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iTunes has a mind of its own

 
 
jespah
 
Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2009 07:54 am
We have a lot of music on the PC. Lots and lots, probably a thousand or more songs. I've got a brand-spankin' new iPod (it's blue) with the capacity to hold 4,000 songs if I don't add video. Okay, lots of nice space.

I signed up for iTunes, got it loaded, that's nice. Made myself what I think was a playlist. Checked it off. Hit sync and let the little puppy percolate until it was done. It was, um, 66 long (I already had somehow gotten 33 onto the iPod).

I now have over 300 songs on it.

Huh?

Now, keep in mind that I have not used an Apple product in any regular capacity since about 1999. And I have a head cold so there currently is cotton batting where my brains should be. I recognize it's easy for me to miss stuff, given how I'm feeling.

But still, how'd I end up with 3 times as many songs as planned? I don't seem to have been charged for them even though some of them are totally foreign to me.

Has Satan (with some musical taste) taken over the iPod? Should I just go with it and expand my evil musical horizons? Will I ever hear anything other than Barenaked Ladies and John Entwhistle? Will the head cold ever go away?

And, er, seriously, how d'ya work this thang?

Muchos gracias.
 
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2009 12:30 pm
@jespah,
The iPod has certain built-in categories which it populates by default (I think). Categories like "recently played" and "purchased" and "my top rated". It might have "sync'd" those categories as well.

You can control which categories it will sync in the iPod settings screen.

Have fun Smile

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djjd62
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2009 12:50 pm
when you plug your ipod in, and itunes recognizes it, click on the ipod icon on the menu on the left and it should bring you to a screen that displays your ipods info, name, capacity, software version, serial number, format

under the options setting, check manually manage music and videos, now you decide what stays or goes, if you want a song just drag it in, i have a 3rd and 4th gen ipod nano, i can drag songs directly from my hard drive or external hard drive to the ipod icon in the menu bar, without even putting them into itunes
roger
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2009 01:20 pm
I'm using an MP3 player, recently acquired. Someday, I'm going to have to figure out how to set up a playlist.
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jespah
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2009 02:49 pm
@djjd62,
Ah, I've been trying to figure out the drag and drop thing, and avoid iTunes entirely.

ros, I think that's what happened, e. g. I synced to most recently downloaded or top rated or some such.
djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2009 04:07 pm
@jespah,
even using the manual import, every video i've added has had to be imported to itunes before it can be added to the ipod, audiobooks from audible as well

the thing with manual management, you can delete the songs or move them to an external drive and it won't affect the ipod, they'll still be there after the next sync

eoe
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2009 05:15 pm
@djjd62,
I've got mine set up with manual management as well since my lists are from 2 computers. Don't want to wipe anything out by automatically syncing to one or the other.
I love my ipod. Very Happy
djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 4 Jul, 2009 05:53 pm
@eoe,
i have one for music and video (16 gb nano), and one for podcasts and audio books (8 gb nano)
jespah
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2009 04:42 am
@djjd62,
Eek, I just have the one. You're telling me I'm gonna end up with 17 of these? Smile
eoe
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jul, 2009 08:00 am
@jespah,
Not necessarily. The music on my ipod"I call it radio station WEOE" are my all-time favorite, can't-live-without-it songs. I hit shuffle and every song is MY song. I've had it for almost three years now and there's only about 1400 songs on it. And 11 podcasts. But it's the 28GB so, at this rate, I'll never run out of space.
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