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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by The_Chief, May 31, 2020.

  1. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    If you love Google Play Music like I do, you're probably screaming "WHY?!" at Google right now, like I am. Yeah, like they ever listen to their customers or anything! Since it's scheduled to be shuttered this year, it's time to start making the move:

    Google Play Music is shutting down. Here's how to transfer to YouTube Music

    If there's a handy button to transfer music, they sure are doing a good job at hiding it! Has anyone seen this thing in the app? Either app?

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  2. The_Chief

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    Oh, wait: there's more!

    Apparently the mad rush has created more activity than Google's poor, feeble servers can handle - so there's a line! If you go to music.youtube.com/transfer you will likely see a web page just like this. And then you get to wait.

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  3. tommo47

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    I never subscribed to Google Play Music just using it to play my own MP3 tracks so I set up the subscription to YouTube Music last week.

    I'm very happy with it.

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  4. Davdi

    Davdi Android Expert

    I gave up with it after it made a mess of the albums I uploaded - splitting some into single tracks or a couple of partial albums
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  5. The_Chief

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    I haven't had that problem - the problem I HAVE had is the music CHANGING. There's one egregious example I could cite, where the artist has seemingly revisited the old track and changed it: adding string accompaniment where there never had been one. I had to check the track AGAIN! i actually deleted the track and uploaded the original, again, directly from my rip of the CD. The one I want to hear. Again, GPM sees the artist & title and inserts the "new, improved" version of the track. NOT what I added to MY library.

    I have little hope that YTM will be any more behaved at leaving an older library alone. At least I have the CD version ripped on my PC, where Google's tentacles have not yet reached.
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  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Some other things you might find happens that's equally egregious, you may have some songs that have "explicit lyrics", and you find them swapped for clean "radio edit" versions, or live versions of songs are substituted in your music library. I first heard about these happening with using Apple Music a while back.

    Main reasons why I would never let any cloud or other online service anywhere near my music library.
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  7. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Bye, Felicia.

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  8. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    Sometimes I will hop over google play, and just dowload my heavy metal, mr. Robot, and others onto my comp, then I wire transper (USB) connection to my phone, go into the SD card , profit.
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  9. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Here's another egregious thing I found with cloud music and online, you may find your album artwork changing from what you know.

    Tin Drum by Japan(1981).
    Spot the difference with these two?
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  10. The_Chief

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    Wow, it took me a LONG time to spot it, the difference is so subtle!

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  11. The_Chief

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    This morning, July 13, I just got notification that it's my turn in the queue - I'm able to transfer my library to YouTube Music. My preferences, Likes and Dislikes, Playlists, Favorites are all moving.

    We'll be able to enjoy both services for new... but eventually, we'll be notified of Google Play Music's end date.
  12. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Why not just use MusicPiped, instead of jerking around with Google?
  13. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    It's the sort of difference that makes me wonder which countries are really so insecure that they have to airbrush a photo outof an album cover? Whether this is China or the USA doing it it is not a sign of strength.
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  14. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Seems like some people are bent on erasing history instead of working toward a better future.

    They are not smart.

    When you don't learn from history, it repeats itself.

    When you erase history, you don't have any history to learn from.
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