Nexus Media Importer

Nexus Media Importer


Nexus Media Importer allows you to stream and transfer music, video, photos and documents from a USB flash drive or card reader connected to your Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (G1 & G2), Nexus 10, Moto X, Galaxy Nexus, Xoom or other Android 4.0+ devices with USB Host support. See technical notes for a list of supported file types and file systems.

If you have the Nexus 7 2013 or Nexus 10, make sure you update to Android 4.4+ to avoid problems.

Requires the following hardware:
1. An Android 4.0+ device. Known compatible devices include the Google Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (G1 and G2), Nexus 10, Moto X, Galaxy Nexus and the Motorola Xoom. Please try the free "Nexus Photo Viewer" first if you do not have one of these devices. Due to hardware limitations, the Nexus 4 is not supported.
2. An USB OTG (On-The-Go) cable. Costs range from $1-10 USD, see screenshots for examples.
3. An USB Flash Drive or USB Card Reader with a flash memory card inserted, see screenshots for examples. Please see the FAQ on our website if you are trying to connect an external hard drive or other device.

IMPORTANT: To use NMI offline, you will have to activate the license by opening it online after installing.

To use:
-If you are using an card reader, put the flash memory card in the reader first.
-Attach your USB device to the OTG cable.
-Attach the OTG cable to the Nexus or other device.
-The application should launch automatically.
-Photos can be browsed by selecting from the list then swiping back and forth.
-Videos can be streamed with the Play icon.
-The Advanced tab can be used to manage and transfer files.
-Use the Connect screen to determine the viewed device and the destination device for the Copy/Move operations.

Support:
-If you have an issue, please visit the Developer's Website or contact us by clicking "Email Developer".
-Currently, most USB Mass Storage devices are supported. Due to the mind boggling number of USB devices available it is not 100% If you contact us, we may be able to support your device in a future release. If you have doubts, try the free "Nexus Photo Viewer" first.

Technical Notes:
-DOES NOT REQUIRE ROOT! Rooting may void your device's warranty.
-The USB drive/flash memory card must be formatted as FAT16, FAT32 or NTFS (no exFAT). FAT & NTFS are the most common formats for flash cards and USB Drives.
-Read Only for NTFS and Ext2/3/4.
-Hard Drives. It is strongly recommended that you use external power when connecting a hard drive to a tablet. Please see the troubleshooting guide on my web site for more information. Do not connect an unpowered hard drive to a phone!
-This is a media streamer. Media types not natively supported by Android will require third party software. There are many excellent free and paid apps. in the Play market. For example:  "BS Player", "MX Player" and "Dice Player"
-The internal music player only plays formats natively supported by Android. WMA files are not supported, but can be copied locally for use with another player.

How-to Videos:
-Connecting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etrIpNHhWi0
-Photo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MSjqZWUIqI
-Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es7QyhkWjcI
-General: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCgvmvzqWAQ

See the FAQ on the Developer's Website for an overview of the permissions.

This software is not produced by Google, which owns the Nexus trademark.

Recent changes:
Version 7.x
General
+WebDAV (7.2.1)
+Improved Non-Nexus Support (7.4)
+Faster share (7.6)
+Local Only Mode (7.7)
+Android-L fixed (7.7)

Music
++Use Select Mode -> Multiple for prior behavior
+Lock Screen (7.5)
+Bluetooth Metadata (7.5)
+Local music fixed (7.7)

Video
+Search
+Large Thumbs (7.1)

File Manager
+Size and Date Displayed
+Extract Speed Improvements (7.7.1)
+Zip (7.7.1)

Photos
+Histogram (7.3.2)
+Portrait Thumbs (7.4)
+RAW to JPEG Conv.
+Edit (7.5)
+Paging Hot Spots (7.7)
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About Nexus Media Importer
Nexus Media Importer allows you to stream and transfer music, video, photos and documents from a USB flash drive or card reader connected to your Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (G1 & G2), Nexus 10, Moto X, Galaxy Nexus, Xoom or other Android 4.0+ devices with USB Host support. See technical notes for a list of supported file types and file systems.

If you have the Nexus 7 2013 or Nexus 10, make sure you update to Android 4.4+ to avoid problems.

Requires the following hardware:
1. An Android 4.0+ device. Known compatible devices include the Google Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (G1 and G2), Nexus 10, Moto X, Galaxy Nexus and the Motorola Xoom. Please try the free "Nexus Photo Viewer" first if you do not have one of these devices. Due to hardware limitations, the Nexus 4 is not supported.
2. An USB OTG (On-The-Go) cable. Costs range from $1-10 USD, see screenshots for examples.
3. An USB Flash Drive or USB Card Reader with a flash memory card inserted, see screenshots for examples. Please see the FAQ on our website if you are trying to connect an external hard drive or other device.

IMPORTANT: To use NMI offline, you will have to activate the license by opening it online after installing.

To use:
-If you are using an card reader, put the flash memory card in the reader first.
-Attach your USB device to the OTG cable.
-Attach the OTG cable to the Nexus or other device.
-The application should launch automatically.
-Photos can be browsed by selecting from the list then swiping back and forth.
-Videos can be streamed with the Play icon.
-The Advanced tab can be used to manage and transfer files.
-Use the Connect screen to determine the viewed device and the destination device for the Copy/Move operations.

Support:
-If you have an issue, please visit the Developer's Website or contact us by clicking "Email Developer".
-Currently, most USB Mass Storage devices are supported. Due to the mind boggling number of USB devices available it is not 100% If you contact us, we may be able to support your device in a future release. If you have doubts, try the free "Nexus Photo Viewer" first.

Technical Notes:
-DOES NOT REQUIRE ROOT! Rooting may void your device's warranty.
-The USB drive/flash memory card must be formatted as FAT16, FAT32 or NTFS (no exFAT). FAT & NTFS are the most common formats for flash cards and USB Drives.
-Read Only for NTFS and Ext2/3/4.
-Hard Drives. It is strongly recommended that you use external power when connecting a hard drive to a tablet. Please see the troubleshooting guide on my web site for more information. Do not connect an unpowered hard drive to a phone!
-This is a media streamer. Media types not natively supported by Android will require third party software. There are many excellent free and paid apps. in the Play market. For example:  "BS Player", "MX Player" and "Dice Player"
-The internal music player only plays formats natively supported by Android. WMA files are not supported, but can be copied locally for use with another player.

How-to Videos:
-Connecting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etrIpNHhWi0
-Photo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MSjqZWUIqI
-Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Es7QyhkWjcI
-General: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCgvmvzqWAQ

See the FAQ on the Developer's Website for an overview of the permissions.

This software is not produced by Google, which owns the Nexus trademark.

Recent changes:
Version 7.x
General
+WebDAV (7.2.1)
+Improved Non-Nexus Support (7.4)
+Faster share (7.6)
+Local Only Mode (7.7)
+Android-L fixed (7.7)

Music
++Use Select Mode -> Multiple for prior behavior
+Lock Screen (7.5)
+Bluetooth Metadata (7.5)
+Local music fixed (7.7)

Video
+Search
+Large Thumbs (7.1)

File Manager
+Size and Date Displayed
+Extract Speed Improvements (7.7.1)
+Zip (7.7.1)

Photos
+Histogram (7.3.2)
+Portrait Thumbs (7.4)
+RAW to JPEG Conv.
+Edit (7.5)
+Paging Hot Spots (7.7)

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User reviews of Nexus Media Importer
Tried on a non-rooted Xoom. I can see and save files from a USB flash drive to my tablet but video streaming does not seem to work (I tried multiple apps and videos).
Aug 25, 2012
Is this still available as it's not showing on play store...
Aug 22, 2012
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Tuesday 3:33 PM
Loved it Loved it
A Google User
Tuesday 11:29 AM
Works like a charm! My Nexus 7 G1 failed to recognize my SanDisk Dual Drive, but Nexus Media Importer comes to rescue. This is a very useful tool. Pro guys, don't be mistaken with "Media Importer" text. This allows you to use OTG storage as normal USB mass storage if it's formatted with FAT16 and FAT32. Other formattings won't allow you to write on OTG drive. One suggestion to every guy reading this: Drop your OTG cables and buy SanDisk Dual Drive which has both normal USB and microUSB ports. I carry five 64GB Dual Drives. Who needs external hard drive these days!
A Google User
Tuesday 4:20 AM
Good tool .. Can do better Cannot copy or move music or vids (data) from my nexus 5 internal memory to sandisk dual usb drive
A Google User
Tuesday 3:33 AM
Update messed it up Auto updated, (*edit: updated android, not certain if app also updated, but my apps usually do on wifi) and now it won't recognise the existence of some files on my USB drive. With no clear indicator why. New mp4 files some recognised some not. And files previously on USB same story. Please respond and fix for 5 stars.
A Google User
Monday 10:14 PM
Nexus 7 2013 Same USB which worked before with same files now no longer is recognised. Detects otg but does not allow me to go any further. Tried different otg, uninstalled app and reinstalled but still nothing.