Syncing files to different folders

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Syncing files to different folders

Post by xilocient » Sat Dec 18, 2010 8:21 am

Hey everyone, I just got a J3 and want to use mediamonkey to automatically sync my files on the player as follows: Podcasts go in Podcasts folder; Audiobooks go in Audiobooks folder; everything else goes in Music folder.

Seems straight enough, but I can't seem to get it to do this...
The first thing I tried was going into the autosync list and editing where each kind of file goes (music, playlists, audiobooks, podcast subscriptions) but those settings never seem to save.

I found a bit of code o nthe net to put in the sync tracs to in the device configuration tab that goes like this

If(<Genre>=Podcast,\Podcasts\) $If(<Genre>=Audiobook,\Audiobooks\,\Music\)<Album> \ <Title> in the Device Configuration tab.

This is getting closer. It's putting the audiobooks in the audiobooks folder, the music in the Music folder but it puts the podcasts in \podcasts\music\

Does anyone know the right syntax for an if/else? or another way to get MM to do what I want?

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Re: Syncing files to different folders

Post by Lowlander » Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:00 pm

If(<Genre>=Podcast,\Podcasts\,$If(<Genre>=Audiobook,\Audiobooks\,\Music\))<Album> \ <Title> should do it correctly.
Lowlander (MediaMonkey user since 2003)


Re: Syncing files to different folders

Post by Xilocient » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:22 pm

Works like a charm. Thanks Lowlander!


Re: Syncing files to different folders

Post by Xilocient » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:24 am

Update: My files are all ending up in the right place now, but every time i want to sync, Media Monkey wants to delete a bunch of my music and all of my podcasts from my device, then recopy them. If i tell MM not to delete the files, it just overwrites the existing files.

I listen to a lot of podcasts and want to be able to automatically delete podcasts that i've listened to (haven't had much success with this) or to just sync with the list I have locally on my computer. Automatic syncing my music and audiobooks would also be nice, but I can do that manually if need be.

Is the only way to do this to tell MM to sync only my podcasts, automatically delete ones not in the library (excluding music and audiobook folders)? or am I missing something...

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Re: Syncing files to different folders

Post by DickDiver » Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:00 pm

This is not working for me:

If(<Genre>=Podcast,\Podcasts\,$If(<Genre>=Audiobook,\Audiobooks\,\Music\))<Album> \ <Title>

I use Sansa Fuze and do not know why it does not work :(

I have bound to wdm... not generic USB driver. Can some one please explain why the above could work or not?

And how do you accomplish what Xilo asked? This is the most important function we need for podcasts and well I need that too.

What be so great to get that running with MM.
Joe Dell Dell

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