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Transfer Files from Samsung Galaxy S4 to PC and Vice Versa

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Hi, when I transfer movies, videos, from my Galaxy S4 to a Windows desktop, the sound never plays?

Don't know what I'm doing, or do I need to use quick time or something else on the PC.

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I believe that you can play the video on your phone and audio too. However, when you transfer the file to your computer and play it that way for a bigger screen, you only have video but no audio at all.

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The reason why it was not having an Audio is due to incompatibility or outdated and the file from your phone is not being supported by your video player. If you are using one video payer only like Windows media player.

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It is best that you try some other video player as well. I suggest that you VLC player, Quicktime or Realtime and any other player.

One of the reasons why a media file from a mobile phone (like movies or videos) has no sound when played on a Windows desktop computer is that the computer's media player is not fully updated, or simply, it lacks additional media codecs to play different media files. There are two ways to rectify this issue: one way is to update the codecs of your Windows media player and another way is to simply download a media player capable of playing almost any types of video formats like the VLC player or the QuickTime player.

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You can download the freeware VLC media player and the QuickTime media player here:

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html

https://www.apple.com/quicktime/what-is/

In regards to your query, you can either use a program like the VLC/QuickTime media player or not use a program by simply updating your Windows media codecs to properly play the videos from your mobile phone.

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How to sync my stock Galaxy S4 email folders and accounts with my HP Envy Win 8 Laptop?

In other words when I send an email or reply to an email I want it to show up

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If you are using web-based email accounts, this should not be much of a problem at all. All you have to do is install those email accounts on your Galaxy S4 and then freely send and receive emails from there. When you access the same email accounts from your HP Envy, it will show exactly what you've sent or received. This is because the activity is not really based on the device, but on the web.

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How to transfer music from Google Play on Samsung Galaxy S4 to a computer?

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Unfortunately, you cannot transfer music from Google Play All Access to a computer. It's a streaming service and you don't own the songs -- you pay your monthly fee for the ability to stream any song available. If you've purchased the songs from the Google Play Music Store, you can go here, select your purchased songs, and click the three dots next to the song to bring up a menu that allows you to download the song.

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How to retrieve game data from Galaxy S4?

My S4 digitizer is not working, I can see the screen but touch screen does not work. How can I transfer game data files to a PC and transfer them to my new phone?

The easiest way to do this would be to backup the phone, and then restore it to a new device.

You could also use a file explorer, like ES File Explorer, and copy the game files, later installing them to your new phone. The only real issue I can see with this would be if the game were to be updated before you made the switch, which could cause an incompatibility between devices.

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The above questions are from the following wiki...
Transfer Files from Samsung Galaxy S4 to PC and Vice Versa

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I've got Windows 8.1 and I'm trying to figure out how to get it to download photos from my Galaxy S4?

Please help figure out how to pull up device...and how to transfer photos

You should be able to use Samsung Kies to manage this operation, or one of the other options in that guide. Likewise, if you prefer not to install third party software, you can use Microsoft Windows Media Player to manage photos.

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I need to get some pictures on a craigslist ad?

I need to get some pictures on a craigslist ad & their mobile site doesn't seem to be letting me do this. My workaround was to connect to a PC via USB - I assumed the connection would be automatic. It's not

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You should automatically see your Samsung or other phone connect to the PC. If you do not, then there is a problem with the USB cable, or the connection. The easiest thing to do is to try and connect again, or switch ports. Keep in mind that this cable issue is minor, and is a very common problem - especially with low quality USB cables. If you need additional help, please reference the full guide to above to learn how to easily transfer your files from an Android phone to your computer.

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How to download documents from S4 cellphone to computer?

How to download contacts from S4 cellphone to computer

The easiest way to do this would be to sync your contacts with Google, and then log in from your computer and copy them to the computer.

Can you help me in ANY way retrieve my photos from my Samsung Galaxy S4?

I am absolutely heartbroken! I just got married on 7/11/14 and my new husband and I went on a honeymoon to Jamaica - it was amazing but now we don't have 1 photo since my phone is broken.

While in Jamaica about 3 weeks ago now, I dropped my phone face first and cracked my screen pretty good. My phone still functioned as normal...until yesterday. My phone had died while I was at work, so I went to get my charger and plugged it into my laptop. It charged to about 30% before I turned it on. when I turned it on, the device was trying to connect to my computer or something, it didn't do it...next thing ya know I look over and it did. But either way nothing happened ...really. Until I look back at my phone about 10 minutes later to a black screen and it will not turn on ever since then. I took it to my provider who deactivated my phone and I had to get a new shipping out. However I still have the device and with no SD card, only a SIM card I am wondering if there is anyone in the world who can help me out....or if all I will have are memories from my honeymoon with no pictures or videos. I mean I am just so sad, I have videos on there from before the wedding, us girls getting ready, a special note to my husband before I walked to meet him at the altar.... SO many special memories, and no video or photos... please tell me if you can help me

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Dropping your phone most likely caused additional damage - either to the battery, or to another component. You can try these things to fix it.

  1. 1
    Using your new phone
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    Fully charge the battery in your new phone.
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    Take out the battery, and put it into your old phone.
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    Try to turn on your old phone.
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    If it works, plug it into your computer, and copy your files.
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    You can use the steps in the full guide (scroll to the top of this Q&A and click the title).
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    Using your old phone
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    Plug your phone into your computer USB port with a good USB cable (preferably the one that came with your phone, and not a third party or aftermarket USB cable).
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    Pay attention to your computer (it's a good idea to do this while surfing the web), and when you see your computer connect, follow the steps in the guide linked above to copy your photos.
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  • If your phone has a password, but the screen no longer works, but you are able to get it to charge, high end shops can copy photos from your memory card, or replace the screen - without resetting your device. You should expect to pay from $200 to $500 for a service like this.
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How to connect the Samsung S4 to PC so that the phone shows as a physical drive?

I want to create an image file of my Samsung S4. When connecting to PC, the phone connects as MTP, not USB MSD. It is then recognized as portable device in device manager, not a drive letter. Third party software cannot find the connected device. Any way to make Samsung S4 visible as physical drive?

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You can use one of three methods:

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    Run an FTP server from your phone, and access it from the computer - as long as both are on the same network.
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  2. 2
    Downgrade from Kitkat to JellyBean or an older release.
    Google changed MTP in Kitkat, and that's why you have this problem.
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    Root your device, and install a Mass Storage Enabler.
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Can't play videos on PC taken from Galaxy S4?

Hello - when I email videos taken on my Galaxy S4 and the recipient tries to play these we get errors saying Windows media cannot play them and there is a message around codec?

Any idea how we can play these?

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I have an S4 that I dropped and the screen was damaged. I got a new S6 but with the screen being damaged I can't pull up the Smart Switch app?

Is there a way to download my info to my PC through the cable and then transfer it to the new S6 phone

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I've just got a Samsung S4 and it won't let me put photos on my computer, it's driving me mad?

How can I enable this to work on my computer

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Just received a replacement phone, photos are backed up, the most important now is my contacts?

How do I transfer to my computer then to my new cell unit?

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This is still not working, what other things can I do?

Even with a proper charger and all that my S4 will not show up on my computer

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My videos on my camera will not show up in my folder when plugged into the computer?

All of my photos showed up on my computer when I plugged my S4 in but none of my videos show up. When I unplug my phone they show up on my phone in my camera. This is the first time this has happened to me and I have done this many times and it has worked all other times.

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Not really a problem, I just need the necessary steps?

I want to put my music files on my phone

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I am a student of CSE at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)

I want to transfer my file from PC to a Samsung Galaxy J7 device using USB cable. I have tried: I just connected the USB cable to my phone and tried to copy and paste in the phone folder but after that I can't find the file into my phone. I think it was caused by: I have no idea

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Does this cost me anything to talk to you?. I have tried: Samsung Galaxy S4--USB will charge the phone, but can't get it to be recognized by the computer to be able to transfer over the files to the computer.. I think it was caused by: Seems like after an "update" it no longer worked...after marked cord, but it worked before...

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