[X4U] iTunes 11.1 Incredibly BAD "feature"

Paul Moortgat paul.moortgat at pandora.be
Fri Sep 20 23:09:53 PDT 2013

I can delete them.  I've 10.6.8.  Maybe you've 10.8.x

Paul Moortgat

On 20 Sep 2013, at 23:19, Clifford Readout wrote:

> Please forgive me for this cross-post.  I sent it <iomug at yahoogroups.com>,
> too.  Word of this needs to get out.  If enough people complain, Apple might
> fix it.
> If you subscribe to many Podcasts I recommend you do NOT install the iTunes
> 11.1 update.  You will be sorry!
> The iTunes engineers (and I have received communication from them) have
> acknowledged this situation, and called it a 'feature"!  You decide:
> When the update is completed, iTunes will now show EVERY ***available***
> episode of EVERY Podcast to which you are subscribed.  It does not matter if
> you had downloaded them, listened/watched them and deleted them. This totals
> more than 1300 items in the Podcasts to which I am subscribed.  (Yes, more
> than one thousand three hundred!)
> BUT, even worse, you cannot delete any of them without (supposedly)
> downloading them again and listening/watching them all again.  Then,
> supposedly, you will be allowed to delete the files.  My experience
> indicates that it will not work every time.  I have downloaded many,
> listened to them, and not been able to get them deleted.  It has worked for
> fewer than one item in five.
> Imagine getting to scroll through a list of five hundred lines of Podcast
> items that you do not want to get to the one you wanted to keep.
> Oh, hear this, too:  If you unsubscribe from a Podcast, all those items do
> disappear...until you resubscribe.  Then, there they are, back again,
> impossible to delete without unsubscribing.
> Another "feature" that makes life miserable for iTunes users.
> Who can recommend an alternative. Is it possible to go back to the earlier
> version of iTunes?  My iTunes library is now more than 950 GB (Yes, GB, not
> MB), and most of the files are important.  I would need to import them into
> the replacement.
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