I received an iPod classic for Christmas so I now have 160 GB of space for podcasts and a few songs. The only problem is that I seem to be techno-retarded when it comes to this thing. Nevermind that I can Photoshop like a whiz, run three websites and discussion boards and create pivot tables in Excel like a maniac -- for the life of me, I cannot seem to get the iPod to do what it's supposed to do.
I can't load iTunes on my work laptop (security restrictions) so it got loaded on my home desktop. Naturally, I had all the MT podcasts on my work (verboten) laptop so I put them in a folder and dragged/dropped onto the iPod so that when I connected the USB cord to the desktop, I could drag them back off.
After doing the initial setup and auto-sync thing, the 33 podcasts I had were indeed loaded onto the iPod and the iTunes software had them designated as File Type of "podcast" but when I ejected & disconnected, they didn't show up on the iPod as podcasts. Instead, the software had decided that there was an ALBUM of 33 "songs" by M&M.
Nothing I did would change any of that. I even tried to tell iTunes I would manage things manually but when I did that, it would just eject my iPod every single time so that I couldn't do anything.
I tried three or four times to import the file of podcasts but either that process never happened or they ended up in some nebulous ether.
I've got the iPod listed on eBay already because I'm so flippin' frustrated with this whole process but I think I may be cutting off my nose to spite my face.
Any guidance would be appreciated.
(I think it's bad enough that I've already listed the Palm Centro cell phone my husband gave me because I found that even more annoying & frustrating than the iPod -- I would hate to sell off both of the high-ticket items he gave me.)