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Hello everyone,

Just wanted to let everyone know that a beta version of doubleTwist with support for USB MTP syncing to an Android 4.4 (KitKat) device’s SD card in the Windows 7 and Window 8 environment is now available for testing.

If you would like to try this beta, please join the Google+ doubleTwist community:

https://plus.google.com/communities/114410062688956839568

Since this is a limited-access community, the request will have to be processed.

Once you've been accepted, please visit this Google Play page and click on "Become a tester".

https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.doubleTwist.androidPlayer

Then visit this G+ topic for more information.

https://plus.google.com/103771528747781294589/posts/GTLtcKQmHFS

Thanks,
Henry

P.S. The original message is reproduced below.

===== Update #2 =====

Here's an update on the Android 4.4 KitKat SD card issue.

The QA/Dev team has produced an early beta with KitKat SD card sync support. Currently only AirSync on the PC release is functional but the team is working hard on fixing USB MTP syncing and Mac support.

If you would like to try this release of the PC and Android beta, please send us an email at:

support [at] doubletwist.com

Include this G+ URL as reference.

plus.google.com/103771528747781294589/posts/eNnsTDteHb6

We are also in the process of sending out emails to folks who have contacted us about syncing problems.  So if you have a case number, you should receive an email shortly.

Thanks,
Henry

P.S. The original message is reproduced below.

===== Original Message =====

Just wanted to let everyone know about an issue with Android 4.4 (KitKat) and SD cards.

With 4.4, Google changed the write permissions for the SD card so that instead of full control, apps can only write to a very limited directory path.

What this means is that doubleTwist Music Player will try to write to the SD card normally but because of the changes made by Google in Android 4.4, the write fails. This results in a SD card error message. You can leave the "Storage:" switch as "Internal" and any music files on the SD card will be scanned by the Android Media Scanner. doubleTwist Player will then import this information into the library database and you will be able to play the files inside doubleTwist Player.

The QA/Dev team is investigating ways to work around this Google imposed limitation on SD cards.

Here are some developer protests on this strange decision by Google to severely limit SD cards.

https://plus.google.com/+TodLiebeck/posts/gjnmuaDM8sn

https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=65974

Thanks,
Henry

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Great to hear. Please keep us updated on the progress. I'm pulling the trigger on the Galaxy S5 w/ KitKat as soon as you give us the all clear.
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Rooks Turner

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I actually thought this program might be something refreshing in the never ending battle to avoid using itunes like the plague. Alas, how naive I am to have thought maybe Doubletwist was the answer. Basically sneaking malware into the installation process?! WTF you guys. Thought you actually had a solid program but its slow to load, unresponsive, doesn't tell you weather a sync with a device is complete and lacks an eject button. Like how hard is it to create a program better than itunes? Itunes is AWFUL, it has become unusable its so slow but you guys managed to make something worse while installing malware right along side it. What bullshit.
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Running newes DoubleTwist Sync Software on a win8.0 64bit mashine with itunes 11.1.5.5
Doubletwist seems to automatically find the medialist of itunes
When i want to select a Playlist in MUSIC - Sync music then I only find 3 of 10 Playlists i organised in itunes.
Even adding new Playlists in itunes does not help to show them in DoubletwistSync

How can i force Doubletwist to show me all Playlists that i manage in itunes ?
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Samsung Galaxy S4 running CyanogenMod 11 (11.0-installerXNPQ09O).
Whenever AirSync is active, the phones display is on.  Turning off the display simply causes the display to turn back on.  Any advice or options to resolve this?  
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Hello,

Currently a wake lock is generated during AirSync as we have found that some devices throttle the WiFi when the screen is off. Some users have requested a toggle for this as not all devices throttle. A ticket has been created for this. I've added your message to the ticket.

Thanks,
Henry
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I have a Galaxy S4 and I'm using Windows 8.1, When I try to sync my iTunes playlist, the syncing runs fine through the first little bit of the playlist but stops when an album from the playlist is done (I have a few albums on the playlist). It freezes up. Any suggestions? I try to cancel it too and the program just sits there.
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Hello,

Sorry that you're having problems syncing.

If you look in the app log, do you see any entries after it hangs?

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

Thanks,
Henry
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Hello, I have just moved from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy S5 and am working to set up music syncing from my Mac's iTunes library. DoubleTwist recognises the music in the library fine and the app is installed correctly etc but when I try to actually copy the files to the S5, it tells me it cannot find any of the files.

My iTunes library is on a network drive and I'm guessing this is the problem, but I am not sure how to fix it. Is there an option in doubleTwist to allow for locating libraries in non-standard places? If not, there should be!

Also, for a future version could you please add the ability to sync iPhoto events – one of the best things I had on the iPhone was the ability to keep the last 6 months of events loaded on my phone on an ongoing basis.

Thank you for your hard work!
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Hello,

What type of network device are you using?

doubleTwist imports from the iTunes XML file so as long as the XML file has the entry correct in the XML file, doubleTwist should be able to access the file.

For example, here's the location value for a Beatles track stored on a SMB file share on my test Mac.

<key>Location</key><string>file://localhost/Volumes/share/Support/Media/Audio_(No_Artwork)/The%20Beatles%20-%20Yellow%20Submarine/06%20-%20%20All%20You%20Need%20Is%20Love.mp3</string>

You can right-click on an entry and then select "Show in Finder" to see where doubleTwist thinks the file should be.

You can also add other locations for scanning to doubleTwist by going into Preferences and then the Library tab. Click on the "+" under "Monitor and add media from the following folders" to add more paths.

Thanks for the suggestion on improved iPhoto support. More iPhoto import options have been requested by other users so the product manager and design team is investigating for the future roadmap.

Thanks,
Henry
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I have a Galaxy S4 and I know I bought doubletwist pro some time ago.  The problem is when I re-installed it on my phone it isn't telling me I have pro anymore and won't let me change the default screen from "albums" to "playlists", which is very frustrating.  I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling as well as the 'add features' button but it isn't recognizing that I've purchased the upgrade.  Can you help?
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he said directly in his comment that he tried uninstalling and re-installing
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Deborah Shepherd

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I have a Galaxy Tab 2, running Jellybean. I am new to DoubleTwist; I have music on both Amazon MP3 & Google Play, and was hoping DoubleTwist would consolidate all my songs. (Neither Google nor Amazon apps let me play all my music.) But DoubleTwist doesn't show all my songs either. It also doesn't detect the 2 movies stored on my device. Can anyone help me understand what I'm doing wrong? I'm afraid to create DoubleTwist playlists, because I don't know if that will create multiple copies of each song.
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Hello,

Here's a help page on how doubleTwist recognizes songs on the device.

http://www.doubletwist.com/help/question/how-does-doubletwist-music-player-locate-media-files/

Unfortunately, unlike Amazon, Google Play Music stores it's music files inside it's own app folder so that no other apps can access them. Here's more information on this problem.

http://www.doubletwist.com/help/question/can-doubletwist-music-player-import-from-google-play-music/

I'm not sure I understand your question about playlists though. What are you trying to do? And what problems are you experiencing? Please provide some reproduction steps if possible.

Thanks,
Henry
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Adam Baptista

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Why is double twist REMOVING SONGS from my device after uploading to my PC via air twist? I managed to save half of my tenacious d album when I noticed what it was doing. But this app removed about 3 GB of songs from my phone and I have no idea how to get them back. Again, I was UPLOADING songs from my device and this wretched app saw fit to go into my device and started deleting songs (perhaps because it didn't like them?). Not what I had in mind. Is your organization run by some kind of malicious hacker? Please advise. I'm coming back here to complain every day until my music is restored.
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The songs had been on my PC app, but I deleted them all and re-synched to upload the entire library from my phone (which I had cleaned up). I have no doubt the songs in question had been synched before. Again, put an "accept/cancel" subscreen up before the app does any creative editing and the problem is solved. Pretty basic, folks.
Meanwhile, the hunt for new iterations of my missing songs continues.
Again,  thanks for your response. Get a phone number like and start acting like REAL company,
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Anders Pedersen

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Hi!
I've used the doubletwist player to stream movies to ps3 and xbox with great sucsess. Now I'm wondering if a Samsung smart tv can stream content from my doubletwist player?
Having some problems with doing this, so would be very happy if somebody could help me.
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Hello,

We have not tested any Smart TVs with AirTwist (UPnP/DLNA) yet. Which model Samsung do you have?

What problems are you having? Do you know what type UPnP/DLNA support this Samsung TV offers?

Are you able to see the Samsung TV when you use a UPnP browser utility on your Android device?

http://www.doubletwist.com/help/question/how-do-i-stream-to-xbox-360-or-playstation-3-from-my-android-device/

Thanks,
Henry
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About this community

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.
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for some reason magic play works on some of my albums but not with others.  Can't figure out why.  I just downloaded and paid for in app airplay and still nothing.  I'm streaming to my Marantz 6008 which supports airplay and never had a problem with my iPhone5s.  Example, CSNY album plays fine, but The Beatles One album won't play at all. 
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Candice Cordova

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My old phone broke. I selected "save on ST card." On my new refurbished phone I downloaded double twist again but I didn't get a lot of my most recent songs. If it's possible how can I get those? In the future how can I make sure everything is saved?
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Edditoria Han

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1. I've found that the doubleTwist's Smart Playlist doesn't refresh automatically. Everytime I need to refresh for every list manually, before I sync my music.

Am I the only one?

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2. Airsync problem: Here is a case happened a few times. I rated 3-star for a whole album for testing and then Airsync to my Android. After a few time of sync (or immediately, I'm not sure), the rating of the those songs are disappear. If I refresh the Smart Playlist, those songs in Android will be removed (expectedly).

latest Mac OSX, latest doubleTwist, Nexus 4.4
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Stuy308

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Hey doubleTwist,
        I just made the iOS to Android switch for the Galaxy S5 and so far everything is perfect except for a feature on the doubleTwist app. I REALLY need the tracklist info in my podcasts back from iTunes. Specifically, I need the tracklist info displayed during play and to be able to use the track forward button to switch between chapters with one podcast.

That would literally make this app perfect.

No joke.

It would beat Spotify on "app time spent" if this is accomplished.

Thank you so much!
Elvin
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Thanks Henry,
         This experience goes a long way in my opinion of this app and Google in general.

Feels good to be heard.

Have a good one!

-Elvin
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I have a Samsung S3 and an iMac.  I have purchased DT AirSync for S3 and downloaded DT on iMac.   At first DT synched to my iTunes library and loaded all 6092 songs in the dt library..  I synched playlists to my S3, bc I have too much music and can't fit it all on my S3 (16G).  2 problems, I have almost all duplicates. 2ndly, the music is on my phone (can't tell how many songs, no song count) but does not show on dt under my device on iMac.  On device on dt on imac shows 134 songs, 10 minutes ago it showed 432 songs.  I am manually adding music from the dt library on mac and drag/dropping to phone.  Need dups off phone.  Would like to see all music on my device thru dt.  What selections do I make to synch itues library to dt on iMac?  What is the best way to synch to device, without loading entire 6092 song library? Not a pro at all this so need simple step by step.
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Hello,

Did you switch storage locations in doubleTwist?

http://www.doubletwist.com/help/question/how-do-i-switch-from-internal-storage-to-sd-card/

If you switched storage locates and did not delete the files in the old location, that may explain why duplicates are appearing.

Here's a help page on duplicates.

http://www.doubletwist.com/help/question/how-do-i-get-rid-of-duplicates-in-the-doubletwist-player-for-android-library-database/

If you do not want to sync all items to your GS3, you can switch from syncing "All Music" to only selected playlists. Then when you next perform a sync, only the music contained in those playlists will be transferred to your device.

Also, if you want to review what music is on your device, you can click on the small triangle next to the device to expand the section. Then click on "Music" and a listing will appear.

Thanks,
Henry
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Edditoria Han

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I'd share the following issue during I use doubleTwist:

1. Missing items in iTunes playlist (see image 1)
2. Smart Playlist in doubleTwist doesn't get iTunes items (see image 2)
3. Music Library is empty after I open doubleTwist (see image 3)
4. I really want 2-way sync of rating between iTunes and doubleTwist
5. The volume control button is not align with the control bar. It hurts my eyes :-p (and yes, it is an issue, not a suggestion)
6. It consumes much more battery, comparing to iTunes (Mac) and Google Music (Android)
7. Suggestion: Able to view by albums with album cover.

Anyway, I've bought Pro yesterday.
Hope that I can sync my stuff without pain.

Please don't let me down :)
Happy coding!
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Should no longer be an actual media player version available, unless it hasn't changed for MAC. 
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Trevor Dean

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On doubletwist for android I would like to be able to view by genre-artist-album sorted alphabetically. Is this possible? Currently it goes genre-all songs in genre listed alphabetically.
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Ok. This feature plus being able to create auto or smart playlists in the app would make it the best out there.
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Is it supposed to take ages for your iTunes to be put into double twist cos I got it yesterday and it hasn't gone through yet and the set up was in Japanese
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Hello,

What operating system are you using? Windows 7? Vista?

What locale setting are you using?

What device? What version of Android?

Are you using USB or AirSync?

Here's a quick start guide to USB MTP syncing (available on Win 7/8 only).

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

At what step is it getting stuck at?

Thanks,
Henry
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How do I get DoubleTwist to sync to my iTunes? I deleted songs and playlists in iTunes, but under Library>Music it shows my old playlists and song count. I can sync my phone to DoubleTwist, but not Doubletwist to iTunes. I am on Mac OS X, latest.
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It's deletions (of both playlists and songs) that aren't syncing - I didn't realize this wasn't a feature of DoubleTwist, but since I delete both songs and playlists regularly, that renders the software practically useless for me. I hope this feature will come along soon.
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Hello!
Is there a way to get my Bose Sie2i headphone volume controls to work with doubleTwist? The pause/play button seems to work fine.
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Thanks, Henry for the quick response. I'll have to look into other headphones then. A pity, the Boses are very nice.
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