BlackBerry Media Sync – Your Music on the Go!

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Being a product manager means a fair amount of travel, and everything that comes with it – lots of time spent in planes and taxis.  I’ve always relied on music to get me through a trip.

I used to have to carry a couple of devices while traveling – my cell phone and then an mp3 player to play my tunes. Now I just carry one device – my BlackBerry® smartphone – which allows me to listen to my music and carry out my work-related tasks. Using BlackBerry® Media Sync made my life a lot easier too, because it makes it extremely simple to transfer your music onto the smartphone.

The neat thing about BlackBerry Media Sync is that I can use either iTunes® or Windows Media Player to create my playlists and then transfer them using Media Sync. No need to install another media management application on my PC. And Mac users don’t need to feel left out as there is a version for them too! 

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I am a pretty big user of playlists. Occasionally, I’ll listen to an entire album (if it’s a new one) but generally it’s an aggregation of tracks from a few albums into one playlist. Media Sync also imports album art, so it’s nice to see the graphic on that snazzy screen while listening to music or while browsing through my collection.

I like the fact that I can reserve space in memory to keep free and fill the rest of it with random music. It also means that I might have a surprise in store for me occasionally by getting Indian classical music along with some ‘classic rock’ on my device.

How do you organize and listen to your music? Post a comment and let us know!

About Vikram K.

Product Manager Vikram joined Research In Motion (RIM) in 2006 after working in the Web, browser and computer-networking worlds as a product manager and a software developer. He spends most of his time nowadays working on RIM’s multimedia products. He is a huge sports fan and loves being able to check on his cricket and football scores anywhere, anytime thanks to his BlackBerry smartphone.

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  • BlackBerry Tune

    Yeah, I used to carry mp3 player too..Now only one device – BlackBerry.:)

  • BlackBerry Tune

    Yeah, I used to carry mp3 player too..Now only one device – BlackBerry.:)

  • Marc Novakowski

    My BlackBerry Storm has replaced my iPod Touch as portable video player (watching TV shows, movies, video podcasts, etc. on the plane, for example).

  • Marc Novakowski

    My BlackBerry Storm has replaced my iPod Touch as portable video player (watching TV shows, movies, video podcasts, etc. on the plane, for example).

  • Miz_Marie

    I transfer files directly to the microSD card as the media manager for the 8310 Curve is slow and torturous

  • Miz_Marie

    I transfer files directly to the microSD card as the media manager for the 8310 Curve is slow and torturous

  • songs

    blackberries are really cool gadgets nowadays and it has lots of features and applications

  • songs

    blackberries are really cool gadgets nowadays and it has lots of features and applications

  • BlackBerry Tips

    Just what I needed. Easily finds and syncs my iTunes.

  • BlackBerry Tips

    Just what I needed. Easily finds and syncs my iTunes.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/cyba.cowb

    This program is absolutely fantastic, though it would be nice to copy music by factors other than playlists (genere, artist/band, album, etc)…
    I have a BIG (like 30,000+ tracks BIG) music collection and it’s a real pain to have to create a new “smart-list” in iTunes everytime there’s another type of music I want to copy across.
    Lastly, it’d be nice if this could format and copy video content as well – that Roxio program is rubbish and crashes frequently, but this works PERFECTLY…

  • https://me.yahoo.com/cyba.cowboy#361cf

    This program is absolutely fantastic, though it would be nice to copy music by factors other than playlists (genere, artist/band, album, etc)…
    I have a BIG (like 30,000+ tracks BIG) music collection and it’s a real pain to have to create a new “smart-list” in iTunes everytime there’s another type of music I want to copy across.
    Lastly, it’d be nice if this could format and copy video content as well – that Roxio program is rubbish and crashes frequently, but this works PERFECTLY…

  • soccer

    hi,
    Can someone help.
    I need to sync pearl 8100 to windows. Would like to send tel numbers and photos to computer.
    thanks for your help.
    I am new on this blog.
    David

  • soccer

    hi,
    Can someone help.
    I need to sync pearl 8100 to windows. Would like to send tel numbers and photos to computer.
    thanks for your help.
    I am new on this blog.
    David

  • enialyu

    i know that blackberry are very good gadgets but can someone tell me if the blackberry storm2 has a video call features because i love to see my love ones when i call them from abroad tnx i would like to know before i buy the unit

  • enialyu

    i know that blackberry are very good gadgets but can someone tell me if the blackberry storm2 has a video call features because i love to see my love ones when i call them from abroad tnx i would like to know before i buy the unit

  • taia

    i cant connect it says im not supported by media sync how do i fix this?
    taiax

  • rufus

    i can't choose itunes in my media sync options. the only option that shows up is windows media. any ideas?

  • BlackBerryHelp_Pavel

    Hello,

    I would try re installing the BlackBerry Media sync application and I Tunes application on your computer.

    Link: http://www.blackberry.com/mediasync

    Thank you

  • rpaulsingh

    Good post. What if I don't have enough storage to store all my music on my phone. I think many people have this problem. We are working on an application to solve this and would like to talk with you directly about it. Can you please email me at rps@thesinghs.com

  • BlackBerryHelp_Pavel

    Hello,

    If you do not have enough storage on your BlackBerry smartphone, I would recommend creating a playlist that would be approximately the size of your media card that way it will transfer over.

    Thank you

  • CristianStar

    I organize music mainly by rhythm and genre. Sometimes I want something slow, sometimes I want meditation music, sometimes I want rock and so on.. you get the idea.

  • L. Tanner

    ever since i upgraded, the Media sync does not work. I get an error message, and no one seems to be able to fix it. very disappointing

  • BlackBerryHelp_Pavel

    Hi,

    What is the error message that you are receiving.

    Thank you

  • Pammy

    Im trying to sync musi to my phone and it says turn on mass media storage & try again however my mass storage is on but still nt working. It says i have no memory card-is this the problem?

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