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    How do I go about adding music and movies? Do I need to transfer them to the SD Card, and then insert that into the Droid, or is there a way to load it directly to the card through the Droid?
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    Just use the wire that came with your Droid to load it up as a drive. Once in the drive, create a new folders like this:

    Media

    In that folder create:

    Audio

    In that folder create:

    Alarms
    Notifications
    Ringtones
    Music

    Now you can freely drag and drop whatever you want into those folders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RBallard View Post
    How do I go about adding music and movies? Do I need to transfer them to the SD Card, and then insert that into the Droid, or is there a way to load it directly to the card through the Droid?
    Windows Media Player will do it for you.
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    Sweet. Thanks for the feedback.
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    Default I music

    Download the app I Music from Market place you can download as many songs you want to your SD card for free. the app is free to
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    OK, I feel like a real itiot. I've plugged my Droid into the PC via USB, yet can't seem to find the drive. What is the stupid noob missing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RBallard View Post
    OK, I feel like a real itiot. I've plugged my Droid into the PC via USB, yet can't seem to find the drive. What is the stupid noob missing?
    Pull your notification bar down and click where it says "USB Connected" then click "Mount"
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    ok, can i drag any file size movie over to the folder "movies" or should i put the size down with the ipod converter
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebbressi View Post
    ok, can i drag any file size movie over to the folder "movies" or should i put the size down with the ipod converter
    Use iPod converter to save disk space for sure.
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    After using something like handbrake to convert video files to H.264 (MP4) format you can then drag and drop the file directly to the Droid's mounted drive. Android OS will figure out the rest and place the files in appropriate folders. In fact, the droid will read any media that is placed into any folder within the Droid's file structure, so long as it is file format the phone recognizes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deftdrummer View Post
    After using something like handbrake to convert video files to H.264 (MP4) format you can then drag and drop the file directly to the Droid's mounted drive. Android OS will figure out the rest and place the files in appropriate folders. In fact, the droid will read any media that is placed into any folder within the Droid's file structure, so long as it is file format the phone recognizes.

    What settings did you use when using Handbreak? I have never used the program before and just found it when I was searching on how to upload videos to my Droid. I tried a lot of settings and finally got both video and sound by using:
    WxH 480x272, MP4 File format, H.264(x264), FPS 24, AvgBitRate 512

    and for audio using AAC, DolbyProLogicII, 44.1KHz, 128 Bitrate

    I feel like I can use higher quality settings (like a higher video Avgbitrate) for a better video but am not sure what to use. Sorry for all the info, like I said I'm a noob and am not sure which fields are relevant and which are not. If someone could help me optimize my videos I would be grateful.
    Last edited by esprit de droid; 11-21-2009 at 01:01 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJNavarrete View Post
    Just use the wire that came with your Droid to load it up as a drive. Once in the drive, create a new folders like this:

    Media

    In that folder create:

    Audio

    In that folder create:

    Alarms
    Notifications
    Ringtones
    Music

    Now you can freely drag and drop whatever you want into those folders.
    Wow. this was really helpful. thanks a ton. It does take a LONG time to move music though. i did something like 6 gb and it took about 25 minutes or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsontag View Post
    Wow. this was really helpful. thanks a ton. It does take a LONG time to move music though. i did something like 6 gb and it took about 25 minutes or so.
    Or you could use Motorola Media Link.
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