Ouch. Ask a silly question, get a ridiculous answer.
I have, as has been noted before, a Motorola Droid X. Mostly, I use Grooveshark, Slacker, and Pandora for my music needs, but I do have 5000+ songs on a server at home. On my desktop (wherever I might be) I access those songs via Ampache, streaming as I need them.
To sync some songs with my Droid, I turned to the wonderful Media Monkey, under Windows. The Monkey is a truly awesome piece of software; the kids and I have used it forever to sync music into various MP3 players. Always works. Edits tags with ease. Displays none of iTunes despicable bloat. Doesn’t crash. Handles a network music collection with aplomb. My oldest daughter goes to sleep to a playlist in Media Monkey!
I’ve used MM for so long, on so many different little players, of course it was where I turned first for my Droid.
Trivial. Plug in with Mass Storage mode, configure the directories for Music and Playlists, boom, works.
I promptly forgot about it. I don’t sync that often. Local content is music of last resort for me.
Until this weekend, when I was recovering from my Number One Daughter’s ten-girl sleepover. Traumatic events prompt the strangest questions.
In this case I asked, “Surely I can sync my playlists and music from Linux, right?”