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    Getting iTunes to play unchecked songs?
    I currently have a 30gb iPod, but have about 45gb+ in my iTunes library. I'm a big fan of syncing as opposed to manually managing my iPod content- it keeps the track and playlist data indentical, and makes things easier to manage IMO. Obviously, in order to be able to keep syncing with a library this size, I have had to uncheck many songs to keep them off the iPod. The downside of this is that they don't play in iTunes, unless I specifically select them. They get skipped in playlists, and when you click on a track on an unchecked album, it stops playing when the selected track ends. Is there any way of getting around this, and making these tracks play in iTunes? I really wish there were separate checking options- one specifically for iPod syncing, and one for iTunes content playback.

    Any help/suggestions welcome.

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    Not as far as I know...

    The only solution would be to automatically sync your iPod with a custom smart playlist instead of with your entire library. But then you'd also have to manually check all playlists you create as well...

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    Just a thought, can't you make a play list with those songs and play that??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aptmunich View Post
    Not as far as I know...

    The only solution would be to automatically sync your iPod with a custom smart playlist instead of with your entire library. But then you'd also have to manually check all playlists you create as well...
    Quote Originally Posted by dakineyj View Post
    Just a thought, can't you make a play list with those songs and play that??
    Yes, but I would like to have all of my playlists on my iPod, even though I wouldn't have all of the songs. I would like those songs which aren't included on the iPod to play in iTunes. That's the crux of the matter.

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