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by zahnadu (zahnadu)
at March 30th, 2007 (04:08 pm)

current mood: confused

I know that this is probably going to be the most stupid question in the history of questions but...I'm stuck, I just got my 80gb black i-pod video and I cannot for the frickin life of me figure out...how do you delete something off the i-pod?


Also, how do you tell it where to put something on the i-pod? I transferred a music video from my computer to the i-pod and it put it in movies instead of music videos, but i can't figure out how to move it :{


Posted by: Violet (ballistikgirl)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 06:22 am (UTC)

You delete something by deleting it from iTunes and then syncing your ipod.

To change a file from movie to music video, right click on the file in iTunes and select "get info". Under the "video" tab, change the dropdown label to whatever type of file it is.


Posted by: zahnadu (zahnadu)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 10:49 am (UTC)

You delete something by deleting it from iTunes and then syncing your ipod.

Ooooooh, see, now I probably never would have figured that out *d'oh*

OMG thank you so much, that is such awesome help :D
I'm so glad I joined this group *LOL* I have a feeling I'm probably going to be leeching help off anyone I can until I get the hang of this thing ;)

Posted by: zahnadu (zahnadu)
Posted at: March 30th, 2007 10:13 pm (UTC)

Hi, sorry to bother you but I have one more question :O

How do I choose what goes onto the i-pod so that it doesn't overwrite the whole thing?

I want to copy my music to my i-pod and then delete it off my harddrive, but...what happens the next time I synch? Does it delete everything that's been taken off the harddrive and overwrite it?

Posted by: Violet (ballistikgirl)
Posted at: March 31st, 2007 07:42 am (UTC)

Ooh, that's tricky. I don't have an idea on that one :/ I'm pretty sure your iTunes has to contain all the music that you want on your iPod. :(

My original plan was to delete music from my hard drive, once I got my iPod too... but it didn't happen obviously :P

Posted by: zahnadu (zahnadu)
Posted at: March 31st, 2007 11:46 am (UTC)

Hmmmm, I might have to experiment with that one, since I only have 2% of my harddrive left *d'oh*

I was hoping to put my music on my i-pod and then take it off the computer to free up space for other stuff :)

If I figure it out I'll let you know :D

(course, I could just buy more harddrive space *LOL* ;)

Posted by: Alfiedude (onionhead)
Posted at: May 29th, 2007 02:39 am (UTC)
change to manual update

With your ipod connected to your computer and itunes running, check the box that says "manually manage music and videos" then it won't wipe out things on your ipod that are not on your computer.

Trouble is, you could end up losing a lot of work if your ipod gets hosed and you have to reset it to original settings, which does happen on occasion.

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