Every morning I check my iTunes for new podcasts that download while I sleep. This morning I found two new ones, but they were greyed out... I tried to play them but I could not. I checked my hard drive and the files were there and could be played, just not from iTunes.
A few days ago iTunes had begun pestering me to upgrade, again. I put it off because my computer is old and just meets the minimum system requirements as it is. I did not want to try and install the new version and get hosed.
So, being unable to do anything with these podcasts I bit the bullet and downloaded the newest version of iTunes.
After installing, the two files were no longer greyed out in iTunes but, I could not transfer them to my iPod! No matter what I did iTunes claimed the iPod was in sync with iTunes.
I eventually just drag-n-dropped them onto my iPod but now they only show up in the "recently added" area. To make matters worse, one of them did not transfer at all and I did not find out until I was in my car!
Is there a good alternative to iTunes out there? I can't just reset my iPod because I use it for file storage too and I don't have the space on my computer to pull all of those files.
This is why I avoid upgrading iTunes yet, Apple always forces me to upgrade by breaking the copy I currently use! Grrrr....