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Editing iTunes-created playlists on the iPod

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Q: I’m frequently away from my computer for extended periods of time, and I find the iPod’s inability to edit playlists created in iTunes a bit annoying.

I’ve created several intricate manual (not smart) playlists in iTunes, and I’d really like to be able to make changes (deletions, additions) when I’m away from the computer. On-The-Go playlists sound like they’re close to what I want, but I don’t want to have to start fresh and create an all-new playlist on the iPod. Any ideas?

- Jake

A: You’re on the right track with On-The-Go playlists, but incorrect that using this feature will require you to start over. To create a new On-The-Go playlist, you can choose nearly any source on your iPod, including existing playlists! So, do be able to make additions to and delete from an existing playlist, create a new On-The-Go playlist by holding down the center button over the playlist you’d like to edit. Then, you’ll be able to add songs by doing the same procedure elsewhere on the iPod, or delete songs by holding down the center button on those songs which are already in the On-The-Go playlist.

Also, the next time you synchronize your iPod, the edited playlist will be uploaded to iTunes, where you can rename it and keep it forever!

The one thing you won’t be able to do easily is reorder songs, but with the iPod’s ability to create multiple On-The-Go playlists while away from the computer, there’s a lot that can be done!

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1

In response to the third question, a service like last.fm could work.

Posted by patnakajima on May 4, 2006 at 12:50 PM (PDT)

2

I think another possible answer for the first question:

Q: I had put video onto my 5G iPod a few days ago using your tutorials, but when I went to play any of them, all it did was show a small, static picture in the corner of the screen, showed the title, and played the sound! - Edward

You may be picking your video through the Music path instead of the Video path. This is a bug of the iPod as far as I am concerned. If you want to watch video, be sure to use Videos > Whatever instead of Music > Whatever.

Posted by Sunshine Jelly on May 8, 2006 at 6:09 AM (PDT)

3

I have an ipod with 7000 plus songs and have aquired another. How can I transfer all 7000 to new ipod??

Posted by bear1016 on May 8, 2006 at 8:09 AM (PDT)

4

I have an older ipod and I am going to buy the nano, how can I transfer all my music from the older one to the nano?

Posted by alwayz13 on May 8, 2006 at 6:21 PM (PDT)

5

I just got a nano and installed the itune software. importing from CDs takes as long as playing the song and I have that setting turned off. did I miss somthing in another setting to make it import faster. I have read the FAQ’s and didn’t find anything. the fastest speed I have had is 1.1x the computer is a pentium 4 mobil 2ghtz with 1gig of ram.

Posted by ebean on May 8, 2006 at 10:55 PM (PDT)

6

are there any free games out there available for any of the ipods

Posted by lxmstr879 in Boise on May 9, 2006 at 7:44 PM (PDT)

7

I have a big problem! I’ve got an Ipod Mini, and I’ve just got a new tower for my computer, and I can’t find my Ipod Installation disk…is my Ipod completley useless now?? Please help!! Thanks!

Posted by TamUn on May 11, 2006 at 6:31 AM (PDT)

8

Hi, my iPod video was not diplaying videos which used to do till couple of days back. From this site, I read “-navigate to Videos → Video Settings and toggle the TV-Out setting to Off. -” and it was already set to TV-out off. Still I clicked few times to make sure it goes back to TV-Out Off. But still its not showing the videos… Any idea? I have iPod-Video-30 GB.

Posted by urfrndme on May 14, 2006 at 8:41 PM (PDT)

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