iTunesFusion Help  [Print]

The latest version of iTunesFusion is v3.1.
If you are using an older version, please consider downloading the free update to get the new features and bug fixes.

Tray Menu

The tray menu icon appears next to the date and time on your Windows PC. From here, you can access all of iTunesFusion's controls and options.

Tray Menu
  • Sync Device: This option will open the Sync window.
  • Settings: This menu option opens the Settings window.
  • Language: The languages menu shows you what languages are currently installed in iTunesFusion, and allows you to easily switch between them at any time.
  • Help: This option will open the computer's default web browser to the iTunesFusion Online Help page.
  • About: This menu option opens the Settings > About tab.
  • Exit: This open will exit iTunesFusion. If you have a sync in progress, it will ask you if you want to finish the sync before exiting.

Sync Window

The Sync window lets you sync your Sync Profiles with any connected media or storage device on your system. If you do not have any Sync Profiles set up, iTunesFusion will help you set up your first profile to get started.

Sync Window
  • Sync Profile: This list contains all of the Sync Profiles that you have saved on your computer. To sync one, select it from the list.
  • Device: This list contains all of the devices that you have connected to your computer. To sync to one, select one from the list.
  • Sync: When you have selected all of your options, you can click this button to let iTunesFusion start gathering all of the information it needs to sync your music to the selected device.

Sync Window • Progress Tab

The Progress tab contains all the common information about a finished sync, or a sync in progress.

Progress Tab
  • Time Remaining: This label tells you the estimated time left before your sync is finished.
  • Files Copied: This label tells you how many files have been copied to your device.
  • Files Deleted: This label tells you how many files have been deleted from your device, if any.

Sync Window • Device Specs

The Device Specs tab tells you all of the information about the device you selected from the Device List.

Device Specs
  • Device Space Chart: This chart lets you know how much data you have on your device, as well as the current available space. During a sync, this chart will also inform you visually, how much data plans to be copied, and how much data has already been copied.
  • of Other Data: This label shows you the amount of other data you have on the selected device.
  • Copied: During a sync, this label will show you the amount of data that has been copied to your device.
  • Remaining: During a sync, this label will show you the amount of data that still needs to be copied in order for the sync to be finished.

Sync Window • Advanced

The Advanced tab contains options about the sync that a normal user would not have to worry about.

Advanced
  • Let iTunesFusion Decide: This checkbox enables iTunesFusion to find the optimal settings for your computer.
  • Buffer Size: This value is the amount of data that will be sent to your device at a time. It is only available when you are syncing to a Mass Storage device, such as an old MP3 player, a USB memory stick, or a hard drive. For more information about buffer sizes, see the following article: USB latencies and buffer sizes

Sync Confirm

The Sync Confirm window lets you know what files iTunesFusion will transfer to your device during the sync, and if applicable, which files will be deleted from your device.

Sync Confirm
  • Force Full Sync: With this option enabled, iTunesFusion will force all of the media in your Sync Profile to be copied to your device.
  • Close When Finished?: This check box will close the iTunesFusion Sync Window after iTunesFusion has finished the sync.
  • Sync Now: Clicking this button will let iTunesFusion know that you accept the changes that will be made to your device, and the sync will begin.

Sync Confirm • Files

This area of the Sync Confirm window shows you all of the files that will be copied, as well as any extra files that may be in the sync destination.

Files
  • Extra Files: When the "Delete x Extra Files" checkbox is unchecked, this area in the file list will be visible. It lets you know all of the files that are located in the destination folder, but are not in the Sync Profile.
  • Files To Delete: When the "Delete x Extra Files" checkbox is checked, this area in the file list will be visible. It lets you know all of the files that will be deleted from the Sync destination folder before the sync.
  • Files To Copy: This area in the file list lets you know what files iTunesFusion will copy to your device to complete the sync.

Sync Confirm • Device Information

This area of the Sync Confirm window shows you the changes that will be made to your device after the sync.

Device Information
  • Free Space After Sync: This tells you how much free space you will have on your device when the sync in completed.
  • of Other Data: This label shows you the amount of other data you have on the selected device.
  • to Copy: This label shows you the amount of data that will be copied to your selected device during the sync.
  • Delete Extra Files? ({1}): Checking this check box lets iTunesFusion know that you would like to clear out the extra files from the destination folder. This will happen before the files copy so that your device will have more room to fit the media that you want to sync.

Settings Window

The Settings window allows you to customize iTunesFusion, login to your Binary Fortress account, and much more.

Settings Window
  • To open the Settings Window: Right-click on the iTunesFusion system tray icon and select Settings.

Settings Window • Options

This tab in the Settings window allows you to log onto your Binary Fortress account, check for program updates, and modify application settings.

Options
  • Start with Windows: With this option enabled, iTunesFusion will start up when your computer turns on.
  • Open the Sync Window when iTunesFusion starts: When this option is enabled, iTunesFusion will open the Sync Window on startup.
  • Open the Sync Window when a device is connected: With this option enabled, iTunesFusion will automatically open the Sync Window when you connect a portable device.
  • Show tooltips when creating a new Sync Profile: With this option enabled, iTunesFusion will help you create a new Sync Profile by pointing out the next steps needed to create a Sync Profile.
  • Don't convert files that are already MP3s: With this option enabled, iTunesFusion will only convert files that are not in MP3 format.
  • Don't convert MP3s that have a lower bitrate than the transcode settings: With this option enabled, iTunesFusion will skip transcoding MP3s with a bitrate that is lower than your current conversion settings. This will allow you to save space on your device.
  • Ignore disabled tracks in iTunes: When this option is enabled, iTunesFusion will not sync any tracks that are disabled in iTunes
  • Show a warning when skipping disabled tracks: When this option is enabled, iTunesFusion will show a warning before syncing if it is going to skip any tracks that are disabled in iTunes
  • Check for Updates Automatically: Enable this to let this application periodically check for updates.
  • Check for new Beta (newer, unstable) versions: Enable this to let this application check for new Beta versions. This setting is not recommended unless you are interested in testing new software.
  • Check for Updates Now: Perform an update check right now.
  • Internet Connection Settings: Allows you to manage your internet connection settings. You can use the same settings as Internet Explorer, manually enter proxy server settings or specify no proxy server (direct connection).
  • Export Settings: Click this button to export your current application settings to a .REG file. You can use this backup file to import your settings to another machine, or use it to restore your settings if you are re-installing your machine.
  • Restore Settings: Allows you to restore your settings from a previously created backup.
  • Advanced Settings: Opens the Advanced Settings window so you can manage advanced (hidden) settings.

Settings Window • Options • Binary Fortress Account

This section allows you to login to your Binary Fortress account in order to load your license key, and to enable synchronization with your Binary Fortress account.

Binary Fortress Account
  • Email Address: Enter the email address for your Binary Fortress account here.
  • Password: Enter the password you use for logging in to your Binary Fortress account. If you don't know your password, or need to set one, you can use the "Reset Password" button.
  • Login: Click this button to login to your account after you've entered your email address and password for your Binary Fortress account.
  • Register: If you don't have a Binary Fortress account, click this button to open the registration page in your web browser.
  • Reset Password: If you've forgotten your password, or need to set your password, click this button to open the password reset page in your web browser.
  • Name: This text box will show the name on your Binary Fortress account after you've successfully logged in.
  • My Account: Click this button to open your "My Account" page on the Binary Fortress website.
  • My Licenses: Click this button to open the "My Licenses" window that lists your license keys and allows you to apply them to the current installation.
  • Logout: Click this button to logout of your Binary Fortress account. If you've applied your license key using the "My Licenses" window, you can logout without affecting the applied license key.

Settings Window • Options • My Licenses

After signing in to your Binary Fortress account on the Settings > Options tab, click the "My Licenses" button to open this dialog. This window shows all of your licenses, and allows you to select one and apply it quickly and easily.

My Licenses
  • Name: This column displays the name of the user associated with the license.
  • Date Created: This column lists the date that each of your licenses was created.
  • License Type: This column lists the license type for each of your licenses.
  • License Restrictions: This column explains the restrictions for the license type of each of your licenses.
  • Expiry Date: This column lists the expiry date (if applicable) for each of your licenses.
  • License Key: This column displays the license key.

Settings Window • Sync Profiles

This tab shows all of your Sync Profiles, and allows you to create new Profiles, and edit or delete existing Profiles.

Sync Profiles
  • Sync Profile Name: This column displays the name of the Sync Profile.
  • iTunes Playlists: This column displays the iTunes Playlists that are included in this Sync Profile.
  • Sync Sub Folder: This column gives you a quick preview of the way your music will be organized with this Sync Profile.
  • Folder Structure: This column gives you a quick preview of the folder this Sync Profile will save to on a device you select.
  • Add: This button will open the Edit Sync Profile window with blank settings, allowing you to create a new Sync Profile.
  • Edit: This button will open the Edit Sync Profile window and allow you to edit an existing Sync Profile.
  • Delete: This button will allow you to delete a Sync Profile that you have selected from the list.
  • Sync: This button will launch the Sync window.

Settings Window • Sync Profiles • Edit Sync Profile Window

This window lets you add a Sync Profile, or edit an existing one in iTunesFusion.

Edit Sync Profile Window
  • Name: The name of this Sync Profile.
  • Sync Destination Folder: The folder where iTunesFusion will put the music from your playlists.
  • Browse: Clicking this button will open a folder browser so you can easily select the folder this profile will sync to.
  • Conversion Settings: If you have some files that won't play on a device you have, you can select a conversion setting to use. When you select a conversion setting, iTunesFusion will convert every file that gets copied to your device to the selected format.
  • Playlist Save Format: This allows you to change the type of playlists saved to non-MTP devices (USB sticks, old MP3 players)
  • Maximum number of files per playlist (0 for unlimited): When you set this option, iTunesFusion will split the playlist up so that it only holds the maximum number of files of your choosing. When it is set to zero, iTunesFusion won't split your playlists.
  • Resize Album Art: Enabling this option will allow you to resize the album artwork to a specified width and height. Note: Conversion will need to be enabled for this setting to work.
  • Size (pixels): These number boxes will let you tell iTunesFusion the new dimensions of the album art in pixels.
  • File Naming: This area lets you select the file and folder structure that iTunesFusion will use with this Sync Profile. You can either choose from a list of pre-made structures, or create your own. On the '', '', and '' fields, you can manually adjust the padding iTunesFusion will give to the numbers. To do this, add as many zeros in front of the tag for the number of digits you would like allocated to that number. For example, if you entered '000', iTunesFusion will save space for three digits, and the formatted number will range from 001-999. If you do not put any padding in front of these tags, iTunesFusion will automatically save space for two digits. (01-99)
  • Example File Name: This will provide you with an example on how your music will be stored on your device.
  • Select Playlists: This button opens a window that shows you all of the iTunes Playlists on your system, allowing you to select the playlists that will be included in your Sync Profile.
  • Don't Sync Playlist(s): With this option selected, iTunesFusion will not sync playlist files to the selected device.
  • Sync Playlist(s) to Playlist Folder: With this option selected, iTunesFusion will sync playlist files to the playlist's folder.
  • Sync Playlist(s) to Root of Device: With this option selected, iTunesFusion will sync playlist files to the root folder of the selected device.
  • Remove Leading Backslashes From Playlist Paths: This option will remove backslashes from the start of playlist paths.

Settings Window • Sync Profiles • Edit Sync Profile Window • Select Playlists

This window will let you select iTunes playlists to add to your Sync Profile.

Select Playlists
  • Name: This column displays the name of the iTunes playlist.
  • Tracks: This column displays the number of tracks that the iTunes playlist has. If none are found, "--" will be displayed.
  • Duration: This column displays the duration of the iTunes playlist.
  • File Size: This column displays the total size of the iTunes playlist. If the playlist is empty, "--" will be displayed. If iTunesFusion is still trying to calculate the size of the playlist, "..." will be displayed.
  • Select All: This button selects all of the iTunes playlists shown in this window.
  • Select None: This button removes selection from all of the iTunes playlists shown in this window.

Settings Window • Sync Profiles • Edit Sync Profile Window • Default Tags

This window will let you edit the default values that iTunesFusion uses when it can't find the info for your media.

Default Tags
  • Filename Tag: This column will show the filename tag type.
  • Default Value: This column will show the default value for the filename tag.

Settings Window • iTunes Tools

This section contains the current status of iTunes, tools that will allow iTunesFusion to fix any problems iTunes might have, and a playlist exporter.

iTunes Tools
  • Repair: When this button is clicked, iTunesFusion will try to fix any errors it has with iTunes.
  • Force Fix: This option will force iTunes to re-register itself, possibly fixing any problems iTunesFusion might have communicating with it.
  • Select a Playlist: This drop down menu allows you to select a iTunes playlist to export
  • Select a Format: This drop down menu lets your select your playlist format
  • Maximum number of files per playlist (0 for unlimited): When you set this option, iTunesFusion will split the playlist up so that it only holds the maximum number of files of your choosing. When it is set to zero, iTunesFusion won't split your playlists.
  • Include drive letters in track paths: Enabling this option will tell iTunesFusion to generate absolute paths to the songs for the playlist selected
  • Remove any leading backslashes from track paths: Enabling this option will remove any backslashes from the beginning of the track file paths

Settings Window • Languages

This tab in the Settings window contains a list of all the languages currently installed on your system for use.

Languages
  • Name: This column displays the name of the language.
  • Version: Shows the version for the Language file. This version should match the program version for best compatibility.
  • Translators: Shows the contributors for the Language file.
  • Complete: What percent complete the language file is.
  • Help Finish a Translation: Help us finish a translation and receive a free Pro Standard license in return.
  • Get New and Updated Languages: Click this link to visit the Languages page, where you can download dozens of new languages.

Settings Window • License Key

This tab in the Settings window displays your current License key, and allows you to update the License Key or revert to the free version.

License Key
  • License Key: The License Key that this application is currently using.
  • Change to Free Version: At any time during the free 30-day Pro trial, you can click this button to revert back to the Free version of this application.
  • Load from Binary Fortress Account: Click this button to retrieve and select a license key from a list of license keys tied to your Binary Fortress account.
  • Paste from Clipboard: If you have copied your license key from your email, just click this button to automatically paste it into the License Key box.
  • Licensed To: Shows who the license key is registered to, and if it is a Site License key.
  • License Expiry Date: If you are using a Trial license, this will show when it will expire.
  • Request New Trial License: Click this button to submit a request to the Binary Fortress Software support team for a new 30-day trial license key.

Settings Window • Our Apps

The Our Apps tab lists some of our other popular applications. If you enjoy using this application, feel free to check out our other applications as well!

Our Apps

Settings Window • Troubleshooting

The troubleshooting tab contains information and options that are only useful for troubleshooting when something isn't working correctly. The text area contains all the information required by Binary Fortress Support when submitting a help request. The button with the blue arrows allows you to refresh the information listed here. The Logging drop-down list allows you to set the Debug Logging Level. This typically only needs to be enabled when requested by the Binary Fortress support team.

Troubleshooting
  • Open Log: Opens an explorer window to the debug log file's location so you can attach it to an email, or upload it to the support forum.
  • Clear Log: Clears the application debug log
  • Copy Info to Clipboard: Copies the information from the text area to the clipboard – you can paste this information into an email or forum post by pressing Ctrl + V.
  • Export Info to File: This will open a Save File dialog that will let you save your troubleshooting info to a file.

Settings Window • Internet Connection Settings

This dialog allows you to customize to connect to the internet to search for updates or to sync settings and profiles with your Binary Fortress account.

Internet Connection Settings
  • No Proxy Server (direct internet connection): Select this option if you do not want this application to use a proxy server when accessing the Internet.
  • Use Internet Explorer Connection Settings: Select this option to have this application use the proxy settings that are configured in Internet Explorer.
  • Use Custom Proxy Server Settings: Select this option if you would like to manually enter your proxy server information.
  • Server Address: Enter the proxy server IP address or host name in this text box.
  • Port: Enter the proxy server port in this text box.
  • Username: Enter the username for your proxy server in this text box.
  • Password: Enter the password (if required) for your proxy server in this text field.
  • Re-enter Password: Re-enter the password (if required) for your proxy server in this text field.
  • Save: Save the current proxy settings.

Settings Window • Advanced Settings

You can use these Advanced Settings to control hidden options. For more information on what these settings control, please visit the Advanced Settings guide.

Advanced Settings
  • Filter: Use this to filter the list of Advanced Settings and find the one you're looking for.
  • Setting: Shows the category and name of the hidden setting that you can edit.
  • Value: Shows the current value, and highlights the setting in red if there is a value set.
  • Default Value: Restores the selected setting to its default value.

Update

This window is displayed when a new version of the application is available.

Update
  • New Version: Shows the version number of the new version, and whether or not it is a beta release.
  • Current Version: Shows the version you are currently using.
  • Update Size: Shows the download size of the update.
  • What's New in this Version: This shows the changes that have been made to this application since the last time you installed an update. It is a helpful guide to see what new features will be available in the new version.
  • Install Now: Automatically downloads and installs the update with only 1 click. (Pro only)
  • Install on Exit: Automatically downloads and installs the update after you exit the program, as long as the computer isn't shutting down. (Pro only)
  • Visit Website: Opens your default web browser to the application download page so you can download the latest version.
  • View Change Log: Opens your default web browser and shows the Change Log. This will allow you to see what has changed since the previous version.
  • Skip This Version: Closes the update window, and tells this application to never remind you about this version. Newer versions, and forcing the update check manually using the "Check Now" button will still cause the update window to appear later.
  • Remind Me Later: Closes the update window, and allows this application to remind you about the update later.

Submit Support Request

This window allows you to submit a support request, along with your Troubleshooting information and debug log (if debug logging is enabled on the Troubleshooting tab in the settings window).

Submit Support Request
  • Name: Enter your name in this text box.
  • Email Address: Enter the email address you would like us to use when responding to your Support Request in this text box.
  • Subject: Enter a quick one line description of your issue in this text box.
  • Message: Enter a message explaining the issue that you're running into. If you clicked the Support Request button on an error message window, the error text will also show in this text box.
  • Attach File: This will add an attachment to your support request.
  • Clear Attachments: This will clear all attachments from your support request.
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