May 272012 please comment here! -simply create an account if you don’t yet have one; the version ID of this post is the ID of the last entry of its history.

  1. M33YGV: Title:Android media management

  2. M3KEH0: Definition

    1. M4NFAS:  The title aims to summarize it; see especially its links.

      1. M4PLDT: This is media management for Android and, since that is OS for 1 person to use, then it’s there a person’s general media management.
    2. M4P4ZA: Leading goals

      1. M4PLJC: Get & use one’s Android devices, especially the leading one smartphone, including what apps & cloud-services to use, to accomplish a person’s general media management.
  3. M4P77Q: Some Solutions: see the comments of this post

  4. M3KF4W: Motivations (from roughly greatest-to-least):

    1. M4P33P: I have personal need to solve this, like millions of other people.
    2. M4PLPF: Can be used as presentation, starting with presenting at tomorrow’s OCAndroid.
  5. M33Z0T: Additional post history, in order:

    1. M4PL3T: I  create this
      1. M3KNZ6: Why?
        1. M3KO0E: before
          1. M3KOP0: instead of this, what was done
            1. M4PLQQ: I’ve been working on the issue, especially about Picasa and conversation recording
          2. M3KOSW: reached my limit when
            1. M4PLSA:  Realized I could share my work starting with OCAndroid.
      2. M3KNXM: by:
        1. M37OOV: on (the most similar recent one= latest version M4PKZ7, do Copy to a new draft
        2. M37OP0: then there: created this entry, give this a new ID, then updated content to fit.
    2. M4PLUL: Now have a fairly usable, releasable version ready to be commented on, so 1st publish.

  11 Responses to “Android media management”

  1. Live Presentation(s) & discussions

  2. Solutions

    • Use Google Picasa (defined at ) to store all one’s photos & videos (it doesn’t handle other media types).

      • Pros thru cons (based on a few hours of use):
        *Powerful, including:
        **Adding location position (not name)
        **At least each picture, person & object tagging
        **At least for picture, editing
        **Seemingly-efficiently putting any item into multiple albums
        **Web sharing on album level
        **Storing & apparently-sharing full original
        **Syncs with Google Contacts
        *Con: No native GUI for Linux officially supported, but may not need a native GUI
        *Serious Con: Doesn’t handle other media types, notably not .pdf & sound

      • Android apps

    • Google Drive defined at
      *Pros thru cons (under construction)
      **Pro: low priced
      **Pro: very reputable company
      **Pro: For sharing, most everyone has Google account
      **TBA: Default versioning only keeps versions for 30 days or x versions but can be overriden, possibly on a per-version basis. How well this can be overridden is a big factor
      **TBA: Not sure how it prevents from wrongful deletion by human & program
      **Notable Con: for photo & video management it seems best to use Google Picasa as that’s stronger. Hopefully these will be integrated.
      **Notable con: Not (yet?) available for Linux