When you connect the iPod to your computer and look at the colored bargraph of storage usage on the iPod. How much storage is used by the different categories? If the "other" is very large , like > 1-2 GB that is likely the problem. An "other" that large usually indicates the the "other" includes corrupted files. You need to restore the iPod. Usually restoring from backup works but sometimes restoring to factory settings/new iPod is required.
Tried restoring the iPod and the problem is still the same. But thanks for the suggestion.
To the fiend...
The files were imported as WAV Encoded. No Bit-Rate conversion is selected, however as all audio CD's are 16bit sample rate that is what I am guessing the audio files are. Maybe the import settings should have been set as MP3 Encoder. What do you think? And if so is there a way to convert my already imported music from Wav to MP3 without having to wipe my library and start again.
And to lllaass...
The bar is 95% music, 1% Books, 3% other and 1% free.
With the iPod connected to the computer go to the Summary pane for the iPod in iTunes and check the box that says convert higher bitrate songs to XX kbps ACC. Select 128 as xx. That should convert the songs to a lower bitrate and take up less space. iTunes will automatically convert them when you sync.
lllaass has already pointed you in the right direction, but so you know... Yes, the WAV files are your problem.
A WAV file is basically the same (memory) size as a CD that it was taken from. One 60 minute CD uses about 600MB. So ten CDs would use up 6GB, which is about all the capacity an 8Gb Touch can use.
I've just created an example list to play for 72 minutes, about the same time as a 74 minute CD.
A CD playing for 74 minutes has about 680MB used up.
My 72 minute list of songs at 128Kbps uses 68.4MB
As I said, one tenth of the space.
Many people listen on their iPods at songs at 128Kbps and are happy with the result. Those with higher requirements for audio quality may be using 256Kbps but this uses up more storage. Since you have an 8GB iPod, its capacity probably means that you need to stick with 128Kbps.
First of all - turn off the caps lock. Typing everything in capitals is considered as shouting, which is rude. Furthermore, it makes it difficult to read.
As for your complaint; what did you imagine then? By the time you take into account the way memory is calculated, and the amount of memory needed by the iPod itself, there will only be about 6GB remaining for you to use. So exactly how you think we can help is not clear.
- Do you think we can magically conjure up more memory for you? (Please say no!)
- Or would you like a suggestion on how to manage your Library, so that each time you Sync the iPod with your iTunes Library, some songs are automaticlly removed and other songs are automatically put on to it? For instance, remove songs you've played several times and put on songs that you haven't heard for a long time. (This can be done!)
- Or is your problem exactly the same as the original question in this thread, in which case, you already have the most likely answer, since it has been given?