Music file not supported

Discussion in 'Android Media' started by gutted, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. gutted

    gutted Well-Known Member
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    I noticed a similar thread by another member. However, my problem is not constant.

    Sometimes, and as far as I can see it's random, my phone cannot play the music files I have on my SD card. I've tried the stock player and Mixzing. The music is WMA format. Sometimes it'll play the first few seconds, then stop. Sometimes, when I press party shuffle after it says it can't play it plays! This is not just one album, but any of them. Other times it works fine.

    Is it the WMA format? If I re-rip as MP3 will that help? It's annoying when I think I'm going to listen to an album on a bike ride and then can't!
     

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  2. X10iUser

    X10iUser Well-Known Member
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    Hi.

    It would appear to be yes, so find a player that can play it or rip to mp3 which generally can be played on anything.
     
  3. gutted

    gutted Well-Known Member
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    It's just odd because I'd say 85% of the time my phone plays the music the way it is. But, every now and then it throws a fit and says the file is not supported. That's what's killing me!
     
  4. X10iUser

    X10iUser Well-Known Member
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    Would frustrate the hell out of me too. But like I said, just rip to mp3 as it's a pretty universal format for players.
     
  5. gutted

    gutted Well-Known Member
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    Well, now I'm completely stumped. The other day, it gave me the same message for an album that I ripped in mp3 format! It told me the file type was not supported.

    Could it have something to do with my SD card? I'm really stumped. I've tried 3 different players (stock, Mixzing, and I now use Winamp). Sometimes the WMA's play... sometimes not even the MP3 albums play.

    Thank goodness I have Pandora on there for backup!
     

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