Need Help Transferring Music to SD Card

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by blairh, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. blairh macrumors 68030

    blairh

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    I've tried several ways to transfer my music collection on my SD card with no success.

    Here is what I've tried and what's happened.

    iSyncr quoted me a transfer time of 5 hours (!) via USB transfer and gave me an error message at the 23% mark on 3 occations. I then formatted my SD card and moved on.

    DoubleTwist did nothing. I looked in Settings, but I was unable to transfer anything onto the SD card with my Active connected to my Mac via USB.

    AFT was useless.

    AirDroid recognizes only 11 GB of my 64 GB card.

    WiFi File Transfer Pro seemed to be my saving grace. I tried uploading my entire connection in one click and the program froze. I then finally had success by uploading individual artist folders. Basically I'd have to pick one artist and I'd be able to upload all their albums in their folders in one click. Okay this is progress.

    This is obviously going to take a great deal of time because my collection is pretty large. So I did artists A-B and was looking to do C today. Well I go to upload an artist and I get error messages in the form of red X's when the upload is attempted. Then things get crazy. My Active tells me that my SD card can now be removed. WiFi File Transfer Pro no longer recognizes the SD card. I go to Settings on my Active and it doesn't recognizes my SD card.

    I restart my phone. Same thing. I get the notifcation that it's safe for me to remove the SD card. I restart again and my Active recognizes my SD card and still has all my previous music files on it. I connect to WiFi File Transfer Pro and all my previous music is on it but I now see a tmp file labeled DeleteMe followed by a serious of numbers. I delete said file.

    I've uninstalled WiFi File Transfer Pro. I've formated the SD card. It is recognized by my Active with 59.47 GB available.

    I'm pretty sure File Transfer Pro caused this headache. I believe my SD card is just fine. I need a way to successfully transfer my music onto my SD card. Please help me. This is driving me crazy. Thank you.
     
  2. jamezr macrumors G3

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    What error do you get with Android File Transfer (AFT)? I have used AFT to move and copy 10Gb of music and movies to my SD card.
     
  3. ChazUK macrumors 603

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  4. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    Has AirDroid told you that your sd card is full after you tried to go over 11gb? If you're looking at the storage summary I'm pretty sure it just duplicates the internal storage for the sd card. Here's what mine looks like. I have about 24gb of music on my sd card but it only shows the 2.81 that is on the internal storage. You should be able to use the full storage of the sd card.

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  5. blairh thread starter macrumors 68030

    blairh

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    AirDroid tells me my SD card is a touch over 11 GB total in space when in reality it's a 64 GB card. I looked online and others have had this issue too.

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    I have a 2 GB data cap. I want to listen locally without pinning for offline use.

    I've read too many Kies horror stories.
     
  6. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    I think if you did pin tracks, google music would only store the cached files on the internal storage anyway (not the SD card).

    You're probably wise to avoid Kies. Easily one of the worst pieces of software I've ever used. :D

    Sorry I couldn't help further. :(
     
  7. blairh thread starter macrumors 68030

    blairh

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    Yeah, pinning goes to internal storage. Apparently you can pin to the SD card but you need to root first, which I don't want to do.

    It's okay. I'm going to exhaust all posibilites. I just wish there was a foolproof way of transferring my music to my SD card. iTunes never let me down with my iPhone in this respect.
     
  8. blairh thread starter macrumors 68030

    blairh

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    I think I just realized I was making a big mistake. I saw SD card listed as storage and wrongly thought that was my SD card. It wasn't of course. To access my SD card I needed to click 'Files' and then locate my SD card. It looks like that solves my issue. I still need to upload an artist at a time or it crashes. I tried uploaded all my music in one shot and AirDroid was having none of it. At least this interface is much nicer and smoother than WiFi File Transfer Pro. I'll report back once I'm done to see if I had any issues or not.
     

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