Motorola Media Link PC Software

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    Hi guys, first post here, so glad to find a dedicated Droid forum! Already reserved at Best Buy for this Friday.

    Anyways, I did a search and saw no results for the little gem that Gizmodo found in their review of the Droid (I think it was Gizmodo anyways).

    Upon complaining how there was no way to sync multimedia and files, they updated the story with a link to Motorola's Media Link software specifically built for Motorola Phones running Android:

    http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/US-EN/Consumer-Product-and-Services/Mobile+Phone+Accessories/Software/Motorola-Media-Link-US-EN

    I know it's not an end all solution, but I thought it was a great find that I had seen nowhere else, so I wanted to share the link here, enjoy!
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2009
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    Hey and welcome to the forums, nice find also. Enjoy your stay here.
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    I just downloaded this, and it looks like it will be very useful for importing your iTunes stuff. I like that it is created especially for the Motorola products, specifically the Droid. As soon as I opened it, I was able to see all of my iTunes music and podcasts. Alas, no Audible...
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    I know this forum topic hasn't been touched in quite a while but I am optimistic someone who has the answer will glance here.....

    Does Motorola Media Link automatically convert Divx/Xvid files to mp4 when I try to sync video files????
    Sorry if this question has already been asked but I did do my fair share of searching
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    If you have troubles under WIndows seven,

    right click on the Setup.exe, go to properties and run it in compatibility mode to vista SP2
    That will work ;)

    Tigger
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    Interesting its a Nero product,,,
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    Yep, it will convert them for you
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    Perfect! Thank you romeov, really appreciate that.

    Now, to pose another question; if Motorola Media Link (which is supposedly pretty "clunky") can convert files to the proper format for the droid, why is there so much discussion on using Handbrake and other stand alone conversion programs to convert videos??
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    I think it's a terrible program...you are better off just using a third party program to convert your videos and just drag and drop your files.
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    I too have had better luck with dragging and dropping over the Motorola program. Perhaps I do not fully understand syncing yet, but the Motorola program would not recognize the music on my phone as being there, and "redownloaded" ALL my music. When it did so, no album art. I let the phone cook for a while, and it did not update the art.When I drag and drop, no problems with the art.

    Same thing with WMP 11.??? It would sync the music, but again no art.

    Again, perhaps my understanding of syncing is fouled up, but I would think that any program would look on the phone, compare to the PC software and only add changes to the music or playlists.

    It looks like the Motorola program may be a bit more robust in that it handles photos and videos, but in general when it comes to these two types of data, I am more inclined to treat them as one way, just off of the phone and onto the PC, where 3rd party programs can handle them much better.

    Craig
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    I tend to agree with your philosophy, Bear in NM, that dragging and dropping is easier, especially for music and photos. However, in this case, since the video format must be converted in order to play correctly on the Droid, I think I may try syncing only my videos since it automatically converts them.

    I am awaiting my Droid, and I hope that this is even possible through the Motorola Media Link software (Selecting only to sync videos instead of music, photos, and videos)
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    Amb,

    The Motorola program is not terribly robust in the "settings" department, but I just looked and found where you can toggle the music settings to not link to anything, allowing you to manually add them. Or it appears that you can specify WMP and import them.

    The photo and movie seetings are very sparse, as to controls. Intersting thing as I was checking for you, the program found my photos automatically in a folder I have set up on one of my partitions, but did not continue to scan my job folders where I have lots of imagery associated with my work. Which, by the way I would NOT want to be added to this program's associations. I just tried to delete a picture from within the program, and the prompt was to remove to the recycle bin. Did not confirm, but that sounds like complete removal from the computer, not just unlinking, or what you typically get from photo/music software, the option to unassociate but not remove from disk.

    In any case, the program is not very robust in the greater scheme, but as you stated, may be helpful for specific tasks. I would just recommend going slow at first, to make sure that you do not find yourself "associated" with more than you want.

    Craig
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    Well thank you very much, that was very helpful. I appreciate you taking the time to check this out for me.
    Now I atleast have a baseline guide for transferring files to the Droid.....

    Thanks again!
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    Using Vista -when try to connect my phone is detected, but when I click on connect I am told to make sure the SD card is mounted properly. I've unmounted it and remounted it and keep getting the same error. Any help would be appreciated
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    I use dvd catalyst 3 and just drag and drop for movies and vids, for itunes library, I use itunes agent which puts the droid on your itunes then you just drag and drop or add stuff to through "add to" then right click on the Itunes agent icon in the tray and there is an option to synce just like you would with an Ipod.

    has worked great for me.

    Also just as a note, if you have DRM music in your library it will not show up on the droid, you have to upgrade your titles to plus for them to work.
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    I'm just trying to move some pics
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    Thanx for the heads-up FireDroid! Just installed iTunes Agent, and am ready to go. Just need my Droid now. :(
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    I use Handbrake for all video conversions. It is free and does not get your videos out of sync if you FF or RW them on the Droid. The others I have tried do tend to get out of sync including dvd catalyst.
    As for the other poster...I have never heard of having to unmount and remount you sd card. You are plugging in the Droid to your computer and then going to the notification bar on the Droid and selecting "Mount"? This should work without issue.
    Overall the easiest way to move files to and from your droid is just drag and drop like you would a flash drive. Itunes files being the exception as are DRM files which you will need to work around....
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    mjs 31 Thanks!!!
    I didn't know about the notifications, problem is resolved.
    I did download DVD Catalyst from Cnet the free version has no droid option Just an
    FYI
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