Transferring music onto nexus 7Support


  1. Dizzymum63

    Dizzymum63 New Member

    Hi, I got a nexus7 for Xmas. I want to move some music from iTunes onto it. I also want to store some of my CD's on it.

    I already tried to do the latter. I sync'd 2 cd's via my sons laptop which is windows 8, but can't find them on the nexus even though when I try to re do it, it says they're already there.

    Could anyone tell me how to 'find' the music stored and transfer from iTunes. I appreciate any help as I'm not terribly technically minded :confused:

    Thank you

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  2. mbreezy

    mbreezy New Member

  3. Teknologic

    Teknologic Well-Known Member

    I believe you can get doubletwist from Google Play to sync your iTunes library. Can't say much about the cd's tho, no experience with Windows 8 or syncing cd's.
  4. PwnsomeWin

    PwnsomeWin Member

  5. jhsrennie

    jhsrennie Well-Known Member

    iSyncr seems popular, though I haven't tried it myself.
  6. whs37

    whs37 Well-Known Member

    I use an easy method. Attach the N7 to the PC and copy to the Music folder in the N7 as you would to any external device. No searching, no headaches.
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  7. ndoren

    ndoren Well-Known Member Contributor

    If you're sharing your PC files over the network, just install "ES File Explorer" on your N7 and transfer wirelessly, as well. ES File Explorer has a Samba Client (Windows CIFS/SMB) client built in :)

    LINUX USERS: Having a headache installing MTP compatibility on your linux machine? Use the samba server (available for all flavors of linux, even old ones) and transfer wirelessly, using ES File Explorer on your Nexus. Works great when you can't get the wired USB connection recognized by your linux box.

    YOUR OWN WIRELESS CLOUD FOR MOVIES: Set up your wireless file sharing, as described above, and simply browse to your remote movie file via ES file explorer on your N7. Click your movie in the browser and select your player. Lets you stream from your PC to your N7 wirelessly.
  8. fauxpaws

    fauxpaws New Member

    I just tried gMTP on Sabayon Linux. It provides graphical controls and works well for USB transfer.
  9. basalt

    basalt Well-Known Member

    there are many solutions, personally I like using Tunesync. I couldn't see an existing file explorer on the Nexus so downloaded a free one from the app store to locate files that vanished into the aether
  10. PatM65

    PatM65 New Member

    I've tried this way of getting music onto my daughters N7 - however when I open the "Play Music" option it says there is no music kept on the device!

    To confuse me even more when I connect it back up to my laptop I can see the folder there on the N7 with the music and even play it on my laptop!

    Help!

    Confused Dad trying to set up birthday present for daughter.
  11. whs37

    whs37 Well-Known Member

    That is strange. Get the ES File Explorer and see whether you can get to it. Maybe you copied folders and not files.
  12. PatM65

    PatM65 New Member

    Sorry - should have said confused Dad who knows little or nothing about computers!

    However I can listen to the files on my laptop from the N7 when it's connected via USB!
  13. whs37

    whs37 Well-Known Member

    Did you try the ES File Explorer from the Google Playstore. I think it is free or just a couple of bucks.

    And check whether you transferred files or folders. For the File Explorer that does not make any difference. But for Android, folders might not work.

    The laptop is different. It views the N7 just as another external device - like a USB stick.
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  14. PatM65

    PatM65 New Member

    Once more into the breach............!
  15. Teknologic

    Teknologic Well-Known Member

    In the music app, go to setting (dots top right) and choose refresh. It'll scan and likely find your music then.
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  16. whs37

    whs37 Well-Known Member

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  17. mike4472

    mike4472 Member

    When I copy an album from the PC to the Nexus 7 via USB cable, it wants to copy one song at a time... rather than the whole album :-( This is not iTunes music.

    Help!
  18. AngryHatter

    AngryHatter Well-Known Member

    Wifi file explorer.
    Run it on the tablet. Open a browser on your pc and connect to the tablet. Drag and drop whatever files you like back and forth.
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