Old 9th October 2012, 20:42   #1
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MENTAL BLOCK!! Going nuts here. Help please

I would genuinely and sincerely appreciate some help. I'm not a dummy, but I evidently have a mental block here. I have an HTC Rezound Android phone. I purchased winamp pro. I have a 32 gig sd card in the phone. ALL I am trying to do is to take my present folder structure that is in my laptop and put it onto the phone so that Winamp Pro can access my structure ( or close to it ) and manage the mp3 files. I DID load the folder structure onto the sd card when hooked to my laptop. However Winamp does not see it or recognize it. What is the best way to accomplish this? I have purchased MANY utilities and apps that claim wonderful things, but, still no success with winamp.
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Old 10th October 2012, 04:39   #2
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After you connect your phone, there are a lot more options available under General Preferences for configuring how WA acts with your device. Give these options a few seconds to show up.


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i have noticed that sometimes after a file xfer to the phone done outside of winamp, you need to power cycle the phone, and then the winamp app will see the files.

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Old 14th October 2012, 16:29   #4
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When Winamp syncs a phone it leaves various config files in the root of the phone storage. On my Blackberry SD Card there are three files listed:

* pmp_usb.ini
* winamp_metadata.dat
* winamp_metadata.idx

At an educated guess, the second and third files there are a database of what music is on the phone. The ini file can be opened in notepad and read. In here it is clear that we have the settings from that extra preferences page within Winamp.

When I look in my ini file on my phone I can see it is talking of settings from my old PC where it was the N: drive. (Whereas now it is on Q: )

Personally I just drag and drop my music onto the phone using Windows File Manager.

As an experiment when reading this post I connected my phone. And then started Winamp. Winamp has correctly read in all the albums I have on the phone and once I opened the Preferences it has then updated the paths in the ini file noted above.

So the main answer for you is to go and carefully look at the Preferences and get the file structure in there to exactly match your requirements. The path may be subtly different to what you actually need. Correct it in there and all should be good.
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