- 12-07-2012, 12:19 PM #1
Might not be the right forum for this, but...
...I'm running Windows 8 Professional on my desktop and I have a Lumia 820. I use the Windows Phone app from the Marketplace to sync my music from my computer to my phone and it works great for me. I've heard there's a way to make it sync from iTunes directly instead of from the file system, but I can't figure out how to make it do that.
Anyone have any helpful advice?
- 12-07-2012, 12:23 PM #4
- 12-07-2012, 01:13 PM #8
That said, I downloaded the desktop app and synced some music from iTunes. It worked, although it missed some of the album art which was in iTunes. And it's clear on how to switch back and forth between Windows Libraries and iTunes, whereas the Metro app is not. So thanks for the tip. :)
- 12-07-2012, 01:21 PM #9
Hmm. It's inefficient, though. I added one song, it resynced the entire library. Didn't create dupes or anything, just took a while. Not a major complaint, I've only converted 4 of my old iTunes DRMed albums to MP3 and that's all I'm syncing right now. Once I get it all done, though, syncing might be time-consuming.
- 12-07-2012, 02:22 PM #12
I had the same issue. The first time I installed the Store app, I chose Libraries (there WAS an iTunes option), as I didn't know that podcasts were going to be so poorly supported in WP8 (Zune was great with WP7), but when I learned better, I tried uninstall/reinstall of the Store app, but it didn't give me the option again. I tried looking through the registry for what to delete, but since I have 2 Windows Phone SDKs installed, plus updates, there are hundreds if not thousands of references to Windows Phone in my registry, so not worth the risk. I ended up going to the Desktop app beta as you did, IAMTIM, and I'm equally disappointed with it. I've got an extra problem of having 3 songs that I put in the phone before I bought a MicroSD card, which I cannot get rid of, no matter how I try. I've deleted them through the file system I can't tell you how many times, I can't figure out a way to delete them through the sync (now that I've got a MicroSD in there, too, that may be part of the problem, not sure), but when I delete them, they come back. The funny thing is that they are songs I bought through a Zune pass, and I can't get rid of them, and I've heard of people having trouble getting Zune music INTO their phones - or am I reading them wrong??? But since they were purchased from Zune, I am wondering if it keeps downloading them again.... Who knows.... But I sure hope MS fixes this syncing thing SOON! I would SO LOVE to get RID of iTunes....... I can't STAND that thing! There is no NEED for me to have Windows Media Player (already there), Zune (for my Zune HD), AND iTunes all having a database of my music libraries....... UGH!
- 12-07-2012, 02:39 PM #14
- 12-07-2012, 02:44 PM #16
Ultimately, it's beta software. Hopefully it'll be cleaned up a bit for the final release.
- 12-07-2012, 03:45 PM #17
Meh - I'm an IT guy and I uninstalled/reinstalled the Store app several times. After making that first selection, it never gives you another chance. On uninstall it leaves something behind, thus my attempts to find something in the registry.... Although I never looked in the file system - that would've been too simple.....
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- 07-08-2013, 06:07 AM #21
Sync My iTunes from Runisoft Ltd could be used to Sync iTunes songs.
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