We've talked about apps, what about music...

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  1. ChiTriGuy

    ChiTriGuy Member

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    Is anybody putting music on their A500? I have heard reviews of the built-in speakers being "tinny" but I haven't tried them with music, just some games.

    I am stuck with iTunes (iPhone4) so I would rather not reinvent the wheel. I saw a review for iTunes Agent but when I installed it I don't see my external SD card mounted (even though it is available in Root Explorer) so it won't allow me to set up the A500 to sync so I am wondering what everyone else is doing and if anyone else is using their A500 with iTunes?

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    the sound is great on the tab i think at least and something to think about google just put out a beta for About Music Beta by Google
    that's weird it wouldn't let me name the link hrmm.. but anyways yeah check that out and maybe give it a try it will be free till its all done and what not
     
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    Yeah the music beta should be interesting but I put a good ammount of my music on it and I love the player. The 3d interface is super slick and user friendly for anyone with a brain. (Which we all should have considering that we went with honeycomb instead of apple) as for the speakers, the dolby mobile is really good and has a good stereo sound, another step up from the I pad. I enjoy using the music widget on my home screen so I can listen while I surf and the notification makes it really quick to change songs.
     
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    Yeah I think the speakers are more than acceptable. Plus, when I was doing research prior to buying, most reviews complemented the speakers.
     
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    I think for the sake of long term convenience and constistency, I'm going to move all my music to the Amazon cloud player. So I don't have to manually install and update all my devices (phone, tablet, pc, etc). But I have just less than 10gb of music (and Amazon gave me 20gb), so this solution workds for me. Maybe not for everybody, especially those with itunes.
     
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    Has anyone use Music Beta? Is it available yet? I requested access but haven't heard back from them. That being said, if I can't use it now, I need a different workaround until it is available. Is everyone just copying their music over manually to there external SD cards? Just wondering. Based on what I'm hearing above, sounds like I should get some music on this beast. :)
     
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    I stream my music from my computer using Gmote, Amazon Cloudplayer or Splashtop. I do download songs that I want to hear more often but I leave most of my music in the "cloud", so to speak.
     
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    I have been using audiogalaxy to stream my music from my PC. I leave my desktop at home on at all times. I use my phone to stream from my desktop to my car stereo or stream to my laptop at the office. Works flawlessly. I have installed audiogalaxy on my A500 and have had good results with that as well.
    Pandora is nice, but with audiogalaxy I can create my own random playlists.

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    I copied my music from my Itunes folder on my MAC to a USB, then copied to my Acer A500. I don't have more than 40 songs, but they work fine. I use a earplugs to listen.
     
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    In my experience the A500's speakers are best in class.

    As for iTunes addiction/dependence its something that takes time to get over but nevertheless is an entirely worthwhile experience. As someone who tries to manage 400gb+ of music I can tell you that iTunes is entirely too slow and resource hungry than its alternatives.
     

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