posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 12:39 PM
The Teaspoon Versus The Sea
Originally posted by Kitsunegari
i clicked the black arrows next to the names of my subscriptions and a list of ALL the podcasts came down. next o each one there was a button that
said GET. click get next to the ones you want and it will download them.
have you done that?
The "Get" buttons disappear once you download, and they did not reappear when iTunes couldn't find them.
Instead, a dialog popped up asking if I wanted to look elsewhere for the files, and then gave me another dialog which required that I know where the
files had gone, which I didn't.
I checked every menu option and widget control that I could find, and as far as I could tell, there wasn't a way to simply ask that the files be
downloaded again, which is probably just as well, since WMP would have just moved those, too.
So instead I uninstalled iTunes altogether to clear the download state and when I reinstalled it, I configured it to store music outside the My Music
folder, and now things are fine.
Ironically, I'm reminded of New Orleans. Water flowing in, pumps pumping it out.
I could have had iTunes keep trying to store its music files in the same directory as WMP, but WMP would have simply kept moving them away, as sure as
the sun rises and sets.
At what point does it make more sense to simply move everything out?
A bit philosophical for this thread, to be sure, but the analogy popped into my head without my wanting it to.
Anyway, lesson learned: when two pieces of software automatically manage the same space, one of them is going to lose.