Thursday, August 4, 2011

OK what can I say

I lost my way, life got busy, I had a baby... Excuses I know. I am thinking about cracking open MusicBridge 3 again, is it even worth me doing so at this point?

Monday, November 16, 2009

MusicBridge 3.0 Progress

Don't get too excited but I have added a couple of features to MusicBridge 3.0

- The ability to sync an iTunes and WMP library that are in two physical locations. For this scenario they still must be pointed to by WMP and iTunes on the same machine, but they can be at two different paths.

- The ability to do as above but also for different file extensions. Let's say all your WMP files are .mp3 and all iTunes are .m4a, you can now sync them.

- Playcount merge. This one is a little tricky, so this is what I have done. I have added a funtion in both directions that will ADD the source track palycount to the destination track playcount and then RESET the source track playcount to zero.

Basically now I need to get the big feature that allows a disconnected (cross machine) sync to work and I think MusicBridge 3 may be done. Of course it has taken me a couple of years to do this, but I really am interested in getting version 3 out.

As ever I would like to hear of any other functionality you guys want.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Google Groups

As some of you know there is a MusicBridge Google group. Unfortunately I am currently unable to access it and it appears almost impossible to contact Google.

iTunes 8

A couple of people have noted problems with iTunes 8. In the little testing I have done I am yet to run into any problems. If you have any issues please add a comment here or email me

Monday, July 21, 2008

Sorry, been busy...

Bad news I'm afraid. I have made little progress on MusicBridge 3.0, mainly due to moving house, and work in general.

Just thought I'd give an update in case anyone is holding their breath...

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

MusicBridge 3.0

Today I started work on MusicBridge 3.0. The main planned features revolve around export/import functionality. Giving users the ability to take advantage of MusicBridge syncing across disconnected multiple computers. The functionality will offer the opportunity to export from either iTunes or WMP into a format ready to be imported into either iTunes or WMP. MusicBridge will be required to be installed on each machine. The export/import process will be disconnected and the data will be transferred by means of an XML file that the user will move from one machine to the other.

The process will require a 'similar' structure for the music folders on each machine. It will not require matching absolute paths, but will require filenames and 2 levels of containing folders to match.


Computer A path:
C:\Users\James\Music\iTunes\iTunes Music\Bruce Springsteen\Magic\Last to Die.mp3

Computer B path:
D:\My Music\Bruce Springsteen\Magic\Last to Die.mp3

would match.

The level to which paths must match is "Bruce Springsteen\Magic\Last to Die.mp3"

My current plans are for an "All data" sync only, excluding artwork.

I would like feedback regarding this functionality and whether you would like to see more flexibility in the types of sync and whether you would like to see the inclusion of artwork.

I also welcome any other feature requests.