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    Default Music not being played while from SD card.

    I just got the S5 and I finished putting everything on it including my music, which I placed on my sd card as to save space for apps on the phone's internal storage. I try to play music through the music app and through google play music and neither one is working. When I try through the music app, it says "Sorry, the player does not support this type of audio file." When I use Play Music it says "Music Playback error. Couldn't play the track you requested." This same thing also happened on my S4 with this same sd card, at first I thought it was just the S4 but now I'm guessing it must be the sd card. If I have to I will buy a new one, but I just need to make sure that IS the problem for certain. The SD card I'm using says Micro SD HC, it's a 16 GB and the brand is Kingston. The previous SD card I had used didn't give me this problem, but I don't remember what brand it was as that one was stolen from me. I'd greatly appreciate some help with this problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CynicalLoner View Post
    I just got the S5 and I finished putting everything on it including my music, which I placed on my sd card as to save space for apps on the phone's internal storage. I try to play music through the music app and through google play music and neither one is working. When I try through the music app, it says "Sorry, the player does not support this type of audio file." When I use Play Music it says "Music Playback error. Couldn't play the track you requested." This same thing also happened on my S4 with this same sd card, at first I thought it was just the S4 but now I'm guessing it must be the sd card. If I have to I will buy a new one, but I just need to make sure that IS the problem for certain. The SD card I'm using says Micro SD HC, it's a 16 GB and the brand is Kingston. The previous SD card I had used didn't give me this problem, but I don't remember what brand it was as that one was stolen from me. I'd greatly appreciate some help with this problem.
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    What format is your music in? Have you tried using a different player from the Play store?
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    Default Re: Music not being played while from SD card.

    Quote Originally Posted by CynicalLoner View Post
    I just got the S5 and I finished putting everything on it including my music, which I placed on my sd card as to save space for apps on the phone's internal storage. I try to play music through the music app and through google play music and neither one is working. When I try through the music app, it says "Sorry, the player does not support this type of audio file." When I use Play Music it says "Music Playback error. Couldn't play the track you requested." This same thing also happened on my S4 with this same sd card, at first I thought it was just the S4 but now I'm guessing it must be the sd card. If I have to I will buy a new one, but I just need to make sure that IS the problem for certain. The SD card I'm using says Micro SD HC, it's a 16 GB and the brand is Kingston. The previous SD card I had used didn't give me this problem, but I don't remember what brand it was as that one was stolen from me. I'd greatly appreciate some help with this problem.
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    Have you tried reformatting the SD card?

    You could also try using Google Music Manger and uploading the music through Play Music.

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    Mp3, and no I have not tried using a different player from the store but I'd rather not there's not another way. The music will play if I put it on the phone's internal storage however, but it just won't play if it's in the sd card. So I really don't know what the problem is, the format shouldn't be the issue because I never changed the music's format.
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    Yea your music format is fine, perhaps you need to reformat you SD card like bespinct mentioned.
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    Default Re: Music not being played while from SD card.

    I've tried formatting before, I'm trying it again now but I doubt this will help, I will see however.
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    I tried formatting and putting the music back, that doesn't seem to have helped at all really. Some of the songs play now but they're playing at a sped up pace and I don't see any reason for that to happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beyond Fire View Post
    Yea your music format is fine, perhaps you need to reformat you SD card like bespinct mentioned.
    A few of the songs are .m4a format but I don't think that should really have anything to do with it should it?
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    Which sd card do you have?

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    I have AAC & MPEG with no issues. Lexar 64GB Class 10.

    Either format or the microSD needs to be replaced.
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    I named the SD card in my first post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bembol View Post
    I have AAC & MPEG with no issues. Lexar 64GB Class 10.

    Either format or the microSD needs to be replaced.
    Ok so I should just buy a new sd card then? I'd like to know a brand that would work for sure so I don't have to repeat this again. Should I try that one you named? Lexar?
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    I always stick with Sandisk. Stay away from ADATA.
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    Try out Power Amp from the play store and see if that works .
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    Quote Originally Posted by CynicalLoner View Post
    Ok so I should just buy a new sd card then? I'd like to know a brand that would work for sure so I don't have to repeat this again. Should I try that one you named? Lexar?
    Why not. Request an RMA on the other card.

    Kingston is my favourite, I have a 64GB Class 10 on my Z2. Lexar is great too, bought because I got Best Buy to PM and had a gift card. No problems with both and I also format my cards to ExFat, not that it's necessary.

    SanDisk was a PITA even the new replacement they sent died after a few months.

    BTW, I also use stock music apps on S5 & Z2, again no problems.
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    I bought a samsung sd card from the store today and this one is working just fine, so problem solved I guess. Thanks everyone

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