Some questions about playlists and folders on iPod

Discussion in 'iPod' started by applefan289, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    I just got an iPod, and when I connected it to my Mac, I allowed it to automatically sync. I have not created any playlists in iTunes, so the default ones were "90s Music", etc. I noticed that now my iPod Shuffle has all of the default playlists, the Music folder from my library, and the Purchased folder. I went ahead and deleted the default playlists from iTunes because I don't use playlists, and it was taken off the iPod. But both "Music" and "Purchased" folders are still on the iPod with the same songs (I have not ripped anything into iTunes). Is there any need for these two folders? Should I delete one or the other? How come the Music folder in the library will not let me drag songs where I want them? :confused:
     
  2. KeithJenner macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't got a new shuffle, so maybe playlists are important on that particular device, but it sounds to me as if you are worrying too much about playlists if you don't use them. My advice to you is to just ignore them.

    It isn't clear from your post whether you are aware, but the songs are only actually in your iPod once, even if they show up in multiple playlists. If you would like to play your music by album, artist or just random the do so from those menus and just ignore playlists.

    Of course, if the shuffle is reliant on playlists then I'm sure that someone will correct me.
     
  3. applefan289 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I actually don't use playlists at all - I'm just asking from an 'organizing' standpoint. I really don't see any point in having both Purchased and Music. But, it really doesn't matter since the iPod does what I want it to.

    But, to be honest, this iPod deserves a 5/5. It completely replaces my car CD player as well. I have a good auxiliary cable I use to listen to the music - it seems like the quality is just as good as putting iTunes music on a CD-R.
     

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