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Old December 25th, 2012, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Where does music files download to?

I just purchased an album in the play store, took me at least 20 minutes to figure out how to download it to my phone instead of streaming it. But after I downloaded the full album, I couldn't find where play music had downloaded it to, and my preferred media player couldn't find it. Does anyone know where I can find the music I have downloaded through play music?

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Old December 25th, 2012, 10:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try searching your extsdcard folder using file manager. I haven't downloaded any music from Google play yet but most files would be stored there.
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Old December 25th, 2012, 10:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Already tried that. Can't even find one word from the album from both the card as well as the phone storage.

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I'm investigating as I'm typing this. Report in a few.
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Old December 25th, 2012, 11:13 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks chase, already spent several hours trying to figure out how to download purchased music, and up to now still looking for the files I've downloaded. I should have just bought my music from Amazon. Buying music from the play store proves to be quite a frustrating undertaking.

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Thanks chase, already spent several hours trying to figure out how to download purchased music, and up to now still looking for the files I've downloaded. I should have just bought my music from Amazon. Buying music from the play store proves to be quite a frustrating undertaking.

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purchasing from google play stores it to the cloud unfortunately. when you click on the diagonally arrow on the music file it gives you the option to "keep on device", but it isnt showing up under sdcard/android/cache/music so i'm going to restart the device and hopefully it will show up there
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Already did that too. LOL

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Old December 25th, 2012, 11:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Already did that too. LOL

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well crap just go to google.com/play go to my music tab and download the album as a zip mp3 to your computer and add it to your media folder LOL
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oh and since we're on the topic of google music...any clue why when I have google play as a widget after a certain amount of time the widget pulls a whodini and I have to remove it then add it again for it to work?
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Old December 25th, 2012, 11:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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well crap just go to google.com/play go to my music tab and download the album as a zip mp3 to your computer and add it to your media folder LOL
Looks like I'll just go back to the old ways where I but a cd and just rip it to my laptop. That way I have a physical backup as well as a digital one. Shouldn't downloading mp3 more convenient than buying CDs? Good knows why they have to make it so difficult.

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yeah i'm not rooted so this doesn't work for my GN2. but thanks though will keep this as future reference when I do root.
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oh and since we're on the topic of google music...any clue why when I have google play as a widget after a certain amount of time the widget pulls a whodini and I have to remove it then add it again for it to work?
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Widget is fine one minute but if I reboot it disappears
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Ohhhh! Sorry I don't use google player...
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Ohhhh! Sorry I don't use google player...
back to power amp I go. thanks anyway Caloy!
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Finally downloaded the album to my PC, and transferred it to my phone... If I had bought the CD, this would've been done 5 hours to go. ***SIGH***

Thanks for the help guys! Now I have to go sleep at least 3 hours before I wake up at 4 on a very cold morning to get ready for work.

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back to power amp I go. thanks anyway Caloy!
Even with Google Music and Spotify's capabilities of streaming my entire album (and downloading the hard files I'd want on my device), I still prefer PowerAmp and the old school method of moving over music files from my PC. If I used my phone as a media player more, while I was in one location at a time, I think I'd use Google Music or Spotify more often. PowerAmp has never given me big issues (except when they did their 1st re-design and it did away with some skins that were much easier to use).
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