timelezz wrote:Alright, I have one other idea. How about Sync to FTP?
MM already is elaborated on syncing play list to mobile phones that get connected through USB. Currently mobile phones can make an FTP connection. (For example with the Android app Remote Web Desktop). It may be a small step for MM developers enable us to sync play list to an FTP URL. It could even auto-sync to this FTP URL when connection is established.
I think this idea sounds great. What do you guys think?
Peke wrote:Have you asked them to contact us? Who knows maybe we can help.
Finsternis wrote:Peke wrote:Have you asked them to contact us? Who knows maybe we can help.
I've done enough programming to know that what sounds easy on paper often isn't easy in practice. And I'm sure that syncing of metadata is probably one of those things. But It doesn't require writing a brand new Android media player. Perhaps something like this would work:
1) Find an open source Android media player
2) Examine the code and make just a couple modifications that do nothing but add a line to a text file when certain actions happen. For example, when a new son is played it just takes a line onto a log file that gives the name of the song and the date/time it was played. Or skipped. Or what the new rating is. Simple log entries to MediaMonkey.XML or something.
3) When you sync with MM, it looks for a file named Mediamonkey.XML, parses the log one line at a time, and updates the metadata in its database, then deletes the file from the phone.
Would that be way harder than it sounds? My point is, you don't have to start from scratch, and you don't have to re-invent the wheel with some kind of fancy system. All you need to do is keep a log of a few simple events like plays, skips, and rating changes and then parse it into MM during sync.
Lowlander wrote:FTP sync is already possible thanks to Trixmoto: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=55397&hilit=ftp
Dubious wrote:Using MM's ability to sync with usb mass storage drives, you can setup wifi sync if you have root on an android phone. Basically you trick MM into thinking it's syncing to a USB mass storage drive.
First you need an sbm app for your phone like Samba. Using Samba you can share and browse your phone on your network. Basically you'll be able to browse it over wifi by going to \\android\sdcard.
Then map a network drive to the shared network resource. For me, I made a "W:" drive for my wifi syncing, and mapped it to \\android\sdcard.
Then in MM options, setup Portable/Audio Devices. Configure a USB Mass storage device. On the "options" tab, make sure "Device configuration" points to your mapped drive letter. For playlists to work properly, go to the "Playlists" settings on the "options" tab and check the "Force relative paths" box. That got playlists working for me in players that support m3u files like Google Music and Winamp. Also, in "options" "destination" settings, you can use the <Path> string to get your phone's file structure to match your computer's file structure. I prefer this to reorganizing based on artist, album, etc... Tweak the other settings to match your particular organization preferences and you're good to go.
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