EDIT: Whoop! Looks like YouOverRotated‘s comment below was spot-on. Thanks! See my new post on how that suggestion got my playlist syncing working again.
Oh, iTunes. Does it have to be this way?
So, I now have iTunes Match, with all of its associated Cloudy goodness. But I also have a problem. Can anyone help me solve it?
Here’s the circumstances:
- I like listening to podcasts on long journeys in my car.
- My car, a Mini, has an iPod connector in the glovebox, which is therefore where my iPhone lives while I’m driving.
- My car’s iPod connector makes certain playlists available through the buttons on the stereo. Specifically, if I have a playlist called “MINI1_whatever”, it’s selected when I press button 1; “MINI2_*” is available on button 2, and so on.
- My MINI4_Special playlist is my favourite playlist for long journeys. It’s a (non-Smart) playlist I pre-fill with podcasts that I want to listen to while I’m driving. I specify which podcasts, and the order I want to hear them.
Up until iCloud started raining on my parade, this all worked fine. Before I drove anywhere, I’d fire up iTunes, fill up MINI4_Special with the podcasts I wanted in the order I wanted, sync my iPhone, and it would all be there and waiting for me when I plugged the phone into the car and pressed button 4. If I fancied listening to music for a while, I could press another button to listen to another playlist, then later hit “4” again and go back to the podcasts.
But now — disaster!
I paid my £21.99 for iTunes Match, and turned on the iCloud stuff on my Mac and my iPhone. And now I can’t sync my MINI4_Special podcast playlist with the iPhone any more. In iTunes, the playlist has a little sad picture of a cloud with a line through it. It tells me:
This playlist is not eligible for iCloud. iCloud playlists can only contain music. “MINI4_Special” contains other media types, and will not be uploaded.
And I can’t for the life of me find any way of getting the playlist back. No matter what I do, it won’t sync to the phone.
Did I just pay Apple £21.99 to shoot myself in the foot? Am I being dumb? Bueller? What am I missing? All help gratefully received.