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DOWNLOADING WITH ANDROID

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FOUNDERS, PIONEERS, AND HISTORY
SPEAKERS AT CALIFORNIA GROUPS
SPEAKERS AT CALIFORNIA EVENTS
SPEAKERS ACROSS THE CONTINENT
TOPICS
PERSONAL STORIES
UNCATALOGUED


ABOUT DOWNLOADING WITH ANDROID

Many smart phones use the Android operating system, and there are several versions of the system. Each brand of phone may have a different look for each function described below and different colors on the screen, but the principles are the same.

  1. Go to the Contra Costa AA website and use the Audio Library link on the Resources menu item to reach a catalog page. For one example on this tutorial, we'll use the Founders, Pioneeers, and History page.
  2. Choose any talk from the list. For one example we'll use Bill W's talk on the History of the Big Book from 1954. If you've selected it before, it will be gray.
  3. Rather than just selecting it by tapping, press on the link and hold until a menu pops up.
  4. Choose "Save link" by tapping on it, and the file will be downloaded to your phone. Usually this is to a "Downloads" folder on a Home screen, but it may be to a "Music" subfolder in a "Tools" folder, because most online audio files whether talks or songs use the same format. A slow connection may make the file not show up for a while.
  5. Open the recorded talk (several download examples are shown here) by tapping on its title in the appropriate folder (even with an original typo on the server) and it will open in whatever audio player you have chosen.
  6. Happy listening!

If you are unscuccessful because your Android phone does not behave as described here, please contact the Audio Committee for technical help with downloading. Perhaps together we can help you and others have success.

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