I have an iPod Touch 5g. According to iTunes, it has either 6,000 or so songs on it or 9,000 songs on it (it varies after syncs, even though no music is transferred). If I go into settings on the iPod it has about 6,000 on it. I have almost 10,000 in my library. I have wiped and restored it and also unsynced and resynced the entire library. There are also songs that show up on the iPod, but if I double click on them in iTunes they show the circle with exclamation point next to them. They don't even show up at all in the music player on the iPod. I have done some research and it appears it's not an uncommon problem and it has been happening for a while on both iPods and iPhones. On one site someone suggested syncing by genre, but I don't even know how to group by genre to do that. All of my songs fit, I have iTunes downscaling them to 128kbps before transferring them to the iPod. I have looked at some software alternatives to iTunes but they all seem to limit transfers to 20 songs. I'm not going to pay $30+ for some software that I don't even know if it works or not. Any suggestions?