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Motorola Xoom: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

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Chapter 10. Music

Your Xoom does a great job of playing and managing music, so much so that you may no longer feel the need to carry around another music player. It includes an excellent built-in music player and manager, and a 3.5 mm headset stereo jack that you can connect to headphones or external speakers.

This chapter gives you all the details about playing and managing music on your Xoom, including transferring music files and other files to it.

Transferring Files from Your PC and Mac to Your Xoom

Your Xoom is not an island—it’s built to work with your computer as well. If you’ve got a music collection on your PC, for example, you can copy that collection to your Xoom and listen to music there. You can also transfer pictures and videos between your Xoom and your PC or Mac. In fact, you can transfer any file between your Xoom and your computer.

You don’t need to be a techie to transfer files; it’s generally easy to do. How you do it varies slightly according to whether you’ve got a PC or a Mac.

Transferring Files from Your PC

To start off, connect your Xoom to your PC with your Xoom’s USB data cable. Connect the micro USB plug into your Xoom, and the normal-sized USB plug into your computer’s USB port.

Depending on your computer configuration, a number of things may happen at this point. Your computer may automatically recognize your Xoom as a storage device. If it doesn’t, then it may need to install a driver, which it most likely does automatically. After it installs a driver, it ...

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