12-10-2013 09:52 AM
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  1. jj2339's Avatar
    I posted this in the Verizon forum, but I've not been able to get Music Squares to work at all. I've got music both on my SD card, and on the internal phone memory, and none of the squares work. I've hit the settings -> Update Library option, and it tells me it 'updates' and then it stops, and still nothing.

    Curious if anyone else is having this issue, or you who you got it to work? Does it just take time for the phone to categorize the tunes? I've got a 64 gig card full of music, plus some additional ones on the phone itself, so curious if maybe I just have overloaded it with too much?
    07-06-2012 11:24 PM
  2. zack7687's Avatar
    What the heck are music squares??
    07-06-2012 11:28 PM
  3. jj2339's Avatar
    It is a playlist generated, where the phone analyzes your music and scores it by mood and beat, to create consistent moods. Apparently it does a pretty good job of it, I can't get mine to work though. It is in the stock music player.
    07-07-2012 07:27 AM
  4. bassmig's Avatar
    my squares work however I'm not on Verizon. It does seem to work pretty well as far as I've been able to tell.
    07-07-2012 08:47 AM
  5. jj2339's Avatar
    Thought I would bump this thread. Anyone else having an issue with Music Squares not working? I've got tunes on my SD Card and on the actual phone memory, and have done the 'update library' option multiple tunes, and nada.
    07-12-2012 06:43 PM
  6. junglejunkie's Avatar
    Mine "works" but I'd hardly call it great...
    07-12-2012 07:31 PM
  7. Blazer's Avatar
    I read somewhere that "music squares" only works if your music is stored on the internal memory, NOT on an SD card. All of my 25gb of music is on my SD card, so "music squares" does not work for me.
    07-21-2012 09:49 PM
  8. Mikest's Avatar
    I read somewhere that "music squares" only works if your music is stored on the internal memory, NOT on an SD card. All of my 25gb of music is on my SD card, so "music squares" does not work for me.
    that would explain why its only playing my amazon purchased music! The rest is all on an SD card.


    The more you know
    07-21-2012 10:10 PM
  9. jj2339's Avatar
    i still can't get it to work with either my SD card music, or music on the phone.

    I have a call into Samsung support though....the first agent argued with me over and over that it's not something Samsung did, and I need to contact the maker of the app (insisted it was from the Google Play Store). After several minutes of arguing, and I finally pointed her to Samsung's website where it mentions the feature (and in the instruction manual) she believed me and gave me to 2nd level tech support, who was also unable to help, and said someone would call me back....

    Still nada
    07-21-2012 10:20 PM
  10. ChapStick Assassin's Avatar
    Y'all doing something wrong then, cause I have a Verizon S3 AND all of my songs are on my 32GB SD card. And YES music squares is excellent, I use it all the time now. I swipe single boxes, groups of boxes, an entire row, etc. it's always on point for me! The custom EQ and settings also working great.

    Not sure if it matters but, I put a folder on the root directory and named it 'Music' with an capital 'M' like most music programs would. I drop whatever I want to listen to in that folder as-is, then I let Music Squares take it's time to analyze, DONE!
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    07-21-2012 11:23 PM
  11. ChapStick Assassin's Avatar
    Oh, I forgot... Hit the menu button and tap 'Library Update'
    07-21-2012 11:50 PM
  12. jj2339's Avatar
    I've done both of those and still nada. Maybe I should do a factory reset? Really hate to go that route. I did see on sad that a few people thought the defect may have to do with the size of the music library. That if you used a 64 gig card it was too much for music library to handle. Anyone with a 64 Gig card also having an issue with the music squares?
    07-22-2012 07:21 AM
  13. Mikest's Avatar
    I have about 20 gigs of music on the SD card and music squares doesn't seem to find any of it, even after I hit Library Update.

    They were already in a folder marked "Music"
    07-22-2012 09:24 AM
  14. GSDer's Avatar
    That if you used a 64 gig card it was too much for music library to handle. Anyone with a 64 Gig card also having an issue with the music squares?
    I do have a 64GB card but I don't have any music so I won't be any help from that aspect. It did get me thinking, though, that perhaps you're having a problem with how the SDCard is formatted. There's another thread about someone having problems with music and the default file system - once they reformatted to FAT32 the problems went away. Might be worth a shot.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 2
    07-22-2012 10:39 AM
  15. jj2339's Avatar
    I do have a 64GB card but I don't have any music so I won't be any help from that aspect. It did get me thinking, though, that perhaps you're having a problem with how the SDCard is formatted. There's another thread about someone having problems with music and the default file system - once they reformatted to FAT32 the problems went away. Might be worth a shot.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 2
    Maybe i'll try that....my card was formatted by my old RAZR, so maybe I'll redo and format with the S3, see if that makes it happy.

    Course, all the music that is stored on the actual device is also not being picked up by the Music Squares (but are playable from the artist and album lists), so who knows.
    07-22-2012 11:23 AM
  16. WillieDynamite666's Avatar
    It's your music types that are causing the problem. Most of my music was from ITunes and was recognized by the player but NOT music squares. I reloaded with only MP3s and everything is recognized fine. Apparently music squares doesn't work with iTunes aac tracks.
    07-22-2012 02:48 PM
  17. jj2339's Avatar
    It's your music types that are causing the problem. Most of my music was from ITunes and was recognized by the player but NOT music squares. I reloaded with only MP3s and everything is recognized fine. Apparently music squares doesn't work with iTunes aac tracks.
    I have some iTunes bought tracks...but majority are MP3 files, some from Amazon store, some ripped from my own CDs....so that's not the cause either...unless you are saying that since I have a few iTunes tracks in my player it's screwing up everything?
    07-22-2012 02:51 PM
  18. WillieDynamite666's Avatar
    Like I said music squares doesn't like ITunes. Try just Mp3s and see what happens.
    07-22-2012 04:05 PM
  19. jj2339's Avatar
    Like I said music squares doesn't like ITunes. Try just Mp3s and see what happens.
    Right, but are you saying that the presence of any iTunes tracks on the device will cause Music Squares not to work?

    as a test i removed my sd card, and then used only the music files on the phone itself (all mp3s). still won't work though. I think I'm just giving up at this point....
    07-22-2012 04:39 PM
  20. WillieDynamite666's Avatar
    All my mp3s (25 gb) are on my SD card. Music squares plays all of them.
    07-22-2012 05:11 PM
  21. prelude884's Avatar
    for those of you that have it working, did you mount the SD card and transfer it or transfer using keis?
    07-22-2012 07:09 PM
  22. bassmig's Avatar
    It was working when I had about 8GBs on the phone's memory however I transfered about 20GB on a 32GB card and the squares are no longer working. I've removed all non MP3 files and any other fles except for some jpg with album art.
    07-22-2012 07:32 PM
  23. jj2339's Avatar
    It was working when I had about 8GBs on the phone's memory however I transfered about 20GB on a 32GB card and the squares are no longer working. I've removed all non MP3 files and any other fles except for some jpg with album art.
    THey had an issue on XDA where they were saying that too many files overloads Music Squares (a theory at least), and that's what I'm wondering could be my issue, since I've got probably 70 gigs of music between card and phone. They were saying at a certain point, it just started to fail, and the hunch was that it was related to size of the library.
    07-22-2012 09:42 PM
  24. bassmig's Avatar
    So then the theoritcal limit is somewhere between 8GB and 20GB...I could drop some of my files if that would mean using music squares to try it out. We need input of people who have it working (or not) somewhere between that.
    07-23-2012 06:18 PM
  25. jj2339's Avatar
    So, I have an update. I got them to work. (sorta)

    After emailing Samsung Support for help (they told me I had to go to SamsungApps.com for help), not being able to find anywhere to email questions on SamsungApps.com, using a webchat service for 20 minutes to find out "we don't support Music Squares on webchat", to calling in to get a level 1 tech saying "there is no music squares, it's a third party app, stop telling me it's Samsung supported", to finally spending 45 mnutes to get to a level II tech, and then spending 45 minutes with him not being able to fix this (he was really nice, and tried, but was never trained on Music Squares), I finally figured it out myself.

    1.) Moved all music from phone to external SD Card
    2.) Turned Phone off
    3.) removed battery, removed SD Card
    4.) inserted battery, rebooted phone
    5.) Force Stopped Music Player
    6.) Cleared Data in Music Player
    7.) While phone still on, i put the SD Card back into phone
    8.) Opened Music Player, and then went to Music Squares

    At that point, the device instantly started to update music squares. At first it would only do like 200 songs, then a second update brought in more songs, and a third update brought in quite a few additional ones. . Using PLayer Pro I know I have close to 7,500 songs on the phone, but if I click on every square I get 2,006 songs. So not all the songs are being captured (but certainly more than the zero I had before).

    So to recap:

    1.) Mix of itunes purchased songs and Amazon purchased or ripped MP3s are in Music Squares
    2.) Was able to get my SD Card (64 gig) to load them up. Using Player Pro I see that I've got 7,500 songs in total on my device, so definitely not all of them are in the squares though.
    3.) Songs are on the card, so they don't have to be on the internal memory.
    4.) Can't get anything new to 'update' into the Squares, so looks like I"m stuck with the 2,006 for now

    Hope that helps any others trying. It was really blind luck, I was trying to do a different route, and this worked unexpectedly, at least partially!
    08-01-2012 09:40 PM
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