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  1. JamesTBurns's Avatar
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    #201  
    Not only can I not use "transfer my data" to port my contacts from my iPhone 5, I can't even do it with my Lumia 610....wtf
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    I use MusicMatch Jukebox from like 2003, its the program I've used since then to play music on my PC. Happy surprise as well that it works on my 8X. Have had no DRM issues either. So its the syncing software you all have been using.

    Here's a link I found from Bing.

    http://musicmatch-jukebox.soft32.com/

    I also just use explorer to drag, drop, cut, paste for pics and vids. I don't do a lot of those so really simple for me.
    From the CO and my 8X
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    #203  
    Quote Originally Posted by JamesTBurns View Post
    Not only can I not use "transfer my data" to port my contacts from my iPhone 5, I can't even do it with my Lumia 610....wtf

    Where are your contacts at? Gmail, yahoo, live? Just go into accounts, and set that one up. It'll sync wirelessly. Easy peasy
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    So I already posted this in a thread, but I received no replies. I'm really curious if this windows phone rep is actually correct or if anyone can confirm that this is not true.

    I am using a Windows 8 PC, and I have a Lumia 920. Any and all music that I download using the Xbox music app that is subscription music will not play on my phone. I can sync it to my phone fine, but whenever I try to play one of these songs on my phone, I get this message, "We are unable to confirm the media usage rights for this content." I was literally just told this by a windows phone chat "specialist."

    "This is actually a known issue, and unfortunately, syncing subscription content from the PC to the Windows Phone 8 is not an available option at this time." He then went on to say, "It is a beta, there is no guarantee that it will change, however we are aware of the issue, and working toward a resolution."

    Soooooo this is absolute horse sh*t if it's true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Walther View Post
    So I already posted this in a thread, but I received no replies. I'm really curious if this windows phone rep is actually correct or if anyone can confirm that this is not true.

    I am using a Windows 8 PC, and I have a Lumia 920. Any and all music that I download using the Xbox music app that is subscription music will not play on my phone. I can sync it to my phone fine, but whenever I try to play one of these songs on my phone, I get this message, "We are unable to confirm the media usage rights for this content." I was literally just told this by a windows phone chat "specialist."

    "This is actually a known issue, and unfortunately, syncing subscription content from the PC to the Windows Phone 8 is not an available option at this time." He then went on to say, "It is a beta, there is no guarantee that it will change, however we are aware of the issue, and working toward a resolution."

    Soooooo this is absolute horse sh*t if it's true.
    I suspect that is correct. I can definitely verify that the "media usage rights" thing pops up when you transfer video. One solution is to go to the phone and use multiselect to download all the xbox music stuff you want directly to the phone without syncing.

    Yes, the sync client situation is a total disaster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleon View Post
    I suspect that is correct. I can definitely verify that the "media usage rights" thing pops up when you transfer video. One solution is to go to the phone and use multiselect to download all the xbox music stuff you want directly to the phone without syncing.

    Yes, the sync client situation is a total disaster.
    Yeah I know that I can download music directly using my phone. That's just time consuming with 2000 songs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik Walther View Post
    So I already posted this in a thread, but I received no replies. I'm really curious if this windows phone rep is actually correct or if anyone can confirm that this is not true.

    I am using a Windows 8 PC, and I have a Lumia 920. Any and all music that I download using the Xbox music app that is subscription music will not play on my phone. I can sync it to my phone fine, but whenever I try to play one of these songs on my phone, I get this message, "We are unable to confirm the media usage rights for this content." I was literally just told this by a windows phone chat "specialist."

    "This is actually a known issue, and unfortunately, syncing subscription content from the PC to the Windows Phone 8 is not an available option at this time." He then went on to say, "It is a beta, there is no guarantee that it will change, however we are aware of the issue, and working toward a resolution."

    Soooooo this is absolute horse sh*t if it's true.
    I'm seeing the same issue and was told the same thing by their twitter reps. Although not the "beta" part... that's complete bull****. This is RTM, final software that is completely broken. Nothing beta about it. The only workaround they suggested was to download them all directly from the phone instead of on the PC and then transferring them.
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    Yep, I tried (for a lark) to sync a TV Show from within Media Center to it.. **** to the no.. instant fail. *shrug*, but I could manually do it.. (MCTVConverter to TS, TS to MP4, Copy).. what a PITA. Yes, the entire sync client situation is crap. The rest I'm OK with but that part is a disaster area
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    I'd just like to say, my itunes updated to version 11.0.0.163 and the windows phone app synced all my music perfectly with album art. might be working since the new release...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamUCF View Post
    I'm seeing the same issue and was told the same thing by their twitter reps. Although not the "beta" part... that's complete bull****. This is RTM, final software that is completely broken. Nothing beta about it. The only workaround they suggested was to download them all directly from the phone instead of on the PC and then transferring them.
    The net of this, is that the Xbox music app was completely half baked, but the big deal with Microsoft is that is very important to get your app shipped "In the Box" with a release. So it did not matter how much Xbox Music sucked, as long as they have something that goes out in the box, then they can send out updates to fix it. The problem is that they really did not think about the bad will it will cause sending out a crappy product that screws up the experience for the phone and Windows 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piratelooksat40 View Post
    The net of this, is that the Xbox music app was completely half baked, but the big deal with Microsoft is that is very important to get your app shipped "In the Box" with a release. So it did not matter how much Xbox Music sucked, as long as they have something that goes out in the box, then they can send out updates to fix it. The problem is that they really did not think about the bad will it will cause sending out a crappy product that screws up the experience for the phone and Windows 8.
    Completely agree.

    Returned my wife's Lumia 920 for a 900 because we were so let down by the music experience, and how poorly it integrated with the Zune music downloaded on our family's other two WP7 phones. Not to mention Nokia Drive missing key functionality.

    Overall, not impressed with WP8 vs WP7. Not compelled at all to migrate to a half baked OS.

    Microsoft rushing WP8 to market half baked to coincide with Windows 8 release has really turned me off. Happy to stick with WP7.
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    Has anyone tried the new WP8 sync app (For Windows 7)?

    I was having all sorts of problems with it, installed the new version, and hey presto, all my issues are sorted. The sync app can now delete music off my phone without crashing, it provides an error message on the one track it doesn't link, rather than crashing, and correctly sync's my pictures/videos not crashing in the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juanitoriv View Post
    I use MusicMatch Jukebox from like 2003, its the program I've used since then to play music on my PC. Happy surprise as well that it works on my 8X. Have had no DRM issues either. So its the syncing software you all have been using.

    Here's a link I found from Bing.

    Download MusicMatch Jukebox 10.00.4015b

    I also just use explorer to drag, drop, cut, paste for pics and vids. I don't do a lot of those so really simple for me.
    I used to LOVE MMJ. It's cool to hear they're still going strong. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnailUK View Post
    Has anyone tried the new WP8 sync app (For Windows 7)?

    I was having all sorts of problems with it, installed the new version, and hey presto, all my issues are sorted. The sync app can now delete music off my phone without crashing, it provides an error message on the one track it doesn't link, rather than crashing, and correctly sync's my pictures/videos not crashing in the process.
    Yeah, preview 2 of the desktop app is much improved over preview 1. It doesn't start from scratch every time you start it now and it will actually transfer Zune pass songs now. You still have to find any song or artist you want by drilling down through you folders though, rather than it finding and grouping artists and albums for you. Since I've had the music pass for 5 years this is annoying as during that time MS has changed where the software puts downloaded subscription songs 3 times.
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    #215  
    I've given up on the desktop app. It doesn't sync, it just copies meaning there's many times I've ended up with duplicate songs on my phone. Terrible app.
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    I never synced my iPhone after we got Exchange. But a backup solution and sync software is needed. On Android it is not much better, except that they can sync with Outlook on their Desktop.
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    #217  
    If you use WMP to sync what are you doing to remove playlists and the associated songs with that playlist? If you delete the playlist out of the playlist folder it still leaves all the songs on your device which is pretty useless.
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    #218  
    Do you mean it leaves the playlist in the phone or the actual songs? I'd expect the songs to not be deleted if I deleted a playlist.
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    #219  
    Yep it is leaving the songs, if I delete a playlist I expect the songs to go as well otherwise old songs stay and over time the phone just fills up, it would be (and is) tedious to have to delete individual songs.
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    #220  
    If i deleted a song from a playlist I'd be pissed if it deleted from my list of music as well. To me that's working correctly.
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    #221  
    It might be working but that is not a logical way to do things, seeing as you can't do any editing on the phone why would you keep songs on a phone that were no longer part of a playlist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Moe View Post
    It might be working but that is not a logical way to do things, seeing as you can't do any editing on the phone why would you keep songs on a phone that were no longer part of a playlist?
    What if a song is featured in multiple playlists?
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    #223  
    Quote Originally Posted by Big Supes View Post
    What if a song is featured in multiple playlists?
    Exactly, so if a song in multiple playlists then it stays as it is referenced in other playlists, but if it is not in anyother then surely it should come off? The only songs that should stay that are not part of a playlist are whole albums.
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    #224  
    If you have an Xbox music pass the music situation is "acceptable" but the apps on all platforms need a LOT of work, especially the Windows app. I'm enjoying the music experience but it is no Zune.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Moe View Post
    Exactly, so if a song in multiple playlists then it stays as it is referenced in other playlists, but if it is not in anyother then surely it should come off? The only songs that should stay that are not part of a playlist are whole albums.
    To me, this would not make much sense. Currently it works as it should. Think of playlists as as created list of shortcuts to the actual song. When you delete a playlist or a song from a playlist you are only deleting the shortcut extension, not the actual song. This is how it should work.

    If you want a song out of a playlist and off of your phone, you just delete the song.
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