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Old Nov 13th, 2005, 12:52 PM   #1
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iPod and Auto Update 'Feature'

OK, I don't know if it is something that I did, or just something I am not seeing here.

I got my iPod video yesterday and I loaded like 9 playlists onto it to start me off (about 4GB of files). I then went into my iPod prefs in iTunes and told it to Automatically Update Selected Playlists Only, and checked off about 4 of them. Did this for Music, Podcasts and Video because there are certain playlists I update and the rest I don't want to change, unless I do it manually.
I clicked OK and watched as iTunes deleted everything that was not set to Auto Update!! I was left with about 187mb of files out of 4GB!!!
Why would it do this? I want to manually control some playlists because when I update them I do not necessarily want those updates to go on my iPod.

I used to do this with my 1G iPod (Had 5 playlists and told it to Auto Update 3 of them) and it never deleted the rest on me. Is this a new iPod 'feature' or iTunes??
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As far as I know, on my iPod mini, the same thing would happen. It would only hold the songs that were on the playlists on the iPod...

easy solution:

a) create a playlist with the 4GB of files that you want on it
b) put everything on your iPod
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I called Apple and submitted a complaint about this. To assume I ONLY want the music in the playlists is absurd.
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I got my iPod video yesterday...
I also just got my iPod video on Saturday too.
I also noticed a similar thing with syncing photos. I uploaded the albums that I wanted and that worked great. I can view my pics.
I then reconnected the iPod and it had to go threw the whole process of syncing the albums again. I figured I don't want to sync everytime I connect so I turned off syncing. A warning popped up (guess I should have read it) maybe saying that photo would be removed.
I unplugged the iPod to view my changes and my albums are gone. WTF.
So I re-plug, re-sync albums and know my precious picture are back. I guess I will just have to auto sync my photos every time I connect. It's a nuisance but I can live with it. Am I wrong?
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This has been normal iTunes/iPod behaviour for at least a year, probably more.

If you auto-sync, the iPod will be synchronized with whatever you select. Period. That means if you don't select something you want on there, it will be erased from the iPod next time you sync.

One solution, at least for the original poster, is to create a playlist of things you want on there permanently, and include it in the list of playlists to be synced.

The other solution is to manage it manually.
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