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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

How to Sync device with Windows media player

My foray into this field made me realise there is no concentrated space having full information so i decided to do something.

Task: sync the songs on phone with your computer.
Sync means that when your phone is connected to the computer via usb the media files by default will be transferred to your device.

Overtime when the media fles in computer to be copied grow in size and space in your phone becomes less then most favourite songs will be copied first.

Is your device compatible with the windows media player?
First of all make sure if your device supports this process or not.
For this go this web page and find out if your phone model is listed here.

On that page : Select Communication Device->Mobile devices if you want to sync your mobile phone.

Once you are done with the verification proceed below for the further steps.

Requirements before you proceed:
OS: windows xp/vista/7
Software: Windows 11 or more installed
Device: compatible for transfer.
ports enabled.
device drivers available

Settings in phone:
1. Go to settings->connectivity ->USB mode
2. Set it to media player and save.

1. Install windows media player 11 or more.
2. close it once and launch again.
3. Connect your phone to the computer.
4. in the windows media player select Sync ->then select the arrow below it.

your phone's model name should be displayed here.
if your phone is not detected by the windows media player then go to Desktop
1. Right click on "my computer." icon and select Manage.
2. On the left side pane select "Device Manager".
3. on the right hand side pane select "portable device " if this is visible skip step 4 & 5 else go to step 4.
->select your phone and right click on it.
-> update driver.

4. however chances are you wont find any "portable device" and when you connect your phone a pop up comes recognising it as camera.
The pop up gives two tools word doc or image viewer only.
if this is the case then after selecting Device manager search all the option on right pane carefully and look out if your device is listed under any of them. for e.g. see under imaging devices etc.

you can also get the type (i.e. how your computer is recognising your phone) by going to my computer. there your phone must be listed under some heading.

so once you have found out the device right click on it and select "update driver".

now your phone will be properly recognised as mobile device and start showing under portable device.

now it will be viisble on your media player too under "sync"

how to view files on phone through windows media player ?
go windows media player->library-> select device name.

Background information about this phenomena.

This phenomena is possible due to MTP i.e. Media Transfer protocol.
Media Transfer Protocol supports the transfer of music files on digital audio players and media files on portable media players, as well as personal information on personal digital assistants.

Media Transfer Protocol (commonly referred to as MTP) is part of the "Windows Media" framework and thus closely related to Windows Media Player. Windows Vista has built-in support for MTP. Support for Media Transfer Protocol in Windows XP requires the installation of Windows Media Player 10 or higher.[2] Mac and Linux systems have software packages to support it.

UPDATE : 17:16 PM

Sync means that you can transfer the files from media player to phone and vise versa.

How to transfer files from device to system using media player:
1. go to Sunc tab on media player.
2. Select device on the left ->songs.
all the songs in your phone will be listed.
3. on the right side you will see a message sumthing like "drag here to sync to computer.."
4. drag files from devcie there which you want to copy to your system.
5. a button "copy from device" will appear.
6. click on it and file will be copied to my music or your default folder.
Note: clicking here on the files in phone will not play it.
To play music directly from phone just follow following steps.

How to play music on phone or device directly through music player (no syncing involved)

1. just connect your phone to computer through usb cable
2. Make sure it is recognised as portable device(read post from top).
3. launch windows media player->file->open->my conputer->select your phone.
set file types as "All files".
4. all files on phone will be visible here. you can double click and play it


How to transfer files from media player library to device.

1. clear files from sync list.
2. in media player click on library->songs.
3. select files you want to transfer and drag and drop it to the sync list.
4. click on "start sync" button on the bottom of sync list.
5. it will autmatically transfer songs to your phone and show you "you can disconnect now" msg once done.

hope this helped :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Its darkest just before dawn.. so hang on my friend

At one or other point of time in life every body becomes hopeless. The road seems tough the options are none or the one which are there seems all downhill. Then what do we do? Our generation is a bit confused about god's presence or doesn't believe in it all together so whom do we turn to?
But isn't that the crux of whole problem? Why do we have to turn to any body. We have strength and caliber to face any problem. One thing i believe that god never throws on us anything which we cant handle.

May be instead of losing hope all we need to have is more faith not at anyone else but at yourself. You have come so far then there has to be reason why you are here and lets face it quiting seems to be most illogical anticlimax to all the hard work we have put so far in ourself. May be its time to take a break and rethink the situation.

Somebody said "Necessity is the mother of Invention" :) and i think he nailed it! :D

I guess its time we stop pampering ourselves and utilise our complete potential.

There was a cute poem i heard once:

When the day is dark and dreary
And your way is hard to find
Don't let your heart grow weary
Just keep this thought in mind

It is better to light just one little candle,
Than to stumble in the dark!
Better far that you light just one little candle,
All you need’s a tiny spark!

If we’d all say a prayer that the world would be free,
The wonderful dawn of a new day we’ll see!
And, if everyone lit just one little candle,
What a bright world this would be!

What a bright world
this would be!

Lyrics by Joseph Maloy Roach

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Saina Nehwal won badminton final India back on 2nd position in CWG


NOW i can start the diwali celebrations and by god i am going to light up crackers !!!

India just won its 38th gold thanks to Saina !

Ofcourse this victory is the hardwork of lot of people who has done enormous hard work withouth any state of the art facilities being provided but with their own sheer will power and dedication. If it had not been for them then this biggest and most costliest Common Wealth Games till date would have never turned up so great. Evertything was forgiven when gold started raining. And today she literally saved the day by bringing India back on 2nd position.

Wished was in delhi so that so that i would have been able to see the match too :) but no worries the moment game was won the lines lit up :D

Thats the craze we have ... Now lets celebrate with the ceremony tonite!...

Saina! you made my day :)

Its party time!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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CWG medals day 10

(from left) A.C. Ashwini, Manjeet Kaur, Mandeep Kaur and Sini Jose put up a splendid show to finish ahead of Nigeria and England.

India just broke the records of more than fifty years at the Commonwealth Games.
The country had won just nine track and field medals at the Games, starting with Milkha Singh's gold in 1958, before Delhi, but now, with only the marathon to go on Thursday, India already has 12 medals, including two golds.

India, who had publicly declared their target of claiming the second spot on the medals tally before the start of the Games, moved closer towards their goal with a haul of 32 gold, 25 silver and 32 bronze medals for a total of 89 medals.

A.C. Ashwini, a hurdler, ran the race of her life to overtake Nigerian Dammy Abogunloko and give India the lead midway through the third leg. Mandeep Kaur, the anchor, continued the good work as the host pocketed its second gold of these Games and its first-ever relay victory in the Games history. Manjeet Kaur and Sini Jose ran the first two legs.

H.M. Jyothi was dazed too, after leading the women's 4x100m relay team to the bronze, its first sprint relay medal in the Games' history.

The quartet of M. Rahamatulla, Sathya Suresh, Shameermon and Abdul Najeeb Qureshi not only won the bronze but also bettered the National record, their second in as many days.

The team clocked 38.89 secs improving upon the 39-second barrier for the first time.

There was plenty of action on the field too. Former Asian champion Renjith Maheswary was jumping for joy after his career-best 17.07m leap in the third round of the men's triple jump which won him the bronze.

That effort broke Renjith's own three-year-old national record of 17.04m. The 24-year-old upset England's former European runner-up Douglas Nathan (PB 17.64) and Grenada's Randy Lewis (PB 17.49) on his way with a massive third-round jump.

Around the same time, Kashinath won the men's javelin bronze with a fifth round throw of 74.29m.

Women's top-seed Saina Nehwal of India defeated Anna Rice of Canada 21-7, 21-10 in the singles quarterfinals. Rice was down 0-7 in the first game before taking the first point off the Indian. Trust me the match was so good.. we were jumping off the coutch in excitement :) Saina, literally stalked her opponent like a tiger. She made my day with just awesome game!

Way to go saina..:)good luck for the finals:)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Common Wealth Games : Its raining medals !

This has been one very happy week. :)
First watched the grand ceremony of Common Wealth Games which was Awesome, stunning, grand, classy and beautiful.

Now, India is winning medals on medals.. wow!
India is currently on 2nd position in the medal tally.
Australia with 9 medals is on top.England is at third place with two gold medals.

Gagan Narang and Abhinav Bindra won gold medal in shooting the 10m rifle (pairs) event. They gave great performance aggregating 1193 points to erase the Commonwealth Games record of 1189 set by them four years back at the Melbourne Games.

Gold secured, the stands burst into wild celebration, much to the
chagrin of the competitors who were still shooting. Crowds milled around Bindra's father, coaches hugged the champions and the Games volunteers went into a tizzy, trying to bring a sense of normality at the range, even as coaches and support staff of other countries cringed.
Their feat was followed by a superb display of calm nerves and dead centre shooting by the women's duo of Rahi Sarnobat and Anisa Sayyed who added the second gold in the women's 25m pistol pairs event with a championship record of 1156 to boot.

Ravinder Singh, Sanjay and Anil Kumar clinching gold in their respective categories at the Commonwealth Games.

Wrestling Gold:

Ravinder Singh bagged the first yellow metal in wrestling in the 60kg category, beating England's Christopher Terence Bosson 7-2 in front of the cheering crowd at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex.
Sanjay Kumar won the Gold medal by defeating South Africa’s Richard Brian Addinall in the 74 kg Greco-Roman event.
Anil Kumar claimed the fifth medal for the day on Tuesday, Oct 5 by by winning the 96kg Greco-Roman category.

Shoot IT:
Tejaswini Sawant, the first Indian woman shooter to clinch a gold medal at the World Championships.
Tejaswini and Goswami won silver in pairs 50m rifle 3 position

Tejaswini and Goswami totalled an impressive 1143 in prone, standing and kneeling stage and finished only six points behind gold medallist Aqilah Sudhir and Xiang Wei Jasmine Ser of Singapore, who totalled 1149.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Lajja for her victory. Modi on Tweeter congratulated Lajja by saying: “On behalf of all Gujarat, heartily congratulations to daughter of Gujarat, Lajja Goswami on her achievement of silver medal for India at CWG.”

CWg Medal Tally till now:

1. Australia: 9 gold, 10 silver and 5 bronze: 24

2. India: 5 Gold medal, 4 Silver and 2 bronze: 11

3. England: 2 Gold, 6 silver, 4 bronze: 12

4. Malaysia: 2 Gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze: 5

5. South Africa: 2 Gold, 1 silver and two bronze: 5

6. Canada: 2 gold, 4 Bronze: 6

7. Singapore: 2 Gold: 2

8. Nigeria: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze: 3

9. Scotland: 1 Gold, 2 Bronze: 3

10. New Zealand: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze: 2

11. Wales: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze: 2

12. Bangladesh: 1 bronze: 1

13. Sri Lanka: 1 bronze: 1

14. Trinidad and Tobago: 1 bronze: 1

Way to Go!!!

UPDATE: 7th Oct, 2010:

India till now holds 11 golds, 8 silvers and 5 bronzes for a total of 24 medals!.

Currently holding 2nd position in CWG medal tally.


India's Prasanta Karmakar made history on Wednesday by clinching the first ever medal for India in a paralympic event of the Commonwealth Games.

The 30-year-old from Haryana took the bronze in the 50m freestyle, as the crowd at the Dr. S.P. Mukherjee pool lustily cheered Karmakar all the way.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

CWG opening ceremony: The Night History was created

When I say that I am feeling proud to be an Indian I am sure this sentiment will be shared by billions of people. The hangover of the cwg ceremony is still in the air...

And it is not just us the world stood dazzled by the event.
I agree initially I was too among those who criticized and proclaimed doom and gloom for the game but my sis always was so sure even when Delhi was flooding! According to her anything which is criticized so badly comes up in even more dazzling form. Looks like experience does know better then us who get upset so easily: D

The enthu rubbed off though on me too as I also wanted the games to happen without the problem, needless to say that it all surpassed everyone’s expectations.

The 44 crore balloon was as after we watched the ceremony get over as we like to call fulto paisa wasool ;P The ceremony's concept was not bollywood and for that I am so thankful but more than that I am spellbound by the richness of concept. The very idea that somebody thought about that!

I mean can u imagine coming up in front of conservative bunch of people and selling them 44 crore idea to actually convince for such a big investment without any prior history?

I think that speaks a lot about the committee's dedication. I am so happy that the event lived up to our expectations and ousted us infact...
Bringing the participant in the beginning itself so that they won’t miss the ceremony was a real good move and I am as sure as sun that India just changed the rules which will be followed up from now onwards by every cwg.

Comments from worldwide:
The Guardian:"Concerns of recent weeks forgotten as dazzling event launches games amid atmosphere of national pride and celebrations change."

The Telegraph: "The biggest sporting spectacle India has ever hosted kicked off in typically colorful fashion... And there we were thinking it might never happen."

The Herald Sun: "Indian Games officials should feel proud of the opening ceremony, classy and showy but somehow warmer and less contrived than the Beijing experience."

The announcement of the beginning of the grand evening was made by the Indian drums or nagadas. The countdown starts with the Nagadas playing a beat to each count from 10 to 0. The biggest balloon ever to be used by any event when lifted was a majestic site. It was transformed to snake and lifted to 25m height amidst the snake charmers music.

I loved the yoga act with the human form coming up from the centre which I found hard to believe was real (I thought it was just a projection :))

The various dances depicting every season were colorfully dressed and perfumed beautifully.
The train which showed life of Indian common man was sweet thing and showed that we all exist excels despite all the short comings.

The sand drawing was an excellent addition. I saw it first on India’s got talent and I remember very vividly lamenting to my frnds why don’t they include it in the cwg opening ceremony. This is the type of thing u showcase!

Voila it was there n I was a satisfied person. Again and again I kept admiring the beauty of whole concept the persons who designed all this. Coordinating so many people...oh I rembr from coordinating the Namaste formation by kids was just AWESOME.
The hena mehndi was so well performed not a stroke out of order.

The night was full of surprise and more that anything I could have thought and hoped.

I have never been so proud to be an Indian so happy and I have never felt so better in my life!