Need to be able to transfer and play mp3s on iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wacky69, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. wacky69 macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2008

    i have a 3g. every so often i need to be able to access a server of mine via internet/phone signal and play an mp3 at a location where i do not
    have a computer. i would like to know if it is possible to play an mp3, uninterrupted by text or calls, for the full duration of the mp3.

    i know i can currently play the mp3 after it has downloaded into safari's cache.

    is there a way to:

    1) transfer an mp3 onto the 3g via safari and play it without interruption (perhaps airplane mode). i do realize this may involve a player other
    than qt or itunes.

    2) access the cache to safari after the mp3 has downloaded and play it while in airplane mode to avoid interruption.

    3) the other option would be to convert the mp3 files to files itunes can play on a separate server, but that still leaves the problem
    of how to get the files into the 3g other than itunes store using safari.

    any help is greatly appreciated

    thank you
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    There are probably other solutions, but here's a quick one I thought of:

    If you pay for Apple's MobileMe service, you can put the MP3s on your iDisk and access them on your phone using the free app "MobileFiles."

    It lets you select a file and download it to the phone and then access that file even when you're offline.

    If someone else has a free idea, great. But otherwise this should do exactly what you need.
  3. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    So, I gather you just can't place it on your iPod?

    Non-jailbroken method: add an app that can let you download files (in your case an mp3). Apps like iStorage or Folders can do this. From these apps you should be able to play the mp3. To make sure you can play the mp3 uninterrupted (by calls etc..) you can place your phone on Airplane mode.
  4. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    you would have to have wifi access.

    Turn on airplane mode, the manually turn wifi back on.

    Go to safari, navigate to your server/file and play the mp3...
  5. tremlock macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2008
    The Land of Cleves
    Check out simplify media. Can play any mp3 off a "host" computer. It's in the app store. Works great for me.
  6. MacToddB macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    go right to voicemail?

    I think the original poster's concern was about not having the MP3 interrupted by a voicecall. If so, I think the responses would still be inadequate.

    There might be a way to have the original MP3 sent to your phone using a dialer program and recorded as a voicemail, and then use visual voicemail to retrieve it. Like a 'robocall' so popular in elections. Should be easy to research.

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