3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 14, 2010 8:55 AM by planb77
Rockwood610 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hello everyone. I am an organization junkie, and just jumped to the iPod from Zune. I can say already, I like the iPod itself better, but iTunes is really p*ssing me off.

I just did a sync to my computer, and then noticed some of the songs I synced have been added 2 times or more.

Example:
In iTunes, I have an album from Chimaira. When I did the origian sync, I went into the iPod and noticed some of the details where not typed in right. So I went back into iTunes and fixed them. Now with the Zune software, anytime I change any meta tag details on an album or song, the software would automaticaly fix them in the Zune player as well. I am assuming this is not the case with the iPod if you have it set to sync manualy.

So in iTunes, I re-dragged and dropped the album to the iPod in hopes to update just the detsails of the album/songs, and now instead of 11 tracks, I have 22 with each song showing up in the album twice.

This is going on for several of my albums in the iPod. How do I fix it so it shows the song only once, and if there is a song or 2 on my iPod that I want to take off of it, how do I delete from the iPod but leave it in the itunes? In the Zune setup, I could goto the player section in the software and select what songs I wanted to delete from JUST the player. But with iTunes, I am confused as how to do it.

Thanks in advanced.

Windows 7
  • 1. Re: Songs showing up twice on my iPod
    planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,270 points)
    Hello Rockwood610,
    And welcome to Apple Discussions!

    Now with the Zune software, anytime I change any meta tag details on an album or song, the software would automaticaly fix them in the Zune player as well. I am assuming this is not the case with the iPod if you have it set to sync manualy.


    Exactly. This will only happen when you have the iPod set up to sync automatically with your iTunes library. Otherwise, as you have already discovered, you will have to delete the originals from your iPod and then drag each freshly updated track back to your iPod.

    how do I delete from the iPod but leave it in the itunes?


    See this Apple support document for detailed instructions on how to delete content from your iPod when you have it set to sync manually.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1855

    B-rock
  • 2. Re: Songs showing up twice on my iPod
    Rockwood610 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks a lot man. I don't know why I didn't look into the music tab under the iPod icon. So thanks.

    I don't have the iPod to sync automaticaly with iTunes because there is a lot in my library I don't really want on the pod. So, if I change any meta tag info for a song/album, do I go into the music tab under the iPod icon, delete the original file(s) and the re-sync the updated files with the new meta tags to it?
  • 3. Re: Songs showing up twice on my iPod
    planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,270 points)
    Yes exactly. Glad to hear it helped though.

    B-rock