Author Topic: Device Sync Tab  (Read 294 times)

BrewerJoe

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I'm a new user, and the one thing I hoped MB would help me with was syncing to my phone.  I have a large collection, so syncing everything isn't an option.

I'd love to be able to create a tab for my device that can persist even when the device isn't physically connected and shows me the sync list for that device.  That way I could easily view what is currently set up to sync and add/delete content from the sync list without needing to connect my phone to make modifications....preferably using the wifi app to sync once I have the updated sync list settled and ready to go.

I was provided a workaround to do this by using a Playlist for all the albums I want to sync, but it would be cleaner to be able to do it explicitly without having to use a workaround.

Thanks for providing a top notch music manager!

BrewerJoe

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I tried using the playlist workaround and did find a shortfall that doesn't quite let me do what I hoped to - I'm unable to sync playlists to my phone if I attempt to use a playlist to manage all the content that will be synced (because I can't add a playlist to another playlist).

That said, I'm having trouble finding another option that allows me to do what I'm looking for, so MusicBee is in line with the competition with this feature.

psychoadept

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I'm unable to sync playlists to my phone if I attempt to use a playlist to manage all the content that will be synced (because I can't add a playlist to another playlist).

Couldn't you just make a playlist folder and put all the playlists you want to sync in it?
Last Edit: September 16, 2020, 04:35:39 AM by psychoadept
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BrewerJoe

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I haven't tried that, but I guess so.  This gets me to a playlist to keep track of all the albums I want on my device, and a folder for all the playlists.  Really what I was hoping for was a single screen, that shows me all the albums/playlists/podcasts/etc. that are intended for my device (either what I've already synced to it, or what I plan to sync the next time).  Almost like its own mini-library that I populate from the main MusicBee library.  I can add/remove items from the device library based on how I want to change what is on my device.

I understand that I can do this today in a roundabout way, but my feature suggestion is for a more direct route.

psychoadept

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I guess accessing the device settings through preferences doesn't help, either?

I'm trying to think of creative solutions, but you're right that the one thing that I don't know of a way to do is have a view that includes tracks and playlists. I'm trying to imagine how that would even work in MusicBee, and the best I can come up with is maybe something similar to the podcasts interface, except you would have like a "tracks section" and then a list of playlists where you could see the tracks in them.
Last Edit: September 16, 2020, 05:09:17 AM by psychoadept
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BrewerJoe

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Sorry, but that doesn't quite get me there either.  Thanks for all of the suggestions though!