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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by SAFE_2006, May 18, 2010.

  1. SAFE_2006

    SAFE_2006 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    :DTalk crap if you want but I am tired of going to different sites or apps to get all of my media content. Is there an itunes like app where I can download podcasts, movies, music, tv shows, etc from ONE CENTRALIZED PLACE. I know about doubletwist and the others but in my opinion this is one thing that will help shoot android past apple. Say what you will but the fact is that most people who have an android phone don't know how to use it, and want a simple go to place that they can get their media from. As much as I love my phone, I have come to realize that 99% of the people that I know or have met with an android phone only bought it for the trend factor. From my point of view I think that this specific group is willing to spend money and voraciously consume media. The easier things like this are made, the easier it will be for android to thrive. Now pummel me if you wish, I don't give a Mac!

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  2. Teibidh

    Teibidh Newbie

    Windows Media Player.
  3. remoteshoppe

    remoteshoppe Newbie

  4. bufftallica

    bufftallica Newbie

    That's a bold statistic! I agree with the media all in one place however.
  5. Kitesurfer

    Kitesurfer Member

    Love the idea!
  6. skunkpbguy

    skunkpbguy Android Enthusiast

    so OP should become a dev, it is settled. We await your new all inclusive media app. :D
  7. gavin77

    gavin77 Well-Known Member

    I completely agree with the OP, and you have to believe Google feels the same way and will hook us up at some point. You can rent movies from Youtube now, so maybe that's a sign that they are working toward a solution for us...maybe we'll hear something tomorrow at the 2.2/Froyo event?
  8. snapcase

    snapcase Android Enthusiast

    Being no fan of itunes or apple... I agree.

    One thing that the iphone (beyond just itunes), is ease of use for the technically illiterate. I love my Droid and the Android OS and would never wanna replace either. But being someone already proficient with computers and a quick learner it was a rather easy switch for me from my old flip phone. Quite a few people I know would be overwhelmed for a while at least. While I'm not saying the interface or OS should be dumbed down at all (would HATE to see that happen) an all inclusive media app would go a long way toward easing the introduction to the Android universe for those not technically inclined.

    I'd have to imagine that Google realizes that, and frankly if they didn't they'd be limiting their potential market.

    PS. just to note, I've only played with an iphone for all of a few seconds, so my impression of them being easier to pickup by a layperson is only an initial one.
  9. bills534

    bills534 Member

    I know a lot of people say to use doubletwist but it is just not that great of an application in my opinion. They take something simple like setting which folders you want to sync and make it a lot harder than it has to be. I never did get it to save those settings properly. I had a zune before I got my droid and the software for that was lightyears ahead of doubletwist.
  10. s1njin

    s1njin Member

    Doubletwist doubled most of my music files - I have no idea why. I think maybe they were present in seperate playlists and it just went nuts. I should have just taken my recently paid for DRM-free iTunes Music folder and just dumped it to my card. Would have saved me a lot of time and aggravation I think.

    I can't speak to using DoubleTwist to purchase songs from Amazon and drop them on your device (I hope that works nice), but my experience w/ sycning iTunes was pretty poor.
  11. VeryApe

    VeryApe Well-Known Member

    No we don't. Drag and drop > iTunes/DoubleTwist/Avatar-3D
  12. pbwhite

    pbwhite Member

    I'm only onboard with an itunes/doubletwist like app if it can push or I can pull content via wi-fi or 3G. I've tethered my phone to my pc a couple of times in the 6 months I've had it.

    I can't even fathom having to tether it & sync it every day to get podcasts, etc. My phone already handles the podcast thing automatically, which is what I use most. I'm probably not enough of a music/movie guy, but I think we need to get away from the idea of being tethered.

    Things should happen in the middle of the night, automatically over wi-fi or 3G.
  13. bills534

    bills534 Member

    In a perfect world I would like my droid to...
    1. automatically mount the SD card when I drop it in my dock.
    2. sync any new media to or from my phone from the folders that I choose
    3. then un-mount after the transfers completes.

    This would be great and it doesn't seem like it should be that far fetched of an idea to me.
  14. jdloaner

    jdloaner Newbie

    @Bills534 - you can make that happen right now with a little ingenuity(sp?)... there are auto-mount apps available.
  15. bills534

    bills534 Member

    Yeah the auto mounting alone is nice, I might be able to do something with those but I've got bigger ideas than that :D

    I like to just grab the Droid off the dock and go so It would be nice for the PC application and the Droid to talk to each other, and if there is no media to sync then to not mount the SD card at all. I worry about the card being abnormally dismounted when I pick it up without checking the mount status first. I'm not sure if that is something I should really be worrying about though.
  16. snapcase

    snapcase Android Enthusiast

    Well yeah sure that's awesome for moving media you already own, but it'd be a great idea for google to provide a way to buy music, movies, etc. all in one place.
  17. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants

    winamp does all of this already. i posted a tutorial somewhere on here. id post a link but im using tapatalk... so search for this:

    "how to flawlessly sync your music with winamp (56k warning)"

    probably not the exact title, but close.
  18. SAFE_2006

    SAFE_2006 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the info but what I meant in my OP was that we need an app like itunes where we can download and pay for movies, etc without having to connect with the usb cable. Just looking for a simple app that I can access directly from my phone, from anywhere, and buy media like you can with itunes. Let's face it, fanboys didn't propel apple to it's pedestal, it was the average joe that found media easy to obtain. If apple users had to download doubletwist or take all the conversion steps we need to to get media, it wouldn't be as profitable as it is today. I agree that android shouldn't be dumbed down but I wouldn't mind if this were thee exception.
    I had to jump back in and explain myself more clearly, now argue away! :D
  19. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants

    I never understood why watching movies on a phone would appeal to anyone....

    Tapatalk. Samsung Moment. Yep.
  20. gmermel

    gmermel Well-Known Member

    To watch on a trip, whether in an airplane or a car. I can't understand why one would take a laptop for this if they didn't need it for computing purposes while traveling.
  21. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants

    :eek: You serious man? I bring my laptop everywhere. Must have full powered PC !
  22. gmermel

    gmermel Well-Known Member

    I think that's what I said: phone/ipod is the answer if you do NOT need computer capabilities while traveling. So no, I wasn't kidding:cool:
  23. lekky

    lekky Lover

    Some people don't have laptops, or its not reasonable to bring out your laptop on a medium distance bus journey, or sometimes laptop won't fit on your lap on a tight train.

    lots of reasons to use your phone :p
  24. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants

  25. I agree that lappy's aren't always ideal, but I'm just not in that situation where I'm at. So I'm lucky that on long trips, I can bring my netbook with me. I even made a mount for it in the Xterra that securely holds it. I have a inverter ready to go to plug said lappy in, tether the phone to it if I need inet and BAM! I'm ready for my trip.

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