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Music storage?

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by Weapondrift, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Weapondrift

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    Feb 1, 2008
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    So ive been trying to remove some space from my phone since I only have 3g left out of 28 *facepalm* but majority of my storage space is being taken up by Media. I can only consider this as being my music. With this said, is there:
    a) a anywhere I can store it and still have immediate access to it instead of dragging it back to my phone to play it?
    b) a place where the bejebus is my music stored?
    c) any options you might have for me that might save me some space?
     
  2. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    Google Music...come on, you're better than this
     
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  4. stevetaz

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    Sep 23, 2008
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    Personally, I would not buy a phone that has no storage other than the on-board memory. I can say that because there are still options out there. However, I think the drive to eliminate SD Cards from devices is a scheme to get users to do two things. First is for them to buy the device with the largest storage capacity (read = most expensive). Second is to have users make use of cloud storage schemes that may keep them in the manufacturer's grips. It also sets them up nicely for when they decide to start charging for storage space, destination, dealer prep, etc, etc..... Could also be handy when the government decides they want to tax it or have access to data for national security and the like.

    Cynical? Yes, but I don't think it isn't for good reason.

    Also, what if you want to listen to your music and you don't have a good connection or access to a WiFi signal? My gym has terrible reception and connecting to the cloud is not an option. What if you want to hear tunes and you are in the basement.......

    I just don't like the way I see this stuff going, but I suppose someone will call me paranoid. You know what? Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean someone isn't after you......
     
  5. Weapondrift

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    Feb 1, 2008
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    Um..it is Google music -.-
     
  6. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    Yea and you're the one not using it and having music storage problems :)

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  7. Weapondrift

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    Feb 1, 2008
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    But I am using it.....

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  8. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    So then whats the problem?
     
  9. Weapondrift

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    Feb 1, 2008
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    Its taking up my memory in my phone lol *facepalm*

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  10. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    Google Music is cloud based, how is it taking up room on your phone? None of it is stored on your phone unless you set certain songs, albums or genres for offline listening.
     
  11. stevetaz

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    Sep 23, 2008
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    Hmmmm... So you are indicating PEBCAK (except user is on mobile keyboard)

    :ROFLMAO:
     
  12. Weapondrift

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    Feb 1, 2008
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    >.<

    ok since I only have 3g left on my phone and my music is considered media (Right?) thats why i am confused *Facepalm*
     
  13. stevetaz

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  14. n99hockey

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    Whats confusing me is if you are using Google Music to stream music from the cloud to your phone, the songs aren't stored on your phone. They MIGHT have some temp files that are stored, those can be found at; data/data/com.google.android.music/files/music

    Clear that out you should be good to go.
     
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  15. Weapondrift

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    Feb 1, 2008
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    hmm...interesting. See you make things so difficult! gawsh!
     
  16. sherri

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    Jun 29, 2007
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    Do you have any other music players on there? That would store music locally.

    Scott... If all music is in cloud storage, and you do not have wi-fi or data (as in an airplane), how can you listen to music? I stopped using Google music because I couldn't edition tags without a pc.

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  17. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    If you know you are going to be on a plane or something without Wi-Fi then you can set certain songs or albums for offline listening.

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  18. sherri

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    Jun 29, 2007
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    Thanks. I don't have that much music to warrant a problem with having it installed locally.

    Sometimes, driving to get Bari brings us through areas where there is no service at all. No radio stations either, so I needed the music!

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