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How to download all newbie and elementary lessons with iTunes


#1

Dears,
I guess it may be a simple question, but I haven’t been able to pull this off.
Since I travel a lot to places where the internet is practically nonexistent, I want to download all newbie and elementary lessons so I can take them with me in the computer.

I have a Macbook and it seems that iTunes is the only (or best) option to subscribe to podcasts. The problem is that even though I have subscribed to ChinesePod on iTunes, I am sure it has not dowloaded all lessons. Being out there for so many years, I guess ChinesePod has hundreds and hundreds of lessons for these two levels.
On iTunes, I only have a few dozens, I would say.

How can I make sure that:

  1. All lessons (mp3 + pdf) are downloaded by iTunes (or if you recommend another software, please let me know)
  2. All videos from Qing Wen are also downloaded. I see that iTunes downloads only the audio and the PDFs

By the way, how do I know how many lessons each level has? (I know ChinesePod keeps adding lessons, but in any given time, I wanted to check if there is something wrong with my iTunes.

Many thanks!
Wagner


#2

It may be roundabout, but the way I’ve always done it is to download each lesson directly from the website and then import the mp3s into iTunes and create a playlist. It’s a little time consuming, but foolproof.


#3

Hey, Psamet, thanks for the tip. I was considering doing that, but like you said, it is too time-consuming because of the number of available lessons.
Not to mention that iTunes is a terrible piece of software, in my opinion. If there is anything better out there, I would gladly pay for it.

Anyway, thanks again, let’s see if somebody else has a friendlier solution. :slight_smile: