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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by LeepyLee, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. LeepyLee

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    ... to simply transfer music from my pc to the external sd card and then play it?

    I give up!! Kies is a pile of .... well, something not very nice. No use whatsoever.

    I can see both the 16Gb usb storage and the 32Gb external sd card in Windows Media Player. I can sync albums to the 32Gb card no problem.

    But will this bloody phone play them? Not likely. Some it does, some it won't, most it just doesn't see as being there.

    How difficult does this have to be????? :mad: :mad: :mad:

    I hate to say it now I've got the SGS2, but the HTC HD2 was so simple - it just worked. Why did I swap it?

    Please can anyone help?

    I'm Leepy Lee..... thankyou for listening :D
     

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    i do not know why you "swaped it", but the SG2 is far superior to your old device.

    What format is the music you are moving?
     
  3. LeepyLee

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    I swapped it for that very reason... it was meant to be far superior to the HD2!

    The music is mostly wma files with some mp3.

    It doesn't seem to make any difference which I use. It plays wma files quite happily... sometimes. It plays mp3 files sometimes. Next time I try to play an album it tells me it's an unsupported file type. So I copy it across again and it plays just fine. And so it goes on...

    :mad:
     
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    to put music on your phone is as simple as drag 'n' drop

    i just plugged my phone in to my pc and copied all me music over and it all works

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    my songs are all mp3 and m4a
     
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    Incidentally, Kies now won't connect the phone... it tells me I need to put the phone into Samsung Kies (PC Studio) mode.

    Could anyone point me in the right direction please?
     
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    Have you tried kies air
     
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    Calm thoughts mate....

    I agree with you about Kies, its a horrible piece of software, thankfully theres no reason you should ever have to use it... ever

    Transferring music, videos, anything you want really is as easy as dragging and dropping files in windows, you just need to plug the usb cable in and let windows find your phone.. it will pop up in your external drives in "my computer"

    Put the files wherever you want, either on the phone memory, or your sd card, and then just point your phone music player at them when you want to play. The galaxy s2 supports the most audio and video codecs of any phone I've seen yet, so it shouldn't be a problem with file format.

    Finally, when you come to update your firmware, use odin. Trust me, its quicker and easier, and you can still use it to install official updates so you wont be invalidating your warantee.

    and relax.....
     
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    Stay away from kies, simply connect USB storage from wireless and networks in settings.

    Not sure why its not playing, have you tried an alternative media player? do the files have drm
     
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    I have witnessed on other Android devices a reboot is required to see
    new songs added to external storage.
     
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    definitely ditch kies. if u use itunes - itunes agent/isycnr/doubletwist are all great ways of syncing itunes to ur ipod. if not, drag n drop is the best, easiest way to transfer music.
    my phone played mp3 and m4a perfectly (didnt try wma, never used it) but i stick to mp3 coz it reads all my itunes id3 tags perfectly on mp3. and this goes for all players (google music, stock music app, doubletwist, ubermusic)

    and btw, kies air would be much too slow to transfer a large library of music.
    and u could try checking if ur usb debugging mode is on (settings/applications/development) if that helps u connect to kies. but seriously..dont :D
     
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    im like most just used my sg2 as an external hd when plugged in with the usb cable and dragged and dropped the only problem i had was with thumbnails they all ended up the same
     
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    Yeah, Kies is a trap, sorry it caught you, Samsung are really letting down the team here.
     
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    Settings, Development, untick usb debugging mode, replug phone back in...done..
     
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    i use winamp and mobo player to play files. works great.

    if a stock app fails, look for another. plenty out there.
     
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    Thanks for all replies and suggestions... finally found the problem. The 32Gb me:Dmory card is faulty.
     
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    how did you find that out? just take it out and noticed it was ok or something else?
     
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    I think we're going to have to start a worldwide Kies Awareness Week.
     
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    Was this yet another eBay "bargain"?

    Quite a few people here have had problems like this only to find out that they can add themselves to the long list of people who have found that when an eBay flash card looks too good to be true, it's because it is too good to be true.

    I speak from bitter experience.
     
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    All this and YOUR card was defective. Damn that Kies!

    Most hate it but it has worked well for me. It allowed me to sync with Outlook but dragging and dropping files does not require Kies and I would never use it.

    The SG2 IS a superior device if you do not lose your temper! LOL!!!
     
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    sorry you're having so much trouble.

    i only use kies when i'm transferring files to my phone using a mac but on my pc, i just use windows explorer and drag/drop; everything i've transferred this way has worked fine (video and mp3).
     
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    Just one tip if you are doing a lot of "drag & drop" transfering music to your card. Take the card out of the phone and put it in a usb adapter or card reader - it'll transfer MUCH FASTER. Worthwhile if you are moving a lot of files over the first time you get a new card. May not be worthwhile if you are only moving a couple of files.
     
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    hey, thanks for the tip! for the most part, i only transfer a few files but will def keep this in mind when i'm transferring a bunch of files.
     
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    OK, hands up!
    The card wasn't an ebay bargain, but it was second hand. It had been in a friends blackberry before they traded it in. (No, not because they couldn't save stuff on the card!)

    All I've done for now is put as much music as possible on the USB memory.

    Now on the lookout for a decent 32Gb memory card... any recommendations?

    Cheers all...:p
     
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    +1 to that. Much faster to put the micro SD in the card reader and transfer the files that way. I transfered about 2000 songs in i think about 30-60mins two days ago onto my Lexar 32GB micro SD class 10 off eBay. Seems to be ok.

    I had no luck with kies. I tried sincing my phone with desktop winamp and doubletwist so I could play my itunes playlist but I had no luck and was ready to throw my phone through my computer screen. My solution was as I said to just transfer the music files via the card reader but also to make an m3u file for my playlists and put that on the sd card also. I have no idea if it matters where on the card you put them but FYI my song files (and movies and photos) are in the media folder and my m3u files are in the music folder.

    Also I found that the m4a files wouldn't display the correct artwork or song/artist info (something to do with media scanner??) so I converted my entire itunes library to mp3 format. Winamp phone app displays and plays all my songs/artist info/artwork perfectly now (Stock and doubletwist player wouldn't show my playlists with this method). Also I would make sure all your songs are tagged correctly. I can highly recommend mp3tag if you need to retag a large number of files. Hope that helps
     
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    On a Kies related note, has anyone else had trouble updating Kies on their PC/ Laptop? I have tried downloading it (the update)a few times now, using both wifi & hardline & it downloads a few thousand files then says there is no internet connection, retry download another shed load of files then no connection. It just seems to go forever, even though the counter for the download is at 100% & the connections stays constant. Any ideas or should i just ignore it as Kies is rubbish?
     

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