The plugin can help to sync music with unrooted Android devices over Wi-Fi.
Its a well known issue that you can't get file access to unrooted Android devices via Wi-Fi and hence can't sync MusicBee with Android devices via Wi-Fi. One possible solution is to setup a local PC folder as virtual device in MusicBee and sync MusicBee with that 'device', then you can use 3d party apps (e.g. Resilio Sync (recommended) or Cheetah Sync) to sync PC folder with Android folder via Wi-Fi. But this solution has one disadvantage: all synced files will be duplicated on PC. This plugin can help in this situation. It will create own virtual device 'Sync Links' in MusicBee and will create hard links or symbolic links to original library media files in PC folder on syncing. Hard links/symbolic links occupy very little space on HDD (though Windows Explorer shows the sizes of original files, not the actual sizes of links).
How to install and use
Extract content of archive to plugins subfolder of MusicBee installation folder (e.g. to "c:\program files (x86)\musicbee\plugins"). To configure plugin, go to "Edit> Preferences> Plugins" (or "Tools> Sync Links Settings", which is the same thing). Note that some settings are moved from Sync Links device properties page (where they are usually located for devices) to plugin preferences.
Go to "Edit> Preferences> Plugins". Click "Uninstall". Plugin will delete all automatically created files (e.g. settings), but you need to exit MusicBee and manually delete all files that were included in plugin .zip.
Do all you want with plugin binary and source code at your own risk.
Working for all users at the time of posting.
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|Published on||September 3, 2016|
|Updated on||August 24, 2022, 10:32 pm|
|Supports Minimum||MusicBee 3|