Google Music!

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    Does anyone know how to use this? I just purchased an album through Google Music. However I want to download it on my phone so I can listen to it in my car, when not connected to the internet. It seems the only way to listen to my album through Google Music is when I'm connected to the internet. Even when I select make available offline, I need to be connected to Wifi?
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    "Make available offline" works fine for me, I don't need to be on wifi for it to work. I think there are settings which allow you to download your songs without being on wifi.
    But really, you should just stream it! I only have like 100 songs downloaded but I have like 7000 on my Google music. Never had any problems streaming FROM THE CLOUUUUD

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    If I'm not connected to Wifi the album is greyed out, even though I made sure I checked available offline. I just want to download songs to my SD card to play on my phone, like my ipod. Is Google Music not a good way of going about that? I don't think this album is even in MP3 format.
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    When you selected make available offline that tells the app to download the music to your sd card. I have a handful of my favorites downloaded for when I wasn't too listen to music without being connected...... like travelling on an airplane. Not sure why your phone is not downloading the songs. Haven't, under settings, there are options on when the app should download songs like over WiFi only or whatever.

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    Yeah I see that now, it says it's downloading but it's been stuck on 19% for the past 8 mins, I hope that it pushes through. Basically I don't want to stream music through my phone, I just want to dl it to my phone and play there. Also it says that there's 8 GB available in the bottom of the GM app, but my SD card is 16 GB. Does that mean it's downloading to my internal phone memory?
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    Haven't purchased a song yet, but I uploaded my entire collection of 2500 songs over the last 2 days. It's nice that I can listen to my music and Podscasts.
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    How is the battery drain using Google music, as opposed to using songs just placed on the SD?
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    Not sure what's wrong but my dl is stuck and not moving. Anyone know the best way to get music onto your SD card for this phone? Thanks!
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    I just used the PC Media Sync mode and Windows Media player for mine. Transferred about 9GBs worth of music just fine, took awhile but works great.
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    Will you be able to stream those songs from the "cloud" to your phone then from your phone to a network receiver like an Onkyo?
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    I stream Google Music 2 hours+ everyday in my commute to and from school and any extra drain has not been noticeable on my already heavy usage (Screen on 3+ hours, browsing/gaming for 2 of those) as opposed to my previous SD music only usage.

    I use WiFi at school(3G when the wireless connection eludes me) and at home.

    If your music doesn't download I would clear and uninstall and try again it might just have gotten hung up on something.

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    OK so I read that you can download a song/album from Google Music to your PC via web only twice. Does anyone know if I download a song from Google Music to my PC if it's in MP3 format? If it is would I be able to put that on my iPod as well? TIA
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    I downloaded my itunes library to google music. It worked but the songs are all messed up and in the wrong folders.
    For example, I open up "2pac" and inside there is an album called "unknown album" which has about 80 songs by Sammy Hagar, Wings, and Oasis to name a few.

    Where would i go to organize these a certain way? Google Music desktop, or itunes? or does anyone recceomend I do it another way?

    Has anyone else had this issue?

    I'm thinking possibly itunes because I selected and option to have new songs added to itunes be added automatically to my google music.

    I'd really like this to work becasue I've been dying to get the apple os out of life and this could be the start of that.

    Does anyone have any issues like the one I'm having?
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    detroitwilly: I would arrange them via Google Music on your desktop. That way, you'll have them all organised on your phone and your desktop (or any other device you decide to use down the road with GMusic), as well as having the proper "tags" should you download to a new device. Google Music is awesome when you get it all set up; love how it integrates everything on Android too.

    pico1: The songs all download in mp3 format, and you're limited to 2 downloads per desktop client. You should have no issue getting the songs onto your iPod. I've purchased music from Google Music and burned it to CD via WMP, so it functions just like a regular mp3. If you got the "Available offline" to work on your RAZR (which should be pretty easy; never had an issue on mine), you can go to the folder where the music is stored and drag/drop by mounting your RAZR on a PC/Mac. It usually stores the music in something like "/sdcard/external_sd/Android/data/com.google.android.music/cache/music/." You may have to dig a little, but it'll be in there somewhere (I remember doing a search for one of the songs and found it that way).
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    I never got into the ITunes business.

    Use MP3tag to get the file names and tags correct (assuming the information is already there). Then use Album Art Downloader to fix that. Then you can go back with Mp3tag and strip the old album art and embed the new in the tags.

    I did use TuneUp Companion (like $40, I think) to fix a lot of miscellaneous tags (and add relatively consistent genre).

    None of this is that easy or intuitive, but the only way to manage large collections "relatively" painlessly. I also use MP3gain to normalize the volumes.
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    hmm nice :)
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    I also use Google Music and love it. Stream my music mostly, but do have some off line -- just in case. :)

    The only thing I don't like - in fact, hate - is GM sideloads podcasts that I have downloaded in another app (BeyondPod) into my music list. I have found no way to stop this behavior and it drives me crazy to see podcasts mixed in with my music. GM has no way to filter out podcasts from music either, so that makes this behavior especially annoying! :icon_evil:
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    I dunno it must be me but Google Music is a bit confusing... I had 2 albums that were available under offline play. I just bought a 3rd today that I wanted to download on my phone for offline play and it wouldn't download. Then I somehow lost my other 2 albums that were downloaded for offline play. Now I have to wait to get home to be on wifi to download them again. Too many hoops to jump through!
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    Yes, it's a real PITA that Google makes you go under settings and choose whether you want to restrict downloading offline content to WiFi or not. Damn them for giving me the choice and thinking I could navigate a simple menu! So many hoops.
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    LAWL. I'm fat I don't want to jump through anything. But for real, I tried BOTH DL on wifi checked and unchecked... won't download on my 4G either!
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