I have checked Sync Music and also entire music library. It is weird because this has always worked before.
What I create are playlists for running. Every 10 minutes I insert a one minute short song for a walk break. On my mac, I set it up in the playing order I want, sync and off I go.
Yesterday I took an existing playlist and just added a couple of songs to lengthen it as I am doing a long run Sunday. Thats when things went wrong!
The play list on my mac is perfect. The one on my IPOD put all the one minute songs together in a row so it didnt hold the format.
Help appreciated - this is my first 1/2 marathon and I need my tunes!
In iTunes, make sure that the playlist is still in the desired order (which it sounds like it is), then right->click on it from in the left hand pane and choose Copy to Play Order. Then resync your Nano with iTunes and see what happens. You may need to remove and re-sync the playlist altogether for it to work.
The copy to play order is not a selection on my drop down. Not sure why not>
I found a work around, not perfect.
I named a new play list. I copied over the play list I wanted to the new name. It was not in the same order. I fixed it up and then synched and now on my nano under the new play list all seems well.
Still troubling that that things get lost in translation, yet I have what I need for my 1/2 marathon on Sunday so am considering this problem solved! Thanks for your help.