01-27-2017 07:12 AM
- Hello guys. My wife just got the S3 galaxy. I have been looking around on how to play songs from the sd card without success. All the songs are classified in folders. I can acces the folders, see all the songs. I choose one song it plays but it does not play the next song from the same folder. I do not wish to create a playlist since I have over 1000 songs in the sd card. Can anyone help me or is there a software that you can point me to?? Thanks!!10-08-2012 10:26 AM
- Hello guys. My wife just got the S3 galaxy. I have been looking around on how to play songs from the sd card without success. All the songs are classified in folders. I can acces the folders, see all the songs. I choose one song it plays but it does not play the next song from the same folder. I do not wish to create a playlist since I have over 1000 songs in the sd card. Can anyone help me or is there a software that you can point me to?? Thanks!!
Oh, and all my songs are on external SD, BTW.10-08-2012 03:12 PM
- i dont know about stock player but im guessing it has a setting for what locations you want it to find music in?
set it to use the file in Ext Sd Card where your music is saved (internal memory is called Sd Card, removable sd is called Ext Sd Card)
if that doesnt work, try saving all your music to a computer, put the sd in the s3 and hit settings, storage, format sd card n then copy the music back on to it
...actualy from re-reading your post, get the 14day trial version of PowerAmp music player, its very good if your music is arranged in folders, just do what i said above and tell it what folders to read from. it should play a whole folder of files and (if you want) move onto the next folder. excelent player and worth buying
global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess10-09-2012 04:00 AM
global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess10-10-2012 12:10 AM
- I have an S3 with 16 gigs and an additional 16 gigs of storage on an SD Card.
There is definitely some odd issues with SD Cards. Mine was recognized by the Phone and all applications up until about a week ago. I was able to listen to music using Music Player and Music Hub with no issues what so ever. Also, exported playlists out of iTunes and into the Music Folder on the SD Card. Playlists played with no issues there, either.
Not sure what odd ball event occurred, but none of the Music Players see the SD Card except Sound Player. That is, I see the SD card from the phone (Settings -> Storage) and can view the contents (music files and movies) using "My Files". However, Music Player, Music Hub, and Google Music do not see any of the music in the /storage/extSdCard/Music directory.
I have tried reformatting the SD Card and re-transferring the music, but still those apps will not see the SD Card (again the OS and the "My Files" app do see it).
I gave up on those music applications after wasting many frustrating hours combing through posts like this.
My work around was as follows:
After the Music Players mentioned above are suddenly no longer able to see the music on the SD Card, I tried a few other Music Players.
The only one that seemed to work is ProAmp. It allows the user to select the location of the music files, which included the SD Card.
I put sub-directories under the "Music Folder" named after my playlists, and dropping music from each playlist into each folder. By the way, ProAmp will also easily allow you to create Playlists as well, but a directory based playlist structure seemed easier.
By the way, I transfer music like others have mentioned....
Attached the S3 to my Windows Desktop via USB. It was recognized immediately. I created a folder on the SD card called Music, then transferred a few hundred songs by selecting all songs in my favorite playlist in iTunes to a folder on my desktop, then transferring those folders/songs to the Music Folder on the SD Card.
ProAmp was $3.99.02-11-2013 04:16 PM
- I recently bought a samsung galaxy s2 mini and inserted an external 8Gb micro sdcard. The music player would only access the mp3 files stored in the default storage location on the internal sdcard. My own music files were located in a folder on the external sdcard, and initially were inaccessible from the music player. I got round the problem as follows>
1. Cut and paste the external music files to the location on the internal sdcard where the music player currently sees the files. In my case I did this via a windows PC with the phone connected to the PC, but its probably not necessary - could just use the 'move' and 'paste here' functionality within the My Files app.
2. Verify that the music player can see/play all the newly added files on the internal sdcard.
3. This is the important bit. Use the My Files app to 'move' and 'paste' all those files just added to the internal sdcard back to the external sdcard to a location of your choice, the folder name is irrelevant.
On opening the music player it should now see the files located both in the internal and external sdcard locations (at least this worked for me). I've processed all my music files in this way and my music player happily plays all my mp3 files which I exclusively keep on the external sdcard.04-12-2013 08:06 AM
- I had same problem. I downloaded tinyplayer, but it should work in many other players. The external memory card is possible to find. If you are in your sd card folder you have to move to parent folder (the basic folder in your phone), here choose mnt in mnt folder choose extSdCard... and here is your music.09-22-2013 06:44 PM
- I encountered exactly the same problem on my s3 mini. After a few hours of frustration I decided to just try and download another music player. Go the the app store and download "Rocket Player". It works perfectly, I had all my music back in less than 5 minutes. And, unlike the default music player, it has the option to rescan your device at any moment.07-30-2014 05:23 AM
- I had the same problem and unfortunately reading the responses didn't really give me a direct answer... but I was able to figure out what the problem was... When I initially connected my phone to my computer to transfer files a folder for music was already displayed and so I saved all my music to it. The folder name was "com.google.android.music" and, from reading various posts here and elsewhere, I determined maybe that was the problem. So to fix it I went to "my flies" and selected the "SD memory card" then I 'pressed' the "menu" button to create a new folder. I titled the new folder "music" (though it probably doesn't matter what you name it). now when I open "my files" and select the SD card, I have a folder called "music" and one called "android". I selected the "android" folder then the "data" folder then the "com.google.android.music" folder, which was where all my music was saved. I selected all of my file folders with music in it and pressed the icon in the upper left corner (it has three bars and a triangle) and selected move. Once that is selected it takes you back to the initial screen where you select "SD memory card" or "device storage". I selected "SD memory card" and then the "music" folder I created. in the upper left hand corner, I selected "move here", which moved all my music to the new folder. I powered off and back on and walla! my music app can now find all my music, and has them in the folders as they were saved. Some of my folders contained folders, and the folder within a folder comes up as a separate folder in the player. i.e. I have a folder called "Instrumental" and within it was another folder called "Final Fantasy"; the music player shows the "instrumental" folder as well as a separate folder for "Final Fantasy". The player shuffles as well. (P.S. I'm using the music player that came with my device.)
I'm not a tech genius so all the tech lingo in other posts was a bit hard for me to follow. I hope that others who are just as confused by the lingo find this easy to follow along. Keep in mind I use Boost mobile so the way your carrier has things set out may be a bit different.08-03-2014 05:55 PM
- Dear temp311,
Thank you for your post (#16). Prior to finding it, I spent hours trying to learn whether I didn't understand this phone, or if there was a shortcoming in the design. I even did a 30 minute chat with Samsung overnight. They were useless of course. I had the inability to play more than one song from the micro SD card on my Samsung Galaxy Test SGH-t379. Then I would have to start the next song, repeating the process for each tune I wanted to hear. Using your information to effectively "reboot" the proper communications between the internal memory, the proprietary music player and the micro SD card solved the problem for me finally!
Thank you all for your contributions to this thread. I was at the end of my patience to research this problem. You saved me in the nick of time!11-13-2014 06:26 AM
- On my Note 3, I used File Commander (App you can get from the Market if you don't have it to manage files) to create a new folder titled 'Music' and I moved all the songs from my internal storage to it, the stock Samsung player for music found the folder instantly and it saved up a lot of internal storage space :)11-18-2015 11:25 AM
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