Mods/Admins - Decided to put this here in the portable section as this relates to all android players.
Google play has had music storage for quite some time but was never intrested in it. My brother actually convinced me to give it a try as I have lots of space in lossless music but his collection puts me to shame (He has about 60,000+ songs mostly focused on classical music).
So I took the dive.
Google play uses Google Music Manager to upload music from your PC to Google play. The format of the source is irrelevant. I have used both FLAC and WMA lossless (I know it does not support ALAC) and "Google" will automatically convert them to MP3 320k and download the appropiate cover art. So far it has even found some very very obscure CD's without any issue (ie Racer-X. For anyone that is not familiar, this is Paul Gilbert's first foray into Guitar Shredding).
The storage is cloud based so regardless of device. If you have access to Google Play (even on the web it works), you can access all your "MP3". On Android you have the capability of downloading the MP3 to your device for offline playing.
For comparison, it would be iTunes+iCloud
Once uploaded and converted, you can download the converted MP3 with album art emdedded in the MP3 along with tags. Currently not sure what MP3 tags they use.
I will warn you, Currently 100GB worth of music is at 2 days and counting. If you have a cap on bandwidth from your ISP, You WILL chew it in no time flat.
Edited by figgie - 9/27/12 at 12:27am