Re: It's not all THAT bad...
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Steve Eley" <SFEley@g...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, Kevin Devin <kevin.devin@g...> wrote:Agreed... That is a major inconvenience. Since I just refreshed last
> > So far... No real complaints here. Nothing that I would find
> unreasonable or
> > inconvenient.
> I agree that there are some good ideas in their approach. My biggest
> complaint is that I can't play through all podcasts on my iPod at once,
> or shuffle them, or easily track which I've listened to. I can only
> listen to one podcast at a time, and when it finishes it bumps me to
> the main menu -- with "Music" selected rather than "Podcasts," no less.
> My previous iPod setup was a smart playlist. I had iPodderX set up to
> change all genres to "Audiobook" (because I mix Audible books in with m
> podcasts) and the playlist had two conditions: "Genre is Audiobook"
> and "Play Count is 0." This was a beautiful system; I could just hit
> shuffle and get a random new podcast, and as I listened to each podcast
> it would drop off the playlist automatically.
> If I use iTunes's new features to subscribe to podcasts instead, I lose
> that ability to play through all of them without a lot of menu
> navigation. (If there's a way, someone please tell me!) This alone
> might be enough to send me back to iPodderX. And I say this as someone
> who really, *really* doesn't like iPodderX. It's just the only app
> that will do exactly what I want. If I hadn't gotten used to my
> habits, iTunes's interface would probably seem wonderful.
night, today is my first shot at really tinkering with the iPod. The
inability to include podcasts within smart playlists is a BIG strike
Still tinkering. :-)