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can't play music on my ipod on itunes

1277 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 12, 2007 4:49 AM by Jeff Bryan RSS
mirandam Calculating status...
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Jan 11, 2007 4:29 PM
Hi, I've connected my ipod to my powerbookG4. The music that I have on my ipod is stored on an external drive that is not connected to my powerbook right now. I've opened itunes. it sees my ipod, and when I click on it, I get a playlist. But all of the playlists are greyed and won't open and play.

What's going on? Is it trying to sync and can't find the external drive? It is, however, telling me that my ipod is updated. My ipod still has music on it and will play when disconnected. But I want to be able to have it play through my computer's (crummy) speakers.
PowerBookG4, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Ipod Nano
  • yoesse Level 2 Level 2 (395 points)
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    Jan 11, 2007 5:51 PM (in response to mirandam)
    Ok, I connected my iPod Nano to my PC running Windows XP Pro. I have all my music on local drive. I go to iPod icon within iTunes and select a playlist and it shows the songs all greyed out. I try selecting a song to play and it does not play.

    Apparently, you cannot listen to songs on your iPod from your PC. You can listen to songs only from iTunes from your PC. So, you going to have to connect your external drive.
    HP dv2000t, Windows XP Pro, Green Apple iPod Nano 2G 4GB, Silver Tiny 1GB iPod Shuffle
  • Jeff Bryan Level 9 Level 9 (61,785 points)
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    Jan 12, 2007 4:49 AM (in response to mirandam)
    To play music on your iPod through iTunes, you must have the iPod set to manage the songs manually.

    The songs will no longer be greyed out. They will be shown in bold type, and be selectable and playable.
    iMac 20" 2GHz Intel Core Duo; 2GB ram;, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Maxtor 600GB ext hd; iPods 60GB (video); 4GB nano (product Red); Radio/remote.

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