Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 8:53 AM (in response to jamesrobinson010)
Other consists of album artwork, the iPod's software, games, files you are storing on the iPod if you are using it an external drive and files that cannot be categorized elsewhere by iTunes or the iPod such as corrupted files leftover from failed sync operations with iTunes.
In order to reduce the size of other, you'll need to restore the iPod Shuffle to factory settings in iTunes.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 1:26 PM (in response to planb77)
Thanks mate. I've done that but now my ipod is not allowing me to sync at all. I'm at a loss...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2012 8:33 AM (in response to jamesrobinson010)
It could be an indication or a damaged or dying hard drive. I would recommend doing a disk diagnostic on the iPod's HD using the instructions given by turingtest2 in this older thread. He also covers what the resulting numbers indicate.
If necessary, post the resultings numbers and we can verify what the next steps to take.