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Restore lost podcasts after iTunes 5 update
Authored by: silicondiode on Sep 12, '05 05:18:42PM

the problem is keeping them subscribed. i've let iTunes 5 repeatedly "import" my iTunes Music Library.xml when iTunes starts and every single time the podcasts go missing. i have repeatedly dropped them back in and resubscribed. upon restarting iTunes 5 - the cycle restarts yet again. i've added and resubscribed in bunches as well, 3 or 4 or 5 podcasts at a time and that seems alright. i'll get about 20-25 podcasts reimported and subscribed without an issue. beyond that iTunes insists on reimporting the library every startup.

the other intersting thing is that after all of that "Podcast" shows up as a category (like "Complilations") in the Artist list.

there's lots of talk going on in the Apple Discussion groups @ re: working around the problem and i've heard Adam Curry himself comment on the problem on 2005.09.12's DSC.

i suspect this has something to do with subscribing to a podcast and removing shows from the listings to prevent them from downloading again. if anyone else has figured out a way to make iTunes 5 play nice with 13000+ songs and 40 or so podcast subscriptions please let the rest of us know.

BeOS Refugee

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