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First are you talking about storing the music on your Android device or on the Google servers? If you are planning on streaming music to your device from the Google Music Play servers then you can't store your music in a lossless format see this page about formats on Google Play Music, and notice this line: FLAC, ogg, and aac files are transcoded to ...


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Google Music (or Play Music as it's called now) isn't just used for music purchased from the Play Music store, or for music stored in its cloud service, it can also play music stored locally on the phone, or on inserted SD cards. My UK Galaxy Nexus has it pre-installed, even though the Play Music Store and cloud storage service aren't available here. It is ...


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The Google Music Apps cache is at /<external_SD>/Android/data/com.google.android.music/cache/music which is usually /sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.music/cache/music


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Any music you purchase via Google Play Store or upload via Google Music Manager application is tied to whichever Google account you selected within the app under Menu -> Settings -> Google Play account. Starting with Android 2.2 (a.k.a. Froyo) you can add multiple Google accounts on Android devices (phones, tablets, Google TVs, etc.) Therefore if ...


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OK, I think the answer to your question is that Pandora's stream is never more than 64 kbps for mobile devices, whereas Google Music uses 320 kbps MP3s and there's no downsampling. That's 5 times the amount of data, assuming Pandora doesn't use a better format than MP3. Since Google Music transcodes your files, I don't think you have much of an option ...


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Android uses a so-called Media Scanner to index your media files (this also applies to your images and videos). This Media Scanner ships with the system, and fires automatically on certain system events -- such as after boot, or when you insert your SD-Card. It does, however, not react on a simple "file-drop" via network. For such cases, it might need a ...


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If you don't use any music app (especially not the one in question), there's an easy cure: Go to Settings→Apps→Manage Apps Go to the All tab Scroll the list until you find Google Play Music Tap the entry On the screen which opens on the tap, you'll find a button labeled Disable -- push it. If the Disable button is grayed out (and cannot be ...


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Using the Google music uploader tool, you can also download all (Purchased only, I believe) music from any given Google Play Music account. You could then switch accounts (or better yet, a different computer), and upload that music to a different Google Music account. It would be a manual sync process, as the uploader tool won't automatically download ...


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Your songs should get saved to /sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.music/cache/music. The reason they don't appear when you install a new ROM is because the folder they're stored in contains a .nomedia file, which excludes it from the media scanner. Google Music is able to keep track of them because it puts entries into its database (which is at ...


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This isn't the "correct" way, but IMO it's a good way: use Ringdroid. With it, you can cut a suitable part of the MP3 to be used as a ringtone. This way you can get rid of those pesky intros on songs that have a slow start and save space by not having the entire MP3 duplicate in your ringtones folder.


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They're only accessible from Google Play Music. It stores them somewhere in the internal space of the app, not in the music library of the phone. There is no way to tell the app to move the file somewhere else at the moment, and no way that I'm aware off to point other app to that specific folder. That's the main reason why I don't use Google Play Music. I ...


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In last versions of Android (at least in Nexus S) it's kinda hard to set MP3 as a ringtone. There was an option before in the menus called "Set As" but in the new Music app it disappeared. What you can do is copy your mp3 to /sdcard/media/audio/ringtones, that ringtones folder might be empty or even not exist, in this case just create it. Then you go to ...


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While I understand Google might not like this, and probably it is not 100% politically correct answer, here is the link where you can download APK of Google Music. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1072655 If you enable installation from unknown sources, you can install the thing on your phone, without restrictions. I tried and it worked. I ...


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Figured it out. Originally synced it with "My Music" folder option and no playlists showed up. Restarted with option of "iTunes" and in a few minutes my playlists showed up without having to resync all the music.


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The .nomedia file is for the reason you stated. You can safely remove the file and other apps will be able to pick up the medias in that folder. In any case, if there is any problem you can easily create that file again. It can be a empty file with the name .nomedia. You can use programs like ES File explorer to explore to that directory and create the ...


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Unfortunately, there is currently no way to limit the size of the cache for the google music app. People have been asking for it since it came out though, so hopefully it appears in a future update.


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Copy the files as before but use a music player from the play store. I would suggest a player that supports folder based play so it doesn't force you to sort your music by album/artist, which can be a pain if your music isn't tagged properly. I will not suggest you a particular music player because I don't want to turn this question in to a favorite music ...


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If you use a file manager, you can browse to /mnt/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.music/cache/music and just delete everything you want from there.


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Finding out where it's stored is easy. There's a terrific little app called DiskUsage that visualizes the space your folders take up. You can easily spot where the Music cache is. As for moving to a new rom. Based eldarerathis' answer to your previous question, you should be able to make a backup of Play Music's music.db either from a terminal or using an ...


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Go check "Plug in music widget" at Android Market. It's working with Google Music and free.


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The Official Google Play Music app will download music as untagged, numbered MP3 files, as you said, and uses an internal mapping method to know which MP3 is which. However, the app Offline Music Importer should do what you want. It is free for the first 50 songs; after 50 it costs $2.49 to unlock. A description from their app page: Why you need this ...


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Depending on your device and app version it might also be /data/data/com.google.android.music/files/music/. This, of course, is secure storage and only accessible to app itself. On an non-rooted phone that is.


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You could try clicking the bottom right "repeat" icon, i.e, if you haven't tried that already.


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I found a solution to stream your Google Music to any device that is DLNA enabled. It's an android app called BubbleUPNP. What it does is it accesses your Google Music account, adds the titles to your local library (only the titles, think of them as links to the Google Music library) and then starts a DLNA server on your phone. This means that any device ...


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iTunes and Windows Media Player encode album art into the song file's metadata. Googly Play Music uses an 'old hat' method for adding album art. Linux or WinAmp users know about this. In your Album directory drop the image of the album in the directory and rename as "AlbumArt.png" or "AlbumArt.jpg". (Note the capitalization). Google Play Music should ...


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No, it's a completely different service. In fact, it's a cloud service with an Android app; whereas the Music app is simply a local music app.


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I see exactly the same thing with a UK Galaxy S running Gingerbread 2.3.3. From the 3rd paragraph of the description of the app in the Android Market: Available in the U.S. by invitation only and free for a limited time. According to your profile you're not in the US, so it won't be listed as compatible with your device.


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It's just an updated version of the Music App (new, fancy UI), supposedly ready for full Google Music Cloud, for when it comes to the UK. I was unable to view the details in the market like yourself, but I could actually do the update. Nexus S on 2.3.4 too. Did you by any chance get an update notification for Google Books too?


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It seems that this issue was related to the ROM. Since multiple re-installs of the app did not correct the issue, experimenting with another ROM (Apex 2.0 beta) did the trick. After flashing the new ROM and installing the app, music streams quite well. Update: I have learned that the Liberty Toolbox > Liberty Tweaks > Ad Blocker feature being set to ...


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Instead of mergin your internal an external SD card, I think its easier to just bind the directories with high data to the external SD card. The idea is to link the folder were Google Music stores the offline cache with the SD card, so it will write it there instead of the internal memory. This is valid for any other app that writes to the internal memory, ...



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