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Linda Johanns

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I have doubleTwist running on my android phone very well, however we have 3 other devices that we would like to AirSync in this family. All four of use use the same iTunes library on the same computer. Does doubleTwist support multiple devices each with a different playlist originating from a single PC? 
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I've synched my phone and a tablet to the same computer. You can choose which playlists to synch with each device separately. 
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Angelia Dodd

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i just got a brand new droid and I have no idea how to sync this. Ive got the double twist app, but it isnt seeing m y itunes.  Any ideas?
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thanks your talking a little over my head lol, but I will go to the link and try to figure it out from there. At first I thought maybe when I downloaded the app it saw the wrong email account but IDK if that means anything
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Neal Peavy Jr.

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I have a question. I downloaded and installed DoubleTwist from my PC to my Android Maxx. How do I find out how many songs are on my phone? Thank you!
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Hello,

At this time, there isn't a centralized display with information about the media library. Some users have requested this type of information so it's something that we're looking into for a future update.

You can go into the Genres section and there will be a count of albums and songs for each genre.

Thanks,
Henry
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Scott Eason

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Brand new user... how long does it typically take for "Finalizing sync" to finish?  I just sync'ed 130 songs and it has been "Finalizing" for 5 - 10 minutes so far.  Is this typical or is it locked up?
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Hello,

I'm sorry that you experienced problems syncing.

Are you using Windows 7 or Windows 8?

Here is a step by step guide to syncing using doubleTwist 4.0 (available for Windows 7 or Windows 8 only) along with some troubleshoot tips.

http://www.doubletwist.com/help/question/guide-to-syncing

If after trying the troubleshooting steps, you are still encountering this problem, please send us a debug package from your PC after getting stuck.

You can do this by holding down SHIFT while right-clicking on the doubleTwist icon in the System Tray and selecting "Send log files…".

Here's a short help page on how to send the debug package.

http://www.doubletwist.com/help/question/doubletwist-sync-debug-mode/#E

Please include this G+ URL in the "Additional Information" section for reference.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/104439278941075458113/posts/25KQF2toDQQ?cfem=1

Thanks,
Henry
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Steve Osmon

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I have a Galaxy S4 and I am using Air Twist to load my iTunes library to my phone. Some of the songs appear DRM protected so I purchased iTunes Match like the Double Twist app told me to do to get all my music un-DRM protected if you will. I still have about 100 songs that won't transfer over. Any suggestions on what I need to do to get iTunes Match to convert the DRM protected songs so they will transfer? Thanks.
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Hello,

Did you download the unprotected versions of the song after subscribing to iTunes Match?

Here's a Wired article on how to replace the protected .m4p files with the unprotected .m4a versions.

http://www.wired.com/2014/03/kill-itunes-drm/

Thanks,
Henry
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Kendrick Rady

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I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 with Lollipop on T-mobile and a Windows 8.1 laptop. The app was working fine until a few days ago. I had all of my music on my phone, but when I added more songs to my iTunes and tried to sync it, it started putting 2 of the same song on my phone for a majority of my songs. So I deleted my library from the app's settings and tried to sync it, but it synced only a fraction of my songs over with a large majority of errors. even with the few it said it synced, I didn't see any in the app. I have deleted the app on my phone and reinstalled it, I have deleted the app on my computer and reinstalled it, both with no luck. The first time I deleted both, it synced most of my songs and they showed up on the device, but I had duplicate songs again so I deleted the library database and fell into the same viscous cycle. Please help!!
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This did not fix the problem. However, I tried syncing music via airsync and it worked perfectly (accept a few missing album artworks), so it must be a problem with my cable or driver. Thanks for your help!
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James P

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So I have set the Experia Z1 to Mass storage Mode, downloaded the app onto my mac, connected the two via USB cable, and the app says Start Syncing! Er,...how? What next? My instinct says I should be looking for a button that says 'Sync now' or something similar. I'm not into technical stuff and so I just want it to work. Is it too much to ask that your app be simple and actually work if you want me to buy airsync and hand over money? I'm happy to pay but only if it works!
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Hello,

Recent Android devices only have USB MTP mode, which the Mac does not recognize without additional software. In addition, doubleTwist was not designed for USB MTP as it expects USB Mass Storage (MSC) mode.

We are working on additional wireless syncing solutions for the Mac but this will take some time.

In the meantime, you can use AirSync to sync with USB MTP only devices.

Here is a quick start guide to AirSync on the Mac:

http://www.doubletwist.com/help/question/quickstart-for-mac-and-airsync/

If your computer is having difficulty seeing your Android device, here are some troubleshooting tips.

http://www.doubletwist.com/help/question/airsync-troubleshooting/

Step #3 (disable, enable AirSync) resolves the issue for many users.

Rebooting all of the devices in the network has also been successful for users. Other users have also reported a full reset of doubleTwist Player has worked for them.

https://www.doubletwist.com/help/question/how-do-i-completely-uninstall-or-reset-doubletwist-on-my-android/

https://www.doubletwist.com/help/question/how-to-fully-reset-doubletwist-on-android-44-kitkat-with-sd-card

Thanks,
Henry
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Jeff Wanner

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So doubletwist had been working well and syncing all my files no problem but this morning when I stopped it from syncing on my way to work it had problem disconnecting from my PC and when I went to play music, the app wouldn't load. Now everytime I start doubletwist, it immediately closes. I've tried cleaning cache and resetting my phone but nothing...

PC OS: Windows 8.1
Phone: Verizon Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Phone OS: Android 5.0.2
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My library is around 30GB and it gave me the issue. Just a heads up
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Ben M

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I'm attempting to download 9000+ songs from I Tunes on my PC to my Samsung Note 4. I have a high speed 64 GB micro SD card in the phone. How long should it take to Air Sync totally? After 12-24 hours of downloading, the operation stops and advises me Sync is cancelling.  Can I use USB transferring with these devices and if so, would it be any faster?   TY!
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Hello,

Sync speeds can also vary greatly depending on the speed of the computer, the speed of the Android device, and the speed of the network. The fastest Android device that we've tested is the HTC One connecting to a Wireless AC router at 433 Mbps with "Excellent" signal strength. The One was able to sustain about 450MB/minute or roughly 100 songs every 2-1/2 minutes. The GS6 with it's new support of UFS might be even faster but we haven't fully benchmarked it yet.

If possible, use a tool like WiFi Analyzer (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.farproc.wifi.analyzer&hl=en) to view the local wireless network visually. This will allow you to see sources of interference so you can set your wireless network to utilize the least used bands and channels (e.g. 5Ghz band and channels 136+140 when 2.4Ghz is crowded and channels below 100 are used by other 5Ghz devices).

If you are using Windows 7 or Windows 8, you can also use USB to sync. This will eliminate the wireless variable in sync speeds.

http://www.doubletwist.com/help/question/quick-start-guide-to-doubletwist-sync-usb-syncing/

Thanks,
Henry
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Neena Roderick

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Hello,  how do I transfer my account to a new phone (S4 to an S5)?
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Hello,

As long as you are using the same account on the new device, you can either re-download the AirSync app from the Play Store or the Pro features will automatically unlock.

Please take a look at these help pages for more information on reinstalling and unlocking purchased features.

http://www.doubletwist.com/help/question/how-do-i-reinstall-doubletwist-airsync-without-being-charged-again/

http://www.doubletwist.com/help/question/how-do-i-reinstall-music-lover-podcasts-or-doubletwist-pro-without-being-charged-again/

Thanks,
Henry
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This is a volunteer community for users who want to share ideas and get help or tips from other Twisters. If you are reporting a problem, please include detailed information on your configuration. More information is always better than less information! If you are an advanced user and would like access to our beta, you can also ask to join our private community.

Robert Ahlers

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every time i get my sd card synced somthign happenes and the phone says the database is corrupt and i have to delete all the music and resync any way to stop that
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Kelley Kuhlman

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I am really slow, but after sync there are items removed. Why is my music being removed? Is it from my pc or my phone? Where do they go if I need to get them back?
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Hello +Antonia Weber,

Thanks for the report. Please make sure that you are using version 3.2.0 of the OSX application.

http://download.doubletwist.com/mac/doubleTwist.dmg

Also ensure that you have transcoding disabled for your device.

http://www.doubletwist.com/help/question/quickstart-for-mac-and-airsync/#disable

I will ask the QA/Dev team to try and reproduce this issue on their Mac test systems.

Thanks,
Henry
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Christine Chase

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So everything was working just fine with my Mac and my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, and I decided to start over and switch over to external SD storage and because I was running out of space on my Internal storage. Now not only will the Mac app not detect my device via USB, but when I try to use AirSync, I can enter the passcode but then it doesn't do anything. It just sits there on the Enter AirSync Passcode screen and doesn't actually connect. I've tried everything from clean installs of the Android app and the Mac app, disconnecting and reconnecting, and even changing back to Internal storage, but nothing works.
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Hello,

I'm sorry you're having problems with AirSync.

What type of wireless network are you using? Is it a home network or a corporate/university network?

Did any errors occur when you tried to pair your Tab 3 with your Mac? Or when you tried to switch to the SD card using the "Storage:" switch?

Please try a full reset of doubleTwist on your Mac and Tab 3.

On the Mac, please delete the entire doubleTwist folder:

http://www.doubletwist.com/help/question/how-to-reset-doubletwist-for-mac-osx/

On the Tab 3, please uninstall, delete the doubleTwist folder, reboot, and then reinstall.

https://www.doubletwist.com/help/question/how-to-fully-reset-doubletwist-on-android-44-kitkat-with-sd-card/

Thanks,
Henry
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Rian Lowe

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What if my Samsung Galaxy S5 won't pick up under Devices on DOUBLETWIST AirSync after following the all the directions and steps on your site?
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Hello,

I'm sorry that you're experiencing a problem with AirSync.

What type of wireless network are you using? Is it a home network or a corporate/university network?

Did you try these AirSync troubleshooting steps?

http://www.doubletwist.com/help/question/airsync-troubleshooting/

Step #3 (disable, enable AirSync) resolves the issue for many users.

Rebooting all of the devices in the network (including the wireless router) has also been successful for users. Other users have also reported a full reset of doubleTwist Music Player has worked for them.

https://www.doubletwist.com/help/question/how-to-fully-reset-doubletwist-on-android-44-kitkat-with-sd-card/

Are you able to ping your device from your computer?

http://www.doubletwist.com/help/question/airsync-troubleshooting/#6

Thanks,
Henry
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Rian Lowe

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Hey, I've got a refurbished Sprint Samsung Galaxy s5 running Lollipop and a 128 gb SanDisk Micro SD memory card; my PC is a Macbook Pro 15-in. Mid-2009 running 10.10.3 Yosemite OS. I downloaded the Double Twist app from the Android Market and the specific desktop version to my Mac since there seems to be no other working way to transfer my 6000+ song iTunes library over to my mobile device. My device keeps saying that the External Card is "Read Only" and to reboot my phone, which I've done SEVERAL times to no avail. The USB  option won't work on the desktop, and my phone won't appear under devices despite being on the same network with P.C. when trying to pair them. I've taken down the firewall on it and done darn near all the other troubleshooting tips that have been suggested to me in your forums and elsewhere on Google searches. PLEASE help ASAP so I can just start listening to all my music like normal again! Do you guys have a IM chat support, out of curiosity?
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Hello,

I'm sorry that you're experiencing a problem with AirSync.

What type of wireless network are you using? Is it a home network or a corporate/university network?

Did you try these AirSync troubleshooting steps?

http://www.doubletwist.com/help/question/airsync-troubleshooting/

Step #3 (disable, enable AirSync) resolves the issue for many users.

Rebooting all of the devices in the network (including the wireless router) has also been successful for users. Other users have also reported a full reset of doubleTwist Music Player has worked for them.

https://www.doubletwist.com/help/question/how-to-fully-reset-doubletwist-on-android-44-kitkat-with-sd-card/

Are you able to ping your device from your computer?

http://www.doubletwist.com/help/question/airsync-troubleshooting/#6

Thanks,
Henry
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Debby Pool

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I can't get the sound to work using my DoubleTwist on my Samsung S4 - I used to get sound - have tried to figure it out but don't know how to troubleshoot this...
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Hello,

Thanks for the report.

Our app doesn't have any volume controls as it relies on the system volume controls.

Have you tried rebooting your device? Is there volume when you use other apps? Does it appear that the song is playing on your device? Is the progress bar and elapsed time counter advancing?

Thanks,
Henry
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Joey J

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I can't sync at all between my phone and desktop. I made sure that the storage in the doubletwist app is pointed to my SD card, where all my files are stored, but every time I try to air sync, it says failed to import and every track says cannot access file. I even reset my library and tried again, but I run into the same problem
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Hello,

I'm sorry that you're experiencing problems import from your device back to your PC.

In Android 4.4 (KitKat), Google changed it so that apps only able to access a specific sandboxed directory. Because of this change, we can not import items that are on the SD card. The QA/Dev team is currently investigating possible workarounds.

Here's a help page with more information on this change imposed by Google.

https://www.doubletwist.com/help/question/what-are-the-changes-to-sd-card-support-in-android-44-kitkat/

Thanks,
Henry
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David Weatherall

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Hi, I've currently got the following set-up:
Synology NAS
Handful of Apple Airports connected to stereos
Android Phone
Android tablet
What I'm after is something to cast sound from my tablet to an airport / airports that I can use whether I'm listening to songs from my NAS, watching a video on youtube etc. I was looking at AirSync but wasn't sure if it does all this or just allows you to cast media that is on the tablet/phone rather than the NAS or being streamed.

Apologies for the lengthy question but can doubletwist do all of this? Ideally I won't want to be switching apps every time I want to do something slightly different...
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Okay, thanks for letting me know Henry so I didn't waste my money and I'll keep my eyes peeled in the future!
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mike yaworski

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Whenever I load the app, Shuffle is default set to OFF. Every time, I have to put it on. Is there any way to have it stay ON by default?
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+Henry Kwan I see both sides. I think the best design would be to have an option under the "Player Settings" to default one way or the other. Thanks for taking the time to read my post. I appreciate it.
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