Download/Install Info

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Download/Install Info

Postby keripo on Nov 13th, '10, 06:08

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Having download problems? See the here

Installing songs via Beats:
  1. Browse the "Downloads" section of Beats Portable forums for a song you want to download.
  2. Click the download button and save the zip file to your phone.
  3. Once the download is complete, open up the zip file with Beats (check Downloads section of your web browser)
  4. Follow the prompts to install your song. After a successful install, your zip file will be automatically deleted.
  5. You’re done! Your installed song/stepfile will be ready to play in your Beats/Songs folder.
Note: Having download problems? See the this thread.

Installing songs manually via Beats:
This is if you decide to install a downloaded song at a later time or manually copied over a .zip/.smzip for installing:
  1. Open Beats and click the "SELECT MUSIC" menu item.
  2. Browse to your .zip/.smzip file. Most Android web browsers save file downloads to "/sdcard/download" or "/sdcard/sd/download".
  3. Select your .zip/.smzip file and follow the prompts to install your song.

Installing songs manually via computer:
This is if you either prefer to download/install songs via your computer or if you would like to transfer over your StepMania collection:
  1. Connect your phone to your computer and put it in USB mode.
  2. Download a song pack in .zip/.smzip/.7z/.rar/.tar.gz or any other archive format.
  3. Use a file archiver (e.g. 7-zip/WinRar/WinZip) to extract the pack’s content to your computer.
  4. Copy the extracted folders into your phone’s "Beats/Songs" folder.

More Downloads
Songs other than those posted on Beats Portable forums can be found all over the internet. Check out the More Download Sites sub-forum for some of the larger databases of stepfiles.
Remember to make sure the song packs you download are supported with Beats. Also keep in mind that many stepfiles are meant to be played with computer keyboards (aka they are very hard or next to impossible to play on your phone). Always look for stepfiles made for the "Pad" and remember that its easy to full combo a song on StepMania doesn't mean its just as easy in Beats ; )

OGG Music Note
Beats also currently has some syncing issues with .ogg music files – this is actually a known Android bug (see Issue #11590), so if your songs are encoded in .ogg, use a media convert/player such as foobar2000 or see StepMania’s wiki page to convert it to standard .mp3 format (if you aren't an audiophile, you may want to consider re-encoding your .mp3s to a much lower bitrate for file space). You can also manually adjust for the .ogg off-sync by changing the "OGG Offset" setting – I have mine at -0.325ms.

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