My experience is with Phillips GoGear devices and Windows Media Player… Never even heard of MuVo. So I don’t know how helpful I’ll be, but I’ll try.
If they provided proprietary software, my guess is Media Player won’t work unless there was a “PlaysForSure” Windows Media logo on the box.
Now if you’ve already synced other music to the player but can’t get the podcast to work, that changes things. You said you “ripped” the other music. Do you mean you copied it from a CD to your PC and/or player? My guess is that the podcast is in a format the player can’t understand. You might try using Windows Media to burn the podcast to a CD (if you have a CD burner) and then rip it in the MuVo player. I’m not sure that’ll work, though.
If you were able to rip/sync using Windows Media, go through your options menu. You can set it so that it will automatically convert files to a format that the player will understand, but I don’t think this is turned on by default.
If all else fails, read the manual;).
…If they even gave you one:mad:.