5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 26, 2007 7:54 PM by turingtest2
whattheface Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I just got a new 80gig iPod and when I create a new playlist it shows up as on the iPod on my iTunes but when I go to playlists on the iPod itself the playlist doesn't show up.

I'm using Windows, can anyone help me please?

Windows XP
  • whattheface Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Also, when i eject my iPod and resync it, iTunes says that the playlist is no longer on the iPod
  • misfithero Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm also having this problem with a new Nano 8gb. I synced a set of playlists and they show up as on the iPod in iTunes but cannot be seen on the Nano, even though all the music was synced. These are all playlists in a certain folder. When I experimented and added a playlist from another folder, then they showed up but the folder hierarchy was also copied over. NOT WHAT I WANTED! the folders are not playlists - they just group playlists in iTunes.

    The former sounds like a bug and the latter sounds like a "feature" that Apple thinks you should have.
  • misfithero Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    FYI - My workaround for now: I checked the "Manually manage music and videos" then deleted the folder heirarchy and dragged the playlists I wanted onto the iPod within iTunes; they now show up on the nano. Definitly not the greatest workaround for larger iPods with a lot of playlists.

    I still have a 3rd and 5th Gen iPod that I do not plan on upgrading until I know this is fixed! I'll have to completely redo my whole iTunes playlist organization (of over 200 playlists).
  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (53,320 points)
    misfithero wrote:
    FYI - My workaround for now: I checked the "Manually manage music and videos" then deleted the folder heirarchy and dragged the playlists I wanted onto the iPod within iTunes; they now show up on the nano. Definitly not the greatest workaround for larger iPods with a lot of playlists.

    I still have a 3rd and 5th Gen iPod that I do not plan on upgrading until I know this is fixed! I'll have to completely redo my whole iTunes playlist organization (of over 200 playlists).

    Just a thoguht.... If the the folder heirarchy is useful in iTunes why don't you find it useful on the iPod? Surely the more playlists you have the more likely you are to want some structure to help navigate around them. I don't think anyone is going to "fix" this feature, but you could always put in a feature request to make it optional.

    tt2
  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (53,320 points)
    whattheface wrote:
    I just got a new 80gig iPod and when I create a new playlist it shows up as on the iPod on my iTunes but when I go to playlists on the iPod itself the playlist doesn't show up.

    The iPod won't display empty playlists... Some Smart Playlist rules are interpreted differently on the iPod which can sometimes cause problems. I've noticed that the sync process appears to destroy the existing playlists, delete any files that are no longer required, then copy new files, then rebuild the playlists. If you disturb the sync the files are normally availble through the album/artist/song menus, but there are no playlists to be found. If possible configure the drive for fast disconnect (disable write-behind caching) which should force Windows to write data out to the drive as soon as possible rather than queuing the job up.

    tt2