I am completely confused by this iTunes program altho I am a life long Mac user. Let me give an example and maybe someone can tell me what to do. I have some Rod Stewart etc albums on my SD card in my Nuvi 660. I can see the names and they appear to stay together on the GPS menu. OK, now I have 8 .mp3 tracks my wife wanted from the Oprah Show . I have them in a folder and imported them into a playlist in iTunes. I exported a .xml file from iTunes from that playlist. I put the folder of the 8 songs on the SD card, I placed the .xml file on the card. I even gave them the same name (different extension obviously). The GPS doesn't recognize any way the tracks are related and they are scattered all over. I thought there was a way to keep the playlist together on the GPS. What do I need to do differently??
Sorry for the length of this but I hope someone has some ideas. George
but i would hazard a guess that, not being an apple product, the gps does not have built in support for either itunes or xml playlists.
while the gps allows you to play music files, i don't think it allows you to organize them ... ?
I will read the node carefully in the AM but does it also work on a Mac? It seems confusing at first glance.
You should be able to create a playlist in any text editor (even though I can't get podcast playlists to work reliably on my 660), but a simpler approach might be to group the songs you want under a fictitious "Album" name in iTunes and then choose that album. The GPS doesn't group by folders, it uses the ID3 Tags that you can edit by right clicking (or ctrl clicking) on the song. There's a lot you can do by cleverly editing the genre, album, etc. You need not change the ID3 Tags on the originals on your computer -- copy them first to the card and then edit the copies.
Basically, playlists have the extension .m3u and contain a list of the files to be played. I'm surprised there isn't a hack to turn an XML playlist into an .m3u playlist, since it would seem it's mainly throwing away information.
Google once again is your friend:
(along with a bunch of other solutions found by searcing on itunes xml to m3u)
How does a person see the ID3 Tag? I also don't see how to edit the genre, album etc to edit them. That sounds interesting.
Right click (or ctrl click) and choose "Get Info" tab. Edit fields as you please.
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