Ipod Touch not showing music or videos

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Jaiden, Aug 20, 2008.

  1. Jaiden macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2008
    Hi, I have just noticed a weird problem with my ipod touch. It is not displaying any songs or videos, instead just a message saying "No Content - You can download content from iTunes". I have never had this problem before, and it is worrying me. In iTunes, it is definitely reporting that there is songs on my ipod, but all of a sudden they just aren't showing up. A couple of days ago, all my songs were working fine, now all of a sudden they're not???

    If I do a restore, will it delete my progress on games/saved stuff on other apps?

    Since the ipod was only 2.0.1, i thought that maybe upgrading to 2.0.2 would work, but, unfortunately it did not.

    Does anyone know why this strangeness is happening
  2. cmichaelb macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    Yeah it happens to me, I've been to the Genius bar twice trying to fix this. But, they claim its hardware related. They won't admit that it's a software issue. I did find a fix that I'm trying out. You will need to do a full restore and lose your game saves etc. but it's worth it if it works. You can find the fix here:


    Apple discussion forum here:


    I'm trying this on a pc and so far so good.
  3. Jaiden thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2008
    great. now my iphones doing it to. even more annoying is that, like others, all my 3rd party apps are crashing!!!! wtf? I'm gonna have to wait till a patch is realeased, because I am not willing to lose all game progress. To do that, I would have to get steve jobs to pay me back my time (spent playing/wasting time on these games to get where I am), which is impossible.

    Sorry if I come across as an apple hater or anything, I love apple, but recently they seem to be becoming more like microsh*t every day, in a way.

    - Jaiden
  4. GrapeApe222 macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2010
    My fix was much easier.

    I had the same problem listed where my IPod Touch was showing no songs even though there wer 5 gigs worth of songs and audio books. I happened right after I synced a new book. After messing with the thing for 30 min taking everything off and putting it back on I tried adding a new playlist. Adding a new playlist fixed everything.

    -Hope maybe this will work for you and I did not loose any game saves!
  5. OrganMusic macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2008
    All my music disappeared the other day after i downloaded some podcasts. I got an "updating library" message and after that I had only podcasts. But next time I synced it everything was back to normal. I wondered if it was because the memory was full and the new downloads weren't handled correctly.
  6. Mugwumper macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2008
    Temecula, CA
    Similar situation for me

    I'm not sure what's going on, but this has happened to me as well recently.
    And after I synched a few more times (added some podcasts and updated
    some song info), all is well. At one point, I got a message, "Verifying xxx
    iPod Touch" - never saw that before.

    I'm down to 2GB free on a 64GB Touch - is this considered "full"?

    I did notice that some older podcasts never got transferred over from my
    previous iPod Photo (still in iTunes), and also had some music videos that
    wouldn't play, so maybe I had some file incompatibility or corruption that
    was fixed with the new files?

    Kinda weird, but it all works now . . .
  7. mphn17 macrumors newbie

    May 30, 2010
    Like GrapeApe said, all you have to do is create a new playlist. To go into further detail, you have to connect your ipod, have itunes open, create a new playlist from there and add any random song, let it sync, eject the ipod, open music and let it update the library, and there will be all your songs, videos, etc.. Then you can just delete the ipod afterwards. I had 5GB of music alone, I was extremely frustrated so I tried the easiest route, which was what GrapeApe suggested, and it worked. :) GL.

    Sorry, did I say delete the ipod? I meant delete the playlist.
  8. dakotaba5 macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2010
    Yeah just add a new playlist. I was freaking out, thought I had to restore. Thanks GrapeApe222 and mphn17
  9. honeyfish macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2010
    Adding a playlist didn't help me...and I tried restoring from backup, which didn't work either.

    It doesn't show "No content"; it only shows like the last 2 things I bought straight from my iPod.

    Everything still shows on iTunes, though.

    Anyone have any suggestions other than doing a full restore?
  10. kaymama1105 macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2010
    i really like apple but its going down hill and it need to pick itself back up b4 it loses a customer!!! and will tell people not to buy anything buy apple its a really huge problem
  11. marco2.0 macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2011
    Solving Problem

    Hey people, i just saw the thread, and, to be honest, I have been trying to fix this problem for a while. I recently discovered that, to fix this, you just have to fill 3 things on the video's info, under the info tab, fill "name", under the sorting tab, fill "name" and "sort name". BTW, make sure that the roll-out under the options tab says "movie". Try not to attempt syncing a video without doing this, i did, and it took me about 2 hours of search via filezilla to delete that "lost file", hope it helps :cool::cool::cool:
  12. ken.dunst macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2011
    Just brought a new ipod touch. Transferred all my music from itunes. Although itunes showed the music on the ipod the ipod said no content. Creating a playlist on the ipod solved the problem

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