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Why won't ITunes play music from my Ipod?

by frazelle / February 11, 2012 12:54 AM PST

When my Ipod is hooked to my pc and I click on it's icon on the left side of the screen, it shows everything that is loaded in the ipod on the right side menu. I used to be able to double click on any song and it would play. Not any more-nothing happens when I click or double click on the songs.
Everything else works, I can connect to the ipod, download to it, play songs from it, etc.
Does the latest version of Itunes not allow this anymore?
Thanks

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Clarification Request
manually manage music and video
by pinkzroxor / March 5, 2012 2:54 PM PST

are you able to click on the songs ? or is it all in gray ?

if it is, you should click on your ipod on the left column and check the manually manage music and video box

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Your advice is suspect,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 5, 2012 9:58 PM PST

the OP does not have a problem with putting music onto or listening to music from, their iPod.

How will manually managing his music improve things?

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Why won't ITunes play music from my Ipod?
by frazelle / March 6, 2012 12:33 AM PST

I CAN CLICK ON SONGS IN THE RIGHT HAND DATABASE WHEN I'M IN THE iPOD DIRECTORY ONTHE LEFT SIDE BUT NOTHING HAPPENS. IT USED TO PLAY THAT SELECTION ON THE PC FROM THE IPOD.
NOT A BIG DEAL AS EVERYTHING IS IN OTHER DIRECTORIES IN ITUNES ON THE PC.
THANKS

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Re:
by pinkzroxor / March 6, 2012 9:51 AM PST

try check the cable, or just re download all your songs onto your iPod

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Suspect information,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 6, 2012 8:58 PM PST
In reply to: Re:

You will note that the OP, frazelle, stated that they did not have a problem with playing tracks on the iPod.

Tracks on the iPod are controlled by the playlists in iTunes.

Why would reloading those tracks onto the iPod make any difference?


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My iPod never did this,.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 11, 2012 1:01 AM PST

Must have been a feature I missed.

Here it's a non-issue because my iTunes has the track collection. There are a few that tried and learned the hard way that the iPod is not storage for your collection,.
Bob

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(NT) Neither did my iPhone
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 11, 2012 6:17 AM PST
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