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Re: include folders in device synchronization

by chrisjj » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:30 am

nohitter151 wrote:That will be the case as of the next release of MM.
Excellent news - thanks NH.

Re: include folders in device synchronization

by nohitter151 » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:19 am

damole wrote:In 'Device configuration' -> 'Sync tracks to' -> 'Configure' you have to specify the 'main directory' in which your music will be stored, surely the default behaviour for 'delete tracks' should only apply to this folder/subfolders branch of the device as this 'main directory' is the only folder being managed by the synchronization.
That will be the case as of the next release of MM. See the last note here: http://www.ventismedia.com/mantis/view.php?id=2615

Re: include folders in device synchronization

by damole » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:05 am

In 'Device configuration' -> 'Sync tracks to' -> 'Configure' you have to specify the 'main directory' in which your music will be stored, surely the default behaviour for 'delete tracks' should only apply to this folder/subfolders branch of the device as this 'main directory' is the only folder being managed by the synchronization.

Re: include folders in device synchronization

by sn0skier » Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:04 pm

get rid of exclude, and instead do include. Trust me, you won't regret it.

Re: include folders in device synchronization

by chrisjj » Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:50 pm

Peke wrote:Re Delete: That is why exclude list exist.
And it is why include list should exist.

Re: include folders in device synchronization

by Peke » Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:28 pm

Re Delete: That is why exclude list exist.

Re: include folders in device synchronization

by chrisjj » Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:20 am

Well said.

Re: include folders in device synchronization

by sn0skier » Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:18 am

Eyal wrote: No, I don't. I think we must keep things simple instead of provide a bunch of "include/exclude" options that will only confuse users.
MM is dealing with music-only files so Isn't it logical to delete only music files?

Maybe the [Delete tracks that aren't on the auto-sync list from the device] only works well only on MTP devices?
Anybody can confirm?
Well there already is an exclude folders option, and I don't think it's confusing to anyone. And I don't think an option that only includes the folders that you sync our music to would be confusing either. In fact I think it is more confusing for MM to delete files in folders that have nothing to do with the music folder. I also think if you leave it the way it is you are going to have some android users that are very confused as to why all of their custom MP3 ringtones get deleted every time they sync their phone. Can you explain to me why their is an "exclude folders option" if it is so confusing, if it is not designed to overcome this problem?

Also, the [Delete tracks that aren't on the auto-sync list from the device] works on every device that I have synced, it just has the problem that it also wants to delete files that aren't in the music folder.

Re: include folders in device synchronization

by Eyal » Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:24 pm

sn0skier wrote:so are you agreeing that we need a "only delete from these folders" option, or are you suggesting an alternate fix, or what? I am confused.
No, I don't. I think we must keep things simple instead of provide a bunch of "include/exclude" options that will only confuse users.
MM is dealing with music-only files so Isn't it logical to delete only music files?

Maybe the [Delete tracks that aren't on the auto-sync list from the device] only works well only on MTP devices?
Anybody can confirm?

Re: include folders in device synchronization

by sn0skier » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:42 pm

so are you agreeing that we need a "only delete from these folders" option, or are you suggesting an alternate fix, or what? I am confused.

Re: include folders in device synchronization

by Eyal » Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:48 pm

chrisjj wrote:Eyal, I do believe "Delete tracks" operates only on Auto-conversion's "Supported formats on device", despite the location of the latter.
Yes it's possible.

sn0skier wrote:Yeah chris is right, any supported formats are included, it doesn't matter what folder they were in. So the option to limit deleting tracks to a specific folder would be nice. Much better then listing specific folders NOT to delete from.
It's not really logical, because we use MM to synchronize music only. If it deletes all supported formats, you might delete your video/other extentions from the list of supported formats. Since they are not used by MM, it wont delete them any more.

Re: include folders in device synchronization

by sn0skier » Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:09 pm

Yeah chris is right, any supported formats are included, it doesn't matter what folder they were in. So the option to limit deleting tracks to a specific folder would be nice. Much better then listing specific folders NOT to delete from.

Re: include folders in device synchronization

by chrisjj » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:06 pm

> Instead there should be an option that says "only include folders:" and then I would put e:\music,

I'd prefer

[X] Delete Tracks that aren't on the Auto-Sync list from the device
[X] only in Main Directory: <...>

since this would continue to work if the Device Configuration Main Directory was changed.

Re: include folders in device synchronization

by chrisjj » Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:02 pm

Eyal wrote:Well, I do have "Delete tracks that aren't on the auto-sync list from the device" checked, and nothing in "Exclude Folders".
When auto-synchronizing to my Sansa Fuze, it deletes music and playlists, but not my photos and videos.
Eyal, I do believe "Delete tracks" operates only on Auto-conversion's "Supported formats on device", despite the location of the latter.

Re: include folders in device synchronization

by Iananan » Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:07 pm

I have the exact same problem, and an "include only these folders" option would solve it so elegantly, i have just spent the last half hour trying to get it NOT to delete all of my podcasts (which i get with an in-phone podcatcher) and ringtones (which are stored on my SD card as well) and literally no formatting works.

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