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    How do I extract audio files from the app 'Headspace'? It's a daily meditation app with guided audio recordings. Is there a way to extract them? Thanks.
     

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    Use a file manager to open and view the files inside, then tap on the on the ones you want to preview then long press the ones you want to keep and select extract. That should do it.
     
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    I see the Headspace folder but the files seem to be hidden because it's empty.
     
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    I'm assuming you can't just access the internals of that Headspace app unless you're phone is rooted. Also, there may be vague, mostly tenuous legal issues as far as actually using that music 'outside' the app. Extracting files out of an app is the kind of venue copyright and patent lawyers just go giggling in glee over so even though you may indeed just want those songs to sit in a quiet place, unquestionably for your own personal use, it's just a really messed up matter. Of course the chances of anyone actually catching you in your home is not very likely to ever happen but just for arguments sake, maybe just take a look at Pandora, or Spotify, or Google Play Music or any number of other online streaming services to get similar meditation music. There are also sites like jamendo.com or archive.org that contain free for personal use music (Open Source and Creative Commons licensed).

    If you are just laser-focused on that Headspace music because maybe it's the only sounds that allow your brain to chill out with, you could try contacting the Headspace staff and explain your situation. They might just tell you were to obtain that music for yourself.
    https://www.headspace.com/contact-us

    Last resort option, and this depends on you also having a computer handy, is to get an audio patch cable with male, 3.5mm plugs on each end and connect your phone's headphone jack to your computer's input sound port. Use a program like Audacity (a really useful program for most audio hobbyists) to copy and save those songs for your meditation sessions. Note this will most likely be a time intensive project as you'll need to experiment with the volume level on your phone and most importantly the sound level settings in Audacity, and then of course the actual recording process. If you don't have one of those patch cables around, try a local Best Buy (I do miss Radio Shack, well at least back when they were all about electronics stuff and not appliance fluff). Also online vendors like DeepSurplus and Monoprice are good sources.
    http://www.deepsurplus.com/Home-The...t-3-5MM-Stereo-Male-to-Male-Audio-Patch-Cable

    http://www.audacityteam.org/
    http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/faq_recording_how_to_s.html
     
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