02-21-2013 02:14 PM
- OK, everything seems to be going good with the GS3 so far. Sold the iPhone I was using so I'm locked in.
My next hurdle is syncing my iTunes content to the phone. I know there's a million threads on this topic but I'm seeing a lot of different programs to accomplish this. Some of the ones that pop up most often are:
- Easy Phone Sync
I tried Kies and I notice when it brings in my iTunes content, there's A LOT of song information that it didn't pick up for some reason. Like it will show the song title with no artist, album ,genre, etc. Looks fine in iTunes so not sure what the problem is there.
I tried doubletwist but it won't connect to the GS3 so I would have to buy the AirSync add-on to make it work.
Then I see a lot of people saying iSyncr is good. Seems like it will work with the GS3 either via USB or wireless. I prefer USB since it's faster.
Just looking for some input and guidance on the best way to accomplish this. I have all of my music uploaded to Google Music but I would still prefer to have a few songs loaded directly on the phone. Plus, I listen to a lot of podcasts, so whatever program I go with, hopefully it will suppose podcasts as well. Although I know there are specialty apps for this so that's less of a concern.
I'm using a Mac BTW so any desktop software would need to be Mac compatible.
Thanks!01-27-2013 06:12 PM
- Well, I bought iSyncr. Seems to work ok.
Anyone have any other suggestions or programs they like better? I would prefer to remain in iTunes rather than moving my media to some other platform like WinAmp or MediaMonkney, etc. But I am open to the idea give the user experience and success stories other people have had going this route.
If there are some online reviews or articles on this topic I welcome the information.
Thanks!01-28-2013 02:35 PM
Other than that, it's meeting my needs just fine. I was simply wondering what other people were using in order to see what's out there.02-01-2013 02:24 PM
- For example, I have one playlist that changes pretty regularly and when I go into iSyncr, the playlist shows up in the list but it isn't checked (or marked) as being sync'd. I must reselect it in order for it to take. I know - "first world problem", but you asked.
Thanks!02-01-2013 06:02 PM
- That is a pretty bad bug in the software! I've gotten a few scattered reports of this with version 4.0.5 of iSyncr, but haven't been able to reproduce it in the lab (my home office) yet. If you wouldn't mind, can you email me? I'd love to crush this bug and update the Android app. My email address is justin at jrtstudio dot com.
Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums02-01-2013 06:07 PM
- Hey Justin, nice to see you here! Give my regards to Chris.
We've emailed several times; I'm the guy with the Chevy Chase ('Sparky') story that Chris & I were discussing for a future blog testimonial.
Since October last, have been really enjoying your guys' iSyncr & Rocket Player apps. Thanks again, as always, for your more than excellent customer service!
This (above), folks, is an example of this Developer's dedication and typically excellent customer service.02-01-2013 07:15 PM
- Hello all!
Thanks for the support winmod21 and for the email bronsonelliott. :-)
Just a quick note that I believe I have this issue all wrapped up. Just updating iSyncr Desktop at iSyncr should fix this issue up. If you use both a Mac and a gingerbread Android device, be sure to update the Android app to version 4.0.6 or later.
This was a case of fixing a small bug creating a much larger one. Hopefully I'll learn from it.
Justin02-14-2013 03:48 PMLike 1
- I finally made the jump to Android this month when I purchased the LG Nexus 4. Believe it or not, the primary reason for me not leaving Apple is due to iTunes syncing. I have been using iTunes for nearly a decade, so it's hard to leave it behind, as my music and statistical information - such as play count - are recorded in iTunes.
I started looking into this 10 months ago, and through talking to people and conducting my own research, iSyncr seems to be the best bet.
The only issue I know of is that iSyncr "will not sync copy protected music or videos." I have thousands of songs obtained through iTunes prior to 2009, which means these files have Digital Rights Management (DRM) attached to them. Unfortunately, iSyncr won't be able to pick up these songs and put them on my phone. The only "fix" I can think of is to convert these songs to a non-DRM mp3 file using a third-party converter, delete or move the iTunes files, and use the converted mp3 files.
The iSyncr FAQ located at iSyncr FAQ - Basic does speak about this issue:What about music I bought from the iTunes store before April 7, 2009?
Unfortunately, Android devices can not play songs with Digital Rights Management. Ironically Apple calls their DRM "FairPlay". However, all iTunes music (at least in the US) since April 7, 2009 will not have DRM, before that date only iTunes plus music will not have DRM.
Vic02-21-2013 01:23 PM
- The only issue I know of is that iSyncr "will not sync copy protected music or videos." I have thousands of songs obtained through iTunes prior to 2009, which means these files have Digital Rights Management (DRM) attached to them. Unfortunately, iSyncr won't be able to pick up these songs and put them on my phone. The only "fix" I can think of is to convert these songs to a non-DRM mp3 file using a third-party converter, delete or move the iTunes files, and use the converted mp3 files.02-21-2013 02:14 PM
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