Sync question

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Howard Brazee, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. Howard Brazee macrumors 6502

    Howard Brazee

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    #1
    At work, I opened my iPod in iTunes, and pasted in lyrics. When I got home, I set my iPod to synchronize, and then checked - my lyrics were not on that song. So I set it back to manual so I could check that song on my iPod - the lyrics are gone.

    It appears that synchronization goes only one way - at least for lyrics (I didn't test other things such as rating).

    This doesn't make sense to me. If I rate my song on my iPod, I want it to stay rated.
     
  2. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

    flyfish29

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    #2
    I think everything is controlled from iTunes. and although you can view what is on your iPod I assume it doesn't change things...you need to do that on the computer you sync with and in the itunes library of music...just a guess.
     
  3. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

    redAPPLE

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    i think iTunes saves lyrics in an .xml file (or at least in a database...). synching only syncs the song itself. and the lyrics isn't stored in the e.g. .mp4 file...
     

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