Author Topic: Wifi android device synching  (Read 208122 times)

kro4k

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I'm having an issue where changes (to ratings) aren't being pushed back from GMMP via MusicBee Wifi Sync to MB (from an Android 12 device).

You need to have the paid version of GMMP for it to do any reverse syncing.

It also could be a permissions issue with Android 12. I'm surprised you were able to get it to sync in the first place as most people get stuck in the loop of selecting the sync folder and it popping up an error about it not being the root directory. There is a solution to that on previous pages of this thread.

It might be a permission issue. I've got the paid GMMP and can sync files, but just not reverse sync ratings. So far haven't found anything on this thread (but might have mixed it).

I'll see if I can reproduce what I did to avoid that permission issue.

BoringName

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So far haven't found anything on this threadit).

On page 66 I detailed how to get the source code from github, make some changes and compile it in android studio. Obviously that requires installing android studio but there is plenty of guides for that and it's not that complicated.

I've also compiled another version that handles permissions requests a bit better for the user.

I could just provide a download link to my apk I guess, if Steven is ok with it. But it would be at your own risk, I'm not a developer and no idea if what I've done is a security risk etc...

Kanobis

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sync is returning an error: "File not matched in MusicBee. Playcount not chan..."

Not having gotten a response from Steven yet, I decided to play around with my sync app and GoneMad. Previously, upon suggestions from those in this thread, I cleared caches and then subsequently data from both apps, neither of which fixed the issue. Today, I tried two new actions. I completely uninstalled then reinstalled the wifi sync app. And in GoneMad, I deleted then rebuilt the program's database from within the app (without clearing app data). My wifi sync app now works perfectly once again. I unfortunately did not separate those two steps before trying the sync app again between the two actions, so I can't say which of the two actions corrected the error. Anyway, I just thought I should post that the issue is fixed so that a potential remedy for anyone who may come across the issue down the road is available on record (and so that when Steven comes across this thread, he doesn't need to worry about responding).

BoringName

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GoneMad has just updated. Interestingly they went the "all files permission" route and I guess google play said that was ok.

The other half has just gone for a walk listening to music on her phone. I'll get her to do a sync when she gets home and make sure it all still works.

BoringName

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Reverse syncing still works with the new version of GoneMad, for play counts anyway.

mtnagel

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For those having the SD card root error message on android 12 I may have got it working.

Disclaimer - I've never touched Android Studio before so I am totally winging it so everything is at your own risk. My partner was using iSyncr with iTunes but the developer sold it and the new owners have screwed it up and are charging $44 a month subscription (WTF!!). So I convinced them to move away from iTunes and now I've spent the last 2 days trying to get this working because there doesn't appear to be any other options to sync playcounts from android.... tried Media Monkey first as I used that 20 years ago but it's just rubbish now, multiple crashes and buggy UI behaviour turned me off very quickly. So here I am re-compiling an app, that's what it's come to. It make me think there is a big gap in the market right now.....

I joined just to say thank you so much for doing this and posting the instructions. This solved my play count/ratings syncing issue with Music Bee and  GoneMad.  This post should be bumped every new page so new users coming here to figure out why syncing isn't working can see it.  The one tip I might add that might be obvious to others is that I had to uninstall the unmodified MusicBee Wifi Sync app before installing this modified version worked.  Thanks again!!
Last Edit: August 06, 2022, 02:08:48 PM by mtnagel

BoringName

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I joined just to say thank you so much for doing this and posting the instructions.

I'm not really a fan of how this forums software does quoting. It would be great if you could highlight part of someone's post and that is the only part quoted when you click the insert quote button.... maybe I'm doing something wrong. I just manually edit the quote at the moment.

With that out of the way.... you're welcome.

I'm currently working on a cover flow plugin that's really monopolizing my time. If I ever get that sorted out (that's a big if) I might look at taking this over so it can be updated on the apps store. At the moment I'm not confident enough with Java to take it on. But I will always be ready to do a hack job if something else breaks as the alternatives to syncing to android are rubbish compared to this one.

mtnagel

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I joined just to say thank you so much for doing this and posting the instructions.

I'm not really a fan of how this forums software does quoting. It would be great if you could highlight part of someone's post and that is the only part quoted when you click the insert quote button.... maybe I'm doing something wrong. I just manually edit the quote at the moment.

With that out of the way.... you're welcome.

I'm currently working on a cover flow plugin that's really monopolizing my time. If I ever get that sorted out (that's a big if) I might look at taking this over so it can be updated on the apps store. At the moment I'm not confident enough with Java to take it on. But I will always be ready to do a hack job if something else breaks as the alternatives to syncing to android are rubbish compared to this one.
I attempted to edit my message to shorten the quote and I ended up deleting my message.  Oops :)  I tried to recreate it, but if it looks different, that's why.

Anyway, it would be awesome if you could pick up maintaining this as who knows if Android 13 and above will break something else? 

Kartoffelbrei

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I noticed that the app scans the IPs 192.168.1.?. Is it possible to implement that the IP is set manually because my IP space is 192 178.100.?