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I have a server which is on all the time, on a network share I store my music collection. I would like to synchronize this with my phone. If I add new album on my server it should pop up on my phone and vice-versa

What software would I need to support the following requirements to synchronize music to my phone?

  • Should run on Android 2.3
  • Should run on Windows 7
  • Can synchronize over wifi
  • Should work in the United Kingdom
  • Two-way sychronization from pc - phone and phone - pc
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In general questions that ask for the "best" method or for lists of answers are discouraged. I would suggest enumerating criteria that would make for a good solution (WiFi sync, two-way sync or something like that, other features) and asking if there is a solution that meets those criteria. –  Matthew Read Jul 22 '11 at 13:58
    
fair point, i'll try and make the question more succinct –  Edward Wilde Jul 22 '11 at 16:26
    
Good edit, @Edward. –  Al E. Jul 23 '11 at 13:04
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5 Answers 5

I'm sure the list is long, but i'll mention what I've found after a brief investigation and from other answers

Syncness

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http://www.clayworldsoftware.com/index.php/syncness/

  • Sync with multiple shares on your home or work network
  • Sync with mutilple Dropbox accounts
  • Two way file deletions
  • Sync when wifi network is detected! - thats very cool
  • Scheduled sync

Pros

  • Syncing on detecting the wifi network
  • Doesn't require a server application running on a PC
  • Quite cheap $1.99

Cons

  • Doesn't do media conversion Missing sync does

Google Music

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http://music.google.com/music/

Pros

Cons

Only available to users in the United States

Winamp

http://www.winamp.com/android

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Seems possible to sync over wifi using both a winamp client on the phone and pc http://blog.winamp.com/2010/11/30/wirelessly-sync-music-to-your-android-phone/

Pros

Free!

Missing Sync

http://www.markspace.com/products/missing-sync-family.html missing sync gallery picture

Pros

Seems to have quite a comprehensive set of two-way synchronization features. Supports wifi and multiple devices, quite handy as I have an iphone as well

Cons

Cost $39.95

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Never got the wifi syncing to work on my phone, and having the wifi option turned on cause my phone to drain its battery within 2 hours. YMMV. –  Evan M. Jul 22 '11 at 14:29
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There are various options.

I actually use Windows Media Player. It actually does a pretty good job syncing, although I'm not fond of the interface in general. I use PowerAmp to play my music, but any player should work. This does require a cable however.

AirSync syncs your playlist over the air. It sounds convenient but it costs $4.99, but since you want it over Wifi that may do the job.

You can also use the Amazon MP3 Player if you want to load your music onto the cloud, or one of the other cloud services that have been suggested so far.

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+1 for AirSync, I like their implementation. –  Mr. Buster Jun 24 '13 at 16:29
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Google Music

Google Music puts music from your PC onto Google servers which you can access from your phone. It has a save-to-phone option, playlists and other features.

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Yep. It works great for those of us up in Canada... :( –  Evan M. Jul 22 '11 at 14:28
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It's a paid app but I've found Syncness to be good. It allows multiple sync profiles, sync on connect to particular Wifi networks or time based syncs.

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looks ideal thanks will give it a go –  Edward Wilde Jul 23 '11 at 16:15
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An easier way is to use Style Jukebox.

It's similar to Google Music, only that it's cross-platform and has app for Windows too. You get Style Jukebox for your computer and any song you add there will be automatically uploaded to your Cloud account. You can upload up to 2000 songs for free.

Then with any device you have (Android, WP or iOS) you can instantly access your music and playlists, from anywhere.

www.get-jukebox.com

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Are you affiliated with the developer of Jukebox? If so, please mention that in your answer. –  Mr. Buster Jun 24 '13 at 17:17
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