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Select the List tab: Click on the disclosure arrow to expand the subscription (if it's not already expanded): Click on the download button at the top of the list: Click OK to start downloading all episodes:


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Apple covers this feature in their Making a Podcast page. Automatic Unsubscribe. iTunes automatically unsubscribes from a podcast if the following conditions are both met: The user has not played any episode downloaded in the past 5 updates (there may be more than one episode downloaded per update. More than 5 days have elapsed ...


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From the Podcasts view (left tab), press the Edit button at the top left (you may need to scroll up to see it). Each podcast will have an (x) button in its top left corner. Hit that button (it's small and can be tricky, but it works) to remove the podcast. Use the Done button at the top left when you're finished editing.


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iOS 5 does not do automatic Podcast download or subscription. OTA downloads are available only for Music, Apps and Books under the Settings -> Store screen. For podcast management, you're still required to sync with iTunes. This might change in future versions, but it is not in the current version, nor can I find any references that it will be.


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You may need to recheck the Podcasts checkbox in the menu iTunes | Preferences... | General tab. OSX Daily suggests that it may be unchecked by default. Once checked, podcasts should appear under Library rather than as a playlist.


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This is not natively possible in the Mac version of iTunes (nor Windows for the matter). You don’t mention if you have OS X or Windows. If you have the former, you have two choices: 1) If the podcast is an MP3 file, you can convert the file to an AAC file in iTunes (with an extension of m4a.) and then change the extension to m4b; the file becomes an ...


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In iTunes it's possible to label items as Podcasts. To do so: Import your items into iTunes if not done already Select them all and choose Get Info from either the contextual menu or the File menu Go to the Options tab and set "Media Kind" to Podcast It will then appear in the Podcasts section using the Album name as a group


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Right-click on any podcast and select Settings. Or if you are in list view, select the settings button in the lower-left corner: In the Settings for: drop-down list, select Podcast Defaults, then select Download all and All episodes: Make sure that all of your desired podcasts are using the new default settings by selecting each one from the ...


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I can't add a simple comment as I don't have the rep, but I'd like to add something to this discussion: In 11.1 you can delete downloaded podcasts just like always. The difference is that, while the file will disappear from your HD, the listing for that file will still be presented to you in itunes. The listings are not deletable (currently). This is ...


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Open the Last.fm application. Menu item "Last.fm -> Preferences" In the Scrobbling page, edit the "Scrobble Directories" and make sure that your podcast directory is not selected. If you have your iTunes library in the standard location: Expand the directory tree to find /Users/you/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media and make sure that the directory Podcasts is not ...


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I'm not much of an AppleScripter, so this is modified from some scripts at Doug's AppleScripts website, but it's GPLed, so derivative works are allowed as long as they're also GPLed. My idea was to make a script that could take the release date, which can't be used in smart playlists, and store it in the last skipped date, which can be used in smart ...


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If you have three podcasts as follows: A - downloaded, synced and played B - downloaded, synced and not played C - newly downloaded, never synced, and not played When choosing "all unplayed", podcasts B & C will by synced. A will be removed from the iDevice When choosing "all new", only C will be synced. A & B will be removed from the iDevice


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For a good summary about how other people do it see How we do our home work which documents how the Home Work podcast gets recorded and post-processed: QuickTime for audio recording GarageBand for audio editing Levelator Sound Studio to adjust the sample rate, mix down to mono and add metadata Depending on your setup and your quality requirements you ...


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You could use sox to merge files sox intro.aif podcast.aif outro.aif output.aif lame or ffmpeg to convert them to mp3 lame input.aif -m mono -V 2 output.mp3 ffmpeg -i input.aif -c 1 -aq 2 output.mp3 and mid3v2 to add ID3 tags sudo easy_install pip sudo pip install mutagen mid3v2 --track 1 --song 'Podcast #1: Title' --album Podcast output.mp3


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Go to Settings, then scroll down and tap on Podcasts app icon: So I'm assuming you turned "Auto-Downloads" on... Then tap "Episodes to Keep" and specify which episodes you want to keep. (Depending on your listening habits, I'd not keep this setting on "All" because it can quickly eat up your available memory. Mine is set on "Last 3 Episodes" which gives ...


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You can use the following AppleScript to ask iTunes to update all your podcast feeds: tell application "iTunes" updateAllPodcasts end tell This AppleScript can be performed from the command line through osascript: osascript -e 'tell application "iTunes" to updateAllPodcasts' You can use a range of tools to schedule your AppleScript to run each ...


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I had the exact same problem several times in the last three years (with an iPhone 3G, an iPhone 4 & an iPod touch). I always solved it this way : disable music syncing for the device (uncheck everything in the "music" tab) sync the device at least two times enable music syncing sync again I usually divide steps 3 & 4 in smaller steps. I begin ...


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Doesn't quite answer your question, but there are a number of fantastic iOS podcasting apps that do download automatically over the air and let you stream podcasts as they download as well. My favorite is Instacast. I've switched completely to using Instacast to manage podcasts. No more syncing to iTunes, no more managing podcasts, just subscribe and play. ...


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If your podcasts are automatically being downloaded by iTunes on your computer, you leave your iTunes running, and you have Wi-Fi Sync enabled, podcasts will be automatically synced to your iOS 5 device when it is charging. This works great for me -- a computer with iTunes constantly running, and my iOS 5 iPhone 4 plugged in to the charger on my bedside ...


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@Daniel's answer lead me to a working solution, so I'll post it up Using windows means that the apple script solution wasn't going to work, and so using the iTunes.Application com object my solution looks something like this (in Ruby, cause I like Ruby, though other scripting languages will work too). require 'win32ole' def main() itunes = ...


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Here’s a Safari extension to view the raw XML data: https://github.com/sergeche/xmlview#readme There’s an online demo, too: http://media.chikuyonok.ru/xmlview/ This works in Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. Edit: Sadly, this extension doesn’t work in Safari 5.1. There’s an issue for that here: https://github.com/sergeche/xmlview/issues/16 Alternatively, ...


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You say that sometimes you "forget" to sync. Are you utilizing Wi-Fi syncing? The sync activates whenever you're on the same network and your device is plugged in. This might reduce the number of instances that you need to download a copy from your iPhone. I realize this is a stop gap. I feel your pain. Like you, I've put a lot of effort into understanding ...


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(Assuming you have the latest iTunes version) If you don't already have the desired episode in your computer's iTunes library, download it from the iTunes store. Connect the iPhone (either via WiFi or USB cable) and go to the podcast in the iTunes library. Drag the episode toward the right side of the screen. A sidebar should pop up and your iPhone should ...


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Well I guess after accidentally stumbling onto the fix I'll explain what I found. iTunes is sometimes bad at managing feeds. One podcast for some reason it split up into 2 feeds even though they were really one, I deleted one and it got rid of both. My unplayed count went down, but there was still like 900+ unplayed count. Then I stumbled upon it. If you go ...


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You can do this with a Smart Playlist. Click File -> New Smart Playlist Configure the rule so it reads "Media Kind is Podcast" Make sure the "Limit to" box is unchecked, and that the "Live updating" box is Click OK Once this is done you will have a playlist with all your podcasts. To sort by date, right click the column bar at the top and check ...


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The button just to the right of the podcast title will show you all the chapters, let you jump between them, and show the length of time in each. The only way I know to show how much time is left in total is to hit the Back arrow, which brings you back to the podcast listing. This screen will show you how much time is left in the podcast.


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Use the On-The-Go playlist and add the one podcast episode to it. Works from at least iOS 3 or possibly before. You don't event need to clear the existing playlist, because adding a track will add to the end, so just start from that track and it will stop at the end (unless you have repeat on).


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With iOS 4, you can make a playlist directly on your device. Go to the Music app, then Playlists, then "Add Playlist...". Type in the name for the playlist, hit Save, and you're presented with a screen to add items to the playlist. Select "Podcasts" (by default, it's found under "More") and select the item you want to play. Tap "Done". You're all set - just ...



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