Help us improve CopyTrans Manager

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ive tried diffrent codec tweaking to change the mp3 format to something more recognizable but it doesnt really work some songs work and some others dont help me out please

Created November 15, 2021

that's about it. i just don't want to manually change stuff for stuff on youtube that doesn't have an artist and is botched because it assumes what to put everywhere

Created October 25, 2023

This may seem trivial, but you really should delete media before adding any new media during an update. This isn't normally important, however, if you copy new files to the device before deleting old ones, you could end up running out of space on the device before the update is finished. This breaks the entire process, it's not pretty.

Created March 18, 2019

Brand new iPhone 11, been using the service for years, thanks for the hard work

Created August 19, 2020

When adding music albums to iPad/iPhone, it would be great to have the actual album cover show up, rather than just a white box. In the iTunes app, it automatically downloaded the cover, or gave you the option to find it online. Is this a possibility with this app?

Created August 20, 2020

Would it be possible to allow modifying the colours of the application's screens.

The 'Whiteness' of CopyTransManager is sooooo white!

Many years ago I purchased the full suite of your apps and they had options in the advanced settings to customise the colours of various elements of the application interfaces (My versions date from 2009, placed onto a Windows XP machine.) which I greatly appreciated as I hate staring into what is effectively a white light bulb.

Earlier today I fired up CopyTransManager and it told me there was an update (10 years having elapsed, I kind thought there would be one. ;-) .) so I downloaded and installed it onto my iPod Classic, fired it up and... My eyes... What have you done? Windows 10 blandness abounds. Sorry but I feel that a graphical use interface that is almost totally white is defeating much of the underlying useability that colour brings to any application that is in any way more than the just simplest of apps, which CopyTransManager AND your other applications, in the main, certainly are not.

I have not used the apps for a great number of years, though I really like the added functionality they provide (I just didn't update my Apple devices at all. Did not have any need as I only had various iPods for music and I didn't have spare time to fully utilise them as I had too many work commitments and just listened to my home Hi-Fi for my music fix.). However I now also own a iPad and am considering purchasing the new iPod Touch and I would prefer to avoid the whiteness if at all possible while managing these devices.

I don't feel that there is a great need to once more allow specifying my own fonts, as that was an option that you used to provide as well and I understand that you may wish to simplify you applications, but the title bar and application's window colours should be user definable... to easily distinguish the program and also indicate (Via the title bar.) a safe place to click to bring the program to the front of the screen without clicking into the main work area and thereby losing any set cursor focus that I had left in the program (I have Windows 10 set to use a distinct title bar colour for all programs but CopyTransManager does not follow the rules on this issue. ;-( ).

I would like to be able to have Black text in the main. Grey is, in my humble opinion, just a tad silly as black is much more distinct and does not clash, if that is what you are trying to avoid by using grey to such a large extent, with any colour (White and Black do not clash with any other colour ~ Plain colour theory! {Sorry, I have a print background.}). I appreciated the alternating line colour scheme I used to have and also being able to have different elements of the program set to different colours to highlight when I am in a different part of the program. The highlight and selection bars would also fall into the area that a good colour combination would benefit from (2x distinct colours needed here.).

Though this request is made after just opening, and not even using, CopyTransManager, if this whiteness extends to your other applications also, then I request that all of them be updated to allow modifications to their colour schemes as well.

I used to be able to set in the advanced settings area, wether the programs opened full screen or not and this would also be useful.

One thing that I have noticed is that column sizings do not persist between sessions and this I feel is a flaw that definitely needs rectification as I almost always readjust my settings to the same widths so that I can read all displayable information in full.

Sorry for the long post but I feel that many other users would appreciate the changes that I have requested as there are many comments floating around the web regarding the blandness of Windows 10 and my suggestions would greatly aleviate many of this operating systems shortcoming in this regard without bloating or overly complicating your software, yet greatly increase it's user friendliness.

On a slightly tangential note, both versions of CopyTransManager that I ran today are installable onto the Apple devices I use them with and I am wondering if your application, CopyTransApps, is also able to be installed onto the devices that it would be used from. I looked around your website today and could not find this information for either program and it might assist new users to know this information before they evaluate your applications.

Thank you for your consideration and for your programs that allow me to totally bypass iTunes, as it has a major flaw in that it interupts whatever I am doing within it whever a song finishes (Just to tell me it's now playing... XYZ.) even while I am in the middle of doing some editing, thus losing all my work. Grrrrr! Apple is not a software company so what can you expect I suppose (OK they make software... But; As their major Windows offering, iTunes sucks! And this is not a good signpost for whatever may lurk within a Mac, nicely designed though their products are.).

Yours Sincerely [A very happy CopyTransControlCenter user ~ The 5th program I paid for, and worth every cent.],


P.S: Thank you SO much for a decent sized comment box (Come on Microsoft, lift your game ~ They provide a tiny box that is about 1/25th of my total screen real estate... It is the 21st Century after all. Their, and other sites also, annoyingly small comment box is agonising to use and is a pet peave of mine.).

Created May 31, 2019

If I understand correctly, in the free version podcasts can be edited and deleted but not added, even by dragging a file. Is there a paid version which allows this and if would be much appreciated.

Created November 18, 2021

It would be a great thing if it weren't for the fact that every time I use CopyTrans Manager with my iPod Shuffle 4G the maximum volume is reduced and to fix it I have to connect it to iTunes again, from which I can maximize it.

The problem is that iTunes, as we all know, is a terrible and poor program that causes a myriad of problems and in fact 9 times out of 10 I can no longer connect it to my iPod.

The final result is that my ipod is currently unusable for these reasons.

If you can solve this volume bug which, every time you use CopyTrans Manager, goes back to around 60%... you will have definitively defeated iTunes, finally.

Created January 23, 2024

when i transfer audio books from computer to iphone half or more of the content doesn't move over

Created June 2, 2019

how do i import an album that has multiple artists without the album separating the songs

Created March 31, 2021

I've been using CopyTrans Manager for perhaps 10 years now, and have always been frustrated that I cannot manage my Playlists properly using it because there is no way to get the lists to show up on my iPhone the same way they show up in the playlist editor.

While playlists with names that begin with numbers show up at the top of the playlist and automatically organize themselves in ascending order, names starting with number start AFTER names that are alphabetical. So, although names prefixed with numbers (01. - <name>, 02 - <name> ., 03. - <name>, etc.) show up at the top of the list in order in CopyTrans Manager, they are not found at the top of the list on the iPhone, but below any playlist names that start with letters.

Equally as frustrating, if one begins prefixing their playlist names with letters (a <name>, a <name>, a <name>, b <name> b<name>, c <name>, etc.) if any additional characters are used for sorting purposes (aa <name>, aa <name>, b <name> ba <name>, bb <name>, etc.) one begins to lose valuable character space simply attempting to sort their playlists and keep them in the desired order.

There is no easily available reference to know the heirarchy of symbols, to know where they might show up in CopyTrans Manager, or any way of knowing if that order will be what actually shows up on the iPhone, which makes this aspect of CopyTrans Manager, the sorting and maintaining of the order of ones playlists very difficult and somewhat frustrating.

So, it would be nice if someone would finally address this problem which has existed with the application for so long and make the way the playlist order shows up in CopyTrans Manager the same as it shows up when one views their playlists on their iPhone.


Created March 21, 2019

Please add the title narrator , in the drop down list.. all audiobooks have readers.. not album artists....

Created June 3, 2019

When desiring to delete letters in a Playlist's name, one is forced to use the backspace key, because the Delete key does not work in CopyTrans Editor.

No matter how many times one edits their Playlists, they always hit the Delete key on their keyboard when desiring to delete a character, only to find it is totally inoperative, dead, and won't do a danged thing. Sometimes, unsure as to whether they pressed it hard enough or not, they press the delete key repeatedly, only to find CopyTrans refuses to respond, no matter how many times they press the key. This is at first concerning, and then it becomes frustrating, and then it becomes angering, until one finally realizes that they must seek an alternative way to get CopyTrans to respond, and to get it to allow them to finally delete the character and continue on with their editing.

There are two ways that a user of CopyTrans has available to them that will eventually be thought of and found to work. The first is to take their hands off of the keyboard and to grab their mouse, and to manually highlight the letters they wish to delete. If this is a single character, it can be difficult to maneuver the mouse so precisely as to highlight one individual character, and may itself be a bit frustrating, but once they do, they can then press the desired letter to replace it, and then continue on, placing both hands once again on their keyboard to continue editing. This must be done every single time a letter is found to be mistyped or for some other reason needs to be changed.

The other way of deleting characters is to locate the "backspace" key on their keyboard. This is not a commonly used key, and can be difficult to locate for some users, especially if they are using their computer in a darkened room by the monitor light. But again, it does work, and once the cursor is moved AFTER the character, which is not where it normally needs to be to delete a character and requires and additional step and extra effort to be made, the backspace key can then be pressed to delete the character and then to finally be able to get on with editing.

Both of these methods which do work are tedious, and both require extra effort, and both are discovered to be necessary only AFTER the delete button is pressed, every single time it is pressed, when using CopyTrans Manager, and the resulting concern, frustration, worry, anger, etc. is experienced...

This, again, has been the case ever since the very first time I ever used CopyTrans Manager, which as been perhaps 10 years now, and something which has never been addressed or fixed, and is an item that makes using CopyTrans Manager difficult and frustrating to use when editing and maintaining ones Playlists.

So, getting the Delete button fixed so it can be used to edit characters would be a most welcomed improvement.

Thanks...! ;-)

Created March 21, 2019

remeber position for podcasts like i tunes

Created October 26, 2023

For example what do the symbols in the "type" column mean? I have a bunch with a red exclamation mark. What does that indicate?

Created March 21, 2020

I have a ton of playlists, and in Itunes, I was able to organize them into subfolders to keep things organized.

Created April 3, 2021

Fix the Cover Art problem

Created November 20, 2021

it is not simple to add compilation cds as they separate all songs and

also every cd i have transferred track one is always on its own

and no artwork is found when searched

Created April 3, 2021

Literally, once I add a mp3 file onto my phone, i'll put the correct cover photo on the file and out of nowhere it changes to a completely different cover that I did NOT put on that file!That issue needs to be fixed, NOW. Other than that, I love using CopyTrans Manager.

Created August 28, 2020

okay so my album covers wont change and they are on the wrong song...

Created March 29, 2020