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Audio files not wanted in media player

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Scary, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Scary

    Scary Well-Known Member
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    I'm still trying to get to grips with the folder/filing system of the Desire's SD card.

    I have yet to put any of my own MP3's onto the phone but have put on a few short audio clips which I created at work. These were on the phone mainly so I could transport them home but I also occasionally play them from the phone

    However I don't want them cropping up amongst music in the music player app/widget, but it seems no matter where I put them on the SD card they appear. The only exception is if I put them in media => ringtones which isn't ideal.

    Are there any other places where i can put them where they won't be found by the media player?
     

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  2. anoniemouse

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    If you got a pc & card reader you could try putting a folder on the card & name it shorts, then put a folder inside that one & name it tracks.
    Put your short music clips in there, that may do the trick
     
  3. Killyouridols

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    Make a txt file named .nomedia (including the .) on a pc and drop it into the folder the sounds are stored it. This SHOULD stop the sound files appearing in the music app.

    KYI
     
  4. Scary

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    That just creates another album called 'shorts' with the audio clips in.

    It does look like it includes any audio clip on the card
     
  5. anoniemouse

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    I suppose thats the thing with a media player its designed to ferret out music files, just a matter of finding a way to trick it though
     
  6. Scary

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    Aha, that seems to work.... but only if you put the audio clips in after the .nomedia file. When I tried it the other way round the media player remembered the clips it had already seen.

    Thanks for that, that's great :)
     
  7. Scary

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    I suppose so... they're a bit too clever for their own good! :rolleyes:
     
  8. Killyouridols

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    Agreed. For me, this is a Massive oversight that I'm sure could be easily Recitified i.e a tick box format next to the folders in question to either add to the app or ignore from it.

    KYI
     
  9. Stainy

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    if you were to reboot and it would re-scan your media and not find the files with the .nomedia file in it.

    There`s also an app that rescans without you having to reboot
     
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