Can track info be edited in my portable device? If so, HOW?

Post a reply


In an effort to prevent automatic submissions, we require that you complete the following challenge.
Smilies
:D :) :( :o :-? 8) :lol: :x :P :oops: :cry: :evil: :roll: :wink:

BBCode is ON
[img] is ON
[flash] is OFF
[url] is ON
Smilies are ON

Topic review
   

Expand view Topic review: Can track info be edited in my portable device? If so, HOW?

by rbbyrbsn » Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:26 pm

eloquintet wrote:yeah i'm trying to figure out this syncing thing too as far as that goes. i have created some autoplaylists that i've synced to my player but next time i sync i only want songs that have been added to those playlist to be synced to my player. if i get an answer i'll let you know.
syncing will only add files it needs to complete the sync list


before it does anything it compares whats on the sync list to whats on the device

the default syncing config only add new content , it doesn't remove "orphan" tracks


I prefer to remove orphans so I can add music for special events, that I will no longer need on the device next time I sync.

by eloquintet » Tue Nov 21, 2006 9:32 am

yeah i'm trying to figure out this syncing thing too as far as that goes. i have created some autoplaylists that i've synced to my player but next time i sync i only want songs that have been added to those playlist to be synced to my player. if i get an answer i'll let you know.

by Trixie.in.Dixie » Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:01 pm

Still hoping someone can answer my other two questions.

Adding and/or Updating Tracks in Synchronization

by Trixie.in.Dixie » Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:33 pm

Thanks for your response. I have two further questions that I hope someone can answer

When synchronizing, how can I be sure that my tracks are only updated, and not duplicated? It seems that happens to a lot of people.

Also, when synchronizing, will tracks that are not on the player be added automatically, or do I need to "send" them to the player first?

by eloquintet » Wed Nov 15, 2006 6:00 pm

I'm only a novice at using MM myself but I don't think MM is meant to be used to edit tags of songs on your player. What I would do would be listen to music in my library primarily and update those tracks then setup automatic sync to your player so everytime you plug it into your computer the tags get updated that way. Inother words I think your computer is supposed to be your primary library and your player secondary. but like I said i'm just a beginner too just my 2 cents worth

Can track info be edited in my portable device? If so, HOW?

by Trixie.in.Dixie » Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:33 pm

I have a Creative Zen Xtra Jukebox and previously used the Creative Media Organizer to maintain the tracks in both my music library and in my Jukebox. I have the most current firmware which is the Plays For Sure version. I recently upgraded my Jukebox HD to 80GB and so I started using MM with a completely clean slate as far as content.

Since switching to Media Monkey, I realize that while there are some great features that I never had before, some of the simplest actions are impossible.

I have transferred some of my music to my Jukebox using MM and find that I need to change some of the tracks now that they are in my Jukebox. With the CL organizer, I could freely change any kind of track info whether it was in the library or in the player. Now I can't seem to do this with MM.

Here's what I normally do. Rather than use playlists, I segregate my music by genre. I use genre names like 70's, electronic, chill, Christmas, etc. and play an entire genre at a time on random/shuffle. I assign the genres to the music and change the track properties when I upload tracks from cds or download from the internet, and before I transfer them to the Jukebox.

Sometimes, I decide while listening to a track that it should be under a different genre. In the Creative software, I could simply connect the player, display the contents, and edit any track at any time.

Now, when I connect my player to MM, I can see what I have transferred to it... and I can change the track info (tag info) on screen... but it doesn't change in the player. I can't move a track from one folder to another, and I can't change any of the properties. Also, I can't just view a list of all of the tracks in the player. I can only see tracks by opening folders. What a pain that is.

Do I have to delete tracks that need to be edited and then re-transfer them or is there something I'm not doing? That doesn't make sense for an organizing tool that supposed to be ideal for large collections.
:(

Top