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Fix iTunes' expiring of unplayed podcast subscriptions
Authored by: AquaX on Feb 14, '07 10:05:22AM

Unfortunately, this script marks all Podcasts as played, which can be problematic if you only sync unplayed podcasts to your iPod. I wonder if there would be a way to mark it as played, then unplayed, tricking iTunes in to thinking it's being played enough to keep downloading it.

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Fix iTunes' expiring of unplayed podcast subscriptions
Authored by: Dan_ on Feb 14, '07 01:16:11PM

Good point. I didn't think of that (because I primarily listen on my Mac).

One easy solution would be to have the script add the tracks to a playlist, "NotReallyListenedTo," say, and then sync that playlist with the iPod.

Downside to this approach is that if you then listen to them, you'd have to remove them from the playlist; the solution is to script the sync end with a script that, say, syncs those tracks that are in NotReallyListenedTo and only have a play count of 1--since if you listen to them again, the play count will get incremented again.

I don't really have any interest in doing this, since it's not a feature that I use, but you should be able to do it from the AppleScript with a few modifications. Hope that helps.

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