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Discussion in 'Music & Media' started by mvnjpy, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. mvnjpy

    mvnjpy Member
    Thread Starter

    What do you use to transfer music to your android device?

    Also, what is your favorite music player on the android? (the default one is just ok)

    I manage my music collection with foobar2000 and my directories look like:
    01 title.mp3

    So, android can't figure out the album art right now, has anyone had any experience solving this problem?

    Also, I don't know if this is specific to my phone (galaxy with galaxo), but it does not recognize songs with chinese id3 tags (it shows up as ???). What could be the issue?

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  2. vikingisson

    vikingisson Android Expert

    sorry that I don't have any tips for you since I just use simple folders and files but regarding chinese tags, I have an odd issue since going with a Sense ROM; song titles with Scandinavian characters are showing up as chinese characters. not what I want to see..
  3. mvnjpy

    mvnjpy Member
    Thread Starter

    Ok, I found the solution to album art by renaming folder.jpg to AlbumArt.jpg..

    but hmm, still issues with id3 tags..

    the android seems to ignore my id3v2 tags, and always tries to read the id3v1 tags.. where there isn't any, the music just shows up with unknown artist (even though there are id3v2 tags)...
  4. Jim W

    Jim W Well-Known Member

    Haven't managed to get my Moment talking to my Mac just yet, but with my BB I just dragged the folders over, nothing fancy.
  5. brazzO

    brazzO Newbie

    I just drag & drop the music files from the PC to the Android phone.
  6. ranphi

    ranphi Newbie

    I use the program Salling Media Sync on my Mac to sync my songs & playlists from iTunes. Works really, really well! :)
  7. joshishmo

    joshishmo Lurker

    How do you make your computer recognize the android? it just says insert media, and it won't give me a folder. any drivers need to be downloaded? i'm using windows vista.
  8. brazzO

    brazzO Newbie

    All i do is plug my Android into the computer using the mini USB & it started to install the drivers automatically...
  9. Howie

    Howie Android Expert

    On the Droid, did you go to the notification bar and tell it to mount?
  10. JackTheMan18

    JackTheMan18 Member

    It depends on which android device you have, and which pc operating system you have.
    Assuming that you have a HTC device with windows xp (32), if you install the htc sync from the htc support site, that should do it. If you have a 64 bit operating system with a htc device, download the 64bit version of the drivers directly, and then install the htc sync program.
  11. kennyidaho

    kennyidaho Android Enthusiast

    HTC Hero here and most of the time I just manage via drag and drop. I have folder on the root directory of the SD card for podcasts, one for music and one for video. I mostly listen to podcasts on it not music.

    However I did notice one day that Banshee (I am sure rhythmbox works too) recognized my phone for what it was and allowed everything to sync beautifully.
  12. sherri

    sherri Android Expert

    Since the OP asked for opinions on the best media player, I have to vote for RockOn. Pulls up all cover art, no "bloatware", no advertising, and it's free!
    Also, the developer is extremely helpful...

    RockOn for Android

    (So far, this is one of the only apps I couldn't live without and would probably pay for...just don't tell Felipe!)

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