Can either MediaMokey or MediaJukebox sync with the Fuze?
I’d like to store everything in one place in a lossless format and still be able to sync to the Fuze. Also, MJ claims to be able to sync to iPod. Does it actually work? Do you need files need to be in the AIFF format for that to work?
This seems to be a convoluted process. Rip to FLAC with EAC for perfect repro, convert to WMA Lossless with WinAmp for playback in WM11, sync the FUZE with MM/MJ (maybe?), use MJ to sync with iPod (after converting to AIFF?), use Foobar2000 for playback if you want to bypass the crappy XP audio kernel and get good sound, and so on and so on. Whew!
You would think someone would streamline this process. Makes it hard to put together a PC based music server.
Both (along with Winamp) can sync the Fuze. MSC mode would be the prefered USB mode.
Once question though, why would you want to “convert to WMA Lossless with WinAmp for playback in WM11”? If you switch to MM, MJ, Winamp or Foobar, you’re never going to want to use WMP again. And if you absolutely have to use WMP, you can get plugins to enable FLAC palyback in WMP.
Also, like Foobar, Winamp supports ASIO (via a plugin) for bit-perfect playback.
My setup is pretty simple:
- EAC with the REACT mod for ripping to FLAC (handles album art, replaygain, etc.)
- Winamp for all playback, playlisting, trancoding, syncing & burning
- Tag & Rename for, suprisingly, tagging and renaming
Basically, you just need 3 good tools: a ripper, a library manager, and a tagger. Lots of tools can do all three things to varying degrees, but for best-of-breed in each catagory you pretty much need three separate tools.