iPod doesnt show some songs

Discussion in 'iPod' started by chairguru22, May 31, 2006.

  1. chairguru22 macrumors 6502a

    May 31, 2006
    i have a 5G iPod with video and some of the songs don't show up on my ipod. example, i search for Artists-Usher-Song Title and only two of his songs show up (happen to be ones i purchased off itunes, other songs from other artists i purchased work though) while all of the others dont come up.

    i know they're on there though because i can get to those songs through other playlists. is this just a glitch or what?
  2. realityisterror macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2003
    Snellville, GA
    Try restoring using the latest iPod updater, and then sync everything from scratch...
  3. amonusko macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    If your other Usher songs do not have an album title attached, you won't be able to play them through the normal Artists-Usher-Song Title sequence.

    I couldn't figure out what the heck was going on for the longest time and could only find the info after searching with google for quite awhile before I stumbled across this as a known issue.

    Unfortunately, the only solution is to add an album title to each of the songs. I just added n/a to about 1000 songs all at once because I couldn't be buggered looking them all up.

  4. chairguru22 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 31, 2006
    the other songs ive looked at work though. some of my Foo Fighters have album names while some do not and those show up when i go to Artists-Foo Fighters-All... and the songs without album names come at the end. weird problem this is..
  5. linuxprophet macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2006
    ipod doesn't show some songs

    I too bought a 5G 60G White last week and had the same issues with missing songs.

    I wanted to get to the bottoim of the "problem" and discovered the following:
    1. You need to hide artwork in iTunes
    2. Try and get a 3rd party app called EphPod. It is a great tool for managing your stuff on your iPod.
    3. Be careful of ID3 tags. They too cause problems.
    4. If you have the phenomenon of iTunes crashing when you connect your device, it is usually because of an errant ipod name. Syncronize in EphPod, disconnect the device and then re-connect with iTunes running.
    5. Be careful to tag your mp3s in iTunes.

    You should be OK once you dis-connect thereafter. (3 Days of labour)

    Alternatively... Use Banshee or Amarok in the ultimate O.S.!!!

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