Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > HTC Droid Incredible 2

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old December 21st, 2012, 01:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 9
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default How to play my music files?

I've put some songs into a Music folder on the sd card and I've downloaded the android music player. But the player is not seeing my songs. How do I get the player to play the songs on the sd card?

Advertisements
kenny1908 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old December 21st, 2012, 08:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
Moderator
 
olbriar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Land of Oz
Posts: 14,136
 
Device(s): HTC M8 Retired Rezound Retired Incredible
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 5,122
Thanked 5,460 Times in 3,243 Posts
Default

Have you tried the stock HTC player? Are your files standard .mp3 files? Are they in a folder called music?

You might try one test for me. Put just one .mp3 in the music folder in the phone storage.. the rest can reside in your music folder on the SD card. I seem to remember having a similar problem and this was my fix. Don't ask me to explain why it won't look beyond the stock folder for tunes if it's empty... no clue.
olbriar is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old December 21st, 2012, 10:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
Anybody want a peanut?
 
TheAtheistReverend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 2,775
 
Device(s): 1+1,SG4, DNA, N7
Carrier: Depends on the breeze.

Thanks: 815
Thanked 840 Times in 643 Posts
Default

What happens if you navigate to the music file in a file explorer and click on it? Does it then give you an option to play? If not, you may have a conflict with the decoder/player and the files. Where did the files come from? Were they ripped from a cd with a specific program, or were they downloaded from somewhere?
Make sure there are no funny characters in the file names too.

Lastly, I would try a different player. Google Play Music, or Poweramp.
__________________
Find AF a helpful place? Me too. Want to be able to reply to threads and talk with us in real time? Why don't you sign up and get all the benefits of membership? Android Forums - Join the party!

Get your own DropBox HERE! Get Copy too!
TheAtheistReverend is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 21st, 2012, 11:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 9
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I had copied the files from my cd and now just realized that those are .cda and not mp3 files. I downloaded itunes and am now in the process of importing the cd into itunes. I'm hoping itunes is automatically converting everything to mp3.
kenny1908 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 21st, 2012, 11:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
Anybody want a peanut?
 
TheAtheistReverend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 2,775
 
Device(s): 1+1,SG4, DNA, N7
Carrier: Depends on the breeze.

Thanks: 815
Thanked 840 Times in 643 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kenny1908 View Post
I had copied the files from my cd and now just realized that those are .cda and not mp3 files. I downloaded itunes and am now in the process of importing the cd into itunes. I'm hoping itunes is automatically converting everything to mp3.
If it automatically converts anything, it will likely be to mp4/aac format. Those should play fine, but if you want to, go into settings/import settings (or something similar) and change the default import settings to mp3.

Good luck!
TheAtheistReverend is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old December 21st, 2012, 11:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
New Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 9
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheAtheistReverend View Post
If it automatically converts anything, it will likely be to mp4/aac format. Those should play fine, but if you want to, go into settings/import settings (or something similar) and change the default import settings to mp3.

Good luck!
Yes they were converted to MP4 and the player is playing them fine now.
I'm sure glad I found this forum, everyone is so helpful. An old geezer like me haven't played around with all this smartphone stuff til now and I'll have some more questions for sure.
Appreciate everyone's help.
kenny1908 is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to kenny1908 For This Useful Post:
olbriar (December 24th, 2012)
Reply

HTC Droid Incredible 2
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

The HTC DROID Incredible 2 launched on April 28th and does well enough to follow the original up. It's not going to be a must-have device for those who own and enjoy the original, but folks new to the DROID party who want an HTC phone shouldn&#... Read More



Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > HTC Droid Incredible 2
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:14 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.