Apr13 | 2010
categories: Tips & Tricks | tags: , , ,

iTunes has stopped updating this podcast

I subscribe to 141 podcasts. I’m a huge fan of both professional and amateur podcasting. Like many of you, iTunes is my podcatcher of choice.

I love the fact that iTunes automatically updates my podcast library with new episodes everyday, but there’s one little thing that drives me nuts.

iTunes has stopped updating this podcast

I’m not sure why it is that every five days iTunes questions whether I would like to stay subscribed to a podcast, but it’s annoying. What’s annoying is that I must manually click on each exclamation point (next to the podcast title) to tell iTunes that, yes, I do indeed still want to receive new episodes.

I am so thankful for Doug Adams and his ingenious Update Expired Podcasts v2.0. The script adds an icon to the top of iTunes. You click it and it updates all “expired” podcasts in one click. Thanks Doug!

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  • Luca

    I've been searching for something like this for the past months without finding anything useful… thank you!

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    Thanks. I'm really happy I was able to help you. It use to drive me nuts.
    What are your favorite podcasts?

  • http://twitter.com/mlv Michael Vezie

    I'm confused. After you listen to them (either in iTunes or via an iPod/iPhone, the next time you sync), they'll all be marked as played. If you are using some other device then unless you are just letting them grow forever, you must be deleting them somehow. If that happens in iTunes then try marking them as “Watched” (iTunes-talk for “Listened”) instead. That should take care of things.

  • http://www.griffintechnology.com/connect Dave Delaney

    Sorry Michael. I'm confused too. :)

  • DDinTV

    What about a script for Windows?

  • Aleck

    Actually, should you happen to listen to a podcast with a device other than an iPod/iPhone or with a program other than iTunes, this error is absolutely maddening. Again, from Apple’s perspective, a “feature” rather than a bug (one with the added benefit of pushing you to use their hardware and software rather than what you might already have and/or prefer).