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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jareth, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. jareth

    jareth Well-Known Member
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    When I try to search through my phone via the search button (bottom right), everything but my music comes up. Contacts, apps, etc, but no music.
    I have it set to search for music, but still no dice. the weird thing, is that things like "facebook_pop.mp3" will show up in my search results, just none of the mp3s I uploaded.

    If it matters, my music is stored on "phone storage" in a folder labeled "Music".
     

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  2. gonzoguy24

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    I can confirm it does not search for internal storage music...how lame! haha
     
  3. jareth

    jareth Well-Known Member
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    Will it search my SD card? If that's the case, I may shell out the cash for a 32gb card. I want to dump my ipod, and stock htc player is great :)

    EDIT:
    Gah, it doesn't even show up when its on the sd card
     
  4. UHF3

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    If you're talking about the tapping the magnifying glass button to search try this and it will work. Tap the magnifying glass button >> menu >> Search Setting >> Searchable Items >> Check Music >> Back Button >> Back Button >> Tap the Google "G" icon next to the text box >> Tap Music Note icon >> Enter text >> your music has been found!
     
  5. jareth

    jareth Well-Known Member
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    Actually, that was the first thing I tried. I really am stumped.

    EDIT:
    Okay, this is stupid. Apparently, android can't read off phone storage. Not only did I have to move my music to my SD card; I had to load them in the "media" folder before it would even recognize them. Google needs to get on this; in 2010, this is unacceptable.
     
  6. Kodros

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    You don't need them to be in the "media" folder. Sometimes it takes Google a little bit for stuff to show up in the music player so it may have seemed that you needed to put them in a certain place.

    As for searching, for a Google phone, it has to be embarrassing because it's awful. First of all, the process is so disjointed. There's no flow. I should be able to press a button, type something in, and press go to find it. Instead, I have to not hit go and look for it in a list. That's garbage.

    Not to mention the search results that do pop up when searching for music is completely off. It completely gives up when trying to find Deadmou5 and returns some classical music tracks for some reason.
     

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