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Paul Forgey
2006-06-30, 02:15
I just installed version 6.3.0 and noticed this version no longer seems to present a top level 'Podcasts' menu option on my player. I can browse to my itunes library 'podcasts' playlist but that presents a scrambled mess. I liked how slimserver would group them just like iTunes does.

What happened to this feature, or do I have to re-enable something somewhere?

azinck3
2006-06-30, 08:30
I just installed version 6.3.0 and noticed this version no longer seems to present a top level 'Podcasts' menu option on my player. I can browse to my itunes library 'podcasts' playlist but that presents a scrambled mess. I liked how slimserver would group them just like iTunes does.

What happened to this feature, or do I have to re-enable something somewhere?

I don't think the Podcast Browser was ever a top-level menu item. It's a sub-entry under the Plugins menu. You can move it to be a top-level entry via Player Settings -> Menu

Paul Forgey
2006-06-30, 11:42
You're right, actually on the Squeezebox it was under the "Browse Music" menu. There are no podcasts under the "podcasts" plug-in other than the two PodcastAlley menus.

kdf
2006-06-30, 12:00
Quoting Paul Forgey
<Paul.Forgey.2a8agz1151693101 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:

>
> You're right, actually on the Squeezebox it was under the "Browse Music"
> menu. There are no podcasts under the "podcasts" plug-in other than the
> two PodcastAlley menus.

Podcast browser is not the same as the iTunes Podcasts menu item.
the iTunes scanner looks for the playlist called "podcasts" any valid
tracks found there are updated with an added "podcast" genre. It is
possible that the find isn't working for tracks of multiple genres,
thus the server currently thinks there are no itunes podcasts.
-kdf

Paul Forgey
2006-06-30, 13:15
Quoting Paul Forgey
<Paul.Forgey.2a8agz1151693101 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com>:

>
> You're right, actually on the Squeezebox it was under the "Browse Music"
> menu. There are no podcasts under the "podcasts" plug-in other than the
> two PodcastAlley menus.

Podcast browser is not the same as the iTunes Podcasts menu item.
the iTunes scanner looks for the playlist called "podcasts" any valid
tracks found there are updated with an added "podcast" genre. It is
possible that the find isn't working for tracks of multiple genres,
thus the server currently thinks there are no itunes podcasts.
-kdf

Then something changed not for the better. I can browse the 'postcast' genre, but it isn't the same neat list the Browse Music -> Postcasts menu was in prior versions.

kdf
2006-06-30, 14:02
I've opened bug 3665 on this.