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Old 02-14-2013, 05:01 AM
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Sure, I would never have just the cloud for my music - it's backed up on physical media, too. Music is the least disposable media in my opinion. I might watch the occasional movie twice, or read the same book again, but not regularly. Some songs I've listened to 100s of times, though.

I left it overnight and it still has 500 songs to go out of 12000. Not bad for 19 hours uploading via a phone.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:22 AM
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I decided to do this today after a lot of thought.

I have a Nexus 7 and I got tired of swapping music out using the usb cable and my computer - I'd rather it was all in the Cloud and I could just quickly download the album I want.

I'm thinking in the future I would like an iPod Touch (not the 64) and would like about half the space available for videos, apps and photos. With an app I can, again, just quickly download what I want.

Coming from a 24GbSansa Clip+, I could never get all my music on it anyway. I'll still keep all my flac files, of course, on my laptop plus a portable HD.

So I went with Google Music which was free but required my debit card for activation. Currently uploading 60Gb or 12000 mp3 files. I may have a bit of a wait
You can use this app to stream music from a flash drive to your Nexus 7

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...1wb3J0ZXIiXQ..


I have a network drive that i have all my music on and i use that to stream to my Nexus 7
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:54 AM
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You can use this app to stream music from a flash drive to your Nexus 7

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...1wb3J0ZXIiXQ..


I have a network drive that i have all my music on and i use that to stream to my Nexus 7
Now, now that's much too sensible. You're supposed to be moaning and whining about "there's no external card in the Nexus 7!" Dealing with a total of $10 worth of app and OTG USB cable is much too easy.

Just wanted to add this for those who think you need to root the Nexus7 to use external storage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcC7ri-kifo . Not the sexiest looking solution, but it works. If you do a little searching you'll find a lot more on USB OTG.

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Old 02-15-2013, 02:54 PM
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What is the web link for google music? I can't find it.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:19 PM
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I don't consider the cloud a sensible backup solution. Access can be taken away by someone flipping a switch and there's nothing I can do about it. That thought alone is enough from making that any part of my backup plans.
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I have all my stuff backed up on physical media that's off site from the original. A backup that can get caught in the same disaster as the original isn't a backup in my book.
Very true. Myself I don't do that as of now, I don't really have any suitable place to put an off site backup.


My relationship with the cloud is with Dropbox for my course-work and files for the shooting club. I'm also using Google Drive for their online document editing.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:22 PM
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What is the web link for google music? I can't find it.
Gee, I Googled "google.music", and guess what, I got a hit on http://music.google.com

No bloody good to me cause they don't support Canada.

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Old 02-15-2013, 03:27 PM
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If you have a Google homepage set you can click on the Drive link. That should take you where you need to get the info and install the software to get started. Try could also try googling "Google Play" or "Google Drive" or "Google Music".
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:59 PM
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Thanks I used yahoo and got no links for google music.
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Thanks I used yahoo and got no links for google music.
Question for ya: why would you search for Google music on a competing search engine? Google music = Google.com search,...
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:07 PM
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Thanks I used yahoo and got no links for google music.
Probably not the best idea to use Bing to try and find anything that competes with Microsoft.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:23 PM
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I agree w/everyone that using a competitor of Google is probably not a good idea.

Skip252 posted good directions, but since you seem to be having trouble, I couldn't help but post this link :

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=google+music
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I use yahoo search out of habit and didn't think a search engine would block or bury links to competitor's services. Now I know differently.
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Meh,...they're all EEVL one way or the other,...
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:02 PM
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It's not so much that they block or bury the links, they just don't make them obvious. I find links to Google Play come up at the top when I used Yahoo to search for Google Music.

The links to Google Music aren't much further down but are given non-obvious titles. If you just skim the titles you'll miss that they're links that will carry you directly to the music part of Google Play. In fact most of the Yahoo results are to articles and videos about Google Music, not links to it.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:48 PM
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Well, I'm impressed so far. All my files have been uploaded and appear as in their original folder structure.

Only downside - so far - is that it appears to have uploaded the soundtrack to a movie that was resident on my Nexus 7, but no big deal.

Oh, and if I use the wi-fi at my local mall (which requires an email log-in) I get come-ons from Russian babes on Google Talk and via email and assorted web pop-ups. I think they want money to come to Britain.

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