I notice today that Nokia has released v1.1 Beta of its Nokia Multimedia Transfer application for Mac OS X (renamed - previously just Nokia Media Transfer).
And it's got some great new stuff buried under the hood... and this deserves some big text:
Nokia Multimedia Transfer now directly supports iTunes Plus files!*
Thus making my Plus Music Fixer redundant for Mac users, as well as my profile hacks -- Windows users, I suggest you keep an eye on any updates to Music Manager/PC Suite because this means at least part of Nokia is aware of the problem.
It also fixes up some of the profiles, especially for those phones that do not have a camera, such as the E61.
- The name change to Nokia Multimedia Transfer means any custom profiles you may have used will need to be moved once you upgrade because a new Application Support/Nokia Multimedia Transfer folder has been created instead (your mileage may vary: the update might be nice and rename it instead of creating a new one).
- While NMT now handles the iTunes Plus case, it still forces a transcode as a means of avoiding the issue. However it appears to convert the music losslessly and with much of the metadata intact, which is awesome!
- NMT caches the transcoded songs, so you need to keep enough disk space free while it transfers.
- The metadata, while fully preserved, is in iTunes format and many phones don't read that. Plus Music Fixer v2.0 can still be used to resolve this.
All in all it's a massive usability improvement and I thank Nokia for hearing our cries and fixing the problem (especially on the news that Nokia plans to launch its own music download offering which conceivably would compete with iTunes).
I suggest you get the update NOW - you can choose to update directly from the NMT menu, and for extra sanity, if you have any N-Series or E-Series phone it is now directly supported, so delete any old profiles you have installed. Note that those still wanting to use my profiles (ie, for the older/newer phones in the 6-series) they may need to be updated. Leave me a comment if they don't work as-is.