1. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    How are you putting music and playlist on your WP? Do you keep your music on iTunes and sync with that? Are you using Windows media player? What's a good way to manage music files and get it on your phone? I'm really curious to what are all the options we have.
    09-03-2014 12:39 AM
  2. hotphil's Avatar
    Windows Media Player works for transferring music for me. I tried the Windows Phone App a while back... for about 5 minutes then gave up.
    I haven't seen a way of actually syncing though i.e. playcounts etc. synchronise between the phone and a PC application.
    09-03-2014 12:58 AM
  3. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    No one else puts music on their phone? Just one person?
    09-03-2014 09:06 AM
  4. Idiosyncrasy's Avatar
    I use the app to sync my iTunes playlist over. Or at least I did.

    Then I decided to just clear out the playlist for songs I actually want to listen to (trim the fat!), manually copied to files over to the phone with File Explorer, and then let random do it's thing. Works for me
    09-03-2014 09:10 AM
  5. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    I have iTunes too but I'd like to cut Apple completely out of the picture.
    09-04-2014 02:41 AM
  6. xandros9's Avatar
    I just keep my music sorted with decent tags and just keep them on my music folder on OneDrive

    In the event I have to reload my music, I just copy the entire folder over to my phone using Explorer. (or Finder, for those with Macs, etc.)
    09-04-2014 09:27 AM
  7. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    I just keep my music sorted with decent tags and just keep them on my music folder on OneDrive

    In the event I have to reload my music, I just copy the entire folder over to my phone using Explorer. (or Finder, for those with Macs, etc.)
    So you just stream your own music?
    09-04-2014 03:18 PM
  8. xandros9's Avatar
    So you just stream your own music?
    Nope, no streaming.
    OneDrive just keeps it in sync across PCs, I just copy it all locally to my phone.
    09-04-2014 03:34 PM
  9. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    So you manually just drag and drop files into your phone from OneDrive? But you can't do playlist like that, can you?
    09-04-2014 07:55 PM
  10. xandros9's Avatar
    So you manually just drag and drop files into your phone from OneDrive? But you can't do playlist like that, can you?
    I don't usually deal with playlists.
    Although I experimented with one in the modern/metro Music app on my PC and I found it appear on my Lumia. Although I don't know how well or bad it works.

    Speaking of which, I really need playlists now actually.
    09-04-2014 10:27 PM
  11. hs k's Avatar
    Since my music is totally and awesomely tagged with album art and likes, I just use cygwin to generate a random list of music files while I then copy to my phone.
    09-04-2014 10:42 PM
  12. jmshub's Avatar
    I just use Windows Explorer to drag and drop files onto my phone. The WP synching app is mediocre and Windows Explorer access is a killer feature.
    09-04-2014 10:44 PM
  13. Zulfigar's Avatar
    I use Zune to keep everything organized, then sync what I want with Windows Media Player. May be two apps, but I'm not getting rid of Zune entirely any time soon. No way!
    09-04-2014 11:01 PM
  14. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    Maybe Microsoft should merge windows media player and windows phone app together.
    09-05-2014 02:42 AM
  15. Zulfigar's Avatar
    Na, just go back to using Zune. ;)
    09-05-2014 09:52 AM
  16. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    I didn't know Zune software was still supported. I've never had a Zune.
    09-05-2014 11:38 AM
  17. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    I really don't understand Xbox music app. How does that even work for PC users who don't have an Xbox at all. Maybe it l Microsoft so look into merging all of it together for some cohesion.
    09-05-2014 11:39 AM
  18. Niavlys77's Avatar
    I've got ~140GB of music, and always use Zune and its autoplaylists on my PC, but I could never find a good way to directly sync all of the songs from a playlist like we did with WP7.

    So, I actually made my own program to read my Zune playlists and copy those songs into a separate folder (one for DRM Xbox Music songs, and one for non-DRM songs) - from there I just drag and drop the non-DRM songs with Explorer to my phone, then use the Windows Phone "Metro" app to sync the DRM protected files. It works well enough - and I'm not sure whether there's any other way to go about this yet (anyone else know?).

    I'll be using Zune on my PC until they get a proper replacement for it and all of its features, so it feels like it was worth the effort (which really wasn't too much).
    09-05-2014 01:48 PM
  19. Niavlys77's Avatar
    I really don't understand Xbox music app. How does that even work for PC users who don't have an Xbox at all. Maybe it l Microsoft so look into merging all of it together for some cohesion.
    Xbox Music is just branded as such because MS decided it was a good idea to put all of their entertainment offerings under the Xbox name. I think it's a pretty stupid decision myself, not to mention it just sounds dumb compared to just "Zune", but it is what it is.
    09-05-2014 01:52 PM
  20. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    I've got ~140GB of music, and always use Zune and its autoplaylists on my PC, but I could never find a good way to directly sync all of the songs from a playlist like we did with WP7.

    So, I actually made my own program to read my Zune playlists and copy those songs into a separate folder (one for DRM Xbox Music songs, and one for non-DRM songs) - from there I just drag and drop the non-DRM songs with Explorer to my phone, then use the Windows Phone "Metro" app to sync the DRM protected files. It works well enough - and I'm not sure whether there's any other way to go about this yet (anyone else know?).

    I'll be using Zune on my PC until they get a proper replacement for it and all of its features, so it feels like it was worth the effort (which really wasn't too much).
    That sounds very impressive. If your can do it, why can't Microsoft?
    09-06-2014 04:23 AM
  21. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    Xbox Music is just branded as such because MS decided it was a good idea to put all of their entertainment offerings under the Xbox name. I think it's a pretty stupid decision myself, not to mention it just sounds dumb compared to just "Zune", but it is what it is.
    It would seem to unify the shopping experience would probably make it an iTunes competitor but it's really a matter of making things simpler and more cohesive so that the end user isn't left scratching their heads as to what way was meant to work best for this.
    09-06-2014 04:25 AM
  22. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    I feel like we are left wondering exactly how it's music and playlist meant to be shared between our devices optimally.
    09-06-2014 11:32 AM
  23. Christopher Lindsay's Avatar
    There needs to be one hub for all things to work through.
    09-06-2014 11:32 AM

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