iTunes + Eris = How?General

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  1. methamp

    methamp Well-Known Member

    I know there's Motorola Media Link for the Motorola Droid, but what has HTC done to give us media (iTunes) sync for our Droid Eris? I'm running Windows 7. I'd prefer free but would be willing to pay a small fee for good iTunes syncing. Right now I'm doing a drag-n-drop from the SD card. I guess I was spoiled by BlackBerry Media Sync for my Storm.

    What are our options for Eris?

  2. mss12

    mss12 Well-Known Member

    Use doubletwist
  3. Grizzld

    Grizzld Well-Known Member

  4. glmays

    glmays Member

    Hey everyone, completely new to the world of Android. I realize, based on screenshots, that Doubletwist is the way to go for iTunes-like synchronization, but I'm running Mac OSX.4 Tiger on home and work computers, and it requires 10.5 or higher.

    Are there any OTHER options outside of DT?
  5. funkdoctor

    funkdoctor Well-Known Member

    Download Songbird, import itunes library, use filesync with Songbird to sync itunes playlist to your phone.
  6. huntsvegas

    huntsvegas Active Member

    IF the iTunes music is AAC "protected", it will not allow you to play them. The handset will only recognize the non-protected music.
  7. Ataranine

    Ataranine Well-Known Member

    What's the big deal with just dragging and dropping your music? I find it to be a lot easier and less of a hassle.
  8. methamp

    methamp Well-Known Member

    Drag and drop works great, but the problem is playlists.
  9. Ataranine

    Ataranine Well-Known Member

    They're not that hard to make. ;)
  10. gm991

    gm991 Well-Known Member

    I just figured that out, what was throwing me off was not all the music I bought from Itunes says "protected" on the file. there is three songs I bough of itunes that are not protected.....weired

    Is there a way to "un-protect" them?
  11. Slash X

    Slash X Member

    As I recall, itunes has lifted it's DRM restrictions for ALL newly purchased music although past purchases are still DRM protected. There is a way to remove the DRM on past music purchases but you will have to pay Apple a fee (per song) to convert.

    There may be another way to remove the DRM protection from other sources. Others my be able to offer info on this if it's available.
  12. W4LLY

    W4LLY Well-Known Member

    The easy thing to try is;
    (you probably have an older version of iTunes, so it's probably under a seperate tab)

    iTunes -> Preferences -> Import Settings -> Select Higher Quality (192k) and then Mp3.

    Once you do that, you can convert any song you click on in your library to mp3.

    However, i think if it's DRM'd still, this won't work.

    The only true way to get around a DRM is to burn the songs to a CD (not a data disk, but like, written to a CD so it could go in a standard old fashioned cd-player) and then import the songs from the CD.
  13. denewbgp

    denewbgp Member

    i use DT as well and it works fine for music but not for podcasts (DT cannot update them) :(
    i just resigned myself to use the app called "listen" in order to get podcasts.
    I do not want to be dragging and dropping podcasts every day!!
  14. gm991

    gm991 Well-Known Member

    that would explain way three songs I bought from itunes work and the rest don't.

    Any idea what apple wants to remove the protection?? how do you go about it?

  15. W4LLY

    W4LLY Well-Known Member

    I answered this already.
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  16. Rockytop

    Rockytop Member

    Salling Media Sync for PC or Mac is GREAT! Mounted via USB without a hitch...picked the songs from iTunes and the pics from my photo library...presto! Synced in about 2 minutes. It shows a memory graph to let you know how much of the memory card it's taking up.
  17. rockwellcola

    rockwellcola Member

    Removing DRM from protected AAC is kindof a pain. I had about 300 songs, and Itunes wants 30 cents each, so about $90. I bought a converter noteburner, tuneclone something like that for $30 and converted all mine. worked pretty good.

    Just deleted the origionals in itunes and dropped the converted ones back in and everthing is good now. Everytime I buy a new itunes song I just automatically convert it to MP3 in Itunes. They dont charge for new downloads. Just older stuff.
  18. dingebre

    dingebre Member

    Tunebite and MelodyCan work great on legally acquired music and movies.
  19. cdeen

    cdeen Active Member

    I am trying to play my Itunes on my Eris. I have read this thread and tried to download Songbird, Tunebite, and doubletwist..none of them are available in my android market.

    I have dragged and dropped songs from my itunes onto a music folder I created on my Eris (in DCIM) but now I can't locate them on my Eris to play them.
    any suggestions?

    I am very new to this so I need idiot proof instructions...thanks!
  20. necofurtim

    necofurtim New Member

    If your on a PC I would highly reccomend trying Mediamonkey. It's a powerful mp3 tagger and organizer and doesn't bog down your system like apples garbage pc software. I set up Mediamonkey to auto sync certain playlists to my ipod, eris, and psp. Each device is configured to send/organize my music differently as well. For the Eris I have it sync to a "music/artist/artist-title.mp3" and playlists to "music/playlists/name.m3u". Everything is found by my phone this way so far. The best part of Mediamonkey is that everything you edit in the mp3 is stored in the actual file, so ratings, mood, genre, album art stays with that file where ever you send it or you have to reinstall windows you wont lose your info like with itunes or winamp.
  21. W4LLY

    W4LLY Well-Known Member

    Double Twist is a computer program. You download it to your computer...
  22. necofurtim

    necofurtim New Member

    Songbird, tunebite, doubletwist are PC software similar to itunes.
    If you really want to stay with itunes for some reason as your pc music can just drag n drop tracks to Eris's main folder or make a new folder "music" to drag tracks into so you know where they all are (the phone will find them)

    I really suggest trying Mediamonkey it will import your itunes library for you and allow you to "sync", send playlists, orgnize your phone like an ipod.
  23. Cindy

    Cindy New Member

    I just stumble upon this tutorial to import itunes songs to play on droid, that may be helpful:)
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  24. Chopstick2U

    Chopstick2U Well-Known Member

    This is the way to go. All I do is maintain a playlist in iTunes with the songs I want, and I have a smart playlist in iPhoto which keeps a selection of my recent photos. All this is automatically synced whenever I mount the SD card. It does playlists.

    It transfers your iTunes album art in a way that Android understands. This was actually the biggest selling point, because normal drag-in-drop will not always transfer the album covers, and I HATE not having the album art.

    I tried doubletwist, and I hate it. It's just a clunky program that requires you to drag-n-drop anyway, and it's primarily designed to sell amazon mp3s, IMHO.
  25. squirrellydw

    squirrellydw Well-Known Member

    missing sync for OSX

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