I used iTunes to downloads podcasts. It was not allowed to touch anything else, just them. Before the upgrade to Leopard I copied the entire music folder to the ext hd. After the upgrade I resubscribed to the podcasts. When doing that itunes brought up the list of podcasts that were available but not downloaded – I have them all so no need for them. But will iTunes recognise them? No.
I tried adding to the library – it adds them as music.
I tried importing – no go.
I tried just copying the whole lot – still not happening.
I tried letting it copy/sort/do what it wanted – no.
So because this iTunes did not download the podcasts they do not exist. I can put them in the same directory but when I refresh the pane showing the podcast directory it stubbornly refuses to see them. Does it matter? As I still have the music, no. But as a point it is precisely this sort of inanity that makes me hate Apple for the trash that is iTunes. It downloaded them, it read the tags, it know where they came from but it will not store them in the right place and recognise that. Or does it? The Apple forums don’t seem to have the answer from reading there (I have not posted yet). All I want is to not only have all the podcasts in the one directory but for iTunes to see them and list them accordingly. I don’t care that a search will find the track – that is not the point. I just want it to behave in what I think is a reasonable fashion.
In the meantime, I’ll use Google Reader for podcasts.