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I was wondering if it is possible to download content like an mp3 or movieclip from the internet and directly having it added to the itunes library. So you wont have to connect to the computer to have files sync with your iDevice. Or you can download a movie trailer and automatically have it show up between all your movies.

Is this possible, and if so, how?

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No. The built in player doesn't do downloads (which would also bypass the parental controls and ratings the app is intended to enforce if set). You only get the App Store to pick apps that do this (there are numerous that do this) but they store the downloads in their own "sandbox" - not the iTunes music store.

The only non-jailbroken App I know of that injects music or movies into the main "sandboxes" is the iTunes App Store app which doesn't really go for arbitrary movies or mp3.

If, however, you are jailbroken there are numerous apps that can inject music into your library.

  • MewSeek allows for downloading music, editing tags, and injecting music.
  • iFile now also includes an option to add music to your library if you also have Celeste.
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Thanks so much - feel free to edit this into mine or copy/paste my answer directly into yours. I'm not much up on Jailbreak software so I know it's generally available, just hesitant to recommend anything since I'm not a real user of those apps. – bmike Sep 20 '11 at 2:53
Thanks for the answer, this works like a charm! – Pieter888 Sep 20 '11 at 9:34
No problem, glad to help – Zigsaz Sep 20 '11 at 17:42

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