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Imported albums not syncing with iPod

892 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 4, 2008 1:29 PM by Peter Bovis RSS
Peter Bovis Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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Dec 4, 2008 10:43 AM
Can someone help with this I have undertaken a search but cannot see an answer.

I have just downloaded 2 albums (mp3) added them to iTunes, they show in my library, but they will not sync to my iPod.

I pretty sure the answer is simple, but for the life of me I have had no luck finding one.

Any offers?

Peter
iMac 24inch 2.8ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.3), iPod Classic 160Gb, iPod Touch 16GB
  • Diane Wordsmith Level 5 Level 5 (5,990 points)
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    Dec 4, 2008 10:51 AM (in response to Peter Bovis)
    Have you successfully synced in the past? Are you set to Auto Sync or to Manually Manage? When the iPod is connected, click on the Music tab in the Summary window...what are your selections there for syncing preferences?

    And...do the tracks in these albums have a checkmark in the box in front of the name?

    Message was edited by: Diane Wordsmith
    iBook G4, OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X (10.3.x), iTunes 7.6, iPod Video (and an old iMac running OS 9)
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,330 points)
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    Dec 4, 2008 11:19 AM (in response to Peter Bovis)
    Yes I have synced okay in the past. I always do a manual sync so that I manage the sync.

    If you are manually managin, you are not syncing.
    To get the music to the iPod, you need to select it in iTunes drag it from the library to the iPod.
    iMac G5 (Rev B) ALS - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11), silver mini, blue mini, silver shuffle, 2G 16GB iPod touch
  • Diane Wordsmith Level 5 Level 5 (5,990 points)
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    Dec 4, 2008 11:21 AM (in response to Peter Bovis)
    Well...if you're manually managing your music, syncing prefs shouldn't apply. And I don't think the lack of a checkmark would either. (Though both would affect an Auto Sync.)

    So...you're dragging them to the iPod and they just don't go? Is there an error message? Are you sure there's not an extra space in front the artist or album name and you just aren't locating them on the iPod?

    Just to be clear...with Auto Sync, you connect and iTunes does all the work...you do nothing (except preset your Prefs).

    With Manual Management, you drag and drop your tune selections on the iPod.

    If you're Auto Syncing, put the checkmark in the box.

    Message was edited by: Diane Wordsmith
    iBook G4, OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X (10.3.x), iTunes 7.6, iPod Video (and an old iMac running OS 9)
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,330 points)
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    Dec 4, 2008 1:25 PM (in response to Peter Bovis)
    my Pod is not set up to auto sync everything, I choose was is to be synced on each connection, as I have always done.

    And how do you select what to sync? Are you using Autosync slected playlists? If so, add the songs you want to the playlisrs you have selected to sync.

    If you have *Manually manage music* ticked on the Summary pane when you select the iPod, you have to drag the songs to the iPod. This is not the same as syncing, which is automatic.

    Just to stop any confusion, you *Manually manage music* or you *Autosync music*.
    iMac G5 (Rev B) ALS - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11), silver mini, blue mini, silver shuffle, 2G 16GB iPod touch

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