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Use artist/album info on Sony Walkman phones System
I recently bought a Sony Ericsson W800i (might be the W800a in the USA). It's a splendid phone; just works with the Mac, but had to smile a bit looking at the instructions for Windows users who had to install drivers, custom software, reboot 14 times, etc.

Anyways, about copying tunes to the W800 via the USB cable. No problem. You just plug it in, then copy the files to the MSSEMC/Media files/audio/ directory on the mounted volume (called NO NAME for me). Now, whilst the W800 could read the artist, track, and album information from these files (mp3 and m4a) and display it whilst playing, it would not organise them by artist and album in the interface.

A bit of googling and I discovered that the Windows software on the CD (Disc2Phone) does some "magic" to make this happen. But it turns out that this "magic" is just that Disc2Phone just puts songs in artist/album sub-directories. So, to the hint.

When copying your files to the phone's memory stick, organise them by artist/album, and all will be well. That is, create directory Eminem in MSSEMC/Media files/audio/, then create Curtain Call within that, and the songs in the Curtain Call directory. I've almost got an AppleScript that does this automatically for songs in a specific iTunes playlist, and will make it public when done (unless someone has done it before).

And before everyone starts shouting "get an iPod!"; thanks, but I already have one!
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Use artist/album info on Sony Walkman phones
Authored by: siMac on Jan 06, '06 07:34:04AM

If you use the 'Keep iTunes Library organised' option in iTunes, your music collection is already stored in this hierarchy, should be a matter of drag'n'drop.



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Authored by: adrianm on Jan 06, '06 07:40:11AM

Knew someone would say this :)

Yes, absolutely true if you want to drag your entire library to the phone, but not if, in the extremely likely event you're entire library won't fit, and you just want to copy a playlist or two.



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Authored by: oliverchaddock on Jan 06, '06 07:43:15AM

Or you could take a look at this article on clubsonyericsson and sync your Walkman phone with iTunes directly!

http://www.clubsonyericsson.com/en/27/10/2005/synchronizing-sony-ericssons-with-itunes/



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Authored by: adrianm on Jan 06, '06 09:18:56AM

Ah that's better. Last time I looked I found only something called SyncTunes, and it didn't do the directory structure bit.

Thanks



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Authored by: nesfield on Jan 09, '06 10:30:19AM

That must have been some time ago ;-)

I added artist/album folders back in v1.1.0, which I think was in September. It was to help a W800i or K750i user.

Cheers
Paul



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Use artist/album info on Sony Walkman phones
Authored by: mclbruce on Jan 06, '06 08:53:09AM

The article above mentions three pieces of software, two for Windows and one for OS X. Here's the link to the OS X software, called iTunesMyWalkman

http://ilari.scheinin.fidisk.fi/itunemywalkman/



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Use artist/album info on Sony Walkman phones
Authored by: Lucky_Strike on Jan 07, '06 06:07:32AM

A shareware solution which integrates nicley with iTunes is Dreamsicle, available from:
http://www.kaisakura.com/dreamsicle.html

The iTunes integration is very easy,it works with existing playlists and even allows for on-the-fly re-encoding of the music to lower bitrate to save space on the phone (although rather slowly).

Also offers features to sync photos and videos (not tried these yet).

NOTE - I'm in no way associated with the author of this software.



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Authored by: mranest on Jan 07, '06 11:03:39AM
You might also want to check this out:

SyncTunes

It's freeware and working like a charm. Just uploaded a couple of podcasts for listening will commuting to work :-)

Regards,
Anestis

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