Multiple Ipods And I Tunes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by boogieman, Jan 29, 2005.

  1. boogieman macrumors regular

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    Ok here is my delima. I now have two Ipods a 60gig photo and now a Ipod Mini. Ok is there a way to set I Tunes to recognize each one individually so that I can only put a few select songs on the mini instead of the whole albums in the playlists? Or do I just have to select or unselect each one everytime I sync them up?
     
  2. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    Yes. I assume you mean not trying to plug them both in at the same time.

    Anyway, you can set the 60 Gb to just sync everything, since you probably have the room.

    Set the Mini to "manual" or "selected playlists" in the iTunes prefs. You can also check the box that says something like "only update checked songs", so that when you go back to a playlist, any song that is checked on the left will be copied to the Mini.

    I have two iPods connected to my iTunes and it remembers the way both are set up. The 10 Gb has all my songs, while my Mini have certain playlists and only certain songs in those playlists. It works quite well.
     
  3. dejo Moderator

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    Actually, I've tried plugging in both my iPod Photo and my iPod shuffle at the same time and iTunes is fine with that. Both units show up separately in my source list and when I go to the iPod preferences tab, I get a dropdown containing both iPods and can pick different options for each unit. I would suspect the same holds true with an iPod Photo and an iPod mini.
     
  4. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    Well you just taught me something new :). I just assumed you couldn't plug them both in at the same time. I am going to try it right now..... ;)
     
  5. boogieman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well blow my dress up it does work..... I feel like a idiot for asking that now!! :D
     

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