Old 10th April 2009, 18:25   #1
trh222
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 51
ipod sync question

I am planning on taking a crack at at using winamp again for syncing my ipod with the latest 5.551. previous had been unsuccessful mainly due to problems with transering album art, but I digress.
My main question is with syncing. I know winamp will try to sync the entire library to the ipod. What if I don't want he entire media library to sync. I have a large collection and dont want an extra, over a thousand songs added to the ipod. I would like to keep whats on the ipod now and add albums/songs manually when I want.
how can I still sync to get updated podcasts, playlists, playcounts and other metadata synced and not have the entire media library transerred?
i read this in winamp blog which is very nice by the way

http://blog.winamp.com/2009/03/11/ho...-using-winamp/

but did not given me the answer I have described above.
thanks
trh222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th April 2009, 21:14   #2
Juanus
Major Dude
 
Juanus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 734
Send a message via AIM to Juanus
when your ipod is plugged in
Highlight what you want
right click > send to: > Ipod
Juanus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th April 2009, 23:06   #3
trh222
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 51
thanks for your reply Jaunus,
I know how to send music to the ipod, what I am wanting to know is if I have an ipod chalk full of music how do I keep winamp from adding everything on the media library to the ipod when i hit the sync button. I have tons more music on my computer/media library than than I have on my ipod and would like to keep it that way.
I just want to sync new added music, playlists and play counts when I hit sync not the whole media library.

thanks again
trh222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10th April 2009, 23:12   #4
Juanus
Major Dude
 
Juanus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 734
Send a message via AIM to Juanus
When you hit the sync button, its going to scan your ipod and not import duplicates and only import the new things.

However, obviously, if your ipod version differs from your Media Library version, then its going to want to import it. This would be problematic if you have updated the tags on one version or another.

When you click sync, a box comes up. There is an Advanced button (I am going off of memory because I dont have my ipod handy) and you can choose what you want to import and not.
Juanus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th April 2009, 00:44   #5
trh222
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 51
the problem is I have more music in my library.
everything on the ipod is in the library so it should not find anything new it import to the ML.
I just dont want the winamp to sync the rest of what in the media library thats not already on the ipod. If for example, say I have 1000 songs on the ipod and 3000 songs in the media library, i dont want the remaining 2000 songs not on the ipod, added to the ipod when i sync. I think winamp will always try to to put everything in the ML on your ipod to make them exactly the same and I dont want it to do that really if there is some way to avoid it.
trh222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th April 2009, 00:46   #6
Juanus
Major Dude
 
Juanus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 734
Send a message via AIM to Juanus
Quote:
Originally posted by Juanus
When you click sync, a box comes up. There is an Advanced button (I am going off of memory because I dont have my ipod handy) and you can choose what you want to import and not.
Juanus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th April 2009, 01:45   #7
trh222
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 51
ok thanks Juanus, I think I know what box your referring to i'll have to check out the advanced tab and see what options to use.
trh222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th April 2009, 04:06   #8
trh222
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 51
ok,
so the sync box says there is 0 songs to be transfered to device and 2755 songs on the device not in local media (but they really are, no not sure what that means) anyway, options leave them, delete, or copy to local media.
clicking the radio button for "leave them" then "ok" does nothing. no metadata, no podcasts are synced. I don't want to delete, so is copy to media library what I want even though all 2755 songs are already there? I dont want to duplicate all of those songs in the ML.
trh222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11th April 2009, 18:05   #9
trh222
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 51
so i tried a test and imported a the "top 25 playsist from itunes to see what happens and indeed it duplicated all 25 songs to the ML. Not what I was hoping to happen but at least I had to go delete only 25 duplicated songs rather than the entire 2755?
I would love to use winamp with ipod but don't want my entire ML duplicated if I try to sync?
Does anyone else have this problem?
trh222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th April 2009, 05:01   #10
trh222
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 51
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Juanus

"However, obviously, if your ipod version differs from your Media Library version, then its going to want to import it. This would be problematic if you have updated the tags on one version or another"

not sure what you mean by this?
Why does does it want to import 2755 songs that are already in the media library?
all the music in itunes is from the same music folder/same path as winamp gets it from.
I am real sorry to keep asking this, so please bear with me.

Winamp has been my main means for all my music on my computer for years, and love it, and would really love to get it to work with my ipod. right now all I use itunes for is syncing my ipod and would like get rid of itunes for good!
thanks, and any advice would be appreciated.
trh222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Winamp & Shoutcast Forums > Winamp > Winamp Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump