Synced Collections vs VOX Cloud


#1

I currently have one album that I added in the MacOS app as a Synced Collection. I can play this on my other iOS devices now. Is that somehow downloading/storing it on my iOS devices? I assume that will be available for later if I’m offline (testing turning wifi off worked).

So if I have a Synced Collection, what is the difference between that and having the files stored in Vox Cloud? In fact, why don’t I see my Sync’d Collection in VOX Cloud at all? Where are the files in the Sync’d Collection stored if it’s not in VOX Cloud? Screenshot below shows I have nothing in VOX Cloud even though I’m currently playing my Synced Collection across multiple devices.

Do you recommend using one or the other and if so when/why? It’s really confusing to me which I should use. I’m migrating a massive audio collection over and want to do it right the first time.

Thanks in advance for any help.


#2

Bumping this up. I’m hopeful someone might be able to help me understand how Collections and VOX Cloud work. I can’t seem to figure it out from any available documentation.


#3

Thanks for your post!

Yes, sure, once you add files to Synced Collection they are uploaded and stored on our servers. That is how VOX makes those become available for streaming and downloading on various devices.

However, we’ve decided to exclude tracks uploaded directly to Synced Collection from VOX Cloud.

The thing is that the Collections which out users create may contain a lot of tracks without meta or with the wrong meta, which is OK for Collections, as we expect Collection to be something like a playlist with ~10-100 tracks in each, to make it still possible for the users to navigate through the Collection despite the fact that tracks have no meta or wrong meta.

You would need to check the Collection tab your Synced Collection should be there.

Tracks stored inside the Synced Collection can be downloaded for offline playback.


#4

So am I supposed to both Sync my Collection and then also upload an album to Vox Cloud? Seems odd to have duplicate files stored on your cloud.


#5

As an alternative way, you may upload your music to VOX Cloud, and then just add some of that music to Synced Collection, that is how you will avoid the necessity to upload your music files twice.


#6

Thanks, that’s helpful to know. You should consider posting this in the documentation somewhere.