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iTunes Sync v1.3 Released

Let's get right down to business. iTunes Sync v1.3 has been released and includes many requested features and many fixes:

  • 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 iTunes Sync 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. iTunes Sync 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

The biggest change is the elimination of the "identification file or folder" setting. This confused a number of people when trying to get their MP3 player to sync, so after much debate I decided to scrap it all together. I originally implemented it this way because I had been using iTunes Agent for so long, and had gotten used to it. However, I believe this new system will be better in the long run, especially when MTP support (currently in development) is released. So, now you just configure your device by giving it a name, sync path, playlist and folder structure. Simple. No creating files on the device for iTunes Sync to search for. When you want to sync you just choose your MP3 player from the list, choose a drive from the list of available drives and voila, sync magic happens. iTunes Sync will remember which drive volume label you used for each device and will automatically select it for you next time. Another big change is the addition of many more file extensions, which as a bonus also allows iTunes Sync to copy over vodcasts (video podcasts) to your device.

If you have any problems, questions, concerns, suggestions or anything else just jump over to the Discussion Forum.

Jun 19, 2007  • #1
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I'll gladly pay you a donation for this software once you've added MTP support ... I'm sure a lot of other people will, too.
Sep 25, 2007  • #2
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Thanks. I have a lot of things on the go right now, but the MTP support is coming along nicely. Once I have a beta version ready I'll announce it here in the news, and in the forums for people that would like to help test.
Sep 27, 2007  • #3
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You get round to putting that MTP support on there yet? You can break the shackles imposed on Creative Zen users by Apple! I wan't iTunes and my creative zen! You are the guy to make it happen! Keep up the Good work.
May 8, 2008  • #4
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when will be the mtp support included in itunes sync... i need it!!!
Sep 4, 2008  • #5
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