How do you rebuild the music library on the Droid?

Discussion in 'Android Audio and Video' started by rlb, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. moregrey

    moregrey New Member

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    That's what I was thinking-- somewhere there must be a magic file that needs to be deleted and re-created. I hope someone can figure it out and post the results!
     
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    I had the same issues. A friend of mine told me about SDrescan (in the marketplace). I just tried it and it works great! No need to restart.
     
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    I decided to try using the free Motorola Media Link software and see if that worked. I deleted the Music directory on the SD card and used MML to sync some tunes from my hard drive to the phone. It worked fine; all the tunes show up on the phone. Interestingly, they're in the Music folder on the SD card, right where I had tried manually copying files.
    So I don't understand how Music Player decides when to refresh its lists, but I have a working solution.
     
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    If you copy the files into the music directory and use SDrescan, you don't need to use the Media Link. Media Link would not run on my 64bit Windows 7 PC.
     
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    I'm also using Win 7 64bit, and I was able to install MML using the compatibility mode. This thread might help: https://supportforums.motorola.com/message/69708
    I used Windows XP SP 3 for compatibility and it seems to have worked fine.
     
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    How long did the did the SDrescan take to run? I am trying that and it has been running for over 15 minutes on my 16gb card.
     
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    I can't believe a 3rd party app is necessary for a vital function of included software. So many things done so right with this device, so many things done SO wrong. Why couldn't there be a freaking menu option to rescan/rebuild library? Even windows mobile has that. and don't get me started on a file explorer/task manager. It would be like a car that has everything you need, except wheels (it includes the tires, just not the wheels) and a crankshaft. You have to find and install those on your own. And the only way to turn off the radio ( or lights, wipers, etc) is to turn the entire car off, and restart it. /sorry to bring up an older thread, but this is getting irritating.
     
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    I also have duplicate album listings in my player and I can't get them to delete. I have read through all threads in this matter and tried every solutions given by other members but none have worked for me. Duplicate listings still there. This stinks.
     
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    I am at my wits end. I just got the Droid yesterday and have been attempting to get the music to display properly in the Music Library all day.
    I have been having trouble with the music library. Only 3 artists show up!
    I have reformatted the SD card, opened the music library to make sure nothing shows up, then copied over everything to the Music folder on the SD card again and it shows only 3 artists.
    I tried downloading SDrescan, but it just runs continually for hours and never completes.
    I have no idea what else to do at this point! Any ideas?
     
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    You have to go to the file properties, right click / properties / then click the details tab, and enter all of the information separately, there may be another way but that is the way that worked for me. Hope it helps

    after reading your post again, i realized that i am having the same problem as you i think, mine will only load MP3 files, no windows media files, not sure if that is supposed to be like that or theres a problem?
     
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    Nope, that's not the problem. All the files are properly tagged with artist, album, genre, track number, etc.
    Nor is it an mp3 problem. All my files are mp3s.
     
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    Backup and Format.....

    I tried everything you tried. Finally I backed up my Droids SD card onto my laptop and then used the Format SD card functionality on the Droid.

    After you Backup the SD card disconnect from your computer. Then under settings select SD card & phone storage. Unmount the SD card and then Format it.

    Once it was done formatting I restored my SD card and Eureka my music library was empty. Hope this helps you guys out.

    JB:icon_ banana:
     
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