Using playlists in iTunes and on your iPod
I know that they meant well, but categories like TV or Podcasts really aren't helpful to me when I'm looking for something on my iPod. And this is where playlists can be so helpful. I have a tendency to think, *hey, I'd like to see something with Rowan Atkinson in it* - so I create a playlist called *Rowan Atkinson*, and put his stuff there, which my iPod considers to be in multiple categories, like podcasts, TV shows, movies.
Oddly enough, while there is only the category *playlists* in iTunes, there are two categories on your iPod - *playlists* and *video playlists*. I guess technically is should be *audio playlists* and *video playlists*. So if you aren't seeing the playlists that you just created in iTunes on your iPod under *playlists*, check under *video playlists*. I wish they wouldn't do this stuff, but they do!
Posted by Brad Hall