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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by loatwec, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. loatwec

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    Hello everyone, I am hoping someone can offer me some advice. I just bought the Infinity and so far am very impressed. However the lack of wifi direct has me a little bummed. I am trying to find a work around through the keyboard dock USB. Basically I want to download movies onto my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone and then transfer them over to the Infinity. But when I plug the phone in the tab does not seem to see it. I tried setting up Airdroid but could not get it to work. I am sure I am missing something, and that there is a way to do this so any help is appreciated.

    I know that I could just hotspot and download directly to the tab, or move it to the computer than to the tab. However none of this is terribly convenient, and I am hoping there is a better way. I am assuming having to hotspot slows down my download speeds. Maybe I am wrong and this is the best solution please let me know. D.
     

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    The problem with trying to use USB is that both devices are peripheral devices, so there's no host device to initiate a connection. This is similar to how old PC serial ports required special cables to connect with other host devices. There is a USB standard called "USB On-The-Go" that uses a special cable to let two peripheral devices work with each other. Unfortunately I've never seen any devices that carry the USB On-The-Go logo, and haven't come across any USB On-The-Go adapters in stores. I get the feeling that it's not widely supported.

    Just last night I decided to check out my Infinity's 720p HD capable screen by transcoding a movie to play on it. Since I have the keyboard (with the full-sized SD card slot) and a spare SD card, I used the SD card to transfer the file from my PC and play the video from. I could just as easily used the microSD port without having to connect the keyboard.

    When I bought my Kindle Fire (my first Android device), I found an old WAP in my parts room and got it running just so I could use the wireless features of my Kindle. Wi-Fi equipment is dirt cheap these days, so why not set up a WAP and be done with it?
     
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    That site is a favorite of mine. I used it to learn how to encode movies and put them on my infinity and my wife's iPad.

    Use the site and love it
     
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    If both connect through a router, try SwiFTP on one as a server and AndFTP on the other as a client. Might work. :)
     

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