5 Replies Latest reply: May 7, 2010 6:32 AM by Sam Walton
Sam Walton Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
Bought a new iPod classic over the holidays. iTunes version 9. Running Leopard. Some songs just will not get copied over to the iPod.

In the options, we have selected "entire library". I've gone through the Library to find any kind of pattern, or flag that may trip it up, but I've not seen anything out of the ordinary.

Done the reboot, restore and wipe of the iPod, but the same songs do not copy over. I wonder what I'm missing? thanx, sam

17-inch Powerbook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,290 points)
    Hello Sam,

    Are you receiving any error messages while syncing your iPod? So you don't know what songs these are? If you do, do these tracks play okay in iTunes?

    Do you have the option to "Sync all checked songs and videos" option ticked from under your iPod's Summary tab?

    Have you compared the song count on your iPod to your iTunes library?

    B-rock
  • Sam Walton Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
    Thanks for replying. These tracks do play in iTunes and the summary says to sync the entire library.

    There is only a 13-song discrepancy between the ipod and the iTunes library. I've got to believe that's the few videos that are sync'd.

    So it would appear that the songs were sync'd but the iPod does not know about them. Looking at an earlier post, I've done the reboot to go into diagnostic mode but nothing untoward appears to be there. Am I looking in the correct place?, thanx, sam
  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,290 points)
    There is only a 13-song discrepancy between the ipod and the iTunes library. I've got to believe that's the few videos that are sync'd.


    ??? I'm a bit confused here. Videos are not included in either your iTunes or iPod song count.

    Do you know which tracks are missing? If so, have you looked for these songs from under the Songs category of your iPod to see what if you can locate any of the missing songs? Knowing which songs are not syncing (or maybe they are and we just don't know it yet) is a crucial step in narrowing down the cause. Some of the missing tracks may be marked as "part of a compilation" in iTunes, which would prevent them from appearing under the Artists category of your iPod.

    Did you also double check to see if you had the "sync all checked songs and videos" option enabled from under your iPod's Summary tab? If so, make sure all your songs have tick marks next to them in your library.

    B-rock
  • Sam Walton Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)
    Yes, the summary tab shows that everything is supposed to be sync'd.

    I started hunting for a song that I know should have been copied over. I did find it, thankfully. It is not a part of a compilation, but the artist just doesn't show up. I think Artist is how I mostly try to find music on the ipod so it's distressing to not find it.

    And I can corroborate your statement about compilations not showing up in Artist as I would expect. So this artist name doesn't show up even though the artist name shows up correctly under the song info. What could cause that?, sam
  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,290 points)
    Well I'm glad you have figured out which track was missing.

    So this artist name doesn't show up even though the artist name shows up correctly under the song info. What could cause that?


    Odd indeed. Usually it implies the song is marked as part of a compilation. Have you double checked the songs tagging in iTunes? Try re-entering in some of the song's tag information such as the Artist field and re syncing these changes over to your iPod.

    B-rock