Am I missing something? (Getting music on and off the iPod)

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Sir Loin Steak, Feb 5, 2009.

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    Sir Loin Steak

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    I think I am going mad. Or more mad than I was! lol!

    I have had the iPod connected to my pc for blinking HOURS saying it was synching etc, and yes, music and photos have gone onto the iPod, and that's ok. I have to learn to use the millions of menus now.

    The main thing, right now, is that I don't seem to be able to control anything much in iTunes... I mean I can't right click and delete an album off the iPod, for example.

    I thought I would have more control over the device than I appear to have.

    How can I delete everything off the pod and start again?

    :(
     
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    Sir Loin Steak

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    The other thing is, when it's synching, I don't want EVERYTHING (music photos) taken off/copied onto the Pod.
     
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    Sky Blue

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    iPod will sync your whole iTunes library if it has enough space. You can't delete files from the iPod itself. Set the iPod to manually sync if you only want certain things on it.
     
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    zelmo

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    When you plug in your iPod, check the left column in iTunes, locate your iPod device name, and click on it. The main window changes to a tab view where you can select which playlists, photographs, and video files you want to move to the iPod.
    You can also revert your iPod to a factory fresh state and start over if you want.

    Good luck!
     
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    Sir Loin Steak

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    Ok, I've set the iPod to manual.

    In iTunes itself, how do I get rid of the files/folders that are there?

    Please
     
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    Sir Loin Steak

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    Hang on, I think I've deleted them now.

    I'm back to square one, luckily.

    I'll try again, hopefully they thing won't try synching without my permission.

    Should I start iTunes first or the iPod?
     
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    Tomorrow

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    Set up iTunes the way you want it - delete, organize, rename, etc. to your heart's content. Then sync to your iPod and that's what will go onto your iPod.
     
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    Sir Loin Steak

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    Ok, got ya, Tomorrow.

    I've started loading in folder by folder, my music to iTunes.

    But do I really have to do folder by folder? It asks me each time if I want to convert etc etc... I need a quick way.
     
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    Sky Blue

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    What format is it? WMA? iTunes doesn't read that, so it'll convert it. Best to convert straight from CD.
     

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