The driver ...
* allows transfer of tracks and playlists into iTunes according to the MM device plugin standards
* does bi-directional synchronisation of the playcount and ratings between the two systems
* allow browsing of the synchronised files through the MM tree browser
* updates synchronised playlists when MM playlists change (useful for auto playlists)
* compatible with all devices that synchronise to iTunes i.e. iPod, iTouch and iPhone
Known limitations ...
* New playlists are created within an <MM> folder in iTunes
* Deleted playlists have their content removed and are renamed to 'zzz'
* Only works with mp3 tracks
* Does not handle auto conversion e.g. wma->mp3 320bps->128bps etc.
* Download from http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=b7ee ... 6b9a6e1ed0
* Save into the c:\program files\MediaMonkey\Plugins folder and then restart MM.
* Go into Tools/Options/Portable Audio Devices and select the checkbox alongside 'iTunes'
* There will be an 'iTunes' device in the browser tree if iTunes is installed on the PC
* Configure the device by right-clicking icon and "Configure Device".
* Select the Artists/Playlists in the Music and Playlists tabs.
* Configure the device by right-clicking iTunes icon and "Autosync".
* It is also possible to send playlists and tracks adhoc by right-clicking and SendTo/iTunes(Synchronise).
* The iTunes icon in the browser tree can be expanded to see the content of iTunes withing MM.
* The selected playlists are sycnhronised into iTunes under a <MM> folder. The <MM> folder is the only place in iTunes that the plugin sees.
* If you wish for previously synchronised playlists to be removed from the <MM> folder then ensure the "Delete Track that aren't on the auto-sync list" switch.
Usage with iPod/iPhone synchronisation...
* Once tracks and playlists are synchronised into iTunes then iTunes can be used to synchronise to any supported device in the normal manner.
* The usual practice is to synchronise to an iPod/iPhone by playlists only i.e. not by genre,artist etc. If you do wish to synchronise an iPod/iPhone by (say) genre then create a playlist in MM to that effect and synchronise into iTunes
* All the synchronised playlists are put under an <MM> folder. This allows en-masse selection of all playlists to be sycnhronised to an iPod/iPhone. Playlists synchronised from MM are never actually deleted, they are emptied of tracks and renamed to be 'zzz'. When new playilsts are created the zzz 'empties' are renamed. This is so that if that playlist were synchronised then it's replacement is sycnhronised too.
* This plugin can work alongside manually added tracks in iTunes provided the track contents does not overlap.
* iTunes synchronises the iPod/iPhone<->iTunes playcounts and ratings. This plugin synchronises iTunes<-> similarly.
Working practice ...
* The removal of a track from a synchronised playlist does not remove that track from iTunes. Similarly This ensures that when playlists are operated upon then they operate quickly as the files are already present in iTunes.
* Do not rename playlists which are synchronised. This will create duplicates in iTunes.
* You can rename tracks which are synchronised.
* Playcounts and ratings are synchronised every time.
* Do not modify the iTunes contents manually as this can cause unexpected behaviour between the two systems.
* Stop re-copying existing files
* Type conversion support (wma->mp3 etc)
* Track numbers on playlist viewing
* Speed improvement upto original script standards
markstuartwalker wrote:* Do not mix synchronisations of diffeent versions of plugins. Same reason as above. If you download a new version then clear the iTunes DB and start synchronising again.
With this plugin my tracks are coming up with strange names
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