iPod with messed up tags/file names, a fix?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by GreenApple29, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. GreenApple29 macrumors regular

    GreenApple29

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    Jun 8, 2008
    #1
    hello!
    I have an iPod that has around 20000 songs in it
    the problem is that some tags are messed up , either the artists isn't there, or some names that are in different language are spelled with @#$%^^& characters
    since this iPod isn't mine is there any way to fix it on my Mac instead?
     
  2. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

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    #2
    No, unless your Mac has a copy of the owner's iTunes library. If you sync the iPod with your library, it's going to delete whatever is on that iPod and replace it with whatever is in your library. Bye bye 20,000 songs.

    There's not a way to correct corrupted metadata (title, artist, album, etc.) on the iPod (or an iPhone or iPad, for that matter). If the data is corrupted in the iPod but is correct in iTunes, then erasing and re-syncing the contents of the iPod should fix the issue. If the data was corrupted in the original iTunes library, then it needs to be corrected in that iTunes library and re-synced to the iPod.
     

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