Syncing idea

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  1. pwnthe2G

    pwnthe2G Member

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    Is there any way someone could make an extension for the ipod or even itunes to show remaining sync time? i put alot of movies and videos onto my ipod in bunches and it would be awesome if it said 'sync in progress
    Time remaining: 1:32'

    Just an idea because im sure a ton of people wonder how damn long the syncing will take

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    especially when theres alot of files, it seems like the itunes bar never moves. Also, a windows program would be cool.

    and for people who say how would this be done, while i am not a programmer, maybe there is a way to measure the data trying to be input to the device, and then check the data connection speed, and judge time from there, like a regular download would. A windows version that pops up could work because when itunes syncs it checks your ipods remaining space.

    i will clarify this later, it is 2 am here and i just had an idea, and other ideas for improvement or help please post, and done flame this, if you every wondered how long a sync will take this app/program would help you so just think about that
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    Interesting, I don't know if somone could make an add-in for iTunes, as iTunes is closed source, but it's still something that apple should implement.
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    Things like that are rarely ever accurate. If you've ever copied anything from one place to another in windows you know what I'm talking about. I prefer just the bar.
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    That is something iTunes is in desperate need of!

    Though, while I'm not saying it easy, but could somewhat possibly add or change something in iTunes to make it run more smoothly?
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    It won't work, unless you synced, it deleted it and had exactly the same processes running it won't be accurate at all. Say MY cpu is at 10% I sync and it takes 1 minute. I raise my CPU to 80% and it syncs in 20 minutes, see the difference, an add-on liet hat would just slow your computer own...a lot calculating what is going on.
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    tinyman392 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    This helps answer the thread question how?
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    To answer your question, the timing wouldn't be accurate. The time remaining stuff is never accurate for downloads, copying, writing files, transferring stuff, etc. If Apple could create an accurate way to time this, it would be a different story. But the fact of the matter is, adding this would lengthen the time for each sync (It would have to calculate the amount of time required to: backup, update files on computer, update files on iPod, Sync mail, calendars, etc; calculating this would take time (sometimes up to a minute as I've seen on large file transfers on Mac OS X).

    Inaccuracy + longer sync = probably not going to happen. If Apple could find a way so it wouldn't make the sync longer and be more accurate, they would.
  10. pwnthe2G

    pwnthe2G Member

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    gr, allright then, just an idea, maybe one day

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    , thanks for the feedback though
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    edit/new idea: could there be a percentage of syncing left? or would it be the same difference as time remaining?

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