Sync via iTunes?

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BardTheBird
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Instead of NanoSync, have you considered using iTunes to transfer files via USB?

Many other Apps do this and I find it to be well integrated, simple, and quick.

Seeing as I'm on a PowerPC, I feel a bit left out in the NanoStudio community, and I feel somewhat limited. This would provide stability for people like me and is probably faster than transferring over WiFi.

Blip Interactive
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This has been discussed. Disadvantages:

- It requires that you upgrade your phone to iOS 4
- It currently only supports the root directory (can be dealt with by zipping up folder structures and unzipping at the phone end)
- NanoSync deals with some necessary wav file conversion and renaming which would still have to be done.
- No way to get a simple directory listing of what's currently on your device

I will be looking at PPC support for NanoSync when 24 bit wav support is added, which will be in about a month if you can hold out till then.

Will iPhone Explorer work for your setup as an alternative?

BardTheBird
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For now, I'm okay with iPhone explorer. HOWEVER, I don't like messing with my iPod's internal files.

Can I get straightforward instructions about where to put stuff so I don't corrupt anything or whatever?

(It could be really simple as-is; I haven't had a chance to check.)

Also, just as a quick note, as awesome as iPhone Explorer looks, Phone Disk is free for a while (same company; I think it's a slightly better version since you normally have to pay for it). So if you're going to recommend iPhone Explorer to other customers, consider Phone Disk instead. ;)

-BardTheBird

Blip Interactive
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I can think of these tips:

- Anything under the Documents/User folder is pretty fair game.
- NanoStudio only understands 16 bit .wav at 44.1kHz (NanoSync normally does some conversions to deal with this).
- Don't use '&' in any filenames - NanoSync replaces these with a '+' but this limitation will be removed on the next update

If you can back up the entire app's data using iPhone Explorer/Drive before you do anything that'll probably be a good idea - might save you some pain in future.

BardTheBird
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Sounds good!

Thanks for your fast support and showing that you CARE. That's rare in developers these days and I just wanted to express that.

I'm off to go add some custom samples! :D

-BardTheBird

djed19
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Joined: 10/07/2010

Hi I just wanted to know if iPhone Explorer is an option at this time thanks.

Blip Interactive
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Yes you can use iPhone Explorer, but make sure that you only upload 44.1kHz 16 bit samples - NanoSync normally does this conversion for you.

bnc
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Joined: 11/17/2010

Is there an alternative for os 10.4.11? I don't have a wifi network at home and I don't think the programs on my Macbook would all survive upgrading to 10.5. :(

formal
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Joined: 08/03/2010

Wifi is the only way at the moment. Does your macbook have a wifi card installed? If so you might try creating an Ad Hoc network and use Nanosync. http://www.macworld.com/article/46658/2005/09/octmobilemac.html

bnc
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Hmm, got the network connected but I keep getting a timeout trying to connect w/ Nanosync. The firewall is turned off too.

formal
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Is your iDevice connecting to the Ad Hoc network you made? Also did you enable nanosync on the iphone/ipod/ipad first? In the "manage" screen there is a nanosync tab. Press that then press "enable". Now open up Nanosync on your Mac and click the connect button. You should your iDevice listed.

bnc
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Yes to both... Thanks for responding fast though. It doesn't show up and I get POSIX Error: Operation timed out after entering the IP manually. Do I need to have jailbroken or installed anything else for this to work?

formal
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No, I was only guessing it might work. I've never gone this route :( You might just have to go to a Starbucks or somewhere that has a wifi network. That's the only thing I can suggest now. Maybe somebody else can chime in.

Also you can buy a wifi router for about $20 now-a-days.