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iPod Touch - Anyway to automatically delete podcasts?


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Is there anyway to set it up, so whenever I sync my Touch with iTunes, it automatically removes from the Touch the podcast episodes that I've listened to. My Touch is just filled with tons of podcast episodes that I've already listened to. Anyway to set it up so only new podcasts are on the iPod? I don't mind there being them on my computer, but rather just the iPod.
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Nothing by default, although you can probably write a simple automator script...
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Is there anyway to set it up, so whenever I sync my Touch with iTunes, it automatically removes from the Touch the podcast episodes that I've listened to. My Touch is just filled with tons of podcast episodes that I've already listened to. Anyway to set it up so only new podcasts are on the iPod? I don't mind there being them on my computer, but rather just the iPod.
There's a setting on iTunes when you sync to only sync unlistened to podcasts or sync only the last 5 podcast episodes. Look around.

Check either preferences or the Podcast's tab on your iPod Touch.
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you could also try checking the "Sync only checked items" box. uncheck the podcasts you have listened to. easy =]

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There's a setting on iTunes when you sync to only sync unlistened to podcasts or sync only the last 5 podcast episodes. Look around.

Check either preferences or the Podcast's tab on your iPod Touch.
I use the settings for "all unplayed podcasts". Using this option, one must go to the end of the podcast to have it shown as played.

Using the "sync all new episodes" option will cause iTunes to not download anything that you have had on your iPod and accessed, whether you have listened to the whole thing or not.

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There's a setting on iTunes when you sync to only sync unlistened to podcasts or sync only the last 5 podcast episodes. Look around.

Check either preferences or the Podcast's tab on your iPod Touch.
I've done the former ("sync all unplayed podcasts"). I listen to them all the way to the end (till it bumps me out to the episode selection screen), yet it leaves all listened to episodes on the Touch.

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you could also try checking the "Sync only checked items" box. uncheck the podcasts you have listened to. easy =]
That's an idea; however, it's still not much less work than just deleting them. This might be the best option though.

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I use the settings for "all unplayed podcasts". Using this option, one must go to the end of the podcast to have it shown as played.

Using the "sync all new episodes" option will cause iTunes to not download anything that you have had on your iPod and accessed, whether you have listened to the whole thing or not.
I've done the former, but it still keeps old episodes that I've listened to (all the way through). I'll try the latter. However, does it delete episodes that have been on there a while but not listened to (i.e., synced last time, but never listened to)? Does it remove episodes that you have listened to?

This might be a good option. Though, sometimes I listen to half of an episode and finish it later (sometimes after a sync).
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try just syncing "all new" from podcast tab
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