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Old November 13th, 2012, 12:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Using my S2 as an iPod replacement...

Recently, my in-car 2005 iPod died horribly - and, I thought, why not use my Galaxy S2 instead? I connected it to my car stereo and used the "Music" application to play the two 'standard' tracks that came with it. Success.

Next, I tried to copy an album's worth of MP3s onto my phone using Kies Air. First off, I used Kies Air to delete the 'default' tracks. Next I tried to upload to Music... but, while the uploads claimed to succeed, I got no new music in my Music application... and the tracks didn't appear in Kies Air in my web browser. I gave up... came back a week later - and the tracks I'd previously uploaded were present in both the browser interface and for the music application. I tried uploading a second album of mp3s - but had the same problem as before... the upload claimed to succeed - but the tracks did not appear on the device in the Music application - or in the web browser interface. Is Kies Air really the best way to put my music collection onto my S2?

With the music application itself, the most frustrating thing is that I can't work out how to quit it... the best I can manage is to pause.

So, basically, I'd like to know if all Android users have these problems, or am I doing something silly? Is Kies air my best bet to put albums of MP3s onto my device? Is the Music program (installed by default) the best one to use to use my S2 as an iPod replacement? Is Kies Air the best way to upload/manage MP3s on my S2?

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Dragging and dropping is the best choice for adding new music. I use Poweramp as my main player and it rocks. Well worth the price.
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Dragging and dropping is the best choice for adding new music. I use Poweramp as my main player and it rocks. Well worth the price.
Now I feel doubly-dumb... How would I drag-n-drop mp3 files?

On my PC, I use MediaMonkey - which works well for me there... but I've got lots more music than will fit on an SD card... so syncing doesn't seem to be my best approach.

Dragging and dropping sounds ideal - but how do I get to do that? Would I need to connect using USB?
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Drag and drop is basically connecting your phone to pc, dragging the mp3 files from the computer to the external e drive (probably labeled as another drive as well)
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If you connect via usb cable, your Phone should show up under devices and if you open that up you will see your phone's storage. You can copy your files right to that "drive". Kies air has always been slow and problematic for me. Many people prefer AirDroid, but I usually just use the cable.
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Old November 13th, 2012, 04:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I use my SGS3 as my music player. Just connect your S2 to your PC via USB and mount it as a removable drive. Then using Windows File Explorer (I assume you have a PC), just copy your music files to your S2 into the Music folder. Note that when I tried this, I get a message asking me if I want to do some sort of file conversioni. Say NO to this. I find the songs will instantly appear in my music player.
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