Playlists not transferring

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DReborn

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Aug 8, 2007
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for some reason only some of my playlists are transferring to my iPhone. I can't find a rhyme or reason why some go and some don't. Under the music sync tab i have selected the playlists i want copied/transferred.

some of the playlist TITLE'S will transfer but none of the songs. So i will have just an empty playlist under my iPhone device in iTunes.

I can play the playlist fine under iTunes (under my main playlist section not under the iPhone section) so iTunes knows where they are. Don't know why it isn't working.

I have the latest iTunes and iPhone software.
 

emphar

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Jul 12, 2007
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You say it is transferring the playlist titles but not the songs. My only guess is that the songs are a file format not compatible with the iPhone.

The following are the supported types (from Apple.com):
AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 1, 2, and 3), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
 

DReborn

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Aug 8, 2007
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nope, they are in the correct format.

so i think i have an idea of what's going on. for some reason iTunes can't keep track of my song locations. I import a playlist and it shows up and plays fine but when i try to transfer to the iPhone i get a blank playlist. weird. i close out iTunes and now the playlists i imported that JUST played perfectly all have missing song locations ("original file cannot be found").

obviously i am not moving these files around. what's going on?

I make a .m3u playlist in windows media player and then import it to iTunes. I've done it hundreds of times before.

maybe iTunes is confused on my library location? I have it set in preferences but i recently changed locations so maybe the old iTuneslibrary.xml is having issues?

help! =)