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Can't get playlist out of folder?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by TraceyS/FL, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. macrumors 68040

    OK. This might be a dumb question... and i know i can just start over, but i'm frustrated.

    I created a folder called "audiobooks" and threw them all in there. This was before i found out my 5g Video iPod doesn't support folders.

    Well, some of the audiobooks are syncing... some aren't.... and i can't drag them OUT of the folder i drug them into.

    Is this a bug in iTunes? Just something dumb on my part... or what?!

    Here is a screen shot of what is in the Playlist folder, then what ones transfer to the iPod.

    Hmmm, i was wondering if it was an Audible problem, but ti's not giving me an error either - saying they can't be moved because they aren't authorized.

    Anyway, i'm stuck, and on my way out the door... without the new audiobooks. I guess when i get back home tonight i'll rip it all apart and see if they fix. THis iPod is dying - and i think the drive might be going too....

    OK, maybe it IS an audible problem. The ones that aren't going on there... have a type of Audible, and the one that is working says, protected aac. Must dig into this later then.

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  2. macrumors 68040

    OK, i *think* i figured this out.

    I do think the folder is working - but only the book i got on iTunes was showing up. So sure enough, Audible wasn't registered. I'm hoping this means that at least the books will go over...

    I still can't get them OUT of the playlist folder, but hey, as long as they move over to the iPod, i'm happy! Off to check the sync!
  3. macrumors demi-god


    Generally speaking, to remove something from a playlist, either highlight it and press the delete key or right-click and delete the item. It doesn't delete it from your library or hard drive.... it only deletes it from the playlist.
  4. macrumors 68020


    This is true. iTunes doesn't move the MP3 file from the main library to a playlist, so to speak. It just makes a copy of the file into whatever playlist you want it in. This is the same as dragging the file from the main library to your desktop, it will make a duplicate.

    So you would just right click and then select delete. It will just delete the copied file.
  5. macrumors demi-god


    Actually, it doesn't create a copy. It only creates a link to the file, similar in concept to an alias in Finder.
  6. macrumors 68020

    aha, i guess that would make since, as it would unnecessarily increase the size of iTunes:) Never thought of that..eh

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