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Smartlists on iPod

546 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2009 4:30 PM by cthomps RSS
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Mar 27, 2009 2:31 PM
I just created a new smart playlist & synhced both of my iPods, a classic and a touch. The new smart playlist does not appear on either iPod. In fact, only one smart playlist does appear, and that is 90s music, which I did not create.

There must be a setting somewhere that is set wrong?
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Mr. Eeee Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 27, 2009 2:42 PM (in response to 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!
  • Mr. Eeee Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 28, 2009 10:49 AM (in response to cthomps)
    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!
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,410 points)
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    Mar 28, 2009 11:12 AM (in response to cthomps)
    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

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