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Archos 204 sync problems with WMP 11

by smallclone / February 18, 2008 7:22 AM PST

Hi, I've tried to search for answers to this but to no avail.

I'm using Win Media Player 11, and an Archos 204 MP3 Player. Its got a 20GB capability and I am only syncing 9GB of music.

Everytime I sync the device it adds duplicate files to the player and some of the play lists are incomplete.

Tried over and over to find out what I am doing wrong but if I sync again, it produces hundreds of duplicates that I have to manually erase. so frustrating.

Please help!!


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alternative solution
by inflammable / February 18, 2008 10:34 AM PST

I know this is not the answer that you are looking for but...

As an owner of 4 archos player I have always preferred Drag n' Drop system of loading music to the device rather than sync with WMP...

first because I have experimented syncing to be more time consuming... and buggy
second. I am very strict with my files and their order, ID3 tag and I have them all under neat folders....

anyway my point for you is to try drag and drop... try to make folder for your fav artist knowing that there will be most of the songs.. and if you have time for fixing ID3 tag do so... (you need it for syncing also)

And everytime you get new songs, manually drop it to the player...

I think this way Im in charge... not wmp.

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by smallclone / February 18, 2008 5:09 PM PST
In reply to: alternative solution

Yeah I think I am going to have to do that unfortunately.

Its a shame because its worked perfectly so far, and I often have a mass addition to my music collection at once..........5 / 6 cd's or 20 downloaded mp3's etc.

So its far harder to keep track of the one's I've added....i.e. - I have to sit there and manually add them instead of pressing the sync button and leaving the pc for a half hour.

Nevermind. Thanks for your suggestion.

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No playslist editing
by smallclone / February 18, 2008 6:27 PM PST
In reply to: alternative solution

Also, the thing with drag and drop is that I can't edit my playlists in Windows. They are .pla format or something.

This is incredibly frustrating, as they are the most important function on my device.

I think I might just format the entire music library on the device and start again.

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"some of the play lists are incomplete."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 18, 2008 11:36 PM PST

Just sharing. I ran into this on a client's PC. It turned out they were a Limewire user so some of their tracks were oddly encoded. I wouldn't have figured this out on my own since I don't use Limewire and didn't have such tracks to dissect.

Once we removed the crappy tracks from Limewire it worked fine (until they added those back in!)


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That could be it!!
by smallclone / February 18, 2008 11:45 PM PST

I have used limewire in the past, so that could be it. I have about 150 tracks dowloaded from limewire.

But I'm sure it is adding wma files ripped from my cd's too.

Do you have to remove all the limewire tracks? or can they be renamed at all?


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 19, 2008 12:23 AM PST
In reply to: That could be it!!

It's not my machine, I don't use that so I can't tell much more than we ditched the problem tracks...

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