546 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2009 4:30 PM by cthomps
The only thing I can think is that you have your iPod preferences set to only import checked playlists and that one isn't checked.
Check through all your iPod preferences and see...it should be under the Music section of the prefs, but I'm not sure off hand (just BTW...you have to hook-up your iPod to your comp. for you to get to the iPod prefs on your iTunes window)
Hope that helps.iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.5.2), Leopard installed---hear me roar!
First, thanks greatly for taking the time to try to help.
But I did have the option to import all playlists checked. I switched to the selective mode, then clicked the ones I often listen to, including the new smart playlist that includes the paid podcasts I am trying to get onto my iPod. The playlist shows up, but without the new items I purchased & downloaded over the web. These items do show up in the playlist on my MacBook.
These are short "Encore" podcasts from Showtime Spanish. It is possible that these paid podcasts ware somehow coded to prevent them from being synched onto an iPod, but what kind of sense would that make? I use the podcasts while running, walking, traveling on the bus, etc., and that's the whole reason I bought them. Weird.
Nor do any smart playlists with the little cogwheel indicating that they are "smart" show up on my iPod. The Showtime Spanish shows up, but without the cogwheel and without the items that I was trying to add by creating a smart playlist.
Once again, thanks for thinking about this. I'm still baffled.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
I'm baffled too, especially 'cause you have a Mac. It seems to me that you have everything done correctly. I would say you only have two options now...first of all, I would try reinstalling the iPod software. I know it's kind of a pain 'cuase you have to re-import all your files, but I don't see that you have any other choice. If that doesn't work...there's probably something wrong with the hardware...phone Apple.
BTW...my iPod is working perfectly...it imports all playlists...including all purchased items (rentals as well), but I don't get the little cogwheel symbol (I know the one you're talking about) next to any of my smart playlists.iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Leopard installed---hear me roar!
Since they are podcasts, you need to select the Podcasts tab and select what you want to go onto the iPod.
If they are in a playlist but you have chosen to not sync Podcasts, they won't go.iMac G5 (Rev B) ALS - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.6), silver mini, blue mini, silver shuffle
I did choose to synch podcasts, including Showtime Spanish. In fact, maybe that is the problem. The podcast is called Showtime Spanish, and so is my playlist. I will change the name of the playlist and see if that helps.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Duh. My bad. Sorry to take up your time. It turns out that what I was "downloading" was just the icon that calls the streaming audio. The symbol beside it was the tipoff for the guy in the Apple Store. It's the one that look like a series of progressively larger waves emanating from a speaker (or. presumably, a radio tower). So when I incorporated these icons into my playlist, that was okay as far as my Mac was concerned, but it would have been pointless for the OS to put them on my iPod, since that device doesn't have the capacity to hook up & stream the audio.
So, once agin, thanks for responding to my plea for help, and I apologize for wasting your time!MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)