12-29-2011 01:11 PM
I just got an SD card for my nook color for Christmas. I put a ton of music on it (about 100 songs). I can play the songs one by one by going to my files, music, then selecting the song. The song plays fine, but the name and artist appear as "null" in the music app. But my main problem is if I go right to the music app, only 5 of the songs on my SD card show up (along with the 29 on my nook's memory). Why is this? My only guess would be that I have too many songs on there and I'm over loading the app, but I don't know if that's even possible.
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12-29-2011 03:16 PM
I don't think you're overloading it. The app has different "views" that render your collection different ways, and I suspect that's why you're getting only 5. It's probably just one of the views and another view should show all of them. I haven't played with that app in quite awhile, so I'll let someone with more recent experience chime in at this point...
12-29-2011 08:24 PM
You are definately not overloading the app, I doubt that is even possible. "The song plays fine, but the name and artist appear as "null" in the music app" This tells me that you are using songs that are of the correct format, or they wouldn't play at all. For some reason the app is unable to properly read the tag of the song, I don't know if that is due to something that happened when the song was ripped or downloaded to your PC (my suspicion) or if it is something the NC is doing or something that happened when you loaded your SD card.
Does your music player on your computer, say Windows Media Player or iTunes properly identify the songs on your PC? And do check the file type just to make sure that they are compatible with the NC, although I doubt they would play at all if they weren't.
Another test would be to put some of the songs that aren't being identified on your SD card onto the NC memory and see if they then are then identified properly.
Rest assured that even though the NC Music app is a bit rudimentary, it does work fine when it has the proper files to read.
12-30-2011 04:22 PM
12-30-2011 07:08 PM
.m4a files are supported by the NC. They should work fine as long as they are not copyright protected. I do know that some of my music files on my PC were ripped with Windows Media Player using a downloaded .mp3 add-on. Those worked great. Files ripped by iTunes played but no album art was readable by the NC, I think those were .m4a, none of the purchased music from iTunes would play at all.
I'm not convinced you are out of the woods yet. Where did your files come from? Ripped on your PC by iTunes, purchased from Amazon as .mp3,( those work fine BTW).?
I am at a loss as to why your Music app can play a file from your internal memory but not your SD card. To the music app, there would be no distinction. Possibly something is amiss with your SD card, try to reformat it and reload it and see what happens.
12-30-2011 10:27 PM
07-21-2012 07:44 PM
I had similar problems. On my SD card (from my PC) I created a folder called "My Music" under the folder "My Files" and put all my .m4a files there. It works fine now.