iPod & iTunes ridiculous question

Discussion in 'iPod' started by krell100, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. krell100 macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    I've got a 4G 20Gb iPod (very full) and am running iTunes (latest version) on my Mac Pro.

    Here's the issue: I've got waaay more music than can fit on the 'Pod and the only way I can see to 'juggle' tracks is to sync the 'Pod to iTunes then just erase tracks from iTunes. However, this is tiresome and seems a crazy way to manage songs. I'd like to keep ALL tracks I own in iTunes and not have to keep erasing them to put new music on the 'Pod.

    Unchecking the little 'tick' box on a track doesn't seem to do anything.

    Using the playlist sync seems cumbersome.

    There MUST be a better way to be able to sync only the songs I want onto the iPod!?

    Why is this simple function so difficult?:confused:

    Help much appreciated!

  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    You can use manual syncing, so then you can just drag and drop the songs you want onto your ipod
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    What's the problem with playlist sync? It's the simplest way of telling your iPod which songs you want uploaded.

    Apple support document

    Or use manual sync.
  4. krell100 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 7, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    Many thanks for the very helpful responses! Problem solved!

    It is interesting how some of these 'obvious' features are sort of buried in iApps.. I must admit that I don't find them that intuitive at times.

    Anyway, thanks again, finally I can use my iPod/iTunes Library properly! Yay!

  5. pjgeer macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2007
    The checkmark "thing" will work if you also tell the ipod preferences to sync only check songs.


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