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WP7 Yes, there is! Make sure the Zune is closed and simply change the genre property of the podcast/audiobook file to Podcast in any ID3-tag editing software (the screenshot below is captured in the foobar2000): The main advantage of the foobar2000 is that it lets you modify a bunch of files at once. For example, if you click a right button anywhere in the ...


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The built in podcast app checks on podcasts only when it determines is a good time to. It checks more often when plugged in and on wi-fi. If you want to "pull" a podcast, there are several podcast apps that get good reviews in the store. One that I use to pull a podcast is bringcast. It has a free trial. As an additional note, with the addition of the new ...


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Open podcasts app. Open in-app settings. Choose how much episodes you want to keep. The older ones will be auto deleted. Currently there is no option to delete podcasts once you have listened, in the built-in podcast app.


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The built-in Windows Phone 8.1 Podcasts app supports this. Beside the podcast artwork display, there is a grey "1.5x" label. Press this once to select it (it goes white) and playback runs at 1.5x speed; press it again and it switches to 2x speed. Press it once more to deactivate it (switches back to grey "1.5x").


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The default Podcast app in Windows Phone 8.1 does already support playing audio at 1,5x speed. As Jordax mentioned you can change it to 2x by tapping the 1,5x twice.


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There is a new app that solves the problem. You download podcasts to your computer using any software (like Zune) and use the new Windows desktop application for sending them to the phone. You can get the new application at http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/how-to/wp8/windows-phone-app-for-desktop


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Resolved it, and I'll post the answer here but it's probably unusual to run into this problem (of multiple @live accounts) so I don't know how useful it'll be. I think the problem was that the phone was associated with a newer @live account and on the zune/desktop my default account (and all podcasts) were setup with an older @live account. It seems as if ...


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Try a podcast app like Bringcast.


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Have you removed the subscriptions from within the podcast app? This would manage its own list separate from any apps. Also, you could set the number of episodes to keep to "None (stream only)"


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The newest updates let me choose SD card as default storage for music. This way all the podcasts now get saved to the SD card.


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This is usually not a bug in the podcast app but an old feed that might not get updated anymore. Easiest solution is to search for the feed that's not working right and adding it manually.


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There is no known way to uninstall the Podcasts app. If I remember correctly, Transfer My Data is not an OS app; you install it from the Store, so there is a difference there.


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This is possible using the Zune client, but I havent found a way to do it on the device alone. Here is a screenshot that shows my search results. Notice the FROM YOUR COLLECTION list.


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I downloaded and installed tha windows phone app for os x and I was able to detect over 2Gb of hidden podcasts that I could not deleted on the phone itself


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If you can neither open the podcast app / delete downloaded or temporary files nor move everything to the sd card I guess your only option left is to do a hard reset and clean up your phone that way.


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In oder to get podcasts into your podcast app you actually have to subscribe to one, either by searching our by entering a feed. You still can listen to the mp3s though the music app. It might be easier though to try one of the audio book apps from the store - I think those offer the functionality you're looking for.


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To subscribe to a podcast in windows phone 8.1, you either enter the url to the podcast feed, or search inside the app. The app uses Bing to find podcasts, not the store any longer. Currently, these are the only two ways to subscribe to podcasts. The phone then manages the listened to episodes.


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OK having spent the last few days looking for the right solution here are my thoughts (for any Zune lovers migrating to WP8 who land on this post). Firstly I don't think the Windows Phone App for Desktop has anything going for it. It's such a poor replacement for Zune syncing that persisting with it is an exercise in frustration. Secondly, I should say ...


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In regards to the lack of support on WP8, I have to chalk it up as a failure in planning. The official word from Windows Phone Support is that there's no way to get files that aren't from the store in to the podcast section. If you really want this feature, for now all we can do is throw three votes at it on the official feature request site.


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