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MMA sync tag edits back to pc?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:26 am
by m3110w
I'm using MM Gold (luv it!) on my Windows 10 pc. I'm thinking of installing MM Android on my android phone and syncing some of my music files. If I use MMA to edit the ID3 tags (genre, artist, album, etc) of files on my android, I'm assuming those edits get automatically written to the files on my pc when I connect and do a sync? This true? Thx,

Re: MMA sync tag edits back to pc?

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:08 am
by Lowlander
Yes, MMA can't write tags on the device (yet), but changes can be synced back to the PC and then MMW can write the tags to the files.

Re: MMA sync tag edits back to pc?

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:19 am
by m3110w
So I can use another Android app to edit ID3 tag data on my mp3 files, and those changes will get synced back to my pc when I sync with MMA?

(assume that I'm editing the tags of mp3 files that are ''under control'' of the MMA app on my Android phone)

Re: MMA sync tag edits back to pc?

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:35 am
by Lowlander
You can edit them in MMA and the changes will be synced back. If you use another App it would depend on MMA seeing the changes made by that App. Then it may or may not work, I haven't tried this.

In other words I'd use MMA and do regular syncs. With MMA 2.0 it should improve to where the changes are also saved to the files on the device themselves.

Re: MMA sync tag edits back to pc?

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:47 am
by m3110w
OK, lets see if I understand.

* I can use MMA to edit the mp3 tags on my android.
* With the current version of MMA, those changes are not permanent. The tags on the android file will revert back to what they were when I do a sync from android to my pc.
* However, the tags on my pc will get permanently changed after I do a sync from android to pc.
* Then, when I sync from pc to android, those changes will (finally) get saved on my android.
* MMA 2.0 *may* allow me to make permanent changes to tags on my android, and those changes will get synced back to my pc. Thus MMA 2.0 *may* eliminate the need to do 2 syncs (both directions) to finally get the tag changes to my android files.

This correct?

Re: MMA sync tag edits back to pc?

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:52 pm
by Lowlander
m3110w wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:47 am
The tags on the android file will revert back to what they were when I do a sync from android to my pc.
Sync will sync changes from MMA to MMW (Library and files) and then back to MMA (Library and files).

MMA 2.0 would allow other Apps on the phone to see the changes once they're made and not depend on sync to update the files themselves.

Re: MMA sync tag edits back to pc?

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:10 am
by m3110w
OK, thanks. So the sync needs to go in both directions (MMA to MMW and then MMW to MMA) before all the tag changes are finalized and made permanent on android and pc.

This correct?

Re: MMA sync tag edits back to pc?

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:23 am
by Lowlander
Yes, that should be a single sync.

Re: MMA sync tag edits back to pc?

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:27 am
by m3110w
OK, thanks! Being able to edit tags on my android and sync those edits is an important feature for me. Thanks for the info.