[BCAB] [Bulk] Re: Update iOS Apps Viable alternativetoiTunessynch forMusic

Neela neela4 at btinternet.com
Wed Mar 27 16:32:19 GMT 2013


Got it now but it doesn't sound like it is up to much.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Griffith" <d.griffith at btinternet.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 3:45 PM
Subject: Re: [BCAB] [Bulk] Re: Update iOS Apps Viable 
alternativetoiTunessynch forMusic


> It is the first result under Google. I just tried it.
>
> David Griffith
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Neela
> Sent: 27 March 2013 14:47
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> Subject: Re: [BCAB] [Bulk] Re: Update iOS Apps Viable alternative
> toiTunessynch forMusic
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> I looked for droptunes as you have it spelt but did not find it.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Griffith" <d.griffith at btinternet.com>
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> Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:03 PM
> Subject: Re: [BCAB] [Bulk] Re: Update iOS Apps Viable alternative to
> iTunessynch forMusic
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>
>> Not really as you download the  music onto your device and play the
>> music from there. You can delete the files from dropbox after that.
>> You are of course limited by the size  of your iDevice.
>> I have not tried playing the music directly from dropbox, I am not
>> sure if Flash drive is able to do this.
>>
>> There is an app designed to play music from dropbox called droptunes
>> but I have not investigated the accessibility of this yet.
>>
>> David Griffith
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces at lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of M
>> Lakhani
>> Sent: 27 March 2013 12:55
>> To: BCAB Discussion List
>> Subject: [Bulk] Re: [BCAB] Update iOS Apps Viable alternative to
>> iTunes synch forMusic
>>
>> Aren't you limited by capacity of Dropbox ? What about larger 
>> collections?
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On 27 Mar 2013, at 11:16, "David Griffith" <d.griffith at btinternet.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> After a lot of experimentation I have found a relatively painless way
>>> of getting Music from multiple sources onto my iPod without having to
>>> manage the intricacies of iTunes.
>>> If anybody has better suggestions then please make them.
>>> My method does require using the USB Flash drive app to play the
>>> music that you import this way, so you would have to put up with
>>> using a different music player for non itunes synched music content.
>>> If this is a problem you might prefer to stick with ituens and
>>> organise your
>> library accordingly.
>>> Personally I hate it because of the restrictions and inflexibility of
>>> synchronising libraries.
>>>
>>> Basically you need
>>> 1. Dropbox
>>> 2. USB flash Drive.
>>>
>>> Both these are free apps.
>>> A. Upload your music CD or playlist to a folder in Dropbox from any
>>> location.
>>> B Run flash drive on your iOS device.
>>> c. Select the Share tab.
>>> D. Allow Flash drive to access your dropbox.
>>> D. Navigate to the folder  you have uploaded to dropbox  and Open this.
>>> D. hit the select button and then download all.
>>> D. You will then be placed in a dialogue where you can create a
>>> folder to download all the tracks into.
>>> D. once downloaded go to the files tab and hit the refresh button.
>>> This should reveal your downloaded folder.
>>> D. navigate to the folder you have created. Open it and double tap on
>>> the first track you have downloaded.
>>> E. Flash drive will treat the folder as a playlist and will play not
>>> just the track you have selected but subsequent tracks in the folder.
>>> The Music player section of Flash drive is accessible and provides
>>> track information and all the navigation elements I personally need.
>>> I have to experiment more with this as the selection process needs a
>>> little working out but this definitely worked as I have been
>>> listening to a folder I uploaded to Dropbox earlier.
>>>
>>>
>>> Whether this is of any use depends on how much of a fan you are of
>>> ituens and whether you want to get music flexibly into your iDevice
>>> from more than one source.
>>>
>>>
>>> David Griffith
>>>
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