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by acmech / July 3, 2007 12:51 AM PDT

I am relatively new to the digital music thing. I purchased an i-pod and have put much of my cd music into my i-tunes library. I have also purchased some music from i-tunes. What I am finding odd is that my i-tunes library says I have I have 802 songs at the bottom of the page, yet when i went through and counted them, I had 836. My i-pod also says I have 802, yet there are some songs listed in my i-tunes library that are not on my i-pod. Please help the ignorant.

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by SXR / July 4, 2007 8:01 AM PDT
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Those might be corrupt and iTunes might not count them.

You realy counted all your music ? O_O

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by acmech / July 5, 2007 1:49 AM PDT
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Thanks SXR, but I think I figured it out. My 15 y.o. son explained to me, in a manner I could understand, some of my songs in my i-tunes library may have only had the song title and artist listed in the song information. Low and behold after checking, there was 34 songs that did not have any information listed except title and artist. After a little research and alot of typing in i-tunes, I added album name to song info, and now, the world appears level again. I have 836 tunes in my library and on my i-pod. My son called it tagging and said that i-tunes is particularly fond of it.

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by SXR / July 5, 2007 1:59 AM PDT
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Great news that you found it out, mate.

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I'm very new at this iTunes thing too!
by ltnsmrt / July 10, 2007 9:24 AM PDT
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I'm new to it, but maybe you can help me with my problem. I was trying to put some music in my iPd shuffle, but when I tried to do it, iTunes said that I was using other library, and I cannot use two libraries at the same time :o/ I cannot even see the music I already have in my iPod... I am really mess up with all these... sorry for being so illiterate when it comes to all new technology. I am 47 going into 18, and trust me, I have come a long way when it comes to learn about all this new generation of tech.
Any help will be appreciated.
Have a wonderful day... God Bless,

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Are you using more than 1 computer?
by ktreb / July 10, 2007 12:11 PM PDT

Or a different windows user login? All iPods can only autosync with one library at a time. If you had any other iPod, setting it to manually sync would bypass this. Unfortunately for the Shuffle, even if you manually sync you cannot get content from a different computer or be able to see what's on it from a different computer. Other iPod models (Mini, Nano, Video) can do this.

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iTunes library problems
by ltnsmrt / July 11, 2007 4:07 AM PDT

Hi ktreb,
Thanks fo much for replying to my email.
The iPod was purchased in NY, so our niece transferred some music from her laptop... could that be the problem? I do not have a problem deleting the music I already have in the iPod, if that would help me solve the problem.... Do I need to use iTunes to transfer my music files into my iPod?... or can I do it directly from my pc? I would like to do whichever is easier for me to do Wink I really don't want this to be another project for me Sad
Have a wonderful day & thanks again for helping me.
God Bless,

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That appears to be the problem
by ktreb / July 11, 2007 1:00 PM PDT

Unfortunately, you'll need to sync it with iTunes on your computer. If you already have iTunes it's not that hard. I'm doing my 2nd gen shuffle as I'm writing this...I just got a new laptop. Even if you don't have it, it's fairly easy to install and if you have music on your computer already you just need to have it "find" your library. Once that is all set you can connect your Shuffle. Syncing it to your library will erase what your niece put on it. If you don't want to do an autofill, it's probably best to do a restore first. Then you'll go through the process of naming your iPod and if you want to drag songs manually, take the check mark off "automatically choose songs for my iPod". I have 5000+ songs, but I have a bunch of playlists that I use - I'll drag and drop the playlists onto it.

If you choose to do an autofill, I would suggest that you autofill from a playlist and/or choose to have iTunes randomly load songs. Otherwise, it will load your music library in alphabetical order until it's filled.

I'm going to give you a couple of links to some of Apple's support pages that will help you along.


In the time it took me to write this, I restored my Shuffle, and I manually put 131 songs on it by drag/drop my 3 favorite playlists. It's not completely filled, but I can save that for another time.

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