iTunes 4.9 + podcasts + iPod shuffle

I haven’t seen this elsewhere. The new iTunes 4.9 doesn’t support auto-syncing of podcasts to the iPod shuffle (emphasis mine):

iTunes 4.9 Help Book

Why not?


Fin's picture
Fin on July 4, 2005 - 16:10 Permalink


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mike on July 19, 2005 - 22:54 Permalink

I thought is was just me. So much for switching over to itunes as a podcast client. With Odeo or ipodder I can set it to make the genre “podcast” and then set up a smart playlist for that genre and just use the autofill feature to fill all podcasts into the ipod shuffle. one-click updating.

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Brent O. on August 27, 2005 - 14:40 Permalink

I’m livid. I just bought an iPod Shuffle specifically for this. I’ve already got a full-blown iPod for the car, and I bought the Shuffle for jogging. This thing is going straight back to the store.

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Ted on September 11, 2005 - 02:42 Permalink

Well, now we know why. Upsell to nano.

From the nano manual:

Downloading Podcasts
You can download podcasts to your iPod nano, or you can set iPod nano to
automatically update all podcasts or selected podcasts.