Bunch of iPod newbie q's

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by hkriffraff, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2003
    I just got my first ever iPod (4G 20GB), and aside from being generally happy with it, have a few issues. Probably it’s due to my ignorance,
    so does anyone have tips for the following?

    - I realize I need to rate every song to filter out the stuff I don’t want to listen to too often. But the rating screen on the iPod often shifts back to the regular song progress display while I’m still trying to scroll to to the right star count – it’s maddening!. Is there any setting to get it to stay on the rating screen, or at least allow more time?

    - My iPod has already frozen twice in the 24 hours I’ve had it (while clicking around through a playlist). The manual advises users to connect to a power adaptor and go through a toggle/button routine. If it’s going to freeze up that often, isn’t there a way to reset it while on the go?

    - Sometimes when I’m shuffling music, I get a song and would like to hear more from the same artist/album/genre. Is there a shortcut for this?

    - On iTunes, is there a way to select multiple songs and set the same star count/genre for them all in one go?

    - Last night, I hooked up my iPod to some computer speakers and set the sleep timer. For some reason, the music would pause by itself every now and then. No such problem when I went back to earphones. Any idea why?
  2. macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2004
    Ok, first one there is nothing you can do here, exept using iTunes to rate songs.

    second one, in the manual it says that you have to connect the iPod to the power network, but you can try to reset it without connetcting it.

    How to listen to songs from one artist/album. thats a easy one. all you got to do is to go to the main screen and press "navigation" there you can shuffle trough artist albums +++

    select multiple songs on iTunes, all you need to do is tho mark one of the songs, and the hold the command key and mark the rest of the songs, then press command "i" en change it from there...

    why it paused, i dont really know. My only answer is that you must have touched the buttons in some weird ways.

    I hope these answers helps, and have fun with your iPod.
    :) :) :)
  3. macrumors 6502


    May 20, 2004
    Lawrence, KS
    I'd say that the freezes are largely due to the new firmware on the 4G iPods. My friend got a mini, and he experienced crashes for awhile till he was able to update his iPod.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2004
    Hey I just got my new iPod as well. When i installed the software, it asked me if i wanted to update or restore the the ipod. I being excited, I also got my 15" pb, i clicked restore. Now it has been quiet some time and the iPod says "do not disconnect." Now when I told it to restore, is it reformating or what? i would say its been a good hour that it has been like that.

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