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  1. For a while now I have been trying to find a quick and easy solution to syncronize my Android phone with my music on my PC. I wanted it for the most part to be automated and for my phone to match my directory hierarchy and naming structure on my computer. I'm sure there are many tools and ways to do this but I'll detail my method just in case it helps others. First, you'll need to find sync software that can transfer files via FTP over wifi. Other protocols may work but I'm using FTP. I'm using Syncovery which I highly recommend. I'm sure there are some free options out there but Syncovery has been very reliable and easy to use for me, plus it's available for all platforms including Linux. Next, download an FTP Server on your phone. I'm using a free app called 'FTPServer'. Run the FTP Server on your phone and set up the sync program to sync your computer's music directory and the music directory on your phone using FTP. I have mine set up so Syncovery constantly monitors my folders for any changes and will begin syncing immediately (like Dropbox). I add/delete music files on my computer and the changes are immediately reflected on my phone. No hooking up my phone to my computer with a USB cable. No need to upload files slowly using Airdroid. Just make changes once on your computer and enjoy the tunes on your phone. What's your method of managing files? Any tips or suggestions are appreciated.
  2. Thank you for the detailed information! I guess I will probably enjoy my music more with the portable amp then. I turned the preamp down to 0 and will rely on the hardware amp so hopefully there won't be any noticible distortion.
  3. What is your opinion on this? I recently bought some Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro's (80 omhs) and a Fiio E11 portable amp. I find that even without the Fiio the sound quality is pretty good and loud enough in Poweramp (with preamp all the way down). Are there any noticible differences by using the hardware amp vs. just bumping up the preamp if necessary? I'm wondering if I wasted money on the Fiio... Any thoughts on this matter are appreciated!
  4. Thanks for the quick response, Wen! Another thing if I may, could you also add the ability to view play counts for each track as well as method for marking them as played? The reason I ask is because I would use this functionality with the custom playlist that I previously mentioned. Any new music that I add to my phone would show up in that playlist. BUT, if I add older music to my phone that I don't necessarily want to listen to at the moment, I can mark them as played and they would drop out of the playlist. If adding this functionality is not possible right away, it would be nice if we could store an SQLite database on the SD card and then change the play count manually using a DB editor. Just a thought...
  5. Sorry if this has already been brought up before (I did search). I looked at the upcoming features too but didn't see anything specific to this. One of the smart playlists that I would like is to have is all tracks with 0 plays. This may not necessarily be recently added tracks that already have plays (externally or otherwise). Instead of creating a smart playlist to suit everybody's needs, could you create custom smart playlist functionality instead? For example, I could create a new smart playlist and specify that play count = 0.
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