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creating a playlist that plays on computer and iPad

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  1. bj nick

    bj nick Thread Starter

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    I want to create a simple playlist on the computer, then access it on my iPad. I created the playlist on my computer, then opened "Music" on my iPad, and I see the name of the list....but when I click on it, it says "no songs." Can someone just walk me through this? I know it should be super simple. I confess I detest iTunes; I find it totally obtuse and non-intuitive. Any help appreciated!
     
  2. xpuser35776

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    Going by my I pod touch I could not Place mp3`s on it unless it was thru I tunes, MP 4 is format for I tunes.
     
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    Thanks for that. I'm so confused with Itunes in general....on my iPad I have "music," "App store" and "iTunes store"......which of these do I use?? I was trying to use "Music," but that's the one where none of the songs will show up....I cannot figure out how to create a simple playlist just on the iPad.....which of these is ITUNES that I use to create a simple playlist that I can use??

    As far as mp3's, I don't understand....when I made the playlist on the computer, they're all mp3's and the list was created easily.... ANY GUIDANCE appreciated.
     
  4. TonyB25

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    You can create the playlist on the computer in iTunes and sync it to the iPad. Or, you should be able to create a playlist on the iPad which will then sync to the computer in iTunes.
     
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    Thanks for responding. Let me be really clear: I wish I could do this without iTunes: just play some tunes in a list on the iPad.

    I have no clue how to find my way around iTunes.....it is entirely non-intuitive to me. I can't find sync, I can't find "summary," I can't figure out how to create a simple playlist which should show up on my iPad...I can't find ANYTHING. I open up iTunes on the computer and it's just nothing but a mess of confusion. If someone could please just direct me through the following:

    1) create a simple playlist (I thought I'd done that.)

    2) how to make sure I'm syncing properly (My desktop is hardwired to the modem; I use the wi-fi for the iPad and phone.) Therefore I plug in the iPad via USB.

    3) How to make sure the playlist shows up on the iPad.

    Can someone hold my hand a little and give me a left right left.....? I would really appreciate it.
     
  6. xpuser35776

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    Going by my I tunes. I purchased music from I tunes store which goes to a library on your computer. I hook up I pod, I tunes see`s it and shows my Ipod with library I ask it to load I pod loaded all is good.
     
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    You can't sync without iTunes.

    I can't follow what you're trying to do or don't understand. Creating a playlist in iTunes is really simple. Then connect your iPad and select that playlist to sync. The songs and the playlist will be synced to your iPad.
     
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    I agree you have to go thru I tunes for music to sync to.
     
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