Can I manually sync Podcatchers, and how long does a sync take?

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Is it possible to manually sync Podcatchers?

Yes, it’s entire possible. There are two ways:

  1. Click the “Sync Now” button in the Podcatcher Sync application on the Sync computer.
  2. Click the “Sync Now” button in the Podcatcher Portal. See this article for more information.

How long does a sync take?

The first synchronization can take a while, since all of the content has to be loaded onto the Podcatchers. As an approximation, one minute of content equals one minute of syncing. Keep in mind that every translation also adds content, so a Tour made up of 30 minutes of content in three languages adds up to 90 minutes of syncing per Podcatcher. Further, stereo content has more data to sync so it will take about twice as long as mono content.

Any following syncs should take significantly less time; usually a sync should only take a few minutes at most. The more content you’ve added in the meantime, the longer a sync will take.