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  1. Kaushik Banerjee's Avatar
    Yup, I've updated to Win 8.1 and then downgraded because the problems there were just more severe. My music wouldn't even load at all due to constant re-caching.

    I do have a Windows PC here, but I will not have one in a few days because I'm moving across the pond in a couple days. Mac and Linux only from in on out.

    I definitely agree WP8 is snappy and easy on the battery, fluid and all around sexy. Tiles are just delicious, and the 3rd party apps from developers like Rudy Huyn are superior to Android equivalents. That said, I use my phone are an powerhouse music-device with Xbox Music (subscription) and the like. It's more mp3 player than not to me. And Microsoft has just made this past year overtly painful with the music syncing.
    The music sync is quite a bit of problem. But Microsoft promised it will update the music app from time to time and now that Xbox music and Xbox videos are separate apps , it can be updated more often. I am using Lumia 625. Wp8.1 running smooth. Here is a link you might check it out https://lumia720.wordpress.com/2013/...windowsphone8/
    sd173 likes this.
    04-21-2014 08:19 PM
  2. tapehead's Avatar
    you can't do it directly, but the app allows you to see the music files instead of just using the itunes sync section of the app
    this... This may have been the solution i've been dying for. I will keep you updated.
    04-21-2014 08:21 PM
  3. dby2011's Avatar
    Don't get a iPhone 4- get at least a 4s. My friend have up a 4s to his son and got a used 4 and it struggles with iOS7.He said it is very slow and laggy. Matter of fact he was thinking of getting a Lumia 520 and dumping the iPhone 4 cause he can't stand how slow it is.
    xandros9 likes this.
    04-21-2014 08:45 PM
  4. borasar's Avatar
    this... This may have been the solution i've been dying for. I will keep you updated.
    Let us know if that works man, i wouldn't jump ship just yet, the duplications are very frustrating, but i think with a bit of work you can get your phone working fine and enjoy it, just gotta be patient and persistent :)
    04-21-2014 08:55 PM
  5. cuwe's Avatar
    I also tried everything to get rid that duplications but , the only way that work (for me) , is to hard reset the phone with the SD card inside the phone .
    04-21-2014 09:15 PM
  6. Kaushik Banerjee's Avatar
    I also tried everything to get rid that duplications but , the only way that work (for me) , is to hard reset the phone with the SD card inside the phone .
    The same worked for me
    04-21-2014 09:26 PM
  7. Angry_Mushroom's Avatar
    For the time being I'm not having any issues with my music on the Xbox Music app. A first since I got the phone a while back. A tad slow right now, but I'm damn glad they've fixed the duplicate song issue on my side. On a side note. I just click and drag my music from folder to folder. The transfer app was useless last time I used it, and I am not going through the pain of using any media player to sync my files.

    If you really are that bummed over this to switch OSes... I'd say get a 4S or a even the 5. 300 dollars for 3 generation old hardware is a tad much for me. Then again I'm not exactly well versed on prices of Apple hardware. I do hope you reach a solution sooner than later.
    tapehead likes this.
    04-21-2014 11:39 PM
  8. Misty Donovan's Avatar
    I just have to agree with everything that tapehead said about this phone, I have never been so irritated with a phone in my life. I have 4 music apps on my phone, and all them are completely useless. It take half your life away just making a list, or god forbid you want to sync music. I have a ragged 4th generation iPod and I never knew why it was so expensive until now. So if I were you tapehead I would definitely save my pennies for an apple product, cus it makes the Lumia look like something a 5 year old came up with.
    tapehead, FinancialP and dgr_874 like this.
    04-21-2014 11:55 PM
  9. Shawn Magm's Avatar
    I have never run any of the virtualization software (Virtual Box, Parallels, or VM Fusion) on OS X. I'm not sure if running virtualization software will recognize devices connected to USB ports. If you have access to a Windows Software and load that as a 2nd OS, Copy Trans can do drag and drop for the iPhone assuming that the software will recognize those devices. When I had my iPhone 3G, that was how I put music on the phone. I didn't deal with iTunes. Probably Boot Camp will work, but the pain is that you would have to reboot the computer into Boot Camp to access Windows.
    04-22-2014 12:03 AM
  10. hs k's Avatar
    Hey, since you said that you had a Windows PC lying around, can you try music bee on it to sync? I have had the same problem on my 720 and after starting to use music bee, I haven't had a duplication problem.

    If it still persists, can you try to flash another Rom on your phone?

    If you have a phone with SD card, try finding the card with the phone
    04-22-2014 12:05 AM
  11. Azurus's Avatar
    Re:iPhone 4, is there a big difference between the 4 and 4S, because my friend's iPhone (which she's been using for 2 years) is snappy as hell.
    Actually yeah there is the main reason im telling you its gonna be laggy is because alot of my friends are experiencing this problem . With the 4S you have a higher processor , it can do better
    tapehead and xandros9 like this.
    04-22-2014 12:10 AM
  12. L Beezy's Avatar
    All I can say about this is do what you believe is in your best interests. Don't let some of these people and their fanboy comments tell you otherwise. I don't use my phone as a music player to begin with, but being a music-head I would be frustrated if I was in your position. I can say that the Windows platform has such a horrible music platform that I still have Zune installed on my Windows 8 PC and still use my iPod Classic as my main go-to music player.

    By the way, I don't discriminate between any brand, OS, etc. I use what works best for me.
    FinancialP and tapehead like this.
    04-22-2014 12:55 AM
  13. Jazmac's Avatar
    Install Windows 7 on your mac. Its what I would do.
    04-22-2014 01:28 AM
  14. iyae's Avatar
    Install Windows 7 on your mac. Its what I would do.
    Or 8.1
    ajj3085 likes this.
    04-22-2014 01:43 AM
  15. Robinsonmac's Avatar
    Bottom line is it should work without having to do a bunch of work-arounds. Lets all just admit the music apps for Windowsphone are crap at best. The 1st update they promised is tomorrow. lets see what they come up with in terms of the level of commitment & what direction they are going in the update. As for the client apps for PC's, who knows if or when they will be updated. Hopefully both get updated at the same time and yopur problems strt to diminish. If not I'd get at least a 5 or 5c & call it a day....
    tapehead likes this.
    04-22-2014 03:17 AM
  16. Bernard Ofori's Avatar
    What's holding you back?just leave. Am tired of people posting up threads like this. Everybody has different needs and wants and if windows phones doesn't suit your needs just leave.deuces
    Dk92, kristalsoldier and gmlongo like this.
    04-22-2014 04:41 AM
  17. kristalsoldier's Avatar
    What's holding you back?just leave. Am tired of people posting up threads like this. Everybody has different needs and wants and if windows phones doesn't suit your needs just leave.deuces
    Exactly! If the poster has a problem, it must be genuine and instead of trying to find workarounds or other solutions that may lead to further complications, a different platform may be a better and less painful solution.
    04-22-2014 05:27 AM
  18. anony_mouse's Avatar
    $300 for an iPhone 4 seems *really* expensive. It's a four year old design. You can do much better for that money with Android, or surely even a less ancient second hand iPhone.
    Last edited by anony_mouse; 04-22-2014 at 05:49 AM.
    tapehead likes this.
    04-22-2014 05:39 AM
  19. Squeegies's Avatar
    they've already updated the windows phone app or Mac.. maybe they've already heard your concern... :D
    tapehead likes this.
    04-22-2014 05:47 AM
  20. boovish's Avatar
    Bro are you serious ?? I'm sorry but whatever windows phone you got is MILES ahead of iPhone 4. If you said iPhone 5S I wouldn't have argued with you . but IPhone 4 ?? seriously ?? your choice , but my advice to you is not to because its very laggy with the latest OS and they force you update so you're basically gonna waste your 300$
    Well 7.1 Helped, but it is not worth $300 now. You could get a 4S for that price
    tapehead likes this.
    04-22-2014 05:49 AM
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    04-22-2014 07:22 AM
  22. tapehead's Avatar
    What's holding you back?just leave. Am tired of people posting up threads like this. Everybody has different needs and wants and if windows phones doesn't suit your needs just leave.deuces
    Don't be rude.
    FinancialP and snowmutt like this.
    04-22-2014 07:47 AM
  23. jlzimmerman's Avatar
    Because I can get on eBay tonight for under $300 unlocked, and that sounds worth it.
    facepalm.jpg
    xandros9 likes this.
    04-22-2014 07:47 AM
  24. boasist's Avatar
    The app I can deal with, it's the horrid method of adding and managing music on the phone.

    I have Windows 8 on the desktop, and it's a huge, multi-click ordeal. I have over 80gb of music, I don't want to scroll through everything just to add it to my phone. I'd like to see a shuffle feature, and actual music management for the devices.
    tapehead likes this.
    04-22-2014 08:48 AM
  25. tk-093's Avatar
    People would pay $300 for an iPhone 4? Jebus, I have a whole drawer full of them at work. I could retire.
    snowmutt likes this.
    04-22-2014 08:58 AM
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