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Proper "Podcasts" Menu Locations
Authored by: Yelsmek on Jul 08, '05 11:38:10PM

I have a question about the Podcasts menu the iPod firmware update is supposed to install.

I had a "Podcasts" playlist in iTunes and therfore in my G4 clickwheel iPod's "Playlists" menu before I updated to the latest iPod firmware. This "Podcasts" playlist remined after the update.

I then read that the update should have created a "Podcasts" playlist and assUmed that these references meant that the "Podcasts" menu would appear under the "Playlists" menu.

I have found a Podcast menu under the Music menu, and I enabled the Podcast menu in the top, main menu. However, there is no 'Podcasts" playlist -- unless I manually create it.

These are the locations of the "Podcasts" menu's I see:

MainMenu/Podcasts (after manually enabling it)

However, I don't have one here (unless I manually create it):


Is this the normal setup, or did the fact that I already had a "MainMenu/Playlists/Podcasts" playlist inhibit the automatic creation thereof?

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Proper "Podcasts" Menu Locations
Authored by: tifighter on Jul 09, '05 03:22:02AM

On 4th generation iPods the creation of Podcasts menus is as follows:

If you update your iPod software before updating iTunes to 4.9 then a Podcasts menu is created in the 'Music' Menu.

If you update to iTunes 4.9 and sync your iPod before performing the iPod software update then iTunes creates a Podcasts playlist under the 'Playlists' menu. Then when you update your iPod software it will also create the Podcasts menu in the 'Music' menu.

This info is documented in a kbase article:

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