7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 17, 2010 12:19 AM by AppleSmart79
AppleSmart79 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi all.

This has probably been covered but I couldn't find the answer to this specific question when I searched.

I have both an 8g Nano and a 32g Touch.

My music library is way larger than the capacity of either or of both combined.

I know how to sync only the artists that I want but I don't see a way to sync only a specific album or even just select songs from any given artist.

Any advice?

Seems kind of silly that the wouldn't give those options on the same menu from which we choose other sync options.

Thanks.
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  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,290 points)
    Hello ButchiDog,
    And welcome to Apple Discussions!

    You are right about there not being any options to select only certain albums or tracks to sync from different artists. Several people have made note of this and most ended up doing probably one of two things in this situation.

    1. Enable the "sync only checked songs and videos" option from under your iPod's Summary tab. Then for each track or album you wish to sync to your iPod, make sure there is a tick mark next to it in your iTunes library. This method can be a bit tedious at first, but gets easier with time.

    2. Set up one playlist with all the music you wish to sync to your iPod. Then set your iPod up from under the Music tab to sync that one playlist. Personally, I would choose this one.

    If you wish to provide Apple feedback about this, use the link below.
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipodnano.html

    Hope this helps a bit.

    B-rock
  • AppleSmart79 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Okay, I get all that.
    But how does that work when syncing a smaller capacity iPod?
    If I select 30g of tunes to sync with the iTouch that would be WAY too many to sync on the Nano.

    Thanks for your quick response.
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  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,290 points)
    But how does that work when syncing a smaller capacity iPod?

    If I select 30g of tunes to sync with the iTouch that would be WAY too many to sync on the Nano.

    If that is the case, then set up a separate playlist for each iPod and set each up to sync only that one playlist.

    Thanks for your quick response.


    No problem.

    B-rock
  • AppleSmart79 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Actually that's how I synced my Nano before I bought the Touch.
    I created a playlist called Nano with only the songs I wanted on the Nano.

    Can I then create a playlist from THAT subset of tunes?

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  • AppleSmart79 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    OK. So I chose "sync only checked..." and checked several, many tunes in the library. I then hit sync, it synced and put nothing on the player.

    What am I missing?

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  • planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,290 points)
    OK. So I chose "sync only checked..." and checked several, many tunes in the library. I then hit sync, it synced and put nothing on the player.


    Hmmm. What options do you have configured from under the Music tab for your iPod?

    B-rock
  • AppleSmart79 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yeah, that fixed it.
    Under the music tab I checked Entire Music Library vs. Selected Playlists etc.

    Now it works flawlessly!

    Sweet, simple, effective.

    Thank you.
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