Music file problems

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  1. jc76

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    First off, I'm sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong area, I searched but my specific problem I wasn't able to find.

    So, I want to use my Galaxy G5 as a music player for when I'm at the gym. My problem is when I transfer my music from my laptop (mp3 files) to my sd card and go to play them it will break the albums up. Example: I have a Pink Floyd album with 12 tracks. 10 tracks will be in one folder and it will randomly put the other two in a separate folder. It does this with all my albums/artists. I've tried different sd cards, no luck. Tried erasing and formatting the cards, no luck. This was also a problem in my other phone, doesn't seem to make a difference. What am I doing wrong? I just want my music organized properly.
    Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank You.
     
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    Welcome to the forum

    Are you doing the transfers on a PC? That's what I would suggest. Or use something like AirDroid to manage the folders. What player are you using?
     
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    Be aware that music players sort your music via the Metadata, not the file name. So... If you have your mp3s id tag as:
    Def Leppard (song name1)
    Def Leppard (song name2)
    Deff Leppard (song name3)

    Song name3 will be shown as belonging to a different artist (notice I used 2 fs in Def?)
    Same thing happens if your id tag's album name is off.

    So.... Regardless of the file name, get a Id tag editor, look at all your tags and fix them. This should solve your problem

    I use iTag from the play store on my phone. Star music tag editor is another good one
     
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    This would be my bet as well.

    I'm wondering what you're using to move the music to the phone? Are you using and iTunes-like program? Windows Media Player?

    Because I've always just used Windows Explorer and dragged and dropped music into the files/folders I wanted them in on the phone. However, depending on what you used to import the music to your PC in the first place, that may also have affected where the music is stored there. On import, if your program thought that the songs were slightly different, it may have created separate folders within "Def Leppard". I've seen this issue with things like "Def Leppard featuring Kenny Rogers" and "Def Leppard Featuring Bill Cosby" where the meta data led the computer to think that these were different artists.

    Bottom line, I'm guessing the issue is in the meta data like @bruben7886 suggested.
     
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    Yes, I open my music folders in windows and either transfer them via usb cable, or I'll put the sd card in the laptop and copy and paste them, still no such luck.
     
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    DSCF2622.JPG Here's a picture of what's happening to give you a better idea, or if anyone has seen this happen and how I may fix it.
     
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    OK, if you look at those files, are they still where you put them or did the music app move them, (which I doubt). It may just be a matter of changing music apps, one that would look at the folders instead of the metadata.
     
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    Well, I just copy and paste them to the sd card, or use the usb cable. When they are in my computer they are not split up like this, it's after they get into my phone. They did this on my old lg sunset too and on 2 different cd cards so I'm really just boggled lol.
     
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    Your computer is organizing them by file/folder names, whereas the phone is using the metadata tag information, as others have said.
     
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    Is there any way to fix this?
     
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    I would try either of these methods that have already been suggested.
    Leeshor's is likely the less time-consuming fix, but the proper fix would be to fix the metadata one each song individually as Bruben suggested.
     
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    Ok thanks I'll look online to figure out what all this metadata is

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