4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 25, 2008 5:51 AM by Scott P.
MiKEEE Level 1 (0 points)
I made a playlist on my iPod with songs that are all in my iTunes library. But since I made the playlist on the iPod, I can't move it to iTunes or my iPhone. There are no songs in the playlist that aren't already in my library. Why can't I move the playlist to iTunes without having to make it over again (130 songs!)

Mac Mini (intel) 1.5 GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 2 GB RAM (upgrade)
  • samtye22 Level 1 (5 points)
    Apple did that to prevent piracy, which is really something I think is useless because you can just transfer the songs that you have to the Library to do it.

    I do get annoyed with this, too, though. But Apple made it so that whatever is on your iPod is (legally) impossible to transfer to the iTunes library or the iTunes playlists. So the only way to create an iTunes playlist (if you wanted to burn a disc, for example) is to re-upload the music into your iTunes library and transfer THAT to the iTunes playlist.

  • Scott P. Level 6 (16,840 points)
    Mikeee, if you used on the go to make that playlist on the iPod (and I can't think of another way) then you can. After syncing the iPod, there should be an on the go playlist in the playlist section of iTunes. You can manipulate that just like any other playlist, even rename it and then sync it to another iPod.
  • MiKEEE Level 1 (0 points)
    No, it wasn't an on the go playlist. I made it in iTunes, but when my iPod was plugged in. I didn't realize I was making the playlist under iPod instead of under the Library until I was done.

    Thanks anyway!
  • Scott P. Level 6 (16,840 points)
    I have never heard of doing this. but when you sync (as long as you are not using manually manage music) it should sync back to the computer.