How to Create Playlists in Your Favorite Podcatcher!

How to Create Playlists in Your Favorite Podcatcher!


Today we are going to discuss how to create
playlists in Downcast First, let’s open Downcast by tapping the
app’s icon On the Podcasts List Screen, tap the Playlist
Icon at the bottom menu Then tap Create New Playlist On the Edit Playlist screen, in the top row,
type a name for your new playlist Now we need to decide which podcasts will
go into the list Downcast uses Smart Playlists.
They’re called “smart” because they automatically add or subtract
episodes based on rules that you set upfront. So let’s go over each filter option and
i will show you what they mean and how to use them. The first filter is PODCASTS TO INCLUDE,
If the toggle switch is green, Include All podcasts, is enabled, which means that the
rules that you set will be applied to all of your subscriptions To choose individually which podcasts to apply
your filters to, hit the toggle switch, and a new row called
“Included Podcasts” will appear so I’m going to choose that,
and On the next screen, tap which podcasts to include And I’m just going to pick some at random
here And you’ll notice that there is an asterisk
next to some of these podcasts, And that just means it hasn’t been assigned to any playlist
yet. And if you are wondering, yes, you can have
the same podcast included in more than 1 playlist. Ok now that we’ve chosen which podcasts
to apply the filters to, Let’s move down to sorting The default setting for Sort is By: Date Ascending
or the oldest date to the newest date And by date we mean, the episode’s publication
date. So here’s an example of a playlist sorted
by date ascending. The oldest episode is on top
and the newest, or most recently published episode, is on the bottom If you tap the Sort option, you will go to
Episode Sorting view, and there you can choose to sort by not only date but Duration, Title,
Size and Time Left on the episode So, if you set Duration Ascending, it will
be the shortest episode to the longest episode If we choose, Title Ascending the episodes
will sort from 0-9 and then A to Z If you choose
Size Ascending it will sort from the smallest size file to the largest size file,
if we go back to our example, you’ll find the file size by clicking on the information
icon, Time Left Ascending is sorting from the least
amount to the most amount of time left in the episode
And I just wanted to point out, if you look at The Read episode example, I haven’t started to listen to it yet. so
I just have the time on the left, in the full amount of 2 hours 13 minutes and 1 second so all these numbers on the left indicate
the duration of the full episode and the times in the middle show how much time
is left in the episode So, once I start listening to The Read, there
will be a center number indicating how many minutes remain
The next is option Group by Podcast and its basically just what it sounds like
You can have your episodes sortof all mixed in together in the playlist
or You can have them grouped by podcast. which personally i like so im going to enable that
one The next one is Ignore playlist priority and
this one can get a bit complicated, so im gonna explain this option in a future video The 3rd section is CONTINUOUS PLAY When Continuous Play is enabled, it means
that after an episode is finished, the next episode will start playing automatically
The default for this one is Obey Global setting. To change that, tap the field and then you
cna enable or disable it the 4th section is EPISODES TO INCLUDE. At the top, we have Unplayed and Played, you
can choose one, the other or both then you can decide if you want to include
Audio and/or video episodes. And please note, that you need to have something enabled here,
if not, you will rule out all the episodes and nothing will appear in this playlist Now let’s take a look at an example of using
audio and video options in the playlist We’ll start with video,
i’m going to enable video only here, and lets go back to the playlist,
and we can see we have 4 episodes, 2 hours and 24 miniutes of content in this list
And you can tell we just have video episodes because of the video icon in the top right
corner of the episode row and when we tap on the row we can see that
this episode is indeed from a video podcast and lets go back and we will disable video
and just select audio And I have many more episodes in this playlist
just because i am subscribed to more audio than video podcasts. You can tell that these
are audio episodes because of the speaker icon And now lets take a look at what happens when
we disable both audio and video The playlist comes up empty. There are no episodes. so i didn’t change
a thing here, I just disabled those 2 options, audio and video, and that ruled out every episode because they
all fall into either the audio or video category. Then we have Downloaded, Streamed and downloading, And it’s important to note here,
If you do not select, either Downloaded, streamed or downloading (which are the local options),
you must have Non-local selected or nothing will appear in your smart playlist Now let’s take a look at what happens when
I disable downloaded, streamed and downloading The playlist comes up empty. The only way
to populate a playlist without these three options is to enable non local. So if Local
episodes are those on your device, either completely downloaded, in the process of downloading
or streaming. Non-local is exactly the opposite. Non-local
refers to episodes that are available out in the universe but you haven’t yet downloaded
or marked for streaming So, like the Audio and Video filters, if you
do not enable one of these three, you’re playlist is going to come up empty, unless
you enable non-local The final option in this section is Locked.
By default, unlocked episodes are included, And now with Locked enabled, Both will be
included in the playlist The final section is Limit Included Episodes So, if the episodes meet all the filter criteria
as specified above, you can still limit by these 3 options: Only partially played episodes Only new episodes or Only locked episodes And as I explained before, if you choose Locked
in the section above, both unlocked and locked are marked for inclusion
But here, only locked episodes make the cut, and so unlocked will be excluded Ok, that’s Playlists in Downcast. We‘ll
have new playlist features to share with you soon, thanks so much for watching.

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