8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 1, 2012 5:44 AM by planb77
stapler 2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello,

 

I own a 2GB 4th Generation IPod Shuffle.

 

My current playlist is I-Tunes says that I have 132 items with 10.4 hours of content at 1.13 GB.  But when I look at my storage space status on my I-Pod, it says that I am over capacity.

 

Why does it say I'm over capacity when I'm clearly not?

 

When syncing my I Pod, I manually manage my music instead of using the Autosync.  Could this be part of the problem/reason?

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated

 

Thank You

 

PS: I apologize in advance if this question has already been brought up.

  • 1. Re: Ipod Shuffle Storage Question
    planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,270 points)

    The Shuffle has a little less than 2 GB to work with in reality.  Plug your iPod in, head over to the Summary tab, scroll down to the bottom and look for the colored bar graph at the bottom.  What do you see in terms of how storage space is being utilized?


    B-rock

  • 2. Re: Ipod Shuffle Storage Question
    stapler 2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The bargraph on the bottom says

    - Audio 1.78 GB

    - Other 0.11 GB

    - Overcapacity 0.01 GB

     

    My Itunes play list says it has

     

    -129 songs

    - 8.5 hours

    - 1.03 GB  (I got rid of a few podcasts last night)

     

    I have 1.03 GB of material, yet the Ipod status bar says I have 1.78 GB

     

    Something just doesn't add up

     

    I notice that when i add and get rid of podcasts everyday that the status bar always goes up slowly for some reason.

  • 3. Re: Ipod Shuffle Storage Question
    stapler 2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    UPDATE.....

     

    Something really screwy is going on here

     

    I got rid of 4 of my songs on my playlist and freed up around 0.03 GB of capacity

     

    I then put those 4 same songs from my library back on my playlist and when I synced it still had that 0.03 GB of free capacity

     

    I also notice that when I download a podcast from the itunes store into my itunes library, the space that the podcast would use up shows up on my ipod capacity bar, eventhough I haven't downloaded it to my ipod yet!!!...wierd.

     

    I wonder if should just delete my entire playlist and create a new one from scratch with the exact same songs.

  • 4. Re: Ipod Shuffle Storage Question
    planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,270 points)

    I wonder if should just delete my entire playlist and create a new one from scratch with the exact same songs.

     

    Either that or restore your iPod to factory settings in iTunes and start from scratch.

     

    B-rock

  • 5. Re: Ipod Shuffle Storage Question
    stapler 2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I decided to uncheck the manually manage music box on my ipod home page and wouldn't you know it.......the capacity bar is now ACCURATE!

     

    Doesn't anyone know why the option of  manually managing music takes up so much capacity on my ipod?

  • 6. Re: Ipod Shuffle Storage Question
    planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,270 points)

    I'm not entirely positive, but your PC or Mac may have been storing files on there externally as manually managing your iPod enables disk use on it.  This allows the iPod to be used kind of like a flash drive. 

     

    It could also be that changing the preference to automatic syncing wiped all corrupt files (which show up as other) from the device. Just a few different possibilities among many.

     

    B-rock

  • 7. Re: Ipod Shuffle Storage Question
    stapler 2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for all your help and advice

     

    cheers

  • 8. Re: Ipod Shuffle Storage Question
    planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,270 points)

    No problem.  Glad to have at least tried.

     

    B-rock