1. Saheedinho's Avatar
    My Google play music app doesn't seems to play music from my SD card except some selected few..
    I'd delete the songs and download again yet it still won't play and other music playing apps won't play them too
    I'm using it for offline player .
    It always write music playback error couldn't play the track that you requested..
    Any help (Nokia 4.2)
    Thanks
    04-05-2020 11:50 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    [Moved to general help forums]
    04-05-2020 11:54 AM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi , welcome !

    You enable in Google play music settings >storage >sd card or external?
    04-05-2020 11:54 AM
  4. Saheedinho's Avatar
    I enable SD card...
    Because I grant the app permission to access the storage
    04-05-2020 12:33 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    I enable SD card...
    Because I grant the app permission to access the storage
    It was set as Internal storage before and you now grant access to SD card ?
    04-05-2020 12:35 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Do those music files play correctly if you move them from the SD card to Internal Storage?
    04-05-2020 12:43 PM
  7. Saheedinho's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Do those music files play correctly if you move them from the SD card to Internal Storage?
    The ones that are playing on SD card I just moved them to Internal storage ...They couldn't play anymore it's saying error music playback error
    04-05-2020 12:52 PM
  8. Saheedinho's Avatar
    No they don't play at all
    04-05-2020 12:52 PM
  9. Saheedinho's Avatar
    The settings doesn't depicts that but it has permission for SD card from day one Then all of a sudden some songs couldn't play
    04-05-2020 12:54 PM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    The settings doesn't depicts that but it has permission for SD card from day one Then all of a sudden some songs couldn't play
    Try use internal.storage and download again there see if it works , possibly your sd card got corrupt.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-05-2020 01:32 PM
  11. Saheedinho's Avatar
    Okay thanks
    04-05-2020 01:37 PM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    Okay thanks
    Welcome , let us know !
    04-05-2020 01:38 PM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    The ones that are playing on SD card I just moved them to Internal storage ...They couldn't play anymore it's saying error music playback error
    Where did you get the music files that aren't working? Did you purchase them from a site and download them? Did you rip them from a CD? Or did you get them from some "free mp3 download" app or site?
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-05-2020 01:44 PM
  14. Saheedinho's Avatar
    I downloaded them from sites
    04-05-2020 02:42 PM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    If these are illegitimate sites, then the files could be corrupt, or there might be DRM associated with the files that is preventing them from being played. Which sites have you been using?
    04-05-2020 06:44 PM
  16. Saheedinho's Avatar
    I downloaded them from most normal sites around and the songs have been on my SD CARD for years and they are playing fine just had to change my phone and it was playing fine until after 2 months the problem started
    04-06-2020 05:15 AM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Still not sure what you mean by "normal sites." If they're music-sharing or "free" music sites, it could still be a DRM issue. If you re-download the music files directly to your Internal Storage (and not the SD card), do they play correctly?
    04-06-2020 11:14 AM
  18. Saheedinho's Avatar
    No they don't play correctly
    They only play directly from file manager
    But all my music player apps won't play them inc. play music
    04-07-2020 03:54 AM
  19. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I can only guess that it's an issue with where you're getting the files from. You don't seem to want to tell us which sites you're using, so I'm guessing they're not entirely legitimate, which is likely the main problem.
    Saheedinho likes this.
    04-07-2020 12:02 PM
  20. Saheedinho's Avatar
    Ok I'm from Nigeria....
    And I download from d main sites most people download music from
    Like
    [sites redacted by Mod]
    04-08-2020 04:03 AM
  21. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Are these sites where most people in Nigeria download music from in a legitimate manner? I checked out those sites -- they look super-shady to me. Any site that offers current pop music for free is suspect. These artists did not intend their work to be offered for free, so unless you're paying some sort of subscription, it's all pirated. It's possible standard music apps recognize this and aren't allowed to play them. I strongly advise that you obtain music in a legitimate manner, because not only are sites like these essentially illegal, but they're also a great way to get malware.

    Thread closed.
    04-08-2020 11:33 AM

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