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    Default Storing Music on SD Card?

    So my 64GB microSD card just came in so I can store my 45GB of music all on my M8. However, the music app becomes slow and even completely unresponsive whenever I try and look through my music. Third-party apps like DoubleTwist have the same issue. I'm not sure what the problem is and if there's any solution to make it run faster.

    Anyone else have any trouble with storing music on their external storage?

    Edit: It was not the SD card or anything, it was simply the music players I was trying to use (HTC's music app & DoubleTwist). PowerAmp has been great and butter-smooth. Thanks everyone for your suggestions!
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    I have no problems accessing my music with Play Music.

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    Another vote for Play Music. Works great and with no crashes. The HTC Music app is not good and crashes a lot..
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    Sorry Caleb, no problems here

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    Sounds like slow memory card what kinda of card is it

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    I think having over 5600 songs has something to do with it. I had been using Play Music but I wanted to be able to store all of my music locally on my phone. I'm gonna try using Play Music to cache my music to the card instead. Thanks for the input everyone!

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    What sd card do you have? They come in different classes and the slower ones will have latency issues like you're having.

    Pull your card out and you'll see a number on it. User this as a guide: https://www.sdcard.org/developers/overview/speed_class/

    I have a UHS Speed Class 1 and don't have any issues.

    Have you also formatted the card from the phone? Might try that, too.

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    Over 7000 songs on 64gb sd. I use Power Amp with no issues at all.
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    2158 FLAC songs on my Sandisk 64 bit Class 10. I play them on Power Amp and I haven't experienced any problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caleb10E View Post
    I think having over 5600 songs has something to do with it. I had been using Play Music but I wanted to be able to store all of my music locally on my phone. I'm gonna try using Play Music to cache my music to the card instead. Thanks for the input everyone!

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    Play music will read any music files that you have store locally on your phone as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by racedog View Post
    Over 7000 songs on 64gb sd. I use Power Amp with no issues at all.
    Same, poweramp works fine with 40GB of music in my card.

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    So I finally decided to give PowerAmp a try. Problem solved! Everything is super snappy, and I'm blown away by how much stuff it lets you customize, such as the widget, lock screen overlay, and music folders. This amazes me how HTC's own music app and DoubleTwist can be so slow handling the same music library. Thank you everyone for the help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caleb10E View Post
    So I finally decided to give PowerAmp a try. Problem solved! Everything is super snappy, and I'm blown away by how much stuff it lets you customize, such as the widget, lock screen overlay, and music folders. This amazes me how HTC's own music app and DoubleTwist can be so slow handling the same music library. Thank you everyone for the help!
    I've tried lots of different music apps and always ended up back on Poweramp.
    Glad it's ok now
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    I'd say you have a slow card. 5000 songs on a UHS class 1 and the HTC player works great. You may have just been experiencing slowdowns because when it first builds the library it goes out to the web to download cover art and lyrics also. I didn't realize this when I got the phone and it killed me on data. Verizon ended up crediting me 2 gigs since there was not so much as a warning anywhere and stupidly that feature is on by default but Wi-Fi only is not selected by default. Geniuses.

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