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ianof
2009-02-05, 13:17
I'm the proud owner of 2 SB3s and 1 Duet with all of my songs collected over 20 years (20,000 songs) held on a Tranquil PC SQA-5H home server running squeezecenter 7.3.2 and MusicIP.

I manage all of my song library through folders and occasionally update the full squeezecenter library.

I recently purchased a Sony NWZ-739F mp3 player (loverly piece of kit) because it is drag and drop and it allowed easily move the folders of music I wanted. However I've begun to realise the limitations of this in that when I retag music it doesn't automatically sych through or I can't easily create playlists on my PC (using musicip) and copy these to the device.

So what I want is a tool that will sync to the Sony but which I can point at my homeserver and refresh easily (I want the tool to be a slave of the library rather than the master). I do not want to have to start managing my library through this tool (like Itunes forces me to).

My son has an IPOD nano so I have itunes but I can't figure out how to automatically recreate/refresh the library (other than remembering to add the folders of music I add manually). Single solution to both devices would be brilliant.

Regards

Ian

autopilot
2009-02-05, 16:18
Not sure if it's exactly what your after, but take a look at Media Monkey.

MeSue
2009-02-05, 18:14
You could also take a look at J. River Media Jukebox (free). It has nice syncing features and can be set up to auto-import any external changes.

oreillymj
2009-02-06, 06:55
Winamp with the ml_ipod plugin isn't bad.

bobkoure
2009-02-06, 08:15
If your directory structure is the same on both devices, and you're using windows, you could just use robocopy (free utility - dl from msoft) to mirror from your server to your player.
I use it to backup my music collection to external drives.

bobkoure
2009-02-06, 10:16
If your directory structure is the same on both devices, and you're using windows, you could just use robocopy (free utility - dl from msoft) to mirror from your server to your player.

ianof
2009-02-08, 12:59
Thanks for the feedback everyone.

I guess what I'm looking for is a tool that scans the music location and updates the library location and updates automatically when new folders added etc (I think the GOLD version of media monkey can do this). Ill look into the J. river media jukebox which also seems to be able to do this.

Regards

Ian

ianof
2009-02-08, 13:05
Thanks for the feedback everyone.

I guess what I'm looking for is a tool that scans the music location and updates the library location and updates automatically when new folders added etc (I think the GOLD version of media monkey can do this). Ill look into the J. river media jukebox which also seems to be able to do this.

Regards

Ian