Sync A Podcast to Your Portable Media Player – Podcasting Part 4

Now it’s time to connect your portable device and setup auto synchronization.
If you’ve never connected your portable device to setup auto synchronization, WMP10 will automatically prompt you to set up a profile. If you previously connected the device, you’ll need to manually launch the wizard by clicking the Display properties and settings button.

Click the Settings button to launch the Auto sync device setup.
Choose Automatic and check the box next to Customize the playlists that will be synchronized.

Scroll through the list of available playlists until you find the Podcasts playlist. Check the box next to Podcasts and click Finish.

Depending on the available space on your device, you may want to let WMP10 optimize the files during the transfer process. This is particularly important if a variable bit rate file was used for the channel programming, because many players don’t support variable bit rate files.

At this point, WMP10 will automatically transfer audio to your portable media player. Each time you connect the device, WMP10 will compare the content on the device to the content on the playlist and automatically keep the files in sync.