After essentially giving up on getting my 5.5th gen iPod (Video) to work natively with MusicBee
, I've turned to this plugin to do my syncing for me. Seems there's no roses over here though, but maybe that's partially do to my lack of understanding on how the plug in supposed to work.
A few of the issues I'm having:
-the sync process spends an awfully long time (~.5s) "copying" files that don't need to be converted (I thought it just added them to my iTunes library as-is)
-it goes through this process for ALL of my tracks EVERY time, including file conversions, so this takes several hours for each sync
-I used a junction to avoid filling up the plugin's appdata folder, but it looks like it is using the appdata\local\temp folder and not cleaning up after itself (is this the plugin's fault, or MusicBee's?) eventually resulting in my drive filling up and conversions failing
I can't even clean out the temp folder while it's running, because Windows Explorer makes me lose my selection every time a new file is added, so I can't bulk delete the files being created.
The temp files can be bulk deleted by running "del MusicBee_*" from command prompt, but it's still a manual process.
Any thoughts on these issues? As-is for me the plugin is essentially useless, since it causes a ~150GB write on my SSD and takes several (3+) hours every time I run it, even if nothing has changed.
I haven't introduced the iPod into the equation yet. I'm still using the "offline" mode.