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  1. pan

    pan Active Member

    Hi

    From where can I download music, legally, and then play it on my Android phone? To be clear, I'm not wanting to use a subscription service like Spotify.

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  2. samuelmaskell

    samuelmaskell Well-Known Member

    You can download music from hundreds of different sites and play it on you android device..
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  3. iPhone2MyTouch

    iPhone2MyTouch New Member

    I resolved this issue about 2 years ago, primarily b/c I have neither the time nor patience to play "seek and ye *may* find". I invested about $25 in a program called RadioTracker(.com). With recent updates, it really has become a hands-off process. Incidentally, this is not a sponsored post; the thing has saved me tons of $$, so I pass on the tip where I can as a completely satisfied customer. Win only, so far as I know. Essentially, the app monitors Internet radio, pulling only what you want. Here's a hands-on explanation of how it works.

    Typically, I start the app just prior to going to bed. I focus on two options. One lets me pick a genre; the other lets me select individual artists. I tend to stick with the latter, since I get too many who-cares files via genre. The app includes a humoungous database. (If my artist is not in it, I can add anyway.) Inserting Artist-A causes a slew of similar artists to appear in a right-hand column. Double-clicking any one or more tosses the name(s) into my get-em list. I then go to bed.

    When I get back to the associated directory, I find dozens to hundred+ of marvelously cut MP3s, just waiting for me to toss em into iTunes. I set it so my bitrate is at least 192, so it sounds pretty darn good, esp since I didn't have to "work" at pulling them.

    There's a feature to dump them into iTunes, but I prefer to drag & drop what I want into the iTunes directory. I then use "iTunes Folder Watch" to easily have iTunes acknowledge their inclusion. Oh-- there is a built-in RadioTracker option to prevent duplicates, thankfully. That includes what you already have.

    So how did I learn about this app? Grabbed a UK iPod-related zine from Barnes & Noble. Same thing with photography-- when I want to really learn, I skip US zines in favor of their UK counterparts. Our zines are too focused on ads; UK zines invariably offer MUCH more meat.
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  4. cred05

    cred05 Well-Known Member

    Amazon MP3 store on your phone.
  5. trick202

    trick202 Well-Known Member

    Is that available in the UK?
  6. TopDog

    TopDog Member

  7. pan

    pan Active Member

    Thanks very much for all your helpful replies!
  8. orsonjp

    orsonjp New Member

    I for one agree with that guy about Radiotracker.I stumbled upon something about it on twitter and started using it, it's extremely useful and saved me lot of trouble when it comes to getting new music.
  9. Edaze55

    Edaze55 Well-Known Member

    Not to sound like a stick in the mud, but the OP did ask for legal ways to get music and while this does sound like a great way to go about getting music. I, for one, would have to question the legality of such a method.

    After all, you are more or less, creating an unlicensed copy of music that was streamed online. Pretty sure thats infringement. With the way the RIAA has been going after people, and for insane amounts, Im not so sure I would want to even give them a reason to look in my general direction. Now granted, its probably safer than bit torrent, but you still had to pay for it, creating a nice easy way to trace back.

    That said, I'll probably at least take a look at it. :D
  10. orsonjp

    orsonjp New Member

    Well, I say it's legal.After all, u could just record a radio station with the windows built-in sound recorder, no one questioned its legality as far as I know.Well yeah the quality with Radiotracker is way better, I would even say it's actually pretty good.And I doubt it that the RIAA has nothing better to do than start coming after u just or this.As long as u keep those files for your own use, u should be on the safe side.Of course it's safer than the torrents, I don't even wanna start to think what kind of viruses u could pick up from round there.
  11. mfowler70

    mfowler70 Member

    Has anyone tried to see if iTunes Agent is compatible with Android?
  12. cwrig

    cwrig Well-Known Member

    I like amazon MP3 store much better than itunes. Cause the music comes as a straight MP3 which can play on anything.
  13. skimminstones

    skimminstones Well-Known Member

    imusic is pretty good from the market. Been downloading quite a few songs from it lately.
  14. rifter

    rifter Active Member

    For a catalog, I use Media Monkey.

    Then, I generally buy my music from Amazon or Walmart, and import it. I also try to go to artists pages to buy music FROM them, and cut out all the middle men.
  15. Sweed

    Sweed Well-Known Member

    if your looking for a program to sync up your music to your android, try doubleTwist
    It'll sync your music to almost any device
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  16. Ramshackle

    Ramshackle Well-Known Member

    In the UK Sky TV are about to launch their own music service, I think it's
  17. Edamame Guy

    Edamame Guy Member

    I think Amazon Mp3 is the best service out there right now. I use it on a regular basis.
  18. beva8

    beva8 New Member

    In regards to using double Twist or anything elseto put music on my G2 touch.....

    Can anyone help? I don't want to sync my phone with outlook etc as I don't useit, I just want to put my music onto the phone. What are the different ways that people are doing thissuccessfully? I can hardly even get the laptop to sync with the phone, never mindbeginning the process of sycing music. This is my first timeon the forum so couldyou also copy and paste any answers to bevaboo8@hotmail.co.uk?

    Thanks! I love the G2 and don't want to take it back to the shop!!
  19. trick202

    trick202 Well-Known Member

    But is this available in the UK?
  20. MatUSCG

    MatUSCG Member

    You guys should checkout double twist, its available for mac and PC and lets you sync itunes or other media to your android phone. I use it for my blackberry. It even downloads and formats youtube and other flash video from the web to your phone. You can format any video files on your pc or mac and it optimizes it for your phones resolution. It also lets you buy music and it will sync to your device. You can also create playlists.

    I havn't used it for android as I am a blackberry user (been trolling your forums because I am planning on buying the droid) but the site says android is supported.

    check it out at Sync, Play & Send to BlackBerry, PSP, iPod, iPhone with doubleTwist

    Hope it help, I am curious how it works for you guys as its what I am planning on using for media syncing with my mac and android.
  21. beva8

    beva8 New Member

    Thanks I willl definitely check out double twist. My problem really though is getting my G2 to sync with the laptop for my music, can anyone tell me how they have had success with this? I managed to sync it once with Windows ActiveSync but I don't use Outlook so there was no point.

    I have uninstalled the HTC sync wear as it just didn't seem to pick up the G2, any advice for when I reinstall it? Do I need it to use double twist??

    Also, does anyone think that not having my 8gb sd card in yet is affecting it's ability to sync? I am waiting for it in the post! When I receive it how do I make sure I get data off my current sd card and save it?

    I have heard a lot of problems people are having with the G2 but need to know the successful ones, so many questions!!
  22. beva8

    beva8 New Member

    Thanks I willl definitely check out double twist. My problem really though is getting my G2 to sync with the laptop for my music, can anyone tell me how they have had success with this? I managed to sync it once with Windows ActiveSync but I don't use Outlook so there was no point.

    I have uninstalled the HTC sync wear as it just didn't seem to pick up the G2, any advice for when I reinstall it? Do I need it to use double twist??

    Also, does anyone think that not having my 8gb sd card in yet is affecting it's ability to sync? I am waiting for it in the post! When I receive it how do I make sure I get data off my current sd card and save it?

    I have heard a lot of problems people are having with the G2 but need to know the successful ones, so many questions!!
  23. Sweed

    Sweed Well-Known Member

    not having the sd card in can definetly be the problem.
    thats where all the data is synced to.
    once you have the sd card in, doubletwist can sync it for you
  24. umshamrock

    umshamrock Well-Known Member

    hi
    i have tried to use doubletwist with my hero, but although i see my phone, doubletwist doesn't show the music on my phone. i have the same prob with songbird. any advice?
    thanks!
  25. Spaniard85

    Spaniard85 Well-Known Member

    I've just downloaded doubleTwist as well for use with my Droid, but it doesn't seem to recognize that there's available space on my microSC card. I've already put music on the hard way (drag and drop in Finder, I'm a Mac user), but doubleTwist doesn't even see that music on the phone either. Am I missing some settings or something?

    EDIT: Whoops! Never mind. I remounted my Droid and all seems to be well. Thanks for the suggestion to use doubleTwist though!

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