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Old January 28th, 2013, 03:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm having a really annoying issue trying to get MP3 onto my Nexus 7, i've carefully ripped a bunch of old CDs, put the files into folders and copied them to my device......

<Artist1>
-----<Album1>
----------<Track1>
----------<Track2>
----------<Track3>
----------<Track4>
----------<Track5>
----------<Track6>
-----<Album2>
----------<Track1>
----------<Track2>
----------<Track3>
----------<Track4>
----------<Track5>
----------<Track6>

But once on my device, the system has somehow lengthened the folder names and added punctuation etc, but it's turned the above into.

<Artist1>
-----<Album1>
----------<Track6>
<Artist1>
-----<Album2>
----------<Track6>

<Artist1>
-----<Album1>
----------<Track1>
----------<Track2>
----------<Track3>
----------<Track4>
----------<Track5>
-----<Album2>
----------<Track1>
----------<Track2>
----------<Track3>
----------<Track4>
----------<Track5>

If I FTP into the device, the folders are named exactly how I left them, but in media player and Winamp, they appear as aboveIt's driving me f**king nuts, why can't I just see the lovely neet folders I organised on my PC????????
I assumed the device was checking the file names against the freedb, but it does it even if the device is disconnected from the internet!

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Depends on the audio player, however they usually use the album data from the file metadata - maybe that's been entered incorrectly?

You can check/amend the metadata (album name, track name, genre etc) in Media Player. Some of it can be amended direct from Windows Explorer in some versions of Windows.
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How did you copy the music to the phone? Using just drag'n'drop copy'n'paste, or did use a particular music management application to do it? And if so which one?

It looks very much like there's some music management software re-arranging the folder structures, as it syncs the music to your phone. If you just copy'n'paste them, you should get what you had on your PC to your phone, with no changes made.
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It's the standard Google media player, I thought that winamp would solve the problem, but that made no difference.
Nothing is being sorted or re-arranged in the folder structure, it's almost as if it's creating a playlist.
I use SwiFTP on the device and send the files over my WiFi connection via standard FTP.

It all reminds me of the stupid gallery app which ignores folders and re-arranges all images on the device in some entirely ******ed way that makes no sense.

I'm guessing it's designed to make life easy for people who haven't got a clue what they're doing, but for me it just causes headaches....
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Ok, update........ Some of the metatags are screwed up, I don't know why the media player can't just organise by folders rather than assuming im too stupid.

Two choices:

1) Remove all metatags by using id3Remover.
2) Download the "tinyPlayer" app, which allows me to view the folder structure.

Now if I could do the same with the gallery, maybe I could view all my photo's in one folder rather than half of them being split into a different "album".
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Ok, update........ Some of the metatags are screwed up, I don't know why the media player can't just organise by folders rather than assuming im too stupid.

Two choices:

1) Remove all metatags by using id3Remover.
2) Download the "tinyPlayer" app, which allows me to view the folder structure.

Now if I could do the same with the gallery, maybe I could view all my photo's in one folder rather than half of them being split into a different "album".
Organizing by folder would be a nightmare for people that don't necessarily have entire albums. Plus, its a very archaic way of organizing music through a player UI and very anti-user friendly.
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