My initial findings:jfarr wrote:
I'll let you know how the rest of it goes now.
My collection is currently entirely in FLAC format, so Media Monkey is converting, as it goes into iTunes, into MP3.
The main issue I am having is that on synchronisation about 25 - 30% of the tracks in iTunes are not in the synchronisation list, so at the start of the process, MM Is asking to delete them. Presumably it then re-adds them under a different name.
I have been gradually adding tracks by increasing the size of each synchronisation, and on the last one it deleted nearly 1700 tracks (presumably only to re-add them, maybe under a different name later).
On a possibly related note, some tracks appear to have duplicated in iTunes. When you look at info, they appear to be the same (they appear under the same album) but they have a slighly different prefix / postfix combination (i.e. the 4 character codes that appear before and after the track name). It could be that the duplicates are what is being deleted, but I haven't had the chance to check that yet.
The whole synchronisation process itself is taking about 24 hours to complete (albeit I haven't just let it go from empty to complete all in one go) which I would say is about double the time it took to synch through the iPhone plugin without going through iTunes. I have to say, though, that that is one of my lower priorities, though!