Itunes never stop updating podcasts

15 Jan

You cannot get i Tunes to stop doing this, sadly, and I don't think you can exactly re-implement the Doug's Applescripts solution for expired playlists for Windows - it relies on manually updating each podcast rather than calling update all.And the i Tunes COM object does not seem to expose a way to update individual podcasts, only the entire list.And I am 99% certain that Matthew is incorrect and that refreshing all is not sufficient to bypass the recently listened count.The wperry link will mark the podcast as listened to, which is the same issue as your workaround that you find unacceptable.In general, I try to avoid Apple products when I can, but I do use and enjoy and i Pod Nano for podcasts.With the recent update to 11.4 I noticed that my podcasts were not refreshing, either on a schedule or on-demand.My solution -- which is only an option if you listen on an i Phone, i Pod Touch, or i Pad -- is to use the app Insta Cast which not only keeps podcasts current on your device but also allows you to download or stream any you don't have, even over a 3G connection with big files.My i Tunes frustration has been significantly reduced as a result. I am concerned that i Tunes won't save the library file and other settings if I don't relaunch i Tunes every day.

While that's unnecessary to actually get new episodes when you have periodic updates set, it will reset the clock, as it were, and prevent it from stopping when you don't listen for a while.

However, this totally ruins the whole management aspect as I do not know what I have not listened to.

This is most annoying as some have dropped off the RSS feeds so I have to manually find them...

I think is as simple as changing the podcast setting to store all podcast forever, and download when new ones are available.

I have the options for each podcast set to that, and this has never happened.