Best Way To Organize Podcasts Through iTunes?
March 2, 2012 4:23 AM Subscribe
Help me organize podcasts through iTunes...
posted by dbirchum to Computers & Internet (16 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I use iTunes as my main music library and I listen to podcasts 95% of the time now vs. listening to music. I love podcasts and I find them great to listen to while puttering around the house, out for walks and in the car. I have about 20 - 25 podcasts I listen to on a regular basis and I am wondering if I am organizing them in the most efficient way.
Currently, I "manually" manage all of my music and podcasts on both my iPhone and Touch. I don't want iTunes to automatically fill up my iPhone with new songs or podcasts from my library. So whenever I connect to iTunes, new podcasts start to download and whenever I am ready, I drag them to my iPhone and remove them when I have listened to them. Works for me thus far.
Some of the podcasts that I listen to, Smodcast for example, has over 200 podcasts and I want to be able to listen to them in order. I am currently on episode 57 which is why I want to manually manage them as I want to listen to them in order and not have itunes automatically synch the latest episode whenever it becomes as I am not ready to listen to it yet. This is the case with most of the podcasts I subscribe too (I am not caught up enough to listen to the latest ones).
I know there are programs out there like "Stitcher" but I don't know what they do and I am guessing that they aren't what I am looking for.
Also, is there anyway for me to "un-download" (if there is such a word), podcasts that have already been downloaded? In the Smodcast example, I have MANY episodes that have automatically been downloaded that I won't listen to for a long time. I am assuming they are taking up hard drive space, so I am wondering if I am remove these from the library and manually click on the download button when I am ready for them.