What's the easiest way to stop individual tracks syncing?

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feline1
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What's the easiest way to stop individual tracks syncing?

Post by feline1 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:13 am

Hi,
I am using Mediamonkey 4 with my Sony ZX100 walkman, and it's all going pretty smoothly.

I have a few tracks in my library that are duplicates - for example, when a compilation CD includes tracks that I already had on an original album.
For completeness sake, I have ripped all these tracks onto my NAS, they're in folders according to the original discs they came from.
But it's pointless transferring the the duplicates onto my walkman.

Is there some way I can put a flag in the metadata of the duplicate tracks, telling MediaMonkey not to sync them?

At the moment, I am controlling syncing using the "Auto-Sync (-->Device)" tab in MediaMoney, and in the "Choose which files to keep synced" panel, I just have selected the folders I want in the "Location" tree - but this only has granularity going down to folder level, I can't make it ignore individual tracks.

Is there a way to tell it to skip individual tracks?

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Re: What's the easiest way to stop individual tracks syncing

Post by Lowlander » Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:44 pm

No, unless you filter them out of Collections/AutoPlaylist and sync from there.
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feline1
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Re: What's the easiest way to stop individual tracks syncing

Post by feline1 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:46 am

Hmmm, this does appear to be something iTunes can do which MediaMonkey can't, in that case! :x

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Re: What's the easiest way to stop individual tracks syncing

Post by Lowlander » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:35 pm

It would seem easier in iTunes, but I wonder if this is easily managed with several devices to be synced to and different preferences between the devices.
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feline1
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Re: What's the easiest way to stop individual tracks syncing

Post by feline1 » Tue May 03, 2016 4:36 pm

Well, I have come up with my own workaround for this.
I simply use a metadata field that I don't personally care about ("Genre") as switch for this. Basically every track in my entire library has it's Genre set to something, but I leave the Genre field blank on the duplicate tracks. Then, in the Library >> Device sync rules for my Walkman, I tell it to sync all the tracks with "Genre == whatever", and the duplicate tracks get left behind. Simples. :)

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Re: What's the easiest way to stop individual tracks syncing

Post by rrfpacker » Sun May 15, 2016 5:32 pm

feline1 wrote:Well, I have come up with my own workaround for this.
I simply use a metadata field that I don't personally care about ("Genre") as switch for this. Basically every track in my entire library has it's Genre set to something, but I leave the Genre field blank on the duplicate tracks. Then, in the Library >> Device sync rules for my Walkman, I tell it to sync all the tracks with "Genre == whatever", and the duplicate tracks get left behind. Simples. :)
I basically did the same thing to take care of duplicates from Compilation albums. But instead of leaving the important Genre blank, I renamed one of the Custom fields to Duplicate. I write dup in that field for tracks I don't want to sync. Works best for me in auto-playlists where I can use this as a condition (duplicate does not equal dup).

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