thanks for reply
musicbee sees the aoz80, and itunes sees it as an ipod, but musicbee is seeing it as drive "F:". I DO have the option for the detect the MTP devices.
I'm ready to take a hammer to the ipod.
but i'm willing to try anything else that may help
ALSO- in iTunes - ther is an option "Manually manage music and video's". I have this CHECKED. If UNchecked, then itunes will try to dump stuff to the ipod.
how did you set your itunes option when you cleaned off the ipod? (Addendum, having this checked or unchecked did nothing)
OK, got totally fed up, I added pointers to my current muslc library, and exported a playlist from MusicBee, and am importing it to iTunes, and sync'ing the ipod with this (will do othre lists later)
if this list works, then at least I can use musicbee to organize the music, and periodically fix the ipod.