All Your Podcasts in a Row


Ahem. It turns out that a much easier way to get around the following problem is to just upgrade to iPhone OS 2.1. Because these days audio podcasts just keep playing nicely like they should. Still, you can go ahead and do the following if you’d like to. You know, for fun.

One of my irritations with the iPhone, which I forgot to mention before, was with audio podcasts. On a normal iPod, if you play the first of a bunch of audio podcasts, at the end, it will continue on to the next, and so forth

On an iPhone however, it’ll just stop. This is a pain if you’ve got a whole boodle of Onion Radio News or triple j new music to get through.

The solution is easy: make a smart playlist in iTunes for tracks which both:

  1. Are part of your troublesome audio podcast — matching the artist is probably easiest. And,
  2. Have a play count of 0.1

Sync this playlist to your iPhone and when you play it, there’ll be no irritating stoppages. It’s possible this only irritated me, but I thought I’d mention it on the off-chance.

Next time; I promise not to talk about iPhones. No, really.

  1. This step is by no means necessary if you like having every single episode of a podcast on your iPhone.

One Response to “All Your Podcasts in a Row”

  1. Next time; I promise not to talk about iPhones. No, really.

    To me or just on the blog?