1. AC Question's Avatar
    So I am a music artist, and I like keeping my tracks for my music on a different player than Google Play. I have a Nexus 6P, and I was always able to download MP3 files or place them through my computer to my phone, and was able to listen to them properly.

    However, now after downloading 5 new beats and trying to put them on my phone, it seems that my player is not reading them. Google Play isn't even reading them either. it says they are downloaded, and they are on my phone. If I go into my system files, I can even play it through there. However, it is not in the actual app itself.

    How would I go about fixing this? Thanks!
    01-17-2017 06:50 PM
  2. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    What app are you trying that is not working?
    If it is the default music app on the phone, have you tried a different app?
    01-18-2017 04:02 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Where are the music files located, and what format are they in? Use a file manager app to look in the directory where they are -- is there also a file called ".nomedia" there? If so, delete that file and check again in your music app.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    01-18-2017 11:32 AM
  4. SilentThief's Avatar
    OP here. If you search Music Player in the app store it is the second one. I've tried numerous other ones and it doesn't seem to work still.
    01-18-2017 11:47 AM
  5. SilentThief's Avatar
    It is located in the download folder it seems. The music folder has no music in it and the other songs that work are in the download folder. The only .nomedia folder was in the SD card directory. Deleted that, still doesn't seem to work.
    01-18-2017 11:48 AM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    You're talking about the Download folder on Internal Storage, correct? And there's no .nomedia file located in the topmost directory of Internal Storage, is there?

    Does the music app have a Refresh option in its settings?
    01-18-2017 11:53 AM
  7. SilentThief's Avatar
    You're talking about the Download folder on Internal Storage, correct? And there's no .nomedia file located in the topmost directory of Internal Storage, is there?

    Does the music app have a Refresh option in its settings?
    Refreshing doesn't bring the songs back and there is no file in there.
    01-18-2017 09:13 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    But you can see the mp3 files in the Download directory using a file manager, right? What if you copy those files to the Music directory?
    01-19-2017 01:33 AM
  9. SilentThief's Avatar
    Tried that. Still doesn't work.
    01-19-2017 08:14 AM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Are the non-working mp3 files all from one particular site or app? Can they be played on your computer?
    01-19-2017 01:29 PM
  11. SilentThief's Avatar
    Same site and can be played on the computer.
    01-19-2017 03:14 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Hmm, headscratcher. What if you delete those files, then download them again?
    01-19-2017 04:35 PM
  13. SilentThief's Avatar
    They magically popped up this morning. Didn't do anything. I have no clue what was going on.

    Thank you for the help though!
    B. Diddy likes this.
    01-20-2017 06:02 AM

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