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Can Sansa Clip sync from iTunes?

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
The only mp3 player I had was iPod, so I'm not familiar how other players work. I'm hoping Clip syncs same as iPod from iTunes. If not, how do you sync songs?
post #2 of 20
it can't sync with iTunes. What you have to do is drag and drop content from Windows Explorer (assuming you are on a PC) from your PC to your Sansa Clip.
post #3 of 20
Or you can easily sync using MediaMonkey (which I find infinitely superior to iTunes), WinAmp, J. River Jukebox/Media Center, etc.
post #4 of 20
What I do is use iTunes to fill a play list of songs I want on my Clip. That way I can track total storage required. Then, I drag and drop the list onto my Clip and the individual songs are copied "drag and drop" to the Clip.
post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by mrbrad View Post
What I do is use iTunes to fill a play list of songs I want on my Clip. That way I can track total storage required. Then, I drag and drop the list onto my Clip and the individual songs are copied "drag and drop" to the Clip.
I didn't think of that one when I had my Clip, that's a great tip
post #6 of 20
Ehh... my clip can't play AAC files, so I have to run another program to change them into mp3's before I can darg and drop into the clip... is there something I am missing?
post #7 of 20
Thread Starter 
I'm confused over this "drag and drop" every Clip owner's are talking about. Can anyone explain?
post #8 of 20
It's the file system how files and directories are stored on your hard disc. Basic computer stuff you should know about.
post #9 of 20
You can not sync (automatically) through iTunes. You should be able to manually add files to it through iTunes though, by drag & drop.
post #10 of 20
If you use itunes, it's not drag and drop. Drag and drop is when the DAP is seen as a hard disc and you copy files in File Browser/Windows Explorer.
post #11 of 20
Check out this program, It works great for my Meizu! iTuneMyWalkman
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TuneMyWalkman is an open source application that will help you synchronize the contents of iTunes playlists to your mobile phone or other portable device. The purpose is to make the process as easy as possible, almost like it is with an iPod. The application is able to detect when you connect your phone and can start the synchronization automatically.
post #12 of 20
krmathis probably means having the itunes window open, then dragging the songs from itunes into the clip's music folder. If that's how it works, technically you are dragging and dropping.

That's actually a nice way of doing it. Using a music manager of some kind to pre-make a ~4gb selection of songs, fine tuning it, then transferring it using the music manager.

Drag and drop in windows is nice but I'm constantly checking the player to see how much space is left. It would be nice to just create a custom playlist and get it all done in one shot.
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by iriverdude View Post
If you use itunes, it's not drag and drop. Drag and drop is when the DAP is seen as a hard disc and you copy files in File Browser/Windows Explorer.
Well, the Sansa mount into the file system.
Then you can indeed drag and drop from iTunes to the mounted Sansa, in Finder or Explorer. iPod support drag and drop as well, but just within iTunes. Not within Finder or Explorer...

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Originally Posted by Punnisher View Post
krmathis probably means having the itunes window open, then dragging the songs from itunes into the clip's music folder. If that's how it works, technically you are dragging and dropping.
You got it!
That is drag and drop...
post #14 of 20
Don't you have to convert the file format before "dropping" it into the Clip folder?
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by archercat View Post
Don't you have to convert the file format before "dropping" it into the Clip folder?
No, unless it is AAC or ALAC or some rareish codec.
The Clip and Fuze supports WAV, FLAC, Vorbis, mp3, WMA....
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