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
- 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.
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.
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.