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Adding outside podcasts into iTunes podcasts?

by cag8f / December 2, 2012 4:45 PM PST

I am using iTunes 11. I have downloaded podcasts outside of itunes and would like to add them into itunes so they are categorized in a specific existing itunes podcast. How can I do this? I have tried intuitively playing around with the 'properties' of the outside podcast file in-question (e.g. categorizing at a podcast, entering the appropriate artist, album, etc), but to no avail. I have iTunes set to keep my iTunes music folder organized for me, and iTunes insists on placing this file somewhere else than the appropriate podcast folder (even though I initially copy the file into this folder).

Any help would be appreciated.


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Did you try the old method for 10.6?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 2, 2012 5:04 PM PST
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by cag8f / December 4, 2012 2:22 PM PST

Wow that looks so detailed and comprehensive that it *must* be correct. It will take me a few days to read and carry that all out. I'll update you when I do so. Thanks again.

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No dice
by cag8f / December 5, 2012 7:00 PM PST
In reply to: thanks!

Upon further review, the 10.6 method described in that forum post did not work for me. I added the podcast file to my iTunes library, then changed the 'Genre' tag to 'podcast,' per the instructions. Instead of the file automatically moving to the podcast section, it remained in the music library. Again though, I am using iTunes 11 on Windows 7, not iTunes 10.6 on a Mac. Not sure what else to try.

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I'd post in the Apple iTunes forum.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 6, 2012 10:03 AM PST
In reply to: No dice

It will take time for such to get a method for 11.

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by cag8f / December 6, 2012 3:42 PM PST

Yeah, it sounds like iTunes 11 is still settling in, and this is one fix/workaround that has yet to be determined. I posted in the iTunes forums but got no replies, so I came here. This is obviously not a major issue. I've heard people talk about alternative music applications that are 'better' than iTunes; maybe I'll investigate some.

Thanks again.

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