Winamp For Android Syncs Your Music Library Over Wi-Fi

Android/Windows: Keeping music synced between your Android phone and Windows system has probably never been this easy. Install Winamp on both platforms, click your phone, and you can beam and receive music over Wi-Fi from your music collection, wherever it's stored.

Winamp itself does a pretty good job of importing music libraries from iTunes or Windows Media Player, and can also watch individual folders on your system for new files and changes. Once its set up, you install Winamp on your Android system and enable wireless sync in its settings. Back at the desktop, click on the Devices menu, and if your Windows system and Android are on the same Wi-Fi network, they should find each other pretty quick. Click to connect, approve the connection on your Android and (whew) you're connected.

Once you're hooked up between the two, you can set up bulk transfers to and from your device, pick out playlists that should always stay synced, fill your device's free space with podcasts or filler music, set the specific encoding for files transferred to the phone, and geek out to your heart's content. Right-click on the device and hit "Preferences" to get at everything, including settings for automatically syncing every so many hours, or after X hours without a good sync. Winamp also supports USB cable syncing, and it seems a bit faster, as you might imagine.

There are, of course, other solutions for syncing your Android to your music library, doubleTwist included. But Winamp is a pretty good player on the desktop, and a neat media player on the Android itself, so it seems worth the transition and learning curve if wireless syncing is something you want. It's a free download for Android phones, and requires the Windows software to sync.

Winamp for Android [Winamp via TechCrunch]


Comments

    I downloaded winamp and it looks nothing like the pic you have there.

    There are no tabs and there is certainly no "Media Library" view. As for a devices option, well that's nowhere to be seen.

    If winamp want serious uptake for this, then they need to make it a bit more obvious that you need a different download or skin, or whatever.

    Crap.

    I doubt Lifehacker even tested this out. Looks like just regurgitating a pres release.

      LSM i just downloaded and used it know problem, maybe you just are not familiar with winamp? when you first in install the latest build it is on the left side under devices , that tab will bring it up ,it will even provide you with a QR code for the mobile part needed , hope this helps

    i use winamp to sync my music and it looks just like the top pic, had to use the beta think it was 9.5 to have wireless sync, its slow but work no probs

      just had a look its 5.95, but there is now a 5.6 out that they say to use
      http://blog.winamp.com/2010/11/30/winamp-for-android/

    the beta of winamp has it included, ive been using it with my HTC Legend for a few weeks now,its fairly stable..

    until you plug it into charge via usb, then it gets annoyed and crashes. But for media transfer its actually good.

    This worked perfectly for me as mentioned in the article - just make sure you have version 5.6 of Winamp as the Devices option is only available in that version.

    worx!!

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