I have a smart playlist configured to play my favorite podcasts during my commute. It's a list of audio-only, unheard podcasts:
In iTunes, I've ordered the playlist by Release Date -- i.e. I want to listen to the oldest podcast episodes first. The order is correct in iTunes but when I sync to my iPhone the order is jumbled.
Currently, I have five episodes in this playlist -- ordered by release date they're A,B,C,D,E. On my iPhone, they're ordered B,D,C,E,A. There's no sort order that's obvious to me -- not sorted by name of episode, name of podcast, length of episode, date added, etc.
Any solutions to ordering smart playlists on the iPhone?
Update: This is likely an iTunes 9 bug. There's lots of discussion about this over on Apple.com.