Android Itunes Sync Apps

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bluenik25, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. bluenik25

    bluenik25 Well-Known Member
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    Do the Android Apps that sync with your iTunes get broken when you update to a new version of iTunes?

    I just saw a post where the Pre's iTunes sync got killed in the 9.0.2 upgrade.
     

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  2. silverhack

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    It depends on the app you're using, but mostly the answer is no - it should work with newer versions of iTunes. The reason why it keeps breaking on the Pre is because Palm is doing a sort of "hack" by sending the computer the hardware ID of an iPhone, so iTunes actually thinks the Pre is an iPhone. Apple doesn't like this and keeps updating iTunes to block it. But the sync apps don't do this. Most of them have a background process that syncs playlists to folders on the Droid.
     
  3. smilepak

    smilepak Well-Known Member
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    What are you using to do the itune sync?
     
  4. Edaze55

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    Have either of you tried doubleTwist?
     
  5. silverhack

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    I haven't used DoubleTwist, but I remember hearing/reading about it and from the demos and screenshots it looks like that is probably a better/easier solution. Thanks for the reminder.

    Also, Songbird is supposed to work well too. But that's more of an iTunes replacement whereas DoubleTwist works WITH your iTunes Library
     
  6. bluenik25

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    I am trying Double Twist now. It looks like it is going to take all day to sync.
     
  7. shoresidejake

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    I used doubleTwist. Took about 45 minutes to sync 1500 songs.
     
  8. Jim_1234

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  9. andreo

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    I'm new here so how's it going everyone.

    I was a bit concerned over the sync issue also. But I only need to get updated podcasts. From what I've read it seems that Google listen will let me subscribe and sync these over the air.
    If that's the case I can pretty much get rid of iTunes since the music on my devices hasn't changed in over a year.
     
  10. Skyfox16

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    for those of you using DoubleTwist..... i mounted my droid, but when i click on the device inside of doubletwist it just shows the amount of space i have used out of how much is left......

    i cant seem to get it to sync... what am i missing??
     
  11. zcast

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  12. jlund

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    If you just plug your droid into your computer, then pull down the top shade on the droid. Enable "mount" you can literally just go into your iTunes music folders on your computer and drag them to the Amazon MP3 folder on the Droid...

    Then you can find all your music on the "music" icon on the phone.. :)
     
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  13. NoSenseWorrying

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    Is anyone having any trouble syncing a droid with DoubleTwist or Salling Media Sync?

    I've tried both on my Macbook, and every time I try to sync (which takes about 30 minutes for a lot of songs) both my laptop and phone freeze. I have to reboot my laptop, and reset my phone by pulling out the battery. I've seen suggestions for media monkey and songbird, but I just wanted to know if I'm the only one?
     
  14. zcast

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    I tried DT and never locking up problems, but just seemed to lag and take a while. Hence why I switched to Songbird on my Mac. I still use iTunes for things, but Songbird encompasses so much more so I started using it as my primary app. Plus using the Folders Sync addon, it actually SYNCS vs dragging and dropping to a memory card. Just select the playlists you want synced and Songbird just does it. If you take 10 songs out of your playlist in Songbird, the next time you sync it with your phone, those songs will be removed.

    -Z
     
  15. NoSenseWorrying

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    Thanks for taking the time to reply! Okay -- the next step for me will be seeing if Songbird also locks up my computer. Just out of curiosity, what version of OS X are you running? I've got Snow Leopard going...
     
  16. zcast

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    I am still on 10.5.8 due to a couple key work programs I use that would be broken with the update. According to Songbird though, it's 100% compatible. Another thing to keep in mind, is how much resources is DT taking up. I ran the activity monitor to see how Songbird compared to iTunes.

    iTunes was running 45.5% CPU usage and 65MB memory usage.
    Songbird was running at 4.4% CPU usage and 125MB of memory usage.

    Both were playing the same song in the background.

    I think Songbird uses more memory because I my instance of it, it is fetching lyrics, artwork, and Amazon store links. Still, only 4% CPU vs 45% is kinda crazy.

    Try it out and see what happens. I just wanted a solution other than drag/drop my songs.

    -Z
     
  17. NoSenseWorrying

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    Thanks! I'll try it out and post back my findings!
     
  18. NoSenseWorrying

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    So, I tried Songbird and it ended in the same result -- my laptop and phone freezing after getting part of the way through the sync. So, there's gotta be something wrong with my Droid (or even my laptop) -- right?
     
  19. dharma99king2

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    Just got my Droid and immediately downloaded Doubletwist. Things rarely work as advertised, but I got 1500 songs, 1500 photos, and three feature films to sync with ease in about an hour. I am still shocked at how well that program works!
     
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  20. asandwich

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    I'm having the very same problems as NoSense. I think it may be a problem with the sd card but I'm not really sure. I can't seem to sync with any program--the computer and the phone both freeze partly through the transfer. Strangely, the card also corrupted after I manually transferred about 4 gb of music and I had to reformat it again. I haven't tried transferring with another card yet but that's my next step. Maybe I got a faulty card with my phone? I don't know. Any help would be great.
     
  21. td4j@aol.com

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    Has anyone used the app TuneSync, from Highwind software. It looks interesting and very cool that all the syncing is done over a wifi connection. However after reading all the complications over simple itunes syncing I am sceptical. Any thoughts on this app???
     
  22. zachd

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    try out doubletwist
     
  23. Malgiliath

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    Tried Songbird to no real affect, was just to slow on my W7 lappie, read about DoubleTwist and gave it a go. iTunes rips extremley quickly for me and DT syncs so much faster then SongBird.
     
  24. Campah

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    Can anyone on a Mac tell me if they've found anything that does two-way-sync?

    As in if I download a song on my computer, it will automatically transfer to the phone on sync, and if i buy a song on my phone, it will transfer over to my computer?
     

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