7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 14, 2007 3:13 PM by Chris CA
Tommy Sasso Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Feature Request:
I manually manage my iPod and I have a ton of playlists in iTunes. When my iPod is connected and I want to manually copy a playlist to it, the only way to accomplish this is a painfully long and difficult drag and drop. There is a 3rd party fix for this on the mac but nothing on windows.

Please please please for each iPod that is connected, add an option to the context sensitive menu that pops up when I right-click an iTunes playlist. It should say: copy playlist to iPod "[name of device]"

Otherwise I will reach old age just waiting for the window to scroll sloooowwly to the top where, half the time hovering the mouse over the ipod unexpectedly opens the **** list of its contents and shifts the target so that when I let go, the mouse isn't over the ipod target anymore and the drag and drop fails and I have to start ALL OVER AGAIN. I'm getting really tired of this. I know I'm not alone.

I EXPECT MORE FROM APPLE!! you guys supposedly "get it." please make this a high priority feature request.

thanks!
-tom

Windows 2000
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,255 points)
    How many playlists do you have to scroll thru?
    Do you have playlists for each artist/album?
    If so, they are not needed.
    Just turn on the iTunes browser.
  • Tommy Sasso Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have so many "various artists" playlists (like soundtracks) and a lot of music with bad metadata, so in order to keep things clean I create a playlist for each album. On my iPod I almost never go into "Albums" or "Artists" since all my music is organized in the Playlists exactly how I want it. I would guess I have at least 300 playlists.

    The browser just works with the metadata, this is annoying and it doesn't help me manage my ipod navigation experience at all.

    The copy-to-ipod menu item feature idea is so intuitive, someone has already implemented it as a script extension on the mac (there are many thousands of downloads of it, too).

    I would even be happy with a fixed target for my drag and drop, somewhere else in the itunes app window other than in the left-side list where it disappears once you scroll down.
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,255 points)
    Why not fix the ID3 tags and use iTunes/iPod as designed?
  • Tommy Sasso Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Why not fix the ID3 tags and use iTunes/iPod as
    designed?


    As designed? The application as designed allows manual management, why not support it?

    Here is the wonderful script (over 2,000 downloads) for setting this up on the Mac.
    http://dougscripts.com/itunes/pdf/selectedplaylisttoipod.pdf

    Why not acknowledge that people want this feature, that copying playlists to an ipod is a real task that real people do all the time, why not focus on the way that real people interact with your product and think about ways to make it more user friendly? These are basic design principles that have served Apple well over the years.
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (77,255 points)
    As designed? The application as designed allows manual management, why not support it?
    Manual management is supported.

    Since iTunes already allows direct selection of artists, albums and genres, there is no need to create a workaround because you have "a lot of music with bad metadata".
    Fix the metadata.
    If you don't want to, that's your call but don't think iTunes/iPod is insufficient because of that.
  • Tommy Sasso Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Nevermind my metadata. Lots of people have over 100 playlists. Any software designer looking at the task of "copy playlist to ipod" can see that the task is difficult and can be made easier.

    The suggested enhancement is clean, logical, and consistent with the current interface. What is the correct procedure for lobbying for an enhancement to iTunes?

    Thanks!
    -tom