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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by walkerakl, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. walkerakl

    walkerakl Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hey all -- returned my first Cappy today, for a plethora of reasons (Battery, GPS.. incredibly unsnappy 1ghz processor that my previous iphone 4 crushed) among others. But this one seems to be a happy and healthy cappy so far.

    Anyway, running in to an issue. I have all of my music in itunes, but converted it and just housed it in windows media player when i took my iphone back and got the captivate. When I put my music on the captivate, I get all kinds of crazy file names, numbers, squiggles and the like. It's showing me the actual file and not what I've tagged it as, so I have very few artwork, cd names, and track names there.

    I've tried to sync music 2 ways:

    1) Hook cappy up to pc under media player mode and sync through windows media player
    2) sync with itunes agent

    Both methods got the same results. I like my music libary to be smooth and organized, but i can't figure out how to change the files names to what I want! Should i get mp3 tagging software? if so, which kind? Can I just change the name in windows? It's kind of making miss my iphone! OH NO!

  2. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    Here's the thing that i notice. If you want your album cover to appear and the right album cover, then you have to add the name for the album in itunes. In otherwards when you input all your info in itunes, that album section has to be filled out otherwords it can have the wrong cd cover.

    You can also go under the folder where you store your music and rename all those songs. That way you keep it clean and nice.
  3. walkerakl

    walkerakl Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So just go to music folder and right click rename?
  4. alphadog00

    alphadog00 Well-Known Member

    What format are you music files - I had a bunch that were M4a (AAC) and not protected, but on the phone i had unknown artist and no album art. After lots of internet searching i found that there is an issue with the way itunes does the tagging, and the way android reads it. I used the free mp3tag to retag all my files and resync.

    I could not find any easier way. The good news is it connects to amazon and freedb, so tagging one album at a time is not that bad. I did have to delete existing tags first though.

    Also, I used Media Monkey to sync - it supports drive letters, as well as Media players.
  5. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    I just download mp3 and put them on iTunes first. Edit all the info and copy and paste to my sdcard. Just make sure your phone is mounted or sdcard is in the computer. Sometimes u have to rename the files once they are on ur phone beaches they might have a different name to the actual file. It's different but easy once u get the hang of it. Sounds like alot but it's not. At least if u want your music to be stored neat.
  6. walkerakl

    walkerakl Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Alphadog: All are mp3's. I downloaded most of them from p2p, and the few i got from itunes were easily convertible. I downloaded mp3 tag, but didn't have enough time to figure out how to use it today. I'll take another look at it tonight and try to figure it out.

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The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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