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Problem transferring music to Nexus

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by otter, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. otter

    otter Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I thought that by typing in the subject it would pull up an answer since this must have been discussed before, but I was wrong....
    cliffnotes: what's the best way to transfer a CD to my samsung galaxy nexus?

    Here is what I did. I ripped the music into windows media player. Then I thought I synced it to my nexus. Afterall the device appeared on the right as "galaxy nexus" and I dropped all 24 songs there. Then I pressed sync and it said sync was completed. I clicked on results and it said it was transferred to my nexus. I was happy and I tried locating the files in music player but couldn't find it. I disconnected the phone and rebooted and tried to find the songs...nope.

    So I decided to create a folder on my computer's desktop titled "My music second try to transfer". I then went to my music on my computer and found all 24 songs then copied them into this folder. Fine. I dropped that onto my Nexus then went to astro and found that those files were there...wonderful! I tried playing it and it said it doesn't support that type of format.

    I'm stumped

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  2. redgst

    redgst Lurker

    Had a similar issue when i tried using AirDroid.
    Here's how i finally got it to work.
    Installed the galaxy nexus drivers from Samsung site (just google samsung galaxy nexus usb drivers) Rebooted machine.
    USB cable from phone to PC. Windows 7 picked it up. dragged the music from my computer to the Music folder on the phone. Worked like a charm.
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  3. trophynuts

    trophynuts Extreme Android User

  4. otter

    otter Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks. I will take a look at it tonight. What I did it the second time And created my own folder I was able to transfer the files. However When I tried playing it it said the format was not supported.
  5. load97

    load97 Well-Known Member

    Why can't there just be a nice smooth way to Sync playlists... Winamp was hit and miss, WMP not so good.
  6. Killyouridols

    Killyouridols Member

    Be careful Windows Media Player didn't rip them as .wma files. Android, Natively, doesn't support it. I ripped 50 or so CD's as .MP3 in Media Player, Opened up my Nexus and dropped them into the 'Music' folder. All worked OK
  7. otter

    otter Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    AH HA! They ripped them as .wma (but I still have problems transferring other music so thanks for those tips). I'll have to figure out how to rip them as a different format
  8. otter

    otter Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I just picked up an app that transfers from wma to mp3 and that seemed to work. Sure maybe I have a virus on my computer but at least I can listen to the songs now ;-)
  9. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    Fwiw, there is a setting in windows media player to rip them as .mp3 files instead of .wma files.

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The Galaxy Nexus release date was November 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.65" inch screen, 5MP camera, 1GB RAM, TI OMAP 4460 processor, and 1750mAh battery.

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