3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 8, 2008 2:50 AM by Jeff Bryan
dixhuit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I manage my ipod manually. I have upgraded to iTunes version I can add music to my ipod, but I can't figure out how to get iTunes to display the music that is on my ipod so that I can delete some of it. How can I see a list of what is on the ipod in iTunes?

20 GB iPod with color display, Windows XP
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (46,340 points)
    To the left of the iPod name in the Device section in iTunes is a little triangle (also called a chevron). If you click on that, the listing should expand, showing you everything on the iPod.

    Best of luck.
  • ASD4751 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Im new at this and I don't know how to ask specific questions to certain people, can anyone help me? My question is that I have my Library synched to my Ipod but I have 25 eminem songs in my library. however, when i search eminem on my Ipod by artist only one of the eminem songs show up. Furthermore, if I search by song on my Ipod all 25 eminem songs are there. Does anyone know how to make sure all 25 of my eminem songs appear on my Ipod when I search by artist? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank You.
  • Jeff Bryan Level 9 Level 9 (61,785 points)
    It could be that you have inadvertently imported these CDs into iTunes as part of a compilation. If so, the artists won't show in the artists menu on the iPod.

    To check, highlight the tracks on one of the offending artists CDs in iTunes, right click and select "get info". This brings up a multiple song info window, and from there you can check if you have 'yes' in the box marked "part of a compilation".

    If you have, select 'no' instead and click 'ok'. Do this with any CD that has this issue. This will alter the info in iTunes, and you should then connect your iPod and synchronize the changes.

    The problem arises because the information contained on the Gracenote CD Data Base (where iTunes gets all it's album/artist/track info from), is sometimes incorrect. It can show CDs as compilations when in fact they are not.

    You should also check that the songs have album name info in their ID tags.

    See: Some songs don't show under artist on my iPod.

    Once you add a second album name for that artist even for a single song, ALL the rest of the songs should now show up under that artist, even those without album names.


    There really is no need to ask the same question in 5 different forums.