I have a huge library of music in MP3 320kbps. I'm looking to copy selected albums to my phone but during the sync process I'd like them to be re-encoded to a lower bit rate so I can fit more on the phone. I'd like this done during the sync so I don't have to keep a second, lower bitrate copy of everything.WMP12 claims to be able to do this but, not surprisingly for a piece of Microsoft software, it doesn't actually work so I'm looking for something else that can do it. Is there anything else out there?Also, nearly all media managing software constantly just refers to syncing "playlists". I don't ever use playlists as I tend to listen to whole albums in order so I select artist then album, no need for a "playlist". Can I use these things to copy across whole albums without the need to create a playlist of that album and use that to sync?
Just wanted to give you ya'll a heads up on a program thats been around but all may not be familiar with named DoubleTwist. Its a FREE PC program that will auto convert video to the correct codec & framerate of the EVO (& other devices). The program also syncs music & pics as well. Its basically best described as iTunes for Android. Check it out: http://www.doubletwist.com/dt/Home/Index.dt
Just wanted to give you ya'll a heads up on a program thats been around but all may not be familiar with named DoubleTwist. Its a FREE PC program that will auto convert video to the correct codec & framerate of the Epic 4G (& other devices). The program also syncs music & pics as well. Its basically best described as iTunes for Android. Check it out: doubleTwist - Home
I'm new to these forums, and if there is already a topic about this i'm sorry but here it goes: My exchange mail synchronizes automattically when i open the mail widget installed on my HTC Desire. I configured my email account so that it only manually syncs, but when i open the widget it already does that. Do you have any opinions or ideas about how to solve this issue?
I've set my Friendstream to update every hour, and this was working fine for weeks. Recently, although it's still refreshing the sync time icon at the bottom every hour, it's not actually updating the widget with the new information. It takes a manual sync for it to refresh. Auto-sync is on, background data is enabled.
I've had a quick search and couldn't find any topics exactly the same as the problem I am having.
For the first ten days or so all my contacts were syncing fine on the Hero from my Exchange account. I then added a new contact in Outlook / Exchange and from this point on, every time I sync the exchange contacts it fails with a client / server conversion error in the notifications. I deleted said contact again in Outlook to no avail.
The mail and calendar are syncing fine, and I have an HTC Snap syncing to the same Exchange account on the same network (Orange UK) just fine (I know the latter is Windows Mobile but still...)
Any ideas? Or is there any way I can see a log of some sort to see why it is failing?
All of my music is in an iTunes account so i've tried: Double Twist (sort of worked, but very slow) Media Monkey (did not work at all) WMP (sort of worked using media bridge to extract playlists from iTunes)
The problem i'm having is this. I have created a folder called /Media/Music on the phone and regardless of how I put my music into that folder, drop and drag, cut a paste or using one of the above programs to sync, I only ever seem to get about 113 music files onto the micro SD card. Before you ask no its not full (16gb so plenty of space).
I synced about 1500 tracks took several minutes to sync but when I opened the music player on the phone only 113 tracks. I waited for several hours and chacked again and still 113 tracks. I downloaded a program that allows me to browse the files and folders on the sd card and the folders are there but no files. when i connected my phone back up to the laptop there are folders but no music files (apart from the 113), and here is the wierd bit i only seem to be keeping files that are starting with the letter 'A'
I thought the SD card was broken so I tried the one that came with the phone, and same problem exists.
I tried a different laptop with totally different music files, and same problem exists.
I tried a different music player from the market, and same problem exists.
I even tried to re-set the phone to factory settings and formatted the phone back to standard, and same problem exists!
I'm on O2 so if i dont get an answer here i'll be trying to get it sent back and asking for a new handset.
what app do you use to securely store your credit card, bank card, passport data. On WinMo I was using SpbWallet, which worked great and as a new Desire user am I looking for a good alternative. Also, what app do you use for managing your iTune library in order to listen the music on the desire.
I have an urgent problem with my desire and would appreciate any help. My desire is not detecting my computer when I connect the USB, I connect it and it begins charging instead of asking me about the connection type. As I was puzzled and thought this was very strange, I checked the "connect to PC" settings only to find out the "ask me" option was indeed enabled . When I connect the USB to the computer it begins charging and displays "USB" on battery status, but it does not actually detect the computer, nor does the computer detect the phone (even when I change the default connection type to "disk drive" it continues on charge mode). Has anyone any clue as to what is wrong with my desire? I am very confused because as I said, I select the "ask me" option but it does not "ask me", I really want to fix this as it means I cannot sync music onto it, any ideas?
If "always on mobile data" is disabled, will this have any affect on programs that are set to auto sync with back ground data enabled(Face book, twitter etc)? I'm trying to work it out but lots of people say different things?
I'm trying to limit my mobile data usage with out jumping through hoops.
I'm looking for a widget, that with one click of a button, it can restrict background data, disable auto-sync and enable mobile data, and when pressed again, enable WiFi, disable background restriction and enable auto-sync.
This function, no matter how trivial, would save time and effort.
Is there anything like this out there? Would something like this require root?
I've had a Desire for two weeks now. I was in love with the phone... until this problem came up.
I use Outlook and Microsoft Exchange -- and had read all about how Android synced easily. And it did at first. Then, 10 days ago, the calendar stopped syncing. I got a "Client/Server conversion error," and no sync. The problem only effected my calendar -- mail and contacts were synced just fine. After reading a few forums, I did a "Remove account," re-installed the account. It worked fine again. No big deal.
Then it happened again today. I did the Remove/re-install thing again, and again it was cured. Until six hours later.
Is anyone else having this problem with their calendar/exchange sync? Any solution guesses?
Without being able to sync my phone to Outlook, the Desire I love so much is somewhere between frustrating and infuriating.
3rd time this has happened a mp3 auto starts and it is the same mp3, The Police, "message in a bottle". The only way i could stop it from playing was to "unmount" my SD card. I have not played any mp3's on this phone.
I just got tasker and have been trying to find a way to have auto sync turn on for a few minutes every hour to check mail, and update calendar and contacts so I can help conserve battery life. Is there any way to do this using tasker?
I am new to the whole android scene and just got my G1 and love it so far. Quick question though: I do not have a data plan therefore my emails are not constantly syncing and such. I was wondering if there is an application that would make my wifi turn on at a set time and for a set length of time in order to fetch and sync and then turn off. This would be very useful especially in the morning right before I wake up so that when I first pick up my G1 in the morning the new emails have been synced.
Is anyone noticing a problem with auto sync shutting itself off? Every couple of days, my auto sync feature shuts itself off. When I realize I'm not getting emails, I check and sure enough, it's off again.
Can someone help me to track whats starting my Auto Sync. I get the "Sync Icon" all the time. I have to go into Account and Syncs and select "Cancel Sync" to remove the icon. I dont have auto sync enabled. I would like to know if there is a way to track whats accessing that feature. I have full Systempanel and Logcat but what should i be looking for? Would it be like weather widgets?
Using the FaceBook (FB) app on the EVO 4G is a great feature. Allows you to get numbers of your friends on FB without being in your contact list. Has their FB picture show up when they call etc.
Cannot save numbers in my contacts if sync'd with FB.
Example: Friend gives me her number (that I currently do NOT have in my contacts) I dial her number, it comes up with her name and her FB picture (because she has her mobile number linked to her FB account). Now I cannot save this number to my contacts from call history because it shows up as if it is already there. I can dial her number again then hit add contact and that works just curious if there is a way to do it from text's or call history so I don't have to keep re-typing the number just to save it.
I have HTC Sync on my PC and suddenly its not auto-syncing when I connect my phone.Opening it up on my PC and it just says Disconnected, similiarly through the Hero.Can't think its anything to do with anti-virus etc. as I synced a week ago with my works PC (Outlook calendar).
I've been looking for an app that will auto-sync my photo gallery to an online source like flickr or picasa. I know the photobucket app will do it, but i'm not a fan of photobucket in general. Does anyone know of one that can do the other sites?
My car has BT for 'phone' and 'audio'.I never play audio that way though. The problem is that when I get in the car and it BT connects, the phone auto brings up the music app and starts to play. I don't have the car head unit set for that input method, so the tunes go nowhere, but suck battery life.There is no way to tell the head unit to not use BT audio when connected. Is there a way to have the phone not bring up the music app when BT connected?
Got a nexus one and on it is Android 2.1 I believe?I plug my car's headphone style cable into the phone all the time to listen to internet radio and even the internal mp3's on it every once in a while.The problem is the phone's music player starts all the time on its own and plays random music OVER whatever internet radio app I may be using.Its so annoying and I can't figure out how to make it stop.Out of no where listening to iHeartRadio, or DroidLive, the Mp3 native music players starts and plays.I've read people saying use the drop down (notification) to go into the app, and hit pause, then the phone's back button to get out and that that particular order will stop it.Even if its instructions on how to delete the native music app and a suggestion for another 3rd party music app anything just HAVE to get rid of this auto play thing.
my Galaxy S4. My service is through Sprint and all apps and system updates are done. While I understand the latest system update has a lot of problems, the one issue I have had has been going on for quite some time. My music player autostarts. The player I am referring to is the 'MUSIC' app (the one where the icon looks like a blue circle and has a green musical note on it.) The trigger seems to be when I get calls from a blocked number. My company's outgoing calls are automatically blocked so each time I get a call from a coworker my phone launches into whatever song I last played instead of ringing. It doesn't matter if the phone was muted - the volume is on so everyone gets to hear the latest tune. Along with the unexpected musical interlude, I don't get any indication of the incoming call.
Until recently, I had a BB Storm2. When I would stream Pandora (via the aux port and headphone jack) while driving and received a call, Pandora would pause and the call would be routed to my Jawbone BT.
Now I have an S3 (and loving it!) with ICS. Although Pandora will pause, the audio seems to remain routed through the aux headset and not to the BT headset.
I can hear the call ring notification via the BT headset, but once the call is answered, there is no apparent BT functionality.
I've tried to search through the settings for phone, BlueTooth and Pandora and have found nothing that seems to work.
if i turn them both off will my email update every hour like i have it set? Or do i have to turn on one of them? I also noticed that in order to go to the market place i have to have background data on, why is this even though i can go onto the internet with both of the settings off?