Checked and unchecked songs in iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by al3000, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. al3000 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hey

    At the moment, my iTunes library is 5.36GB, but because my iPod nano is only 4GB I have unchecked quite a few songs/albums so they wont sync. My problem is that I am planning on getting an iPod touch and obviously will want my whole library to sync, but... I will still want to be syncing my Nano with the songs that I had selected/checked previously and any new ones.

    Is there a way to get round this?
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    #2
    Rather than checking/unchecking. Create a playlist that contains all the songs you want to sync to your nano, then sync the playlist.
     
  3. RumMunkey macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    I do this.

    In fact my shuffle playlist is a smart playlist. I don't even manage it anymore. Anything with 5 stars goes to that playlist automatically.

    So, when I'm listening on my touch and I like something, I give it 5 stars right there on the touch. Next time I sync, that rating info gets updated to iTunes and the songs I've given 5 stars to go to my Shuffle playlist.
     
  4. fabianjj macrumors 6502

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    Why don't you do like I do, simply uncheck the songs i don't want on my nano, and just configure the big one to sync uncheched songs as well?
     
  5. carman63 macrumors regular

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    If it's storage capacity you're most concerned with, you could create a smart playlist for your Nano that chooses songs randomly, but caps the space at 3.5-4GB.

    Then, sync the entire music library to your Touch :)

    I do something similar with my various players. I have a smart playlist for the iPhone with a 4GB space limit, as well as songs between 2:30 and 7:30 in length, plus some other criteria. My 80GB Classic gets my entire library, and my Nano syncs from a playlist of hand-picked songs (mostly for working out, etc).
     

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