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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0012678MediaMonkey (current)Synchronizationpublic2016-12-19 16:47
ReporterLudek Assigned To 
Status resolvedResolutionwon't fix 
Product Version4.1.6 
Target Version4.1.7 
Summary0012678: Lyrics not updated for existing track on iOS8 device
DescriptionEditing lyrics of a track that is already on iPod and re-syncing doesn't update the lyrics.
I guess this must be an Apple regression (iOS8 ?), because this definetly worked before (0011756) and MediaMonkey writes/sends the metadata correctly.

Other properties seems to be propagated to iPod correctly.

Workaround is to delete the track from the device completely and re-sync.
Additional Information
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Fixed in build


related to 0006156 closedLudek iPod Synchronization: Lyrics sometimes truncated when updating already existing track in iPod 
related to 0011756 closedLudek iOS5+ sync: Lyrics are not updated from PC to iPhone 
related to 0012701 closedLudek iOS 8.3 sync often fails (hangs) 
related to 0013784 closedLudek iOS13: Lyrics not shown in the Music app 



2015-03-26 18:14

developer   ~0042340

Last edited: 2015-03-27 14:00

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To confirm my speculation I tested iPod Touch 4g (iOS 6.1.6) and it works fine, so it is iOS7+ or iOS8 issue.

The same issue happens when syncing using iTunes (tested myself), and also discussed here
and here


2015-03-26 22:29

developer   ~0042344

Last edited: 2015-03-26 22:42

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Confirming, all OK on my touch 4g 6.1.6 too


2015-03-30 10:00

developer   ~0042365

Last edited: 2015-03-30 10:02

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Resolved as "won't fix"

As explained above it is actually Apple's regression, i.e. changing lyrics in iTunes and sync won't update the lyrics on the device too.

The only way how to force the device to update the lyrics would be to completelly overwrite its SQLite database after sync, but this was deprecated in iOS5+ (by the new "air sync" workflow) where only the device itself (iOS) writes to the database so it would probably cause unpredictable issues and would be quite dangerous hack.