5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 17, 2007 12:26 PM by Zevoneer
dilemma253 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
i just got a nano and i was wondering if youo are over your limit for video do you just download something else and it edges something out or do you have to delete other vids from your ipod and how do you do that? thanks!

Windows 2000
  • Zevoneer Level 9 Level 9 (52,705 points)
    How you delete content from your iPod depends how you have it set to update:

    If you are updating automatically (syncing) then delete the files from the iTunes library and next time you connect they will deleted automatically from your iPod. In the iTunes Library highlight the file and press the delete key on your keyboard.

    If you are updating manually, connect your iPod and when it shows in the iTunes 7 source list click on the chevron (the little triangle) to the left of the iPod icon This will display the various icons for the iPod itself, Music, Movies, TV Shows and Playlists. Click on Music and you'll see the usual song list. Find the files on your iPod that you want to remove, highlight them and delete directly as above by pressing the delete key on your keyboard.

    To select multiple items such as all the songs in an album, click on the first track in the list hold down the shift key and click on the last track to highlight the selection. Then press the delete key.

    To summarise, you start by highlighting the song/video/selection in either the iTunes library or on the iPod song list as displayed in iTunes then press the delete key on your keyboard: Deleting songs or playlists from your iPod
  • Lou 2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have followed all the directions for deleting tracks from the iPod, but they are still there. I set it up to be managed manually. I removed the tracks from the Library but they are still in the iPod, despite Syncing, etc. Also, one of the tracks I want to keep shows up in iTunes (both Lib and Pod) but can't be found or played. I'm wondering if I got a lemon. It doesn't seem the online Help is really helpful. I'm thinking of returning the entire item. What a disappointment! After hearing such great things about iPod, I feel really let down.
  • Zevoneer Level 9 Level 9 (52,705 points)
    *I set it up to be managed manually. I removed the tracks from the Library but they are still in the iPod, despite Syncing, etc.*

    If your iPod set to update manually then you delete the songs from the iPod's song list not from your iTunes library. If you read my original post again you'll find this section: "If you are updating manually, connect your iPod and when it shows in the iTunes 7 source list click on the chevron (the little triangle) to the left of the iPod icon This will display the various icons for the iPod itself, Music, Movies, TV Shows and Playlists. Click on Music and you'll see the usual song list. Find the files on your iPod that you want to remove, highlight them and delete directly as above by pressing the delete key on your keyboard."
  • woovie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Zevoneer,

    I have connected the ipod into my pc but when I opened the itunes, it recognized the device, but when I expanded the chevron, it shows nothing except eject option. I'm trying to delete all the songs from this ipod also. and how you sync the songs? Thanks for the help.
  • Zevoneer Level 9 Level 9 (52,705 points)
    *when I expanded the chevron, it shows nothing except eject option. I'm trying to delete all the songs from this ipod also.*

    If you are getting the menu that includes eject it sounds to me like you are right clicking on the symbol instead of left clicking.

    *and how you sync the songs*

    If the iPod is set to update automatically the songs will sync to the iPod when you connect, you can also set off a sync by right clicking on the iPod icon and choosing sync (from the menu you mentioned above that includes eject). If the iPod is set to update manually, you drag songs from your library to the iPod: Syncing Music to iPod