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Q: I sometimes see that the same artist name will appear twice (or more than twice) once added to my iPod, and I’m not certain why. I want to see how I can combine them when I can. They do seem to appear spelled exactly the same when I see them listed in iTunes. Also, sometimes the albums listed underneath an artist will also display numerous times - sometimes an album with twelve tracks will display two views within the iPod; the first will list the album as having ten tracks, and the second listing will show the exact same album title and display two tracks. Again, I’m uncertain why the iPod would split apart the tracks (it all lists together in iTunes). Any suggestions how I can consoldate a bit more? Thanks so much!

- Peter

A: This is a fairly common problem caused by “whitespace” that may be present at the end of an artist name. Frequently something as seemingly-innocuous as a blank space following an artist name can cause iTunes (and the iPod) to see these as two different entries, and therefore list them separately.

Although you can hunt for these discrepancies on a track-by-track basis, the simplest way to fix this is to simply select all of the tracks that are supposed to be from the same artist (you can either use the browser in iTunes to select multiple artists, or sort the main library listing by the Artist column), and then use the File->Get Info option to modify the artist name for all tracks at once. Either paste in or type in the correct artist name and click OK, and iTunes will update this information into all of the selected tracks.

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Please help me, my 30gig video ipod’s audio jack has totally blown out, it won’t allow any sound through headsets nor speakers.  The ipod works fine when played through the itunes software on my computer, so I think the audio jack is the only issue.  Is there a way to listen to headset and speakers the same way as listening through my computer, via USB, or some adapter, connector, etc?
Thank you, Karen Mashler

Posted by KarenMash on December 22, 2007 at 7:51 PM (PDT)

2

whenever the battery goes flat in my i pod nano, much to my annoyance all my tunes are wiped. Any ideas

Posted by bazza49 on December 23, 2007 at 9:16 AM (PDT)

3

I am trying to play my i-pod nano through an amplifier but I end up with a very poor quality sound as well as distortion. I have tried 2 different amplifiers as well as different rca jacks and different speakers, can anyone help with this? Thanks in advance.

Posted by DANNY2503 on December 24, 2007 at 3:05 PM (PDT)

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hi,
i’ve got the ipod nano 8gig.
it’s showing 2.31 gig of audio and (get this) 5.06 gig of other with 40mbs free.
i’ve tried restoring but it only repeats again. what am i doing wrong??
thanks, John.

Posted by gypsy road hog on February 11, 2008 at 5:28 PM (PDT)

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my husband bought me a i pod touch the only problem is it is an orignal i pod touch 1st gen. so is there any apps i can down load or how can i find the apps i can? or did he waste his money on something i cant even use to its full advantage please help me use this i pod

Posted by tonya on December 28, 2010 at 1:28 PM (PDT)

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