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Uable to play music , even VLCplayer cannot play them

  1. elglobie

    elglobie Well-Known Member

    These are songs I downloaded on my windows PC , I have no problems playing those files on my cowon MP3 player, they used to play on my
    android galaxy 5.0 player but not anymore, any reason for this ?
    Even VLC cannot play those files...

  2. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female Guide

    What's the file format?

    Cowon made Jet Audio for Android. Perhaps you could check that out. I've only ever use FLAC and once in awhile a few mp3s, so not sure about any other formats.
  3. RazzMaTazz

    RazzMaTazz Well-Known Member

    The Android libraries don't have native support for some types of audio formats. And even for a given format (like WMA), Android may not support some of the CODECs used to create the audio fiile. So player apps that rely on Android's media-playing libraries fail to play some file formats. Some player apps (like PowerAmp, or MX Player) have their own libraries and therefore can play a broader set of media formats.
  4. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

    They used to play and now they don't. Are the songs on an SD card? If so, could be the SD has gone bad.
  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

    Yeh AFAIK Android devices don't include WMA by default, otherwise device manufacturers would have to pay money to Microsoft.
  6. elglobie

    elglobie Well-Known Member

    Maybe I should reformat ?
  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

    Suggest before you do that, see if your Windows PC will play songs directly from the SD. That'll prove if the music files stored on it are ok or not. SDs do wear out, they only have a finite number of write cycles. If your PC can't play songs from the SD, try formatting it, and if you're still having problems, then it's almost certainly a bad SD.

    If you're not using an SD and storing the songs in the Samsung's internal memory. Do the same thing, see if the songs stored in the device will play on your PC. If not then format it, and see what happens then.
  8. dvhttn

    dvhttn Well-Known Member

    It might help if you told us what format the 'songs' are in? Are they mp3s Are they flac files? Can you play them on the PC? If so, what with? Maybe the files are corrupted somehow? What happens when you try to play them, are there any error messages? etc etc

  9. RazzMaTazz

    RazzMaTazz Well-Known Member

    No. Microsoft doesn't charge a royalty for WMA file playback anymore. (I think they may have done so in the past.) Microsoft would love for every device to support WMA. Even Android has some built-in support to play WMA files (though their support for WMA ID3 tags is very weak). I can play most of my WMA audio files with the stock Android Music player app. But Google wants to kill Microsoft so Google doesn't work on providing anything but bare-minimum "marketing check-box" support for WMA. I know the guy who runs engineering for the Android music group and I've talked with him about it. It's purely political. Their attitude is "Eff Microsoft". If anybody doesn't like our lack of support for WMA, then can buy PowerAmp, or some app that provides broader support.
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  10. elglobie

    elglobie Well-Known Member

    Yes, the songs plays from a windows PC ....a guy from the shop told me to reformat from withing the player itself and not from the windows PC...

    It are MP3 files
  11. RazzMaTazz

    RazzMaTazz Well-Known Member

    You can batch-transcode from WMA to MP3 (with a free, open-source program like Fre:ac) but you will degrade the audio quality a bit.

    You may want to try PowerAmp (trial version). If it works, then it may be worth paying $3.99 for the full version rather than transcoding. I think PowerAmp has its own WMA libraries and is therefore better at playing WMA files (and reading WMA ID3 tags).

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