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podcast issues big time

Once I have goten a podcast and it has been downloaded, it goes into some sort of strange limbo where I can't find it. My library suggests there are 22 podcasts but when I open the menu only three exist there.
What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for all help,
Shaun Ge

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more info needed

In reply to: podcast issues big time

I may not be able to help you as I use iPod/iTunes for all of my podcasts, but if you can answer these questions, someone might be able to.

What kind of mp3 player do you have? Is it even an mp3 player issue at all? Or is it just an issue with your music playing software on your computer?

If the problem is with your mp3 player, can you even find the podcast using artist, track, album info?

How are you downloading your podcasts? Do you d/l straight from a website or do you use a program?

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I have an 80 gig video I pod, and I am downloading free podcasts from the I tunes store..

Shaun Ge

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so....

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They show up in you iTunes library (the program itself), but they don't show up on your iPod?

Podcasts don't automatically sync to your iPod even if you have the iPod set to autosync. Connect your iPod to your computer with iTunes open, let it autosync. You should see your iPod in the main window in iTunes. You'll also see tabs. Choose the podcast tab. All of the checked podcasts are those that get synced to your iPod. There might be an option where you can select all podcasts to get synced as well as well as other options.

If you don't see the podcasts in that tab, go back to the podcasts section in the left pane of iTunes so that you will see all of your podcasts in the main window. Do you actually subscribe to the podcasts or do you download each episode individually from the iTunes store? If you just download individually, try subscribing. Then go back to your iPod in the left pane of iTunes so that your iPod shows up in the main window. Then go to the podcasts tab. Hopefully, you should see all of your podcasts.

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hmm

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Its not that I can't sync them, its that once they are downloaded they disappear from my i tunes and I can't locate them.

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that's wierd...

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What podcasts are you downloading and are you sure they are being downloaded rather than just erroring out? And you haven't listened to them at all? They just disappear the moment they are finished downloading?

See if they are actually on your hard drive. You will not be using iTunes for this. Go to where iTunes puts your music. The default location for Windows xp users will be to create an iTunes folder in "My Music." If you're using Vista, it will be in "Music." Once you're in the iTunes folder, you should see a bunch of artist folders in alphabetical order. Among those will be a "podcasts" folder. These are where your podcasts are, arranged in folders by podcast title. Look inside these folders for the actual podcast mp3s. Is there anything in there?

I'm going to have to get back to you later. I am at work and I don't have iTunes, so I can't go any further because my mind is drawing a blank. You might want to check your podcast preferences in iTunes. There's got to be a reason why they're disappearing.

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