Hi. New joiner, especially to the world of android. I've been exclusively apple since goodness knows when, but the need for a tablet at work to use on my downtime, I recalled the Archos name from years ago, and the Titanium range was appearing to get good reviews, plus they had an 8" tablet which was exactly what I was after.
I can't say I'm finding it easy, as it's just not as seamless and user friendly as the ipad, but I can put up with that.
I'm having trouble transferring files, primarily video, and more importantly, they keep disappearing or not playing. It also appears to be in connection with the sd card.
What I've done so far: Tried Airdroid to transfer the files. Looks great, but the interface doesn't recognise the size of my sd card, just say's it's the same as the internal, and there's no way to actually select the sd card to copy data too.
Tried using iSyncr lite (and cheetahsync). Was v.impressed with isyncr as just the addition of a playlist on iTunes and hey presto. But oh my god, 3 hours almost to transfer just over 3gb of video files. They they disappeared.
Inbetween all this I used Android File Transfer. It kept dropping it's connection, which I think I may have traced to a faulty SD card. Works much quicker that the wifi (I thought wifi was quicker than usb?), but same as with isyncr, the files appeared, played initially, then they would just disappear from the sd card. A folder would remain, but no files!!
Bought/tried three different SD cards. 2x32gb and 1x512mb. I think as above, one sd card was faulty, but unlucky three times? I don't think so.
I've then tried copying to the internal, which appears more stable. On some testing initially on getting the tablet, the files would copy over but would say they were 'damaged' or 'incomplete'. Since I've ditched the original (possibly defective) sd card and used the A.F.T via usb, it seems better; Two video files I copied have stayed on there and still played. Photos appears to stay on there, but home movies (quicktime), only some older videos play, not any newer stuff. But oh, I created a movie in iMovie from home movie footage, and that appears to play.
Frankly it's doing my head in. I can't work out if the tablet is faulty, my movies are in a wrong format or whatever?! I copied a movie on just now, and it's staying on the sd card, file size the same, but doesn't play. No images, nothing.
I'm so confused. Archos support has been shocking so far. I'm quite regretting the purchase. Any ideas? Sorry for length of question.