Can I copy an MM playlist to iPhone?

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Can I copy an MM playlist to iPhone?

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In all the years I've used MediaMonkey I've never done this before. I have my iPhone connected to my Win 10 PC by USB. iTunes (a rarely used program - I dislike it!) is running with an empty playlist window open. I was hoping I could now just drag an entire set of files (or even a folder) across from MM, but clearly that doesn't work.

If it's possible, could someone kindly step me through it please?
Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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Re: Can I copy an MM playlist to iPhone?

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Sync or right click Send To on the Playlist: https://www.mediamonkey.com/wiki/index. ... zation/4.0
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Re: Can I copy an MM playlist to iPhone?

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Thanks but did you really mean "or"? Not "and"?

I don't properly understand Sync so I first tried Send To. But that didn't work as you see:

[Tried to include a screenshot but it seems impossible. What's happened to this?]
Anyway, it simply showed that the Send To list did not include any reference to my iPhone.

So then I tried the first steps in that rather complex article you referenced which failed with this message:

"The iPhone/iPod firmware is not compatible with this version of MediaMonkey. You'll be able to view the contents of the device, but will not be able to write to it."

Anyone here who has done this please? I'm sure it must be simple once you know exactly how...
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Re: Can I copy an MM playlist to iPhone?

Post by Peke »

Hi,
What MMW version you use as only latest MMW Support iOS 13+

It can be downloaded at https://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewt ... 54426&sd=d
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Re: Can I copy an MM playlist to iPhone?

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Thanks @Peke, I’ve now just installed the latest MM version and will have another try in the morning. Right now iOS is backing up my iPhone and installing latest iTunes, a slow process, so I’m going to bed!
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Re: Can I copy an MM playlist to iPhone?

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Hi,
Please make sure that iTunes is not started before you astart MMW as it locks MMW to access device correctly.
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Re: Can I copy an MM playlist to iPhone?

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Yes, or is meant. They're 2 different methods to get files on the device, but if the device is not seen then neither will work.
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Re: Can I copy an MM playlist to iPhone?

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@Lowlander, Pavle:

Thanks both, finally got it working.

Now trying to work out why half my tracks show no artwork, but don't think that's an MM problem.
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Re: Can I copy an MM playlist to iPhone?

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How did you sync and did the files have Artwork associated with them in MediaMonkey?
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Re: Can I copy an MM playlist to iPhone?

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Dumb of me not to check that first! The artwork is missing on many entries in MM. I did not have Artwork enabled in the View menu but now I have and my screen looks like this:

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I'm very rusty so would be grateful if you could remind me of the simplest way to recover artwork please.
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Re: Can I copy an MM playlist to iPhone?

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Did they have Artwork before? Was it external Art files?

Otherwise the easiest is playing and having auto-lookup for Artwork enabled, otherwise you're dependent on http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... it=discogs
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Re: Can I copy an MM playlist to iPhone?

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Did they have Artwork before? Was it external Art files?

Otherwise the easiest is playing and having auto-lookup for Artwork enabled (in Tools > Options > Metadata Lookup), otherwise you're dependent on http://www.mediamonkey.com/forum/viewto ... it=discogs
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