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iPod storage

by stevemal57 / December 15, 2013 6:18 AM PST

Hello. I'm at the stage now where my 160gb iPod is almost full. As there isn't one with a bigger capacity, I downloaded software to convert the size of my existing music files so I could get more on. For instance, I converted an existing music folder earlier (one that had already been added to iTunes/iPod) and when completed the overall size of the folder after conversion reduced by about 500mb. However when I synced my iPod with iTunes, the reduction didn't show, and remained at the 200mb that I had before.

I'm probably missing something obvious here, but is there something else I should be doing so that the file size reduction takes effect? Thanks.

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I own a 20GB iPod.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 15, 2013 10:57 AM PST
In reply to: iPod storage

And only load what I want to carry around. Some folk try to carry it all and end up shopping for bigger iPods.

Hasn't anyone talked about playlists?

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by stevemal57 / December 15, 2013 5:31 PM PST
In reply to: I own a 20GB iPod.

I do use playlists, and don't carry everything on my iPod as it is. I know what you mean though, do I really need to carry 160gb of music around? Probably not, and I suppose it will get to the stage when I'm having to leave an increasing amount of stuff behind.

But if there's a way of getting more on the iPod I'd like to know, and that's why this idea of slightly decreasing the sound quality appealed. The programme (MP3 Quality Modifier) works fine, but the file size reduction is not reflected on the iPod.

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If that program works,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 15, 2013 8:35 PM PST
In reply to: Playlists

and you do it one playlist at a time,
you will have to remove from the iPod that playlist, by removing it from the list of tracks that get sync'd
and then add the playlist back and re-sync.


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by stevemal57 / December 15, 2013 9:00 PM PST
In reply to: If that program works,

Yeah that makes sense. I thought a sync would recognise changes but I will try removing the music in question and adding back. Thanks, I'll let you know if it works.

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by stevemal57 / December 17, 2013 2:30 AM PST
In reply to: If that program works,

That has worked, thank you very much.

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You're welcome
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / December 17, 2013 11:02 AM PST
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Sometimes I amaze even myself! Happy


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