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Issue with synching with WMP

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Marcoponte, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Marcoponte

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    On my PC i store albums in different folders and the songs in the folders : Music/Album1, Music/Album2, .... All my songs have the required MP3tags : Album, Title, Albumartist, Artist. So, in principle the folderstructure is not required, but ok. I'm old fashion :) On my smartphone i have the same folder structure. Now, when i synch between PC (Windows Media Player) and smartphone i have a strange phenomena :
    It often happens (and always for the same folders) that after synching on my smartphone an additional folder Music/Albumartist/Album1 is created and all the songs in there. The original folder Music/Album1 also exists. Remarkable is the fact that there is nothing to synch in that folder
    How is this possible
    Kind regards
     


    #1 Marcoponte, Jul 18, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2019
  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    what music app are you using?
     
  3. Marcoponte

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    Thanks for the interest. I'm using Music Player from Google
     
  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    you google has an interesting way of sorting music. you might try another player. i use googly music, but i buy my music from the app so i have no issues with it.
     
  5. Marcoponte

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    i would expect that the synchronization process is independent of the music player on android ? what i find strange is the way the synch process manipulates the file system on android by creating additional folders etc ...
     
  6. Marcoponte

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    I'm not sure if anyone is still reading but i have more details :)
    The "problem" occurs if i synch a playlist. And the phenomena is the following : for every song in the playlist, the synching process creates additional folders with the structure albumartist/album (mp3 tags). To illustrate if the playlist contains the song Madame George with Album = "Astral Weeks" and AlbumArtist = "Van Morrison", the synching process creates a folder Van Morrison/Astral Weeks with 1 song Madame George.

    I discovered in WMP in Tools/Options/<smartphone> -> Properties an option "Create folder hierarchy on device" that is checked. But i cannot uncheck it
     
    #6 Marcoponte, Jul 25, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2019

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