Preparing for the iPod Touch: 2 iPods, 1 library

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by superspiffy, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    How would two iPods work when they're sharing the same iTunes library? I have a 30 GB 5th gen and planning on purchasing the 16 GB iPod Touch. Obviously I wouldn't want to sync some music to the Touch that I would otherwise sync to the 5th gen. I already have iTunes setup so everything that's checked will automatically sync to my 5th gen. But when I do get the Touch I want to set it up so that everything with 4 stars or above will get checked and sync with the Touch while everything 3 stars or above will gets checked with the 5th gen. While I know I can set the iPods to only sync smartplaylists program base on rating, I want to have my entire collection of other playlist for both iPods. Hope that makes sense
     
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    gloss

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    Just create a smart playlist and set that as the only playlist to sync for the Touch.

    Or do it manually.
     
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    balamw

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    Playlists, smart or not, are the way to go.

    I now have 5 iPods each syncing different selections from my library.

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  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But do you have to manually uncheck and check your playlists for each iPod as they sync every time? Or would they remember?
     
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    balamw

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    They remember. Each iPod has its own set of playlists that stick with it.

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  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Then I'm so onboard!
     

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