2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 8, 2009 9:38 AM by carlyjayne1
carlyjayne1 Level 1 (0 points)
i'm trying to sync my itunes library but it won't let me...a dialogue box appears telling me 'ipod cannot be syncd as their isn't enough space on your ipod (i.e. library bigger than capacity) but it always has been & a msg used to appear asking if i wanted itunes to randomly sync songs to ipod to meet capacity of ipod...no more! any reason? or way around it would be helpful as my ipod is blank! (but not unchecking songs as that would be around 100gb!!!)

toshiba satellite, Windows Vista
  • Zevoneer Level 9 (52,700 points)
    Open iTunes and create a playlist to update your iPod from, call it -My iPod for example (the dash will position it at the top of the playlists in Sources). You can make it a smart playlist that picks the songs for you or just a normal one and drag whatever content you want to have into the playlist. If you are making a smart playlist limit it to just less than the size of your iPod. Now connect your iPod and when it appears in the Source list click on the iPod icon to bring up the preference tabs in the main pane. Go to the Music tab and choose Sync Music and the Selected playlists radio button. Choose the playlist you just made from the selection and click Apply. You can also sync from any existing playlists by choosing the same setting, you just need to make sure that the size of the playlists don't exceed the capacity of your iPod:
    How to create a Smart Playlist with iTunes
    Syncing Music to iPod

    To make a random playlist you could adapt this example to suit the capacity of your iPod. Go to File>New Smart Playlist.

    Uncheck "Match the following rule"
    Check "Limit to" put "78" in the number box, choose "GB" from the first list box, choose "Random" from the next list box. Check "Live Updating"

    When you want to change the selection in the smart playlist just delete everything in it and it will add a new selection. When you want to change the normal playlist just delete out what you don't want and drag in a new selection.
  • carlyjayne1 Level 1 (0 points)
    cheers, thats great - syncing as i type!