Originally Posted by beyond
no problem. as i was typing i was thinking 'aha flawless reply/victory' lol.
why don't you just use normal usb>phone syncing then?
also i'm not sure about the aiff file format but i'm pretty sure in itunes you can use the 'create mp3 version' option in itunes for the m4a formats.
i guess the logistical problem will be finding which ones are not mp3s, so probably do a .aiff/.m4a search, make new playlist, drop those files and convert? then replace.
long winded but if you're efficient it shouldn't take more than a couple of hours at most.
USB syncing won't really help because the problem is not getting the music on at all but finding some tidy way of putting selected albums on without faffing about too much. I had also thought about converting formats but again, that is a lot of work and I cannot help thinking that this is the sort of thing my computer should be doing for me.
What I want is an iTunes equivalent where I can just drag and drop albums onto my phone. It's a real shame about the album art because otherwise, DoubleTwist is really simple to use and works well (although I'm not wild about the player but once the music is on the phone you can use whichever player you like).
I currently use the free version of SyncMate to sync to my calendar and contacts. The paid module, which is about £25, claims to do iTunes syncing. I'd rather not have to pay that much but it would be preferable to all the messing about may be the alternative. I'm going to investigate first though before I put my hand in my pocket - we Yorkshireman don't like to waste our money
If it works, I'll feed back.