iTunes Playlists with podcasts in them have moved, they are now under the podcast tab and must be selected there.
But it is all OK now. After a recent update to iTunes (one of the version 9 installs) I found that a smart playlist I had setup was no longer getting synced. This was quite irritating since it was a playlist of podcasts I had setup for when I am driving around, I set it to play and I don’t have to mess with the device again. For the past few weeks I have been trying off and on to find a solution to this and was getting quite frustrated until I finally noticed someone on a board say turn on playlist syncing under podcasts. I read that and thought there is no playlist option there, well I go take a look and realize that Apple added a new option for playlists on the podcast tab but it is below everything else so you don’t see it until you scroll down, subtle that since there was never a need to scroll before. I look down there and lo and behold there are all my playlists (smart and regular) which include podcasts, click the one I want and it syncs over properly. Glad to have this working again, hopefully this will help someone else from going nuts over this change.
Just thought I throw this out here in case someone else has the problem and does not feel like plowing through the hundreds of comments on other sites. My lovely little iPod Touch decided that it did not want play networking anymore, going into the settings menu yielded the message No wi-fi and the wi-fi menu was not even available, it was disabled for some reason. Very annoying as I had to go check twitter, withdrawal symptoms were setting in.
Well, thankfully the solution was pretty simple, just enter the Setting menu, then choose General, spin to the bottom and choose Reset. Now choose the Reset Network Settings option and the menu should be enabled now. Unfortunately you will have to reenter your long and nasty key but it will after that which is the goal.
So I was checking out digg on the iPod touch yesterday and saw an interesting link there about why one should jailbreak their iPhone, well when I visited it safari crashed, makes me wonder, coincidence? Then later I was checking some other sites and safari was crashing on those too. It seems that Apple has messed something up here or perhaps my install is faulty, whatever is happening it is certainly annoying.
Went on a bit of rant there, oh well, I was very irritated with all the time I had spent on trying to get the update to install.
Finally found a document which solved my problems. Turns out I just had to put the iPod into recovery mode and and let itunes do its stuff. Once I hit the restore button while in recovery mode a box popped up telling me all the great things about the 2.1 update and would I agree to have to this installed. I said yes, of course, already paid for the bloody thing, paid a lot more when my time is counted in.
It is now all restored and synced up, this is better. Only problem now is that somewhere along the way all the settings were lost so now I have to reenter my wireless key and mail passwords, sigh. At least it worked and I have an idea of what to to do next time if this happens again.