**Transfer music from iTunes to droid?**

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    Any idea? I have no clue how I would go about this.

    :motdroidhoriz: Kind Regards
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    On my computer, all Itunes music is stored in my documents under music. Itunes is listed there. You just drill down until you find the music files. then its just drag and drop.
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    Important thing to note is that you cannot transfer any content you purchased from iTunes using the above process. There are work around to do that though.
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    Thats the process I followed and it worked fine.
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    That's the easy part. Now if we only had a player that was as easy to use/full featured as itunes (smart playlists, sleep timer, browser interface).
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    Then it is my bad. I assumed that Apple's DRM would prevent the music from playing on another device, but I think Apple is no longer using DRM on music purchased on the iTunes stores. However, they DO continue to use DRM on video content.
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    Yes, Apple no longer protects thier music with DRM so its easy to drag and drop.
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    Would it matter if I am still using an older version of iTunes? Or should I go ahead and update my software.

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    Any music you have already bought in DRM format (*.m4a files) will not be un-DRMed just by upgrading your iTunes. You can either pay Apple even more money to unlock the files you already bought from them, or you can use a program like Tunebite to convert them to mp3's.
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    Humm... Good knowledge. I'll play with that.

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    I use ITunes Agent. It takes whatever I setup in iTunes and sends it to the Droid.

    On the Droid I use MixZing as the Audio Player as it does better with Playlists, IMHO.

    Oh and BTW, I listen to Audio Books 90% of the time, in case that matters.
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    I just drag/drop my iTunes purchased music to my SD card via USB and they play automatically on the stock music player, with album cover and all... very easy actually.
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    I'm satisfied with creating a Droid playlist in iTunes and using iTunes Agent to sync, but wish I didn't have to copy specific songs into the Droid playlist and could instead leverage the native iTunes capability to sync only the music I've checked.

    I also have switched to MixZing - mostly for the recommendations capability. UI is very touch screen friendly, unlike some other music applications.
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    Make sure you're dragging the music into the "media/audio" folder. That's where the music is stored on my SD Card. Didn't see anyone mention that, just thought it'd be great to mention it.
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