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    iTunes not allowing music to podcast...
    Hi,

    I'm trying to add some 'podcasts' to itunes. I have put the files in my podcasts folder, used itunes to open them, but they end up in the music section of my itunes window.

    From there I 'get info' and try change them to podcasts, but the do nothing..

    I've checked the permissions on the files and folders in question, and they all said read only. I have changed all of them manually to read and write (all files and folders involved) but to no avail.

    Is there something I'm doing wrong? Or a way to do this? I don't want the podcasts to be in the music folder because.... they're podcasts!


    Thanks

    Jonik

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    Ok..! Some progress.

    It is the read only being a problem.

    Any one know how to change this to read and write for large quantities of files? I'd rather not do it by hand...!

    Now it isn't a specific itunes question, it might be better in a different forum too

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    In itunes, select get info, click the info tab then change the genre to podcast

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    A better question might be "how screwed up is your system that your iTunes folders are read-only?"

    This indicates a much bigger problem than just with some podcasts. You could start by repairing permissions.

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    Sorry, it is the files I want to put into itunes that are read only. When putting them into the itunes folders they are still read only, hence the problem. The itunes folders themselves are fine.

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    I'm not understanding why you are putting them into iTunes folders directly. This is probably very much the root of the problem.

    If these are podcasts, they should be auto-downloaded into iTunes by themselves, whereupon they would be filed automatically.

    But even just dragging them in to iTunes main window should import them in such a way that boneheadz suggestion would do the trick.

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    The reason for doing it manually is as follows:

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-...o-problem.html

    Once the files are made reads and write, I can simply go to 'get info', make them podcasts, and it's all fine.

    The only issue is that the 50+ files I want to move from my desktop into my itunes library are set to 'read only'.

    Is there a way of changing these files in bulk from 'read only' to 'read and write'?

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    Had some free time so started to go about changing it manually. There is a level where the info windows change from individual to '18 items' etc, around the 8-10 area.

    So That took a lot less time than I expected it to.

    Still, if anyone has any idea about the other itunes problem I'd be grateful!

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