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Music Files on Samsung/Android phone

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Postby bruncher » April 12th, 2018, 1:45 am

I have downloaded several CD's of music on to an SD card in my Galaxy S7 phone. I used to play the music using a Samsung 'App' that was part of the provided software. Then that App disappeared and Google Play appeared in its place. OK with me as it did the same thing.

A few days ago, however, after downloading the latest of the interminable 'upgrades', Google Play no longer sees my music and I have to find it in Samsung 'My Files' which is like an old-style Windows file manager. It's awkward because (1) I can only select one file to play. When that track finishes I then have to select the next track manually etc. (2) I cannot do any other task simultaneously e.g. use the internet. If I'm on a train, I can read the news on my phone OR listen to music, but not both.

I went into an O2 store today and the assistant agreed with me that all the settings on my phone were correct and should mean that Google Play would 'see' my downloaded music, and play it.

Needless to say, the Android website has no phone number or email address for enquiries or complaints.

Any ideas anyone?

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Re: Music Files on Samsung/Android phone

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Postby swill453 » April 12th, 2018, 4:46 am

In Google Play under Settings from the menu you can choose Storage Location as either Internal or External. Can you check that?

Alternatively it might be a permission setting. From the main Android Settings, go to Apps -> Google Play -> Permissions and make sure Storage is switched on.

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Re: Music Files on Samsung/Android phone

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Postby RaspberryFool » April 12th, 2018, 9:35 am

Have you looked to see if the Samsung Music App is available from the Google Play store?
My wife owns a Samsung phone and, the last time I looked, the music app was still on it. When I was looking for a similar app for my Motorola phone, I came across the Samsung app on Google Play - but it wouldn't allow me to download it. (Incompatible?). You may be luckier.
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Re: Music Files on Samsung/Android phone

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Postby bruncher » April 12th, 2018, 11:50 am

Thanks RF and Scott.

Don't know why I didn't think of looking there first - the Samsung website had useful info:

"The Music Player on the Samsung Galaxy S7 has been integrated into Google Play Music ..... However, if you still wish to use the Samsung Music Player, it is still available to download"

I have downloaded it and so far so good.

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Re: Music Files on Samsung/Android phone

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Postby Sussexlad » April 12th, 2018, 3:28 pm

I use VLC on my Samsung. It finds all the music files and you can create Playlists if you want to. My only complaint is that I haven't found a way to change the Playlist order but that's not a big deal.

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Re: Music Files on Samsung/Android phone

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Postby Sussexlad » March 14th, 2019, 8:58 am

Sussexlad wrote:I use VLC on my Samsung. It finds all the music files and you can create Playlists if you want to. My only complaint is that I haven't found a way to change the Playlist order but that's not a big deal.

In case it proves useful to someone, this is how to do it.

1) Start by opening your playlist and playing any track
2) When it is playing .. drag the playing song up from the bottom of the screen - you should see your playlist with some icons at the top-right of the screen
3) Hover your finger on any track name and drag it to a new position
4) Carry on moving stuff until you are happy
5) Select the three dots icon in the top right
6) Select the save icon (looks like a black square disk with a hole in the middle)
7) Choose a name for your save list .. or tap on the the same name if you want to overwrite the original playlist name

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Re: Music Files on Samsung/Android phone

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Postby montehampster » March 15th, 2019, 4:52 pm

I'm now using an app called Musicolet available from the Play Store which I can thoroughly recommend.

I needed an app that would work with Android Auto in my car and Google Play (or Amazon Music) which I use at home where there is Wifi wants to stream rather than play from the hard disc when I use voice recognition hence using data. Good search function and easy to create/import play lists.

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Re: Music Files on Samsung/Android phone

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Postby Infrasonic » March 15th, 2019, 7:05 pm

Sussexlad wrote:I use VLC on my Samsung. It finds all the music files and you can create Playlists if you want to. My only complaint is that I haven't found a way to change the Playlist order but that's not a big deal.


Have you messed around with the networking shares at all? I was wondering if you can share both ways with VLC via wifi.
Phone from desktop, and desktop from phone (and any other clients like tablets et al).

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Re: Music Files on Samsung/Android phone

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Postby Sussexlad » March 15th, 2019, 8:07 pm

Infrasonic wrote:
Sussexlad wrote:I use VLC on my Samsung. It finds all the music files and you can create Playlists if you want to. My only complaint is that I haven't found a way to change the Playlist order but that's not a big deal.


Have you messed around with the networking shares at all? I was wondering if you can share both ways with VLC via wifi.
Phone from desktop, and desktop from phone (and any other clients like tablets et al).


No I'm afraid not. Sounds a bit too technical for me !

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Re: Music Files on Samsung/Android phone

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Postby SalvorHardin » March 15th, 2019, 8:31 pm

I use "Music Player Folder Free" from Google Play Store. Click on a track and it plays it, when it finishes it moves onto the next track (alphabetically) in the same folder. Or just tell it to play all tracks in the folder.

It's good enough for what I want. If I want to play a mixed up playlist (I.e. non-alphabetical) I just rename each track by predicting it with a number equal to its position in the order.

That said I don't use it all that often - my main music player is a Sony Walkman for MP3s

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Re: Music Files on Samsung/Android phone

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Postby uspaul666 » March 15th, 2019, 10:19 pm

Infrasonic wrote:
Sussexlad wrote:I use VLC on my Samsung. It finds all the music files and you can create Playlists if you want to. My only complaint is that I haven't found a way to change the Playlist order but that's not a big deal.


Have you messed around with the networking shares at all? I was wondering if you can share both ways with VLC via wifi.
Phone from desktop, and desktop from phone (and any other clients like tablets et al).

VLC on my phone can access my local network share(s) and DLNA shares no problem. Not tried going the other way.


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