This may well just be a problem with Android 8 in general, not sure, but at the moment I can't play *any* of my music sitting on my SD card using Google Play Music.
I've a newly purchased UK Nokia 7 Plus - TA-1055 - running Android 8.0.0, and I have a large body of music, as .ogg files, that I upload separately to my SD card.
I follow the procedure below:
The following is the result:
Tearing my hair out on this:
Anyone seeing the same or got any ideas on how to fix this?
No-one else seeing this?
Would be interested, also, to hear if anyone has uploaded their music collection directly to the SD card and can successfully play it all with Play Music.
This feels like some sort of Android bug, but I've not seen it with any of my prior phones....
I'm afraid not - tried a few times, and still have the same issue.
I'd be a little surprised if it turned out to be Nokia 7 Plus specific though, and I guess nobody else has reported this as an issue, so I wonder if it's an oddity I'm seeing.
The music collection I use on my phone is ogg-based though, and I guess most folk use mp3. I wonder a bit if that's related and/or some oddity with tagging. Although....exactly the same music collection is fine from the same SD card on a Wileyfox Swift 2x Plus - Google Play Music pulls in all the tracks and they're all playable.
When I get time I'll try again with my music collection converted to mp3 and maybe with a different SD card.
It works for me.
I added "Music" folder to an SD card. Add music to folder.
Put it in phone. Switch phone on.
Phone detects SD card and asks if I want to Explore or Eject. I cancel both.
Go to GPlay and it just works. No refreshing or anything required. Took a while as I had 15GB of music.
I'm using .m4a and .mp3 files only though.
Perhaps try a few files of that type as a test?
"Are you now on 8.1?"
Security patch: 1 February 2018
Possibly this may help?
"OGG (.ogg) - Files are converted to the same bitrate (quality) .mp3 files"
Maybe if you didn't load them through Google Play Music they haven't been converted on the fly so can 't be detected?
Yeah, I suspect it's an oddity for me and, as earlier, possibly related to .ogg files - however, as above:
I'll try with a .mp3 collection, to see if that's different (I convert from FLAC for phone use anyway) but there's a reason I use .ogg files.
Out of interest - how big is your music collection size/files?
From memory mine's ~60+ GB and over 10000 files - I wonder if Google Play Music is somehow getting in a bit of a mess due to the size/number.
Oh, just noticed you said 15GB, missed that, sorry.
I'd guess it's possibly unlikely to be related to sheer size/file number anyway though.
My collection is 15GB.
Oh, and just for reference (and in reply in reply to Random), I'm on 8.0.0 with the February security patch too.
As a follow-up, I re-ripped my music collection from FLAC to MP3, transferred it over and it's fine.
So...something odd with Ogg files then that I didn't see on my previous phone.