Music players find no music/files

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    I have made a directory on the SD card (PODCASTS), hooked it up to my pc and downloaded about 5 or 6 MP3 podcasts (like TWIT, BOL, etc) in directories, into the PODCASTS directory. Ok, all fine.

    Now, none of the music players (built in or "3" that I downloaded) can find any file. Yet, I can go into ASTRO file manager, find them right away and play them.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks for any help.

    John
    Proud new owner of the Droid Incredible.
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    Anyone? Beuller? This has only happened to me? (Welcome to my life). :)
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    I just put some ringtones on the phone and now the music player plays those. So could these podcasts be a different type of MP3? I am very confused, I would think an MP3 is an MP3. Is there an app that is made to play these podcast mp3s? I am trying to get this to work so I can give my MP3 player to my wife.
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    they are on the sd card or internal memory? how did you put them on the phone. usb cable? then drop and drag?

    maybe try to re-encode the files and see if that helps.

    try mixzing does that play them?
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    I just tried mixzing. No dice. I just hooked up and dragged and dropped the .MP3s to the phone (windows 7 PC).

    I just did a test. The directory on the SD CARD (where I moved them to) is Podcasts. I Just moved 2 regular MP3s from my pc (music files). They did not work.

    Yet, I go to these files on ASTRO and they play fine. What could be wrong? Can't be encoding, otherwise they would not play.

    And if I plug in the phone to the pc, it won't allow me access to the SD card from the phone.

    I am lost here.
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    if u plug to the pc u need to access the sd card from the pc.

    there is also internal memory make sure you are putting the files on the sd card [but it probably still shouldnt matter]
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    Yes on both accounts, I am accessing the SD card from the PC when I copy them. In the MIXZING app, I even limited it to just the Podcasts directory and nothing.
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    do a battery pull and see what happens. leave it out for :30
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    I think I found the problem (and solved it). The directory I had had a capital P for Podcasts. So, I made another directory with small p and it works now. Lesson learned.

    Thank you very much for your time and help here.

    John
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    glad you go it working.

    :)
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    Hi

    It seems several people have this kind of issue. If you're searching for another cause I have one.

    I have the same problem for days, and I finally found the cause. It was... my fault!
    Double check that you don't have any file named ".nomedia" in your music folder or subfolders!
    Indeed, I put that file for the Gallery application : it was made for preventing Gallery from showing music jpg files (mainly covers), because my "real" photos were lost among all the music jpg cover files when I opened the Gallery. The .nomedia prevents the Gallery from parsing the folder, but apparently, it also prevents the music players from parsing music also !
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