09-23-2011 11:48 PM
I have looked in other arias but still do not see how to get programs to use the ext sd card. The biggest on for me is Tape Machine. I need to be able to save my recordings to the ext sd card as some of my recordings go almost 2 hrs in wav so that they are easy to play anyware.
On a different note this phones is great. The signal reception for data and wifi is unreal it beats any phone I have ever owned.
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09-24-2011 04:39 AM
This is an application problem. Some developers have hard coded their apps to use "sdcard" as the storage instead of letting the user pick. Most developers are addressing this issue - it is not just moto phones, but any phone with both internal and external user storage.
1. contact developer and let them know the issue
2. move recordings to sdcard-ext after you record
Glad you like the phone, and welcome to the forums.
09-24-2011 03:46 PM
The developer was helpful but was not shure on the correct file extention. It sounds like it may be possible to do but I am not sure on the steps if I need to make the file on the ext card first then change the destination in the program?? I might give that a go. Regardless this phone is great I do wounder why us cell didnt decide to leave of put in the radio for lte but not a deal breaker.
09-24-2011 06:04 PM
I am not sure what you mean by file extension.
The developer should allow the user to pick the location where an application stores its files.
Currently the choices are /mnt/sdcard (internal storage on phones with 2 locations; SD card on phones with no internal storage); and /mnt/sdcard-ext (the sd card for phones with internal storage; doesn't exist if no internal storage).
So "sdcard" can be one of two places depending on the phone.
If the application has no method of pointing to "sdcard-ext" for storage; then your files will be stored on "sdcard" and you need to manually move them to from sdcard to sdcard-ext to free up space on sdcard.
09-24-2011 06:47 PM
When the developer responded back he said to create the /mnt/sdcard-ext I tried that and /mnt/sdcard-ext/media/tapes as that is the file name in the program minus the ext of course I also tried leaving the last part off after the ext but it was a no go. I am wondering now though if the program actually will although this or not. I come up with unable to create folder: tapes please check that you have the required permissions and that the file system is not full.
I might try the developer again to see for sure the program is able to do this.
I wouldn't worry or put the time in I have but my custody case to get my son depends on these tapes and I have forgot to move them and run out of memory before. Might just have to do a better job at remembering.
I really apprechiate all of the help though and as more us cell customers get this phone I think it will be a common question.
09-30-2011 11:08 PM
I was wondering about how the Electrify handles this too.
I have some movies on my SD card but they don't show up in my gallery. I have to manually go to the "Files" app and find it there.
Is there any way to add the SD card contents to the gallery?