How do I set up a good mp3 player sync scenario?
May 10, 2010 4:42 AM Subscribe
How do I set up an effective sync scenario with Media Monkey and my Philips mp3 player?
posted by Unhyper to technology (3 answers total)
I am new to synchronizing my mp3 player. I've had these players for years, but I've always just moved files to them with Windows Explorer, as if putting files on a thumb drive.
It gets complicated though when you have gigs of tracks and can't remember if you already put a specific one there. So, my player is always loaded with a bunch of stuff I don't even listen to.
I downloaded an application called Media Monkey, which supposedly can sync my mp3 player with its media library. From what I can tell, I can either set it so that it keeps the contents of my player in sync with the contents of a specific folder or set of folders on my drive, or I can use playlists to tell Media Monkey what to put on the player.
I'm concerned that if I just start doing this arbitrarily I'll end up deleting something I don't want to lose, or otherwise messing up my player. That's why I'd like to know if you have any tips regarding mp3 player syncing or things you wish you had known when you first got into the habit of it.
I'd like to be able to add entire folders (audiobooks or albums), AND also just individual tracks that can be shuffled through. I am trying to figure out the easiest way to make this a smooth process, and would appreciate any suggestions.