+1. I agree. Don't own the Music; you're stuck with playing it. Can't transfer to iTunes, nor add songs from the Mac.
Thanks. Since posting, I have got another Ipod which is synced with my computer so there should be no obvious obstacle to moving the downloaded podcasts from computer to Ipod. This is what I did: I opened Itunes: File → Add to Library → select podcasts → open
What am I doing wrong and where will Itunes save the podcasts?
article I linked you to earlier:
After you click on your iPod, select Podcasts from the left column, then in the main pane, be sure "Sync Podcasts" is selected. Then sync.
Thanks for the quick reply. I tried doing what you say but
1. clicking on the Ipod symbol does nothing.
2. Selecting 'Podcasts' and then 'sync podcasts' does nothing because the 2 podcasts in question don't appear anywhere. i.e. I can't add them because i can't find them
3. I read the article again but it dose not envisage the problem.
it appears after your iPod is connected and is recognized.
2. I'm confused. Did you not subscribe to these Podcasts through the iTunes Store? They should be in your library if you did. What kind of iPod is this? Is it an iPod touch? If so, then you can also subscribe to podcasts using the Podcasts app on it and thus the problem is solved.
You may find this article helpful:
For Podcast Fans: Frequently Asked Questions
Jonathon, thanks. The situation has simplified itself. I have just discovered that I 'somehow' managed to transfer one of these down-loaded podcasts from the desktop into what I suppose is the Itunes podcast 'library'. It sits in a folder named ‘X’. I could then load it (sync it?) to the Ipod in the normal way.
Question: How do I find this folder X in the library so I can transfer other podcasts into it?
For some reason, if I go to Finder — Music — Itunes media — Itunes — Podcasts, there is no corresponding 'X' folder, which means I cannot drag the podcasts into a non-existent folder.
(I will of course try to download directly from internet to ipod but I want to understand this other problem too.)
I'm not sure where the folder name "X" came from, unless you're just using "X" as a placeholder for another name that you want to keep private.
Each podcast should have a separate folder inside that Podcasts folder I believe. So move all your podcasts into that directory, and then try dragging them into the iTunes window to import them. Then try syncing them as we talked about before.
If this doesn't work, I'd suggest removing anything from the Podcasts folder under iTunes Media and just subscribe to the podcasts through the iTunes store to start from scratch.
You need to add them into your iTunes library, and not just drag and drop the files into a folder. In iTunes Preferences, there is an option, to “copy files into your Media folder”, and if that is not selected, the files stay where they are, and iTunes links to the files.
To add the podcasts, select File > Add to Library, like you did previously.
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