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ITunes has stopped updating this podcast

You subscribe to a number of podcasts. You download them on your PC with iTunes, and sychronize them with your iPod. You listen to them on your iPod and not on your PC.

Every couple of weeks you'll get an exclamation point next to each podcast. If you click on it it will say "iTunes has stopped updating this podcast because you haven’t listened to any episodes for two weeks". Which of course isn't true. And iTunes knows this, since many of the episodes have non-zero play counts, which came over from the iPod. Yet it disables the podcasts anyway. So you regularly have to scroll through all your podcasts and reenable them one by one.

What a pain. I understand why Apple might have thought this was a nice feature, but since (a) it doesn't work properly, and (b) even if it did you might want to disable it anyway, why can't you?

So... is there some way to disable this?

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  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    Yes, this constant unrelenting message is horribly annoying. Please, someone, post a solution to this. Seems Apple is more concerned with what they want rather than what their customers want. Control freaks nonetheless. When you clamp down the code you lose customers, even a fool knows that, Steve J., you moron.

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I've had a similar problem in the past. The files on your iPod don't show up on your PC because your daughter put them there via another computer (possibly a Mac), and/or software other than iTunes. Your PC just can't detect them.

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