[X4U] iTunes 11.1 Incredibly BAD "feature"

Crandon David tabdave at ca.rr.com
Sat Sep 21 07:20:43 PDT 2013

OMG. This just happended to me last night. I am so pissed!!

On Sep 20, 2013, at 11:09 PM, Paul Moortgat <paul.moortgat at pandora.be> wrote:

> 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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