How to Sync entire MS Media Player 10 Library to Device
Posted on 2004-10-05
I have a 60 GB Create Labs Nomad Zen XTra. I need (well want) a device that will store my entire CD library (many hundred CDs), so that I can find my music quickly and have it with me.
The device itself is nice, but the vendor software stinks. I've used various applications in the past (most recently MusicMatch) and was hoping that the new MS Media Player (version 10) might now be up to the task of handling hundreds of CDs worth of music. Once I downloaded the drivers for the Zen, MS Media Player seemed to recognize my device perfectly. It reads/write perfectly as well. It's the behavior of the MS Media Player that I need help with.
Basically, what I want to do is rip CDs to a share on a server in my house. That's working fine. I've set all the tags I want on the MP3s, and the interface in Media Player 10 organizes everything perfectly well for me. The next thing I want to do is be able to plug-in my Zen and have the entire library syncronized. To me that means all files being copied to the Zen. It might be nice to delete files from the Zen that have been deleted from my MS Media Player library, but that's not a necessity.
The big thing is that I can't select the individual music to syncronize. I need the entire library to be syncronized. I rip CDs in batches. In fact, in the past I've paid my kids to rip the CDs for me. I may have dozens of CDs worth of MP3s to sync at any point and I don't want anything missed (and I don't want duplicates).
Is there any way to have MS Media Player do this (or am I back to using MusicMatch)?