iPod problem/dilemma

Discussion in 'iPod' started by reykjavik, May 17, 2005.

  1. reykjavik macrumors 6502

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    I have about 39 gigs of mp3's and a 40 gig iPod, which means I cant fit all my mp3s onto my iPod. What option should I choose? If I choose to let iTunes put what it thinks should be on there, then I get only one playlist (a playlist with every song I own) and no other playlists and cant seem to find a way to add my original playlists.

    However, if I choose to update the playlists only and not let iTunes decide, then I get ONLY the playlists and no other artists.

    Is there a way to get the best of both worlds (like by having iTunes not upload songs I havent listened to in a while)? If not, what would you choose?
     
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040

    tobefirst

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    That's kind of what I do...I have about 12gigs of music and a 10gig iPod. I have it add all the playlists I've created personally, and then it also adds every song with a playcount greater than or equal to 1. I have enough songs in my collection that haven't been played to make this work. (They are part of albums I've bought and I don't want to break up the album.) At some point, I may have to go up to "greater than or equal to 2" but I hope to have a new iPod by the time that happens!
     
  3. reykjavik thread starter macrumors 6502

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    but how? it only gives me two options: (1) upload everything and no playlists or (2) upload only playlists....
     
  4. James Philp macrumors 65816

    James Philp

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    Of the other box! - "Manually Manage"
    EDIT - and the poster above achieved this with these amazing things, Smart Playlists!
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    There is also the option to automatically include all songs, but to only include songs with the checkbox checked. You can mass select/unselect checkboxes by using the search tool to identify all the ones you want to choose and then clicking one of the check boxes while pressing Apple. I have more music than my iPod can hold too, and this is what I do.
     

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