While it’s actually a very simple operation once you know how to do it, it’s not something that’s very obvious to people who are new to iOS (as many iPad users are). Here’s a look at the simplest method of transferring files to an iDevice for those who don’t yet know how to do it.
The video above will walk you through the process visually, but here are the basic steps you need to follow:
Some apps provide additional ways to transfer files that you may prefer, but this is the most straightforward method and it works for every app that supports files. If you’d prefer to transfer over Wi-Fi (or another method), check the app to see if it has other methods. These methods vary from app to app, but most provide instructions so you can learn how to use the various transfer methods. They’re worth exploring if you prefer to avoid connecting your device to your computer every time you want to transfer a file.
There are 2 ways to get your music into iTunes:
Extract the files using Winzip or other similar program. Open iTunes, create a play list. Highlight the folder created by the extraction, drag and drop into new playlist.
As for custom mixes, we no longer do “custom” mixes, meaning, you order a custom mix and we bust it out for you. In that essence, no we don’t.
However, if you have a list of titles at least 17 titles long, preferably 20 titles long. We will take that list, and if the DJ’s think it will work, they will make it. Be warned, that it won’t happen right away, as they typically are working on new mixes already and will need to fit into their schedule. If they do make “your” CD Mix, we will release the mix when it is done to our whole customer base. At that point, you are under no obligation to purchase the mix after it goes live on the sites, but you are more than welcome to.
As not all songs in your list will work, or we cannot find that particular song, we reserve the right to replace any song in your list, with a song of Instructor Music’s choice.
For Android Phones:
You will need 2 apps on your phone in order to successfully download and play our mixes on your phone– both of the ones I used were free:
Before starting , realize that a phone (at least mine) is much slower than a computer ….so patience during the download process is important……
Using your phone, place your order on our site. Once your order is complete you will get a screen with a ‘download file’ link. Press that and wait – file sizes are 50 – 90 MB, depending on what mix you ordered. The music player on my phone gives me 9GB so there’s room for 100 of our largest mixes in the player memory. Of course the amount of memory that you have available will depend on how many pictures/videos/texts/music, etc files that you already have loaded, so make sure that you have enough room BEFORE you start downloading.
5. Press the ‘MOVE HERE’ box at the top right of the screen, and a message ‘file moved successfully’ will appear on your screen
Starting with iOS7 , iDevices cannot natively download files, with out using a third party app …Apple has decided that only music purchased through their iTunes store can be downloaded directly on to iOS phones and iDevices and played through iTunes player on the device.
You can use your computer to download the mixes, extract them, then transfer them to your iDevice. See other tutorials fo how best to do that.
Below is a link to a page, that is not affiliated with Instructor Music in any manner, that lists several apps to download and extract our mixes.;
Instructor Music has no affiliation with any of the “Apps” mentioned above, and we do not endorse them. Our Fitness Instructors have used these Apps with success for their iDevices. Although, these Apps may work for you, we cannot support them, as we have no affiliation with those Apps.
This issue comes up especially with Safari.
You will need to change your Browser to get the download, if the one you are using is not working.
Are you using the link in the email or the link from the site to try and do the download? Try using the other one, if you are only trying with one form.
If you are using a browser to get the file, try using a different browser. (ie FireFox instead of Internet Explorer, Firefox instead of Safari, Chrome instead of FireFox)
Then extract the Zip file, open iTunes, copy and paste mixes into Playlist on iTunes.
UPDATE March 2013: As of iTunes 11, the Gapless Album setting has been removed. That doesn’t mean that support for gapless playback has disappeared though. According to this helpful iLounge article, gapless playback is now supported by default and automatically, so there’s no need for a separate feature. Early versions of iTunes still have the setting described below.
Most albums have short sections of silence between songs. But not all of them do — some albums are designed to have one track flow directly into the next; that silence actually disrupts the way the music is supposed to sound. This is especially true of live albums, concert bootlegs, and classical music CDs.
To address this need for what is called “gapless playback,” Apple added a feature to iTunes 7. You can now set an album to not have any gaps of silence before or after it, ensuring that the music is heard as it was intended.
When you’re burning a CD in iTunes, you may need to ensure that the CD you’re burning is gapless so that it plays back the way it was meant to sound. Here’s how to burn a gapless CD in recent versions of iTunes:
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