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  • Feb. 5th, 2007 at 2:13 PM
Statler and Waldorf

I finally upgraded to iTunes 7, because my scroll bar in the music store wasn't working anymore, no matter how many times I rebooted the machine. I figured it was a nice way of Apple making me upgrade, by disabling my scroll bar.

I hate upgrading.

And so, iTunes 7 is installed, and so far so good... until I try to transfer some podcasts to my iPod. The podcasts are on the iPod, I can access them when the iPod isn't connected to the computer, but I can't access them from inside iTunes itself. Which means, for those of you following along at home, that I can't delete them from the iPod.


Now, since I am an idiot, I didn't backup iTunes 6 before I installed 7, so the most recent version I've got is 4, which I have re-installed so as to be able to get podcasts off the iPod... but I've also got 7 as well now, because 4 won't let me access the music store, so I can't update my podcasts without 7.


Does anyone know of a safe place to re-download version 6? Apple doesn't seem to have it at their site anymore, and I don't want to get it from just anywhere online... who knows what might have been added to the original files?

I hate upgrading.

Did I mention that?


onceupon wrote:
Feb. 5th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
Squish, I'm not sure why it didn't automatically transfer all your stuff, but it should be possible to sync the iPod podcasts with your iTunes library -- I didn't have a problem doing it. I wonder.... How old is the softwear on your iPod?
king_cool_paul wrote:
Feb. 5th, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
Ah, two things: I don't want to automatically sync it, since I have more podcasts than space on the iPod, and also, I am still using my old 15 gig iPod... which is probably old enough to be whacking out with the new software.

Change is bad.
onceupon wrote:
Feb. 5th, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC)
You don't have to auto-sync it. You can set what you want top update and then choose the option for syncing with the iPod from the file menu. Have you tried transferring purchased music/files? There is a command for that as well....
shannonsays wrote:
Feb. 5th, 2007 08:51 pm (UTC)
would he have to authorize that "new" version with his music store account, too?
onceupon wrote:
Feb. 5th, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
Probably so.

But it might also be the old software on the iPod -- that seems to be the most likely culprit.
shannonsays wrote:
Feb. 5th, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
yeah. that does make sense. and it'd be my guess too. though, my updated ipod has "lost" some songs and skips right past them.

epi_lj wrote:
Feb. 5th, 2007 09:11 pm (UTC)
I don't know the answer to the stated question, but my recommendation would be to do a "restore" on the iPod and see if that helps. It's roughly like formatting it, so you'll lose whatever's on there, but it should clean up any weird/errant behaviour.
thena wrote:
Feb. 6th, 2007 12:03 am (UTC)
I am not sure if this is what you're looking for, possibly a tool to rip the podcasts and things off the iPod?: http://www.fadingred.org/senuti/ and http://ipoddisk.ourbiti.com/index.php/download/ (MAC 10.3 req for both). Good luck.

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