So I want to transfer some MP3's to my X....

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    Okay guys....this might sounds like a stupid question but I'm going to ask anyway. I have successfully got my X to see my work PC across the wifi network and have created a share on my PC that I moved some MP3 files into. How the HELL do I get them over to my Droid X (across the Wi Fi using Media Share) and where do I put them?

    MP3 noob thanks you in advance!

    Warner
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    I can't help you with the wifi, I just transfer files w/USB, but as far as the .mp3 is concerned, I just made a folder called "MP3" inside of the existing media folder.
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    Yeah....that's the trick. I mean, I can SEE the files I shared from a folder on my PC...that I set up using media share. What I can't seem to be able to do is:

    1 - Select multiple files in that folder

    2 - Know where to move the files

    3 - MOVE (or copy) the files from the PC to the phone
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    One at a time. Tap on the file and then browse to where you want it to go.
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    Correction, if you are one the file list screen press the menu hard button (far left) and you get the option to select multiple.

    I usually create a music or video folder on my sd card and copy everything there.
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    The different methods I've tried are:

    Using Astro - I created a network location which is the shared folder on my PC. I am able to browse to the share and I can see the MP3 files. I cannot select them to move them. When I click on one to select it, Astro tries to play it but gives the error "Sorry, the player does not support this type of audio file".

    Using the built in "Files" App - I browse to "Shared Folders" and I see my PC and all of the shares on that PC. I browse to the share that contains the MP3 files. If I click on one of them, it opens and WILL start playing using the standard media player. If I hit the hard Menu key to select multiple files, then select "Move" , then from the drop down at the top of the screen change it from "Droid Share" (which is the share name that I created on my PC) to "Home", then "Phone Files", "Media", then select a file that I created titled "Music" then click the "Move" soft key again, I get a brief error "unable to copy" and then the message "folder is empty" in the middle of the screen.

    Using Media Share - Same exact results as using the "Files" App.


    Anyone have any suggestions to make this work? I'm not stupid....but definitely NOT Android seasoned. I've had this X since launch day, but that's the extent of my Android experience.


    Thanks guys,

    Warner
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    I used Microsoft Windows Media Player to sync from PC over USB.
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    I'm pretty sure I could get it to work that way, too. I'm trying to do it wirelessly though. It SHOULD be capable of doing it wirelessly. Otherwise, why have all this "Media Share" garb built in?

    Warner
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    Just for kicks, I checked the Share and NTFS permissions on the folder that I created on my PC. I made it wide open, giving "full control" permissions to everyone at the share level and at the NTFS level. Same problem. My status bar shows that it's TRYING to copy the files over. It almost seems like it's a permissions issue on the DROID side......is that possible? I really want to figure this out....


    Warner
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    Nobody else has tried this?????


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    I havent tried Media Share yet, but I use eStrongs File Explorer and Linda File Manager on my Droid to transfer files over Wifi. eStrongs is easier to setup, but they both work fine.

    I will play around with Media Share tonight and see if I can figure out how it works.

    Is your PC setup to allow file transfers on a network? I think its called File and Printer Sharing. I had another PC on a home network so mine was already setup. Its possible that could be the problem.
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    Thanks for the reply jroc. I don't mind using a different app to accomplish the same goal if I have to. I just can't imagine that this functionality wouldn't be built in to the existing apps. I don't want to get all weenie and plug the damn USB cable in, either.....although I'm headed in that direction. Hehehe.....

    Warner
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    Have you checked out the Awesome Drop app?!!

    This is pretty sweet! And the easiest way to get music, pics, or files on your phone.

    Its free and there is no account required.

    You just download the Awesome Drop app, then go to the website from your computer. You type the code on the screen into your phone and you are connect! You then drop music or files into the web drop box they immediately transfer to your phone! (save on SD card)

    Very Very easy way to get anything on your phone from your computer...
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    I run ftp server on droid and login w/ filezilla on pc.
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    I was trying to figure this out, and I stumbled on this thread. Luckily, I found out how shortly after!

    The "Media Share" application sucks. You can hardly do anything with it.

    Use the normal file browser, browse to your network share. Then when you find the folder or file to copy LONG PRESS on it. Then select the "Copy" option. After you do this a "paste here" button shows up on the screen. Simply browse to your phone where you want the files and hit the paste here button.

    I was able to copy an entire folder of mp3's from my network share on my computer to my phone over wifi using this.
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