1. Botjo's Avatar
    Hello all.
    First post.
    I'm trying to drag & drop flac music files to my first Android phone using a USB cable. (Windows Vista).
    I keep getting error messages.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    05-22-2015 04:54 AM
  2. galaxyfive's Avatar
    Can you describe what device you have and what file transfer software you are using on your PC?
    05-22-2015 05:03 AM
  3. Botjo's Avatar
    Just to add it works fine with MP3's, pretty much all my music are flag's now.
    So I am loathe to convert them to MP3's.

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    05-22-2015 05:03 AM
  4. Botjo's Avatar
    I have the Samsung Galaxy S6 & I'm just using Windows to drag & drop the flac folders into the Samsung S6 music folder.
    I tried KIEYS software & I also have Smartswitch.

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    05-22-2015 05:10 AM
  5. jcp007's Avatar
    Just to add it works fine with MP3's, pretty much all my music are flag's now.
    So I am loathe to convert them to MP3's.

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    If you are moving the music from a PC to your GS6, try installing Smart Switch on the both.
    05-22-2015 05:11 AM
  6. Botjo's Avatar
    I have Smartswitch on both the pc & the S6.
    The only options I can see are to transfer from phone to phone?

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    05-22-2015 05:19 AM
  7. jcp007's Avatar
    05-22-2015 05:24 AM
  8. Botjo's Avatar
    I have already done the Googling & associated reading.
    I thought I'd be able to drag & drop the files considering it's documented that the S6 supports the flac format.
    Without the need to download some software.

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    05-22-2015 05:31 AM
  9. jcp007's Avatar
    I have already done the Googling & associated reading.
    I thought I'd be able to drag & drop the files considering it's documented that the S6 supports the flac format.
    Without the need to download some software.

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    What are the file formats? What error message are you getting?
    05-22-2015 05:36 AM
  10. Botjo's Avatar
    The format is not supported.

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    Attached Thumbnails Samsung S6 Flacs-19047.jpg  
    05-22-2015 05:45 AM
  11. Botjo's Avatar
    Sorry. They're the flac formats.

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    05-22-2015 05:47 AM
  12. jcp007's Avatar
    The format is not supported.

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    Not much of an audiophile or tech expert. It's early. There should be more help coming. Is there software that converts the format without affecting file working properly? The SME who may be able to help need as much information as possible. Sorry I wasn't more help. I know it can be frustrating,when something as simple as drag and drop is involved.
    05-22-2015 05:51 AM
  13. jcp007's Avatar
    Never heard of that file format. This might help,as you probably already have seen this one.

    How to Play FLAC Files on Samsung Galaxy S4/S5/S6/S6 Edge?

    Hang on. Calvary should be on the way.
    Botjo likes this.
    05-22-2015 05:54 AM
  14. Botjo's Avatar
    FLAC is a universally used lossless audio format.
    I would've thought that it's documented that the S6 supports FLAC that it'd be a seamless transfer.
    Thanks for your help tho much appreciated.

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    05-22-2015 06:14 AM
  15. Botjo's Avatar
    I'll give Winamp a go.

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    05-22-2015 06:21 AM
  16. Botjo's Avatar
    That link is to WAVplayer.

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    05-22-2015 07:10 AM
  17. Haroon Ikhlaq's Avatar
    I've copied a few folders full of FLAC albums onto my S6 without any problems, never got any errors.

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    05-22-2015 11:32 AM
  18. Wiggum333's Avatar
    Are you just getting a warning/error message on your PC saying that the file format(s) you are copying over to the phone may not be supported? Or have you actually copied them over and tried to play them on the phone?

    I am trying to recall as best I can, but on my S4 I remember copying PNG image files from my pc to my phone, and would get a warning message ... but the phone supported the PNG files just fine. Never could figure out how to suppress the warning, so I just got used to it being there when I went to copy PNG's to my phone.
    05-22-2015 11:59 AM
  19. Botjo's Avatar
    It's an error on the PC, it transfers MP3's fine.
    I managed to transfer some flacs with WiFi using some third party software (mobilego) installed on both the pc & the s6.
    But I should be able to use the USB & I don't want to be running 3rd party software.
    Thanks.

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    Attached Thumbnails Samsung S6 Flacs-19191.jpg  
    05-22-2015 08:54 PM
  20. jcp007's Avatar
    It's an error on the PC, it transfers MP3's fine.
    I managed to transfer some flacs with WiFi using some third party software (mobilego) installed on both the pc & the s6.
    But I should be able to use the USB & I don't want to be running 3rd party software.
    Thanks.

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    Sounds like you are making progress.
    05-22-2015 09:04 PM
  21. Wiggum333's Avatar
    All I see in that message is a warning saying that it thinks that your device doesn't support that file type, and that it may not show up in a view other than "my files". This is the same basic style of message I was getting with PNG files on my S4.

    Point is, have you actually hit "yes to all" and followed through with the transfer over USB? If so, can you not play the FLAC files?

    if you have just exited out of that message w/out trying to copy the files over to your phone, then you SHOULD give that a try and see what happens.

    My guess is, if FLAC is supported on this phone (which others say it is), then this is just a "nag" message that you shouldn't be getting, and will just have to always hit "yes to all" when copying FLAC files to your phone over a USB connection.
    05-22-2015 09:07 PM
  22. Botjo's Avatar
    I hit yes to everything & all I get transferred is an empty folder.
    I've tried individual files & nothing transfers.
    An update on the wireless transfer, I've switched to Web PC Suite it seems less bloated & no need for software on the PC.
    Thanks.

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    05-22-2015 09:42 PM

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