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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kieron121, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. kieron121

    kieron121 Lurker
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    Hi guys, so i'm having an issue accessing my downloaded media on my device through the gallery app. i'll try to be thorough.

    I sometimes download videos and clips via utorrent, and then stream them to my xbox. lately this function has not been working as the videos do not show up in my galley, or videos app gallery for me to then enable the screen mirroring function.

    I have to go to the application "my files" then browse through the device storage and go to downloads to see my files, which would play fine on the phone, but would not allow me to mirror it to my xbox, and they still won't show up in my gallery or standard video app.

    I went through other forums and threads that suggest my device hasn't done a media scan and that i should reboot the device or download 3rd party apps that can do this. I have done both, and every time i try to run an app that can do a media scan, it would always stop unexpectedly giving me the message !
    "Unfortunately, .......... has stopped" this happens with all applications with this function that i try.

    I have done a factory reset and the problem still persist.

    has anyone got a fix for me? it's so annoying!
     



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  2. kieron121

    kieron121 Lurker
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    BUMP, still trying and searching, does anyone have an answer or guide?
     
  3. kieron121

    kieron121 Lurker
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    seriously help!?!?!
     
  4. Hawker

    Hawker Android Expert

    Clear data for both the Gallery App and Media Storage, reboot, wait 10 minutes or so and try again.

    Failling that, (or even not!), try QuickPic
     
  5. kieron121

    kieron121 Lurker
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    Did all those things now and neither worked. Still my videos will not show up in galler or stock video app. Quick pic works nice as a picture gallery but no videos showing up either.

    After removing the data i re downloaded those other media apps and it's saying the same things, "unfortunately Rescan Meida has stopped" or anything other app that has a similar function.

    I am ripping out what little hair i have left! the device isn't corrupt as the video still plays when i locate through the my files app.

    HELP!
     
  6. Hawker

    Hawker Android Expert

    I've no idea what firmware you're on, but do you have an app called "video"?
    If so, do they show up in there?

    What folder are your videos actually stored in?
    Within there, do you have a file called .nomedia? If so delete it.
     
  7. kieron121

    kieron121 Lurker
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    the stock video app i was referring to is the app just titled 'video' with the purpler play button.
    i went to where the video is stored, and did indeed find a file called .nomedia and removed it, and then there it was in my gallery! why is that file showing up in all my media folders??? that wasn't there before?


    thanks for the fix, but do you know how they get there in the 1st place?
     
  8. Hawker

    Hawker Android Expert

  9. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky Android Expert

    Have you installed any ringtone or notification sound apps? If so, many of them will add the .nomedia file to folders other than their own, in an attempt to be "helpful."
     
  10. kieron121

    kieron121 Lurker
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    No i haven't, plus my media scan apps are still refusing to run.
     

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