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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

X2

 

x3 on iTunes. To me it works like a dream. But I've come across some friends who have lots of issues with the Artist sorting, album art, etc. However I realised that those that have problems don't necessarily procure their media through the standard guidelines (buying off iTunes, ripping off CD's using iTunes, etc.). This is only one example - i.e. there's probably further investigation and further understanding needed as to why there are iTunes advocates and non-iTunes believers.

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I think that I have something to do with how they used to use their stuff, people who are used to drag and drop (e.g their first stuff being the player that uses this method) would dislike "sync" method, while those of the "ipod generation" will be so used to syncing they can't think that they should drag and drop their music when they can just plug something in and then suddenly its all there

 

There is also the perceived apple badness going on peoples mind

post #2853 of 8675
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Originally Posted by Retrias View Post

I think that I have something to do with how they used to use their stuff, people who are used to drag and drop (e.g their first stuff being the player that uses this method) would dislike "sync" method, while those of the "ipod generation" will be so used to syncing they can't think that they should drag and drop their music when they can just plug something in and then suddenly its all there

 

Drag from where and drop to where?

 

For files existing in iTunes library, you can directly drag them from iTunes and and drop onto the storage drive on the RWAK100 (open as a separate window).

 

For files not loaded in iTunes library, you can drag them from where they are on the hard drive and drop them onto the RWAK100.

post #2854 of 8675

I have nothing against to ability to sync. I do however have a big problem with being locked to iTunes or any other similar software, and not have the choice of drag and drop. It's not about D&D OR Sync, it's about companies like Apple that disable the D&D by choice solely to build the walls of their garden even higher! THAT is what bothers me! Technological monopoly = end of tech innovation! Just needed to air that out!

post #2855 of 8675
How is anyone locked into iTunes? There are numerous programs that work with iPods and iPhones that support drag and drop. I've never understood that argument.

What's unfortunate is that I couldn't use something like media monkey or songbird to sync to the ak100 built in memory when I had it. I despise manual folder management via drag and drop.
post #2856 of 8675
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Originally Posted by esmBOS View Post

I have nothing against to ability to sync. I do however have a big problem with being locked to iTunes or any other similar software, and not have the choice of drag and drop. It's not about D&D OR Sync, it's about companies like Apple that disable the D&D by choice solely to build the walls of their garden even higher! THAT is what bothers me! Technological monopoly = end of tech innovation! Just needed to air that out!

 

How is that relevant to the AK100?

 

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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

How is anyone locked into iTunes? There are numerous programs that work with iPods and iPhones that support drag and drop. I've never understood that argument.

What's unfortunate is that I couldn't use something like media monkey or songbird to sync to the ak100 built in memory when I had it. I despise manual folder management via drag and drop.

 

You can organize the folders in your thumb drive similar to the way they look like in iTunes bigsmile_face.gif

post #2857 of 8675
What I did was create a playlist in itunes of all the songs and albums I wanted on the ak100. Then I dragged that playlist from iTunes to another folder or external hard device. This copies the raw files (no folders). Once that completed, I closed iTunes and reopened it holding the option (or is it alt key?) key down. This allows you to point iTunes to a different library. I'd point it to the new location on the external hard drive and tell iTunes to keep this new library organized. It then creates it as a new library and puts everything in an artist>album>song folder structure. Then I "dragged and dropped" that entire new folder structure to the ak100 or micro sd card.

Welcome to the 90's and drag and drop!
post #2858 of 8675
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

How is anyone locked into iTunes? There are numerous programs...
 
I'm talking about out of the box native drag and drop that don't require any kind of software. Convenient when jumping between several platforms, work desktop, if a friend wants to share his home-made tunes etc.
 
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Originally Posted by uelover View Post

 

How is that relevant to the AK100?

 
I thought it was relevant to the D&D vs. sync discussion that was going on. The ability to both sync AND have software free D&D is a big selling point for me.
post #2859 of 8675
Download sharepod. Problem solved.
post #2860 of 8675
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Originally Posted by uelover View Post

 

Drag from where and drop to where?

 

For files existing in iTunes library, you can directly drag them from iTunes and and drop onto the storage drive on the RWAK100 (open as a separate window).

 

For files not loaded in iTunes library, you can drag them from where they are on the hard drive and drop them onto the RWAK100.


I mean for people that stubbornly avoided any apple product because you are required to use itunes with it , they want to somehow browse their music on windows explorer or whatever they are using and drag them folder by folder or something

nes media

but eh itunes organize my music beatufifully and everytime I want to drag and drop , I can just copy my itunesmedia/music folder and then pasted it wherever I want, I don't have that big of collection size anyway

post #2861 of 8675
iTunes is fantastic. A few years ago it was horrid, but it works wonderfully well nowadays.
post #2862 of 8675
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Originally Posted by tds101 View Post

iTunes is fantastic. A few years ago it was horrid, but it works wonderfully well nowadays.

Yep, fantastic but... my real problem now is: I have 1000's of music files organised in iTune by multiple play lists.  Sorting those fils into iTune play list was 100s hours of work, with some times the same files present in different playlists ( best of, 80's, slow...).  

 

So, the question is simple : HOW CAN I GET THOSE iTune PLAYLISTS USED BY THE AK100 ?  I don't have the courage to do again this playlist sorting/building job.  Too much work !

 

--> Is there a way to have the AK100 sync with iTune (including playlists) like I do it with my iPhone ?

 

 

Another question: Many of my files are low res files.  is there a (pay ?) service that offer to "exchange" those loosy files with the equivalent (when it exist) looseless files. A sort of "super iCloud match" 

 

thanks in advance for any help or advice

post #2863 of 8675
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Originally Posted by shotgunshane View Post

How is anyone locked into iTunes? There are numerous programs that work with iPods and iPhones that support drag and drop. I've never understood that argument.

What's unfortunate is that I couldn't use something like media monkey or songbird to sync to the ak100 built in memory when I had it. I despise manual folder management via drag and drop.


Well it also depends on apple updates. At least that is how it works with media monkey. Just recently media monkey became compatible again but if you update your phone or ipod that could change things.

post #2864 of 8675
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Originally Posted by bmichels View Post

Yep, fantastic but... my real problem now is: I have 1000's of music files organised in iTune by multiple play lists.  Sorting those fils into iTune play list was 100s hours of work, with some times the same files present in different playlists ( best of, 80's, slow...).  


So, the question is simple : HOW CAN I GET THOSE iTune PLAYLISTS USED BY THE AK100 ?  I don't have the courage to do again this playlist sorting/building job.  Too much work !


--> Is there a way to have the AK100 sync with iTune (including playlists) like I do it with my iPhone ?



Another question: Many of my files are low res files.  is there a (pay ?) service that offer to "exchange" those loosy files with the equivalent (when it exist) looseless files. A sort of "super iCloud match" 


thanks in advance for any help or advice
Iriver is the culprit,...they still want to do things their way. Unless the ak100 gets an update to allow m3u playlists you'll need to continue to jump thru hoops. This is the reason I haven't purchased one yet,...and I've had the opportunity to get an RWAK100 at a discount more than once. I'd get this before the Tera Player though,...
post #2865 of 8675
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Originally Posted by tds101 View Post


Iriver is the culprit,...they still want to do things their way. Unless the ak100 gets an update to allow m3u playlists you'll need to continue to jump thru hoops. This is the reason I haven't purchased one yet,...and I've had the opportunity to get an RWAK100 at a discount more than once. I'd get this before the Tera Player though,...


Did you get an opportunity yet to hear the Tera player?

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