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I know that Apple seems to not think people want to do things easily, like how to show exact duplicates or play podcasts in order on the iPod from oldest to newest, but I can't seem to find how to play the podcasts from oldest to newest in iTunes itself.

I see posts and articles listing using the smart playlist but shouldn't there be an easier less cluttered way of doing this in iTunes 9? I like the current organization I have with only a few playlists of the songs I really enjoy and the podcasts for the mixes I listen to in traffic or at work.

Am I not pressing the keys in the right order, or is this something Apple hasn't corrected yet?

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What is it you want to do? –  Richard Hoskins Sep 13 '09 at 22:10
    
I want to play the podcasts in order from oldest to newest, just like it does on the iPod. –  Stevoni Sep 13 '09 at 23:04
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The answer is in your question. Create a smart playlist. –  Richard Hoskins Sep 13 '09 at 23:16
    
And I was hoping that wouldn't be it, there's not another way with the new version of iTunes? –  Stevoni Sep 13 '09 at 23:59
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Right - either a Smart Playlist, or sort your podcasts by date, then added them to your playlost in that order.

The second option is what I've been doing for several versions.

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Do you know if Apple is planning to correct the play order? –  Stevoni Sep 14 '09 at 12:50
    
no clue.. it'd be nice, but don't work for 'em, just use 'em :) –  warren Sep 14 '09 at 15:44
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