| | 08-31-2012, 12:19 AM #1
I have a phone running WP 7.5 and use it for listening to a lot of podcasts. The Zune software allows me to pick up podcasts as long as they have an RSS feed, which most do. The other day I came across a podcast that was only available in itunes or by direct download from the website, no RSS feed. This is where the problems started.
I was able to download the podcasts directly from the website and they were in mp3 file format. I created a folder in my Zune podcast folder and placed the podcasts in there expecting Zune to pick them up – no dice.
To get this podcast to be recognised by the Zune software I had to edit the metadata of each podcast episode (only 2 at this stage). To do this I used Audacity software following the following steps (in Audacity).
Open metadata editor...
Under “Genre” type in Podcast
Click on Add then OK
Then File Export - select file type MP3 and save in a new Zune podcast folder (the one that you have set up Zune to find podcasts).
It should now show up in Zune under podcasts.
It is a very painful way of doing things I liked my old mp3 player which used simple drag and drop. This Zune software coupled with Win Phone 7.5 are a disaster.
Microsoft should introduce an alternative drag and drop system. It is much simpler to manage.
If someone has an easier way to do this I would love to know.