Some songs won't play.Support


Last Updated: 2013-02-09 22:35:09
  1. djpabz23

    djpabz23 Well-Known Member

    I transfered some songs to my SD card, and when I try to play them, I can't. Some songs play though and they all play on Windows Media Player.

    DoubleTwist - Just skips the song
    Default Music Player - Skips the song/freezes
    Google Music Player - I get Music Playback Error

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  2. twistedgeminid

    twistedgeminid Well-Known Member

    Possible format issue with playback. Maybe the file is not supported with the player you are using?

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  3. djpabz23

    djpabz23 Well-Known Member

    When I first transfered songs to my SD Card, they all worked fine. Later on I added some more songs and some songs that played before stopped playing.
  4. twistedgeminid

    twistedgeminid Well-Known Member

    Ok. try clearing the data from the app in the settings. Then reopen the program and see if it works properly

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  5. djpabz23

    djpabz23 Well-Known Member

    still nothing
  6. xaelith

    xaelith Well-Known Member

    I can't quite remember how to check, but see if the songs giving you a problem have DRM (Digital Rights Management) set to "Yes". Android won't play anything that has DRM, even if you have unlimited rights to the file.
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  7. djpabz23

    djpabz23 Well-Known Member

    It's not checked, also sometimes a song won't play but if I keep clicking on it, it starts to play. :confused:
  8. twistedgeminid

    twistedgeminid Well-Known Member

    As i said before, maybe its the format. Not so much as the format itself, but as the format may be messed up. Somebody probably encoded or decoded something or what not. I use player pro and it works phenomenal. Try player pro and if it still doesnt work, DL another version/copy of that songs. Sorry ur having the issue, dont know how much more i can be helpful. Good luck hope u fix it

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  9. xaelith

    xaelith Well-Known Member

    Just an update. The playback error might be something on Google's end. I use Google Play music to house and play my library, and have seen the error 5+ times in the last 30 minutes on songs that have never had an issue before.
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  10. djpabz23

    djpabz23 Well-Known Member

    Didn't fix the problem, started happening when I switched to CTMOD, gonna try another rom.
  11. niteNarmor

    niteNarmor Well-Known Member Contributor

    That happens to me now all the time. The issue I found is any third party music dl and custom ROM. I like you, use other sources to get our music. As our phones (android system) does not fully agree all the time. I was dling the song then move the song to the media folder. Here in lies the problem. This is how I was able to fix the issue.

    1. Download the song.
    2. Instead of simply moving the new song (file) to the media folder, copy it instead.
    3. Leave the original song in the dled folder until you check the song will play.
    4. After the song plays, erase the original file.

    Since I do that now, everything works as it should. No issues.

    If this helped in some small way, don't forget the thanks button.
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  12. djpabz23

    djpabz23 Well-Known Member

    I get the songs from my computer, they weren't downloaded through third party apps.
  13. niteNarmor

    niteNarmor Well-Known Member Contributor

    Look at the permissions on your computer. Just because the permissions on the song are good for your phone doesn't mean you can play them if your permissions is wrong on your computer.

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  14. djpabz23

    djpabz23 Well-Known Member

    All the permission boxes are checked on my computer, tried using a different SD Card, same error kept happening. I googled this and a suggestion was to delete Twitter, but I don't have Twitter installed. I downloaded it and uninstalled it and still nothing.
  15. niteNarmor

    niteNarmor Well-Known Member Contributor

    This is a reoccurring issue with roms lately. Don't know why. But in the ctmod thread they suggested downloading winamp, play a song. Then it is suppose to work correctly. I am actually trying this method now and it seems to be working. Been listening now for 6 hours.

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  16. Ralkkai

    Ralkkai Well-Known Member


    I can also confirm that downloading winamp fixes the issue. Not sure if it fully fixes the native player but after i installed winamp i played a few songs from the native one and it did work.
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  17. djpabz23

    djpabz23 Well-Known Member

    Winamp didn't fix my problem, but switching to Megatron Rom did, but I appreciate the help guys! You guys are great! and don't worry, I clicked "thanks" :)
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  18. gkak

    gkak Well-Known Member

    Funny... I had playback issues with megatron but not with ctmod
  19. niteNarmor

    niteNarmor Well-Known Member Contributor

    There were times I had issues with music when I was on $hevron, transform, and now Megatron. I have not had the distinct pleasure of using CTmod. I helped with Meagatron (very small part) getting files cause it was made for Boost and they decided to make it for Sprint too. So I may or may not decide on CTmod. Regardless (rambling sorry), I will try and find a possible fix for the issue.

    If this helped in anyway don't forget the thanks button.
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  20. niteNarmor

    niteNarmor Well-Known Member Contributor

    For everyone with music play back issues. I am in the process of testing something I did. It will be about 24 hours before I am able to fully see the results. I listen to music 8 hours a day while I am at work. I will post my results at around 5:30 - 6:00 pm (est). Please be patient.


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  21. niteNarmor

    niteNarmor Well-Known Member Contributor

    So far so good.

    If this helped in anyway don't forget the thanks button.
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  22. niteNarmor

    niteNarmor Well-Known Member Contributor

    Sooooooo. Is anyone still having play back issues? My test is over. 100% no issues today.

    If this helped in some small way, don't forget the thanks button.
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  23. djpabz23

    djpabz23 Well-Known Member

    My problem has stopped :)
  24. DMajor239

    DMajor239 Well-Known Member


    Yea I been having problems too but with the stock rom all my mp3s and m4as (songs bought off iTunes) do play. But with custom roms like megatron I keep having problems
  25. niteNarmor

    niteNarmor Well-Known Member Contributor

    I have a solution for the mp3. Don't know about mp4 though as I have none.

    http://db.tt/RbcbOXYr

    Go to above. Download. Must have root access file manager.

    Delete stock music player.
    Delete dalvik/cache of music player.
    Move downloaded file to /system/app.
    Reboot. Hopefully it will work. Let me know.

    If this helped in some small way, don't forget the thanks button.
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