11-29-2011 11:48 PM
I wanted to test out the Music Player on my Nook Tablet.
1. I put in a 32 Gb card. Card works fine.
2. Copied 3 folders with about 10 songs from the PC to the SD card. [Memory Card]\My Files\Music.
3. From PC ejected Nook.
4. Go to Nook and start Music Player and it finds all the songs and they play fine. The songs all show up in the Browse and Search functions of Music Player. Even shows my album cover artwork.
5. Connect Nook back to PC. Copied about 1000 folders with about 4000 songs to the SD card (same location as before) [Memory Card]\My Files\Music.
6. Eject Nook from PC.
7. Go back into Music Player and all it shows are the original 10 songs. I have waited about 3 hours just in case the NT had to do some work to find/index all the songs. They still don't show up.
8. I can go into Library, Memory Card, My Files, Music and open up a folder with songs in it and play one song. But only that song plays and Music Player still does not find other songs.
Can someone tell me how to make the NT find all the new songs? Is there a "cache" or something somewhere I have to clear?
11-30-2011 10:32 AM
I ran into the same issue and finally I put all songs into [Memory Card]\My Files\Music folder (not in the sub-folders any more). Music player then is able to display all the songs. However this left a huge list of songs. To organize these songs, I created a bunch of 'playlists' and assigned songs to the playlists.
Another issue is that there is no document to show how to remove/delete undesirable playlists. So now I have a few junk playlists hanging around.
This music player is too primitive. B&N should provide a desktop software, like iTune to iPod & iPad, to manage the libraries.
11-30-2011 10:42 AM
Did you check to make sure you didn't copy the files to the music file on the NT itself? The first time I tried to copy a movie to my wife's NC, I didn't realize that when I connected the NC to my PC two windows opened one behind the other showing the NC drive and the SD card drive (I could only see one of them). I accidentally copied to the wrong drive, but realized when I could not find the movie on the SD card and found it in my files on the NC. Just a thought.
11-30-2011 10:43 AM
To delete a PlayList you go to the screen that shows all your playlists. Then "touch and hold" on the playlist and a menu will popup that will let you delete or rename it.
11-30-2011 12:06 PM
For debugging purposes I would start all over again:
1. Removing all the folders
2. Verify that all songs go away in the music library.
3. Add half a dozen folders see if they show up again.
4. Verify they show up in the music library.
5. Add yet another dozen folders.
6. Verify they show up again.
If everything above works then you can probably figure that there is a directory (or file) name that is making the Nook spew. (Maybe it doesn't like spaces in directory names? Or a foreign character?)
Then you could maybe copy about 100 folders at a time and verify they show up each time and keep going until done or until failure. (Upon failure you can take further steps to narrow down which folder or file is the problem.)
11-30-2011 07:48 PM
I took your advice. I deleted all the songs. Then copied them over in batches of about 100-200 at a time. Amazingly, they all show up in Music Player now. I thought you might be right about a bad character in the filename because I had a similar problem with the NT reading PDF files with a '#' in the filename. But since all the same files are now on the NT SD card and Music Player has them all in the list, I am not sure that was the problem. Possibly more likely to have been an issue with adding too many songs at one time. Who knows?
03-17-2012 05:23 AM
I had the problem that my Nook Tablet showed only the music loaded into the Nook music folder, and not the music loaded on my SD card. I discovered when looking through what was on the SD card that there are two music folders. One of them is in the top level of folders. The other is a subfolder in the "My Files" folder. The music on my SD card was stored in the top level "music" folder.
When I plugged the Nook Tablet into my laptop, I was easily able to move the music on the SD card from the top level "music" folder to the other music folder. So... to find it in the library I would have to look at the SD card, choose "My Files" and the subfolder "Music."
When I disconnected my Nook from the laptop, I opened up the music player and it now showed all my music.
06-18-2012 11:21 AM
I had the same issue and what resolved it was this.
With your NOOK Tablet on, open Music Player.
Now quit Music Player and turn off the Tablet.
Pull the SD card and Reboot the NT.
Open Music Player (it will be slow to open).
Quit Music Player and turn NT off.
Insert SD card and Reboot the NT.
Open Music Player.
11-09-2012 03:27 PM
Regarding getting Music Player to recognize new music that is placed on the SD card:
The method involving removing the SD card works, but I did lose all the playlists I had previously created.
11-29-2012 07:19 PM
I've tried everything on this thread, and on five similar threads on this forum, without much luck. Does it have something to do with deleting all the .albumthumbs files, and/or the .thumbnails inside My Files, and/or the LOST.DIR files? I'm not interested in rooting the device (voiding warranties?), if some solution can be found within the existing operating system.
It's very frustrating. I have more than 25 GB of music on a 32 GB SD card, but the built-in Nook music player can't keep track of it. The steps of removing and reinstalling the SD card, with a series of power-cycle reboots, don't solve the problem. The only way I've had even mild success was to cut and paste all of the music files and folders out to a computer, do some reboots, and then reload all of the music at once...which takes several hours to move that many files.
If I delete the folders of several albums, through the USB connection, the Nook player still thinks those tracks are available. This clutters up any Browse or Search screens with tracks that don't play anymore.
It seems that there should be some obvious place to remove an index, or remove all the playlists at once, forcing the music player to rebuild it from scratch. Better, there should be some command in a menu inside the program to do that directly, without having to use the USB cable. The music player could at least refresh its library of available music every time the device is powered up, optionally, so the session would be reliably accurate in showing the available tracks and albums.
Better still, the Nook store should offer some other media players that simply work better, instead of forcing customers to use only this one that can't maintain a library. I don't want to delete and reload 25 GB of music, and go through multiple reboots, just to be able to swap out a few albums when I'm done listening to them!
Or, they could let us go out to a shell-like environment, install whatever Android apps we want, and all of this would be a non-problem.
This really irritates me to think that I picked the Nook instead of the Kindle! B and N I hope you know that you are losing customers over STUPID stuff! Why can't I do something so simple as to place music files on my mini sd card and have them play on my NOOK? WHY? Ridiculous!