I just got a new Ipod for christmas...holds 40gig worth of songs, and i'm currently in a love/hate relationship with it.
The problem I'm having, is that the Ipod seems to automatically update my songs every time I log on...which is cool and all, but it sucks because if a song isn't in my library, but in my ipod....it deletes it automatically off my ipod!
I really don't want to end up with 40gig worth of music on my computer, just so I can update my ipod without losing all my info on my ipod later on.
any suggestions on how to update my ipod so that it only adds songs, and doesn't delete songs that aren't in my library?
I don't entirely know. I plugged my pod into my brothers PC and it asked me if I wanted to synch his library with the iPod and I said 'No' which let me just drag songs/playlists back and forth if I wanted to, but it didn't change anything automatically. When I right clicked on the options for the pod, manual was selected.
I don't think it's possible to really do this. iPods are meant to be a means to take the music you have on your computer with you wherever you go, not to store all the music you want. My suggestion would be to get some more HD space so you can have 40gb of music on your computer.
It doesn't automatically synchronize with the manual setting on in itunes, but you do have to put each song on there individually. You can't synchronize and keep your songs, it will delete what isn't in itunes.
I seemed to have solved my problem. Switching to manual keeps it from updating automatically, thus keeps it from deleting all my music.
In responce to the person who said ipod wasn't meant to carry all your music without your computer.
My only arguement to that, is the fact that it holds 40gig, or 10,000 songs.
I have an 80 gig hard drive, but I really don't want to spend half of it just holding my songs. The fact that they made a portible mp3 player that can play songs for 3 weeks straight without repeating a song just goes to show that their intent was for you to hold your entire music collection in the palm of your hand.
Back to the topic, I found that when I deleted songs from my library, it stated "some of these files are located on in your itunes folder" *I beleve*, anyways, it asks if you wish to delete those, and clicking "no" keeps the songs on your ipod but deletes the songs in your library.
Itunes still seems really buggy to me, if I knew who programmed this, I'd march over to Apple and smack him/her. I like the ipod, but when trying to use the software with windows, it seems to freeze/not recognize the ipod some times/it's not user friendly/and for how much ipod's cost, it really shouldn't have anything wrong with it.
Exactly, Aidden. Having your music on your computer is the best way to go. I have way too many mp3's to fit on an iPod so I really have to use it as a means to take music with me while my computer is where I store my music. A 40 gig HD can be had for less than $50 these days so it's really not a big deal considering the cost of an iPod.
"Refurbished" usually means somebody sent back a busted one and they replaced it with a new one, then fixed the busted one to sell. It's not exactly new, but you can buy one with a reasonable degree of certainty that it will arrive in a working condition.
Generally, refurbished items are rebuilt to new standards. It's technically not all brand new parts, but it's often cheaper to replace most of the parts rather than spend a bunch of time figuring out which $.04 part is broken. You might end up getting all brand new guts in a slightly-used housing, or something like that. As long as it has a decent warranty on it, I wouldn't worry too much about it. -------------------------