Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Mar 15, 2007
    Posts
    161
    Specs:
    17" MacBook Pro, 2.33GHz C2D, 2GB RAM
    Question Keeping all podcasts off of my Nano 3G?
    Can anyone tell me why, even though I've got the Sync checkbox unchecked in the Podcasts tab of my Nano 3G in iTunes (Mac OS X), when I plug the Nano in to sync it with my music library, it often starts putting podcasts on the Nano as well (and then complains that there isn't enough room)? The only way I've been able to get those podcasts back off of the iPod when syncing is to also tell iTunes to "only sync checked songs and videos", and then go in and manually uncheck each and every podcast, which is a pain. So what's the story here? Am I doing something wrong?

  2. #2

    Kash's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 03, 2006
    Location
    Irvine, CA
    Posts
    9,385
    Specs:
    Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G
    Do you have your Recently Played playlist syncing with your Nano? It's possible that there are podcasts in that playlist, and as such, are being synced to your Nano.

    June 2007
    July 2009

  3. #3

    iLindzo's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 01, 2007
    Location
    Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    387
    Specs:
    15" MBP w/Intel Core 2 Duo w/Lion, MBA w/Lion, 80GB iPod Video, 32GB iPhone 4, Two 32GB iPads
    Do you have your iTunes / Nano to automatically sync when the iPod is plugged in?
    Mac users swear by their computers. PC users swear at their computers.

  4. #4


    Member Since
    Mar 15, 2007
    Posts
    161
    Specs:
    17" MacBook Pro, 2.33GHz C2D, 2GB RAM
    I do have my Nano and iTunes set to automatically sync.

    Good idea on the Recently Played playlist, except that there aren't any podcasts on that. However, there WERE several new podcasts on my Recently Added playlist, and now I suspect that's where the synced podcasts are coming from (as it is always the latest downloaded ones that seem to get pushed onto the Nano).

    Is there some way for me to keep all of my music automatically syncing and still remove a playlist from syncing? It looks to me like the only way I can exclude a playlist is by selecting to only have selected playlists synced, and I don't have all of my music in playlists. Maybe if I create an automatic playlist that includes all of my music?

  5. #5


    Member Since
    May 13, 2005
    Posts
    2,410
    if you are usin smart playlists you need ta select podcast and chose faulse. (see pic)
    Attached Images Attached Images

  6. #6


    Member Since
    Mar 15, 2007
    Posts
    161
    Specs:
    17" MacBook Pro, 2.33GHz C2D, 2GB RAM
    Quote Originally Posted by Fallooza View Post
    if you are usin smart playlists you need ta select podcast and chose faulse. (see pic)
    I'll give that a try. Thanks!

  7. #7

    Kash's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 03, 2006
    Location
    Irvine, CA
    Posts
    9,385
    Specs:
    Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G
    If you want to get rid of specific playlists, go to the Music tab and remove the check next to the playlists you don't want to sync.

    Though I'm thinking Fallooza's idea is better if you want to keep all playlists synced.

    June 2007
    July 2009

  8. #8


    Member Since
    Mar 15, 2007
    Posts
    161
    Specs:
    17" MacBook Pro, 2.33GHz C2D, 2GB RAM
    With the help of all of your combined words of wisdom, I think I've figured it out. I did change my settings to only sync with selected playlists. I then added an all-music smart playlist that basically just excludes podcasts and video files, and enabled that one for syncing (along with the other playlists I actually use). Seems to have worked like a charm, and now I've got all of my music plus enough space left over for the next CD or two that I buy (yay!).

    Thanks everyone! I'd never even noticed that podcasts were showing up in the "Recently Added" playlist until you guys set me on the right track.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-10-2015, 10:42 AM
  2. Can I import podcasts to new Podcasts App?
    By markwco in forum iOS and Apps
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-07-2013, 02:45 AM
  3. Podcasts not in "Podcasts" iPod menu
    By ashmac in forum iPod Hardware and Accessories
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-20-2008, 11:12 PM
  4. Video Podcasts on Audio Nano
    By davidgallant in forum iPod Hardware and Accessories
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-18-2007, 09:45 PM
  5. podcasts go into 'music' not 'podcasts'
    By JeffBookPro in forum iPod Hardware and Accessories
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-11-2007, 09:35 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •