iTunesFusion Change Log

v3.3 • October 12, 2018

  • Fix: Fixed an issue where you would sometimes not be able to edit your sync profiles
  • Fix: iTunes is now detected correctly when installed through the Windows Store (as a Universal app)
  • Fix: General fixes and improvements

v3.2 • August 22, 2018

  • Notice: iTunesFusion no longer supports Windows XP or Vista. To use iTunesFusion with these operating systems, you will need to use an older version of iTunesFusion
  • Notice: Now targeting the .NET Framework 4.6.1, which will automatically install during setup if needed
  • Fix: ALAC transcoding fixes
  • Fix: General fixes and improvements

v3.1 • June 5, 2017

  • Change: Built against the latest version of iTunes (
  • Change: Building the Sync Confirmation list is much faster
  • Fix: Resolved an issue that prevented iTunesFusion from syncing on some machines

v3.0.1 • May 12, 2017

  • Fix: Fixed an issue where you couldn't select more than one playlist at a time

v3.0 • May 11, 2017

  • Change: Default values for Filename tags are now customizable
  • Change: More metadata is copied when syncing a track with MTP
  • Change: All MTP playlists will now have the .pla extension
  • Change: Removed playlist ID's from playlist filenames
  • Change: There is now an option to open the Sync window when iTunesFusion starts
  • Change: General improvements and changes
  • Change: Major changes to support multi-DPI scaling in Windows 10
  • Change: Improved Windows 10 compatibility (Anniversary and Creators updates)
  • Fix: Better playlist integration with Samsung devices

v2.6 • August 10, 2016

  • Change: General UI improvements
  • Change: iTunesFusion now supports the .aa and .aax file formats
  • Fix: Resolved an issue where files containing non-ASCII characters were always synced

v2.5.1 • April 12, 2016

  • Change: Now targeting the .NET Framework 4.0, which will automatically install during setup if needed
  • Fix: Will now remove leading backslashes from playlist paths correctly

v2.5 • April 6, 2016

  • Change: Added a new iTunes playlist exporter
  • Change: Added an option to split long playlists into multiple files
  • Change: Added a new playlist format: Extended M3U (ASCII)
  • Change: The option to skip disabled tracks is now off by default
  • Change: The message box that tells when iTunes isn't running now gives an option to start it
  • Change: General improvements and upgrades
  • Change: Added an "Our Apps" tab to the settings window with details about other great Binary Fortress apps (you can disable this tab in the Advanced Settings if you don't want it)
  • Fix: The Sync Confirm window now opens much faster when syncing a lot of files
  • Fix: ASCII playlists will now have the correct file names when syncing files with non ASCII characters

v2.4 • November 2, 2015

  • Change: Fully Windows 10 tested and compatible
  • Change: Added a new file naming tag: <random#>
  • Change: You can now resize your MP3 album art without converting the file
  • Change: Added an option to ignore disabled songs in iTunes
  • Fix: Resolved an issue where iTunesFusion didn't properly detect paths with spaces

v2.3 • June 16, 2015

  • Change: Added the "iTunes Fix" tab for repairing issues with the iTunes COM API
  • Change: There is now a warning if a source file is located in the sync destination
  • Change: There is a new option that will allow iTunesFusion to skip converting MP3 files that have a lower bitrate than the transcode settings
  • Fix: Resolved an issue where iTunesFusion was reporting the wrong path while deleting files
  • Fix: Performance improvements

v2.2 • March 4, 2015

  • Change: Added support for Extended M3U playlists
  • Fix: Resolved an issue where the "alb. artist" tag didn't work in non-English languages
  • Fix: General improvements

v2.1.3 • January 19, 2015

  • Fix: Resolved an issue with the Album Artist tag in non-English languages
  • Fix: Fixed some minor issues

v2.1.2 • January 2, 2015

  • Change: Added 2 new languages
  • Fix: Fixed some minor issues

v2.1.1 • December 17, 2014

  • Change: Added the ability to customize the amount of number padding for custom filenames
  • Fix: Added the .m4b, .aif, and .aifc file types to the media file search
  • Fix: Right-to-Left language UI improvements
  • Fix: Resolved a rare occurrence where iTunesFusion would delete local MP3 files

v2.1 • November 26, 2014

  • Change: Added a new folder structure tag: Playlist Track Number
  • Change: Added an option to exclude the leading slash from playlist paths
  • Fix: Resolved an issue that causes some songs to be ignored on some MTP devices
  • Fix: Resolved an issue that prevented the Sync window from opening on some systems

v2.0.6 • October 23, 2014

  • Fix: Playlists created in the root of the device no longer have the drive letter in them
  • Fix: No longer constantly deletes and re-syncs some tracks
  • Fix: Selects the correct device when automatically opening the Sync window
  • Fix: Showed file extensions incorrectly sometimes when converting
  • Fix: Files are now syned correctly when previously converted

v2.0.5 • June 17, 2014

  • Change: Added the option to save playlists to the root of a device
  • Change: Added the option to save playlists in WPL format
  • Change: Playlist formats are now saved per Sync Profile
  • Fix: Playlists saved on non-MTP devices now contain converted files

v2.0.4 • June 3, 2014

  • Change: Added an option to stop MP3s from being converted
  • Change: Added an option to open the sync window automatically when a device is plugged in

v2.0.3 • June 1, 2014

  • Fix: UI improvements for people using Font Scaling in Windows

v2.0.2 • May 27, 2014

  • Fix: Now supports filenames and metadata that contain Unicode characters
  • Fix: Playlist generation is now 10x faster than before

v2.0.1 • May 14, 2014

  • Fix: Resolved an issue that could prevent iTunesFusion from correctly converting a music file

v2.0 • May 13, 2014

  • iTunesFusion is an all-new application that is replacing iTunes Sync. It provides the same functionality as iTunes Sync with some exciting new features!
  • Change: Full MTP device support (Android, Windows Phone, etc.)
  • Change: Added the "File Conversion" feature for transcoding files from any format to MP3
  • Change: Automatically downloads FFmpeg for file conversions (if needed)
  • Change: New and improved user interface
  • Change: Support for multiple playlists
  • Change: Support for duplicate playlist names
  • Change: Ability to sync playlists to device
  • Change: Custom file naming/folder structures
  • Change: Translation system improvements
  • Change: Full long path support
  • Change: Auto-updater improvements
  • Change: "MP3 Players" are now called "Sync Profiles"
  • Change: Songs are now copied to the device in alphabetical order, per album
  • Change: Added "Growl for Windows" integration
  • Change: Ability to adjust copy buffer size to maximize performance on USB devices
  • Change: Playlists are now displayed in a hierarchy instead of alphabetically
  • Change: Track numbers and disk numbers are now padded with zeros
  • Change: Added a warning when M4P (protected media files) are seen in a Sync Profile and Transcoding is enabled
  • Change: iTunesFusion now displays a list of files that it had a problem syncing at the end of a sync
  • Change: Added the option to force a full sync
  • Change: Empty folders get removed when removing extra files during a sync
  • Change: Old playlists get removed when removing extra files during a sync
  • Change: Added tooltips when creating a new Sync Profile
  • Change: Added Start Menu entries for Syncing and Settings
  • Fix: iTunesFusion now tries to continue with a Sync if it encounters a problem syncing a file
  • Fix: Fixed an issue where the Sync Window was not opening
  • Fix: Fixed an issue where multiple Sync Windows could be opened at once
  • Fix: UI now updates properly when forcing a sync
  • Fix: Resolved an issue where not all media devices where showing up in the sync device list
  • Fix: Mass storage paths now do not start with a backslash
  • Fix: Artist tags with periods now don't get deleted and re-synced every time
  • Fix: iTunesFusion now correctly reports new drives

v1.5.1 • October 4, 2008

  • Changed: Updated the installer to check for running instances (for future releases)
  • Changed: Digitally signed the application and the installer
  • Fixed: Some installer issues

v1.5.0 • September 12, 2007

  • Added: Localization for the following languages:
    • Deutsch: Georg Madler, Jurgen Hardt, Philipp Klingler, Thiemo Scherle
    • English
    • EspaƱol: Hugo Gomez Mac Gregor, Nicolas Pierri
  • Added: New "About" window with credit to all the translators
  • Added: 3 new File Extensions: wma, wmv and asf
  • Added: 4 new Folder Structures that include the Playlist name as a prefix
  • Added: Proxy settings for connecting to the internet (auto-update)
  • Changed: Reduced the memory usage
  • Changed: Got rid of the check to see if the drive is ready before accessing it to help improve compatibility with some card readers, without affecting currently supported devices
  • Changed: Compiled against the version of iTunes (but will work fine with older versions)
  • Changed: Added a "Settings" window and moved the auto update settings there. You can also open the log file from here.
  • Changed: Removed the "History" window and it now writes all entries to the "iTunesFusion.log" file (easier to send in for error reports)
  • Fixed: Better handling of duplicate playlists - it now shows you which playlist names are duplicated

v1.4.0 • June 27, 2007

  • Automatic update checking at startup (defaults to enabled, but can be disabled if desired)
  • Double-click the system tray icon to open the synchronize window
  • Fixed the empty notification balloon for device insert/removal when the volume label is blank
  • Added 5 new folder structures:
    • \ Album \ Artist \ # - Song.mp3
    • \ Artist \ # - Song.mp3
    • \ Album \ # - Song.mp3
    • \ Genre \ Artist - # - Song.mp3
    • \ Genre \ Artist \ # - Song.mp3
  • Doesn't allow duplicate MP3 player names anymore
  • Changed "unknown" filenames to be more descriptive (example: "unknown artist" or "unknown album")
  • Got rid of the "Choose a Drive" window and moved it to a drop-down in the synchronize window for quicker drive selection
  • Saves the last used MP3 player name and selected it automatically when opening the synchronize window
  • Saves the volume name that was last used for each MP3 player and selects it automatically when selecting that MP3 player in the synchronize window
  • Added a "Language" option to the system tray menu in preparation for localization support (currently only has English as an option though)
  • Now detects and truncates long files (over 240 characters) to prevent errors when trying to copy the file the MP3 player

v1.3.1 • June 19, 2007

  • Minor release to fix some device detection errors

v1.3 • June 19, 2007

  • Added new file formats to check for when synching: mp4, aiff, flac, m4a, m4p, m4v, 3gp, mov, avi, mpg, mpeg
  • With the new file formats iTunesFusion should now support video podcast (vodcasts) synching
  • Moved the settings file to the User's appdata folder, instead of storing it in the install folder under Program Files - this should help with Vista permissions. iTunesFusion will migrate old settings into the new location and delete the old config file
  • Got rid of the "identification file or folder" scheme (see blog post for reasoning)
  • Implemented a new sync method. Now you pick a drive when synching - this is in preparation for MTP support currently in development
  • Stores the volume label of the last device you synched to and selects it automatically in the device list next time you sync
  • Corrected a spelling mistake in the Confirm Sync window
  • Fixed a bug that incorrectly calculated the free space of a drive while deleting files
  • Other minor tweaks and fixes

v1.2 • June 16, 2007

  • Added support for synching to subfolders on the MP3 player (for example, the \Music\ folder instead of just synching everything to the root)
  • Added an "Album" folder structure option (total of 4 now) that looks like this: \Album\Artist - Song.mp3
  • Renamed "Device" to "MP3 Player" throughout the website and application
  • Added a checkbox to allow synching without having to delete the files on the MP3 player first (defaults to not delete)
  • Show a warning if no MP3 players are configured when opening the "Synchronize MP3 Players" window
  • Show a warning if no MP3 players are connected when opening the "Synchronize MP3 Players" window
  • Now Highlights the "Files to Delete" box in red if it is going to delete files

v1.1 • June 13, 2007

  • Added 2 other folder structure types for a total of 3
    • Root: All files in the root of the drive
    • Artist: All files in folders by artist
    • Artist/Album: All files in folders by artist, then in sub-folders by album
  • Fixed a window positioning issue
  • Added icons to all the buttons for easier function recognition
  • When confirming the files to sync you can now see a list of files to be deleted/copied
  • Now has a more responsive interface during pre-sync and sync (to allow for cancelling... etc) by making the file copy asynchronous
  • During the file sync 3 new fields are shown: Current File, Time Remaining, Transfer Rate (MB/sec)
  • Now checks for other instances of iTunesFusion at startup and only allows 1 instance
  • Removed window flickering when launching the application
  • Fixed an iTunes playlist issue where iTunesFusion sometimes can't find your playlist
  • Now detects and warns when duplicate iTunes playlists are present. Duplicate playlists can lead to incorrect songs being sync'd so syncing is disabled when duplicate playlists are detected

v1.0 • June 10, 2007

  • First public version