I really don't like their software. (I am sorry if you agree with me). All of the Nokia on Windows (PC Suite, Music Manager, Ovi Suite and Ovi Suite 2) are failed to manage music very well with my player.
If you never put your music in phone's memory but on a MicroSD card, and if you like Foobar2000. You can do what I do.
(You can use connect your phone in "Mass storage mode" but it is a quite slower in my exp.)
- Use a card reader to synchronize your music; which is usually much more faster and more stable.
- Create a new playlist in Foobar2000, which will be the music list to be synchronized to your phone.
- Remove your card from device, and plug it into your PC. Open your foobar2000 and use the copy feature under "File operation". Copy all of them on your list; exists files will be skipped.
- Once a while, delete the music from card manually (which I do once a quarter)
The major problem(I think) of Nokia's tools are: "They will always try to scan your folders when it is running." It is a problem if you have a lots of files.
- You have a master list of music in your PC.
- You can add items when your device is not connected.
- It is the fastest if you have a lot's of files to be copied.
- You will have to convert it to device playable format before you add it to your list.
(It is funny that the few AAC are not playable even if it was converted by Nokia's tool.)
- Not everyone likes foobar2000
- Not compatible to DRM (?)
- It is not anyway to synchronize files back to PC.