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Re: It's not all THAT bad...

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  • Kevin H. Devin
    ... Agreed... That is a major inconvenience. Since I just refreshed last night, today is my first shot at really tinkering with the iPod. The inability to
    Message 1 of 5 , Jun 30, 2005
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      --- In podcasters@yahoogroups.com, "Steve Eley" <SFEley@g...> wrote:
      > --- In podcasters@yahoogroups.com, Kevin Devin <kevin.devin@g...> wrote:
      > >
      > > 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.
      >

      Agreed... That is a major inconvenience. Since I just refreshed last
      night, today is my first shot at really tinkering with the iPod. The
      inability to include podcasts within smart playlists is a BIG strike
      against it.

      Still tinkering. :-)

      -KHD
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