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Old 13th August 2012, 10:12   #2
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Since you are not happy with WA's default operation, you need to read the official help documentation and the preferences guide to learn how to change things. Do you really expect a free app to automatically provide separate setup instructions for dozens of different portable devices? If you do, then WA is not the app for you.

After you connect your device a lot of options become available via the General Preferences window. These options allow you to 'tell' WA how you want it to respond to your device. Some users like the level of control this gives them. Others hate having to put forth the effort and learn to live with some of the defaults or use another app for loading their portables.

And a thought, "You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar". Just saying ____ calm down, give you blood pressure a break, you'll live longer.

Personally, I don't bother with any of it. I name my properly tagged songs the way you do (artist - title.mp3) and use Windows explorer to drag & drop copies of them to one music folder on my portable player and let the player create it's own playlists (using info in the songs' tags).

I also don't bother with the artist-album structure on my computer hard drive. I use separate sub-folders for each letter of the alphabet and store songs according to the first letter of the artist names. The key to this working for me is having all the tags I care about (artist, title, album, genre, year, etc) properly filled out in each song and disabling the WA features that try to tag songs for you. MP3Tag is one of many free apps that are good at tagging songs. The WA media library is then able to sort my songs, or let me search for songs, any way I would like using info from the tags.

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