Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 10 of 10
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Denisa Janeth D
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default Galaxy S4 Music player wont play from SD Card

    I have a 32 GB card, I pulled it out of the phone, plugged it into my reader on my computer and moved the music into a directory I made and named "MUSIC"

    I attempted to do the same with it plugged into the phone, but it would not allow me to make a directory. I found that strange, but being new to this I don't know if that is normal.

    So I pulled the music off the phone, and pushed it onto the SD card.

    Now the music player will not find the songs where they are. I can go into "My Files" and select and play any song there, I just can not get the things to go into my player.

    Any advise would be much appreciated.

    TYVM

    EDIT::: Also of note, is the music is inside sub directories for albums...
  2. #2  

    Default Re: Galaxy S4 Music player wont play from SD Card

    Try clearing the music player app's data. It should then scan for new music.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using AC Forums mobile app
    Samsung Galaxy S4 (Verizon - SCH-I545) - Android 4.3
  3. Thread Author  Thread Author    #3  

    Default Re: Galaxy S4 Music player wont play from SD Card

    I did that. I tried the "music" app, and the "play music" app the comes with the phone. Neither seem to be doing the trick.

    I also have an alarm clock app, which can not see the files.
  4. Thread Author  Thread Author    #4  

    Default Re: Galaxy S4 Music player wont play from SD Card

    Still can't get this thing to work

    Any more idea's?
  5. #5  

    Default

    Is the music drm protected? Also what format?

    ATT N3
  6. Thread Author  Thread Author    #6  

    Default Re: Galaxy S4 Music player wont play from SD Card

    It was all unprotected mp3's.

    I pulled the music back to my PC to back it up, I formated the SDcard via the phone, and put it back on.

    Now it works just fine without any additional tinkering. I don't understand it since, it was obviously working (i could play the file directly) but hey hopefully my experience will help someone else down the road.
  7. #7  

    Default Re: Galaxy S4 Music player wont play from SD Card

    Go into the application "media storage" and clear the data and cache to make it rebuild your library

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk 2
  8. #8  

    Default Re: Galaxy S4 Music player wont play from SD Card

    Thanks for the tip on formatting the card in the phone. I did it and everything works great now. I also cleared the data of the music player. I was having the same issue, he file was there, it would play it if I went and found it, but the music player apps did not find them. Of course I did this after I downloaded everything via google play on my wife's phone that just throws all songs together with no understandable order in one folder on the phone and now I will start over with hers.
  9. #9  

    Default Re: Galaxy S4 Music player wont play from SD Card

    Hi,
    I had the same problem. Tried different apps and formatting the card - nothing helped.

    Then I noticed that the music app is looking for certain name of a folder - so I added folder called "Samsung" on the SD card, moved all the music there and all is working. (I'll be trying the same thing with pictures - create a folder on the SD card called "download" and move all pictures there)

    Effectively the path to the music is now /storage/extSdCard/Samsung/Music.

    Hope this helps.

    D
    Thanked by:
    kiwibrucie likes this.
  10. #10  

    Default Re: Galaxy S4 Music player wont play from SD Card

    Awesome stuff, sure does help!!

    So simple when you know how, huh. :-)

    Moved all my music files to a new music directory from my internal SD but no joy with Google Play. Googling threw up lot's of
    complicated advice about rooting my device, directory binding etc, etc till I found this thread and your Samsung directory fix.
    Works perfectly now on my Galaxy note S8. Thanks again!!

Similar Threads

  1. WTS: AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 16gb White +extras (rooted)
    By galpdawg in forum The Marketplace - Buy, Sell & Trade
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-01-2013, 04:39 PM
  2. Mute from Lock Screen?
    By recDNA in forum Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-31-2013, 04:32 PM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-28-2013, 02:24 PM
  4. Activate Verizon Galaxy Nexus with Nano SIM in a Micro SIM Adapter?
    By zachmb in forum General Help and How To
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-28-2013, 01:23 PM
  5. cracked galaxy s4 need advice on either fixing it or replacing it!
    By Clintpainter49 in forum Samsung Galaxy S4
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-28-2013, 11:45 AM

Posting Permissions