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Vincent Kars

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Sync MC20 to Android 4.1.2
« on: August 24, 2014, 08:54:50 am »

Recently on a sync almost all my files where reported as not on device, unable to tag.
As I use Music/[album]/[Artist] for the path on the portable and have been editing the Artist tags, I can imagine this confused JRiver as the tags are changed.
However I expected in this case all files not recognized will be deleted from the handheld will be deleted. This is not the case as the transfer was far in excess of the capacity of the SD card.

This might indicate the sync is not working properly.
Took a deep breath:
-   Changed the path to Music/[album] as this is a pretty stable tag
-   Inside JRiver I selected all the files and removed them
-   Got a message I donít understand (see attachment)
-   Recheck the sync, JRiver reports a 27 free after 32 GB transfer
-   Started the sync
JRiver reports it is converting but the uploading is stuck at the first track.
When JRiver reported 300 hours remaining, I cancelled the sync.

Did recheck the sync.
JRiver reports Working but nothing happens.
After 5 minutes I decided to cancel.
Restarted JRiver
The handheld doesnít show up in Devices (a refresh option forcing JRiver to rescan would be nice)

Disconnect/reconnect the handheld, restarted JRiver, now it sees the handheld
Did a sync, this time the upload works.
Problem might be related due to the handheld being locked (need to unlock it manual) but I donít expect it to go in a locked state once connected.

 3 hours later, the device is fully synced.
The conversion is completed but JRiver says it needs less than a minute to complete.
Wonder what it does. Donít see much CPU or I/O

Restarted JRiver
This time everything looks fine excepts one track is In Queue and I havenít touched the playlist.
Did a sync, another track pops up for In Queue
Did a sync again but this time JRiver reports the device as becoming full as it is about sync 25 Gb, almost all files..
All files are reported as being On Device.

Did a Recheck Sync
JRiver insist on the device being full
Closed JRiver and restarted

JRiver reports a 59 GB device with 28.4 free
This time I have another track In Queue
A resync and I get the 3 previous ones as In Queue

Did a Sync and MC20 crashesí out

Restart, again a probably random track appears In Queue and JRiver reports device full.

Canít say what exactly is wrong
Might be cockpit errors but at least on a resync file size is reported incorrectly
It looks like JRiver doesnít delete tracks not in the playlist or doesnít substract their size.
Hence it offers to discard tracks from the sync.
With a unchanged playlist, after a full sync still tracks are still  In Queue
A repeated sync results in a device reported as full


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Re: Sync MC20 to Android 4.1.2
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2014, 09:05:42 am »

Did you try powering both sides down and back up?

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Re: Sync MC20 to Android 4.1.2
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2014, 09:07:40 am »

No, I only closed/restarted JRiver

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Re: Sync MC20 to Android 4.1.2
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2014, 09:33:26 am »

Restarted both PC and phone


JRiver reports 3 tracks In Queue
Sync Now, JRiver converts and uploads
All 3 tracks are reported as complete
Still JRiver reports to need 2 minutes to complete the task

After completion a different track pops up for In Queue

Did a Recheck Sync, about half of the tracks is In Queue, other half is reported on device


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Re: Sync MC20 to Android 4.1.2 - File type?
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2014, 02:09:35 pm »

Sorted by track / Album

JRiver reports the FLAC (the original file) as In QUEUE
The converted MP3 is reported as On Device

Might it be something as silly that because of the different file types JRiver doesn't recognize the FLAC as being On Device?
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