Originally Posted by Batter Pudding
In Preferences\Media Library\Portables\Device Name\ you can tweak how tracks are moved to the phone. Notice the format conversino options. Check these are the same as what you have been ripping your tracks to. (Otherwise it will try converting everything again)
Look at the ADVANCED page. On here is it important to correct the paths so Winamp knows where your phone is.
Hi Batter Pudding,
I hadn't noticed those options before, they take several seconds to show up on my system after plugging in my device. I assumed I didn't have them because I'm only using the generic USB portable device plug-in. All I needed to tell that plug-in was the drive letter my device is using.
That's a lot of stuff to set up (even though it only has to be done once). Now I know why my songs were not transferred to the correct folder on my device. Naive thinking on my part to believe the device would tell WA what to do. My portable media player is not a phone and I had tried using the 'Send to:' command from the playlist editor. I've learned something today, thanx.
Even so, I think I'll stick with using 'drag & drop' from Win Explorer as my primary method. It's simple and quick enough for me. The auto-sync WA provides is pretty cool, but I don't really need it. Once I've vetted and added a song to my WA collection, I seldom need to change it. So what I've copied to my media player rarely needs updating. It also does a good job making it's own playlists (when files are in the right folders). It's now an obsolete product, wish I had bought more than one.