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Can I copy my music files to my SD card? Then what happens?

Discussion in 'Music & Media' started by blastoff99, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. blastoff99

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    Apologies in advance for being new and dumb.

    Scenario:
    Phone: HTC Incredible still ten days from my hands.
    Microittybitty SD card: came in today's mail.
    Computer OS: Vista
    Music: On iTunes.
    Downloaded: doubleTwist
    My general media skills: Sucky.

    Ok, here goes. So I have this fear that I won't be able to get all my lovely music from my computer to my Incredible. This is not an irrational fear, as I am notoriously bad with any kind of file management. And device management. And getting devices to talk nicely to each other.

    (You may heckle me all you want. Yes, I am in over my head here. This will be an adventure.)

    If I could figure out how to copy my music files to my SD card, could I then just put the card in the phone and have the stock music player recognize them and all that? Or would I end up down some dead-end street by myself in the middle of the night, drunk and dazed?

    I want the music to go to the SD card anyway, whether I wait for the phone to get here or not. I'm just trying to skip a step. Will it work?

    Thank you, oh brilliant ones!
     

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  2. StuartTheFish

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    I would expect that you won't be able to play your mp3's thanks to them being from itunes. Apple thoughtfully put copy protection in each file, making it so that only apple products and itunes on your computer can play them. Not sure if there's a way of cleaning them so they'll work with anything like they SHOULD do, but I've never had to look into it as I won't touch anything apple with a shitty stick.

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    Not true. If they are standard MP3's, as in, not bought from iTunes, they will work. They are only protected if they are .m4p files.
     
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    But he says his music IS from itunes...

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    Music is ON iTunes, but very little of it is FROM iTunes. Most of it is from a big ol' pile of CDs.

    Anyway, I thought doubleTwist was going to take care of all this for me....?
     
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    If you ripped the cd's using itunes, I would still assume they've bastardised the tracks with their copy protection, a way of them making sure people buy apple devices to play them with. Not sure if doubletwist would sort it, as if there is any apple copy protection in them it might even stop doubletwist from reading them in the first place!
     
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    Everything shows up in doubleTwist.

    Heck, I'm going to try it. Not much to lose, really.
     
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    It will show the files, but might not be able to actually open them. Good luck though.

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    Still yet to find a stable app for getting music from a mac (itunes) to my droid.
     
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    I wouldn't see why not. I copied music from iTunes on my Eris and they worked perfectly fine. Android can pretty much read anything iTunes can (except for DRM files).
     

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