podcast via voice command? I've tried all sorts of things and it doesn't seem to work. I believe the official answer is no, but I was wondering if there ...