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iPod 7: Where are the composer and genre categories? UPDATED
Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2019
What is the point of making the iPod CPU a hundred times faster if you make the app that runs it ten time stupider and completely worthless?
Am I the only person who uses an iPod for books and for classical music? Not only is it not possible to sort by author or composer (even if you have painstakingly typed in this in available slots, like genre) but the Music app inserts stuff (bogus song titles) that isn't even in the iTunes song info. What is the point of spending hundreds of hours correcting and organizing song info, if the stupid app ignores it, makes it inaccessible, substitutes something completely different?
Come on, Apple, fix the app. Not all of us are 12 years old.
Also, the iPod seems to send thumps or clicks to the bluetooth when the app starts, or when you select something. I suppose this could be my bluetooth receiver, but if it isn't, I assume it will be fixed.
But the app is terrible. It has removed features that the iPod Classic had, and which I came to depend on. These are app features, There is no excuse.
UPDATE: I have things working.
Genre and Composer are available. Apple calls option or settings “Edit”. I’ve been creating databases for years, and edid is something you do with data you have entered, not selecting options. Also, why not default to the settings of the classic iPod and let people delete categories they don’t want.
The other problem still makes me mad. Somewhere along the line iTunes added an option “work title” to replace song title, for situations where multi-movement compositions exist on the same album. Two symphonies, for example. Not a bad idea.
But on some of my audiobooks, iTunes fabricated a work title that isn’t anything I entered, and made it the default. The only solution I found was to edit the info for each “song”, which took a long time.