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BlackBerry® All-in-One For Dummies® by Dante Sarigumba, Tim Calabro, Robert Kao, William Petz

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Chapter 1. Managing Media Files through Your Computer

In This Chapter

  • Using Roxio Media Manager

  • Synchronizing media files with Media Sync

  • Managing media files with Windows Explorer

The ways of finding media files are evolving. Ten years back, who would have thought that you could buy music stored in a tiny card or download music with an "all you can eat" monthly subscription?

Someday, you'll wake up with a technology that doesn't require you to constantly copy media files to your handheld music player. But for now, enjoying music while on the move means managing these files.

The modern BlackBerry offers a multitude of options for getting music — or other files — from your PC onto your BlackBerry. These options range from Roxio Media Manager, which is part of Desktop Manager to the Media Sync application that can synchronize with iTunes to the good old standby of drag, drop, copy, and paste through Windows Explorer. In this chapter, we go over all of the options so you can choose the one (or two, or three, or all) that work best for you. In the next chapter, we show you how to play all that music on your BlackBerry smartphone.

Greeting Roxio Media Manager for BlackBerry Smartphones

Heard of Roxio? Roxio is known for its CD-ripping software. (Ripping is a process that converts music files in CD format to other popular compressed formats.) RIM licensed a portion of Roxio RecordNow and packaged it with BlackBerry Desktop Manager. Even though it's not the whole suite of Roxio software, that's ...

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