Lou, wouldn't the iPad also be able to use the dropbox app?
On Mon, Nov 1, 2021 at 12:53 PM Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> There is an easy solution for this, but it does not involve putting
> audio files on an iPad (not I-pad). Apple has made that nearly
> impossible (and I am a Mac user only!)
> I collected a lot of music in iTunes and was often frustrated at how
> difficult it is to find a selection with the click-wheel design. Took
> Lately I have been happily using my iPhone for this, by putting the
> audio on Dropbox (or any other cloud storage of your choice) and using
> the dropbox app to listen from the cloud. You have to have an account
> and the app, and pretty much unlimited data access on your phone, but it
> works wonderfully, sounds great, and is easily searchable, no more
> clicking the wheel.
> I also use Amazon Music HD and can access practically any tune at any
> time in seconds.
> I took a drive from SF to Seattle soon after I had set this up, and had
> nonstop music all the way, except for in one tunnel.
> I'm 71 and thought iTunes and iPod were going to be the last music
> player I'd ever need. Now it is just the phone and the cloud!
> Lou Judson
> Intuitive Audio
> On 2021-11-01 08:36, John Haley wrote:
> > Funny thing. Somebody recently just said to me "Oh I hear you're an
> > person..." and had the same problem. She had a large archive of I-Tunes
> > on her I-Pod that she wants to just put on her I-Pad. Sounds easy,
> > Both Apple devices. As she explained, not easy at all. I was not able
> > help. I suggested first looking for a You-Tube how-to on it, and
> > see if she could load all of the files onto a thumb drive or SD card, and
> > just transfer the files. It ought to be that simple, right? Obviously,
> > isn't. But there has to be a way. I was never into lossy formats and
> > I am grateful for that.
> > She also asked what device should she use to listen to music when she
> > out for a walk or a jog, and I said her cellphone. I don't do that
> > so I'm not much help. I have to assume that I-Pods are truly obsolete by
> > now. It's like who buys small digital cameras now that we cam just use
> > phones? Remember Walkmans and MP3 players? All gone.
> > Best,
> > John Haley
> > On Mon, Nov 1, 2021 at 10:36 AM John Gledhill <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >> Apple I-pad question
> >> I apologize for perhaps the wrong forum however, I am hoping someone who
> >> knows the answer can pass me his or her number and I will call offline.
> >> About 12 year ago I digitized a few hundred cassette tapes and records
> >> for a gentleman after making him aware of online sources and yes he
> >> wanted his cassettes / records digitized.
> >> Kept copies of all of the original 16 bit files and generated ACC or m4v
> >> and loaded the files to one of those old brick ipods with a 75 Gig HD
> >> (audio takes 45 gig) and a sleek nano device
> >> I used I-tunes at the time and was dismayed by the way the ipods messed
> >> up (hashed, and hacked up the file names).
> >> Fast-forward a decade and more. Customer who is old is still alive and
> >> very active. He has a good sense of humour. He brought me his old ipods
> >> and a brand new ipad and wants the audio loaded to the ipad and
> >> eventually his iphone 13.
> >> Should be a no brainer. Except now we have cloud storage. He already has
> >> other music and albums on his ipad (and they don't show up when
> >> connected to a pc with itunes). I guess I would have to sign in to his
> >> account?
> >> My son also warned me about something called "syncing" where Apple
> >> decides to obliterate material on your device if you load material from
> >> a local drive. I told him there is no way a company could do this and be
> >> taken seriously let along convince people to buy their product.
> >> Silly me. Even when I turn off automatic syncing in itunes and think
> >> about moving audio to the I-pad I see warning about only being able to
> >> be sync'd to one source. I stop at this point, as the material already
> >> on the ipad is not mine to erase.
> >> Also worrisome was a pop-up about "trusted device" and only being
> >> allowed 5. I have used up two for him so far.
> >> A google search leads me to a couple of software applications that claim
> >> to allow me to add music to the ipad without erasing what is already
> >> I wonder.
> >> What computer OS would ever expect you to buy a separate programme to
> >> simply copy a file. What am I missing?
> >> Even if I succeed, will this gentleman undo everything next time he
> >> accesses music on-line?
> >> I really do not want to load 45 Gig to some cloud server so he can sync
> >> to that. This just seems ridiculous when the material is already on a
> >> local drive..
> >> Ques) If I did put 45G on the icloud from a PC and used this load his
> >> ipad then what happens when he signs onto itunes from his iphone13 on a
> >> cellular network. Does he unwittingly have 45G of cellular network
> >> traffic arriving?
> >> If anyone knows of a way to simply place audio files on an ipad (from a
> >> PC) so they will stay there, be playable, and will not erase what is
> >> already present then please pass me your telephone number.
> >> P.S. The old brick of an ipod he had with the older battery technology
> >> and a hard drive was recharged and still works a week later.
> >> The very sleek nano ipod he passed me was charged for a day and last 2 ½
> >> min and now won't recharge. Improved design for who's benefit. And no, I
> >> am not advocating carrying gramophones in backpacks.
> >> --
> >> John Gledhill
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