6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 5, 2012 9:33 PM by KeithMon

    MUSIC app won't list any downloads

    CaptainGuy

      So, I DL 200 MP3's into the Music Folder...

       

      I must select a single tune at a time to play.  MUsic app does not show the list of tunes...none...zero...zip.

       

      The title for any tune I select is null-null.

       

      This worked before the 1.2 up/down grade.

       

      Any clues?

        • Re: MUSIC app won't list any downloads

          would be nice if we had a system simliar to itunes for all our media and also to "rent"
           and download multmedia like mp3s and movies. I would pay a rental fee to rent movies. I might also by mp3's if I new I had an app that I could make track lists of and organize.

           

          I see they have a free napster app. Can you add Mp3's of your own to that like Itunes? Itunes even lets you convert your cd's into the itunes.

           

          as for now I just listen to Pandora. I am happy with it as it doesnt seem to have commericals, like it does on my iphone.

           

          my reall wish list is NETFLIX and HBO2 Go apps!!

            • Re: MUSIC app won't list any downloads
              HumbleCorrespondent

              LauraBe wrote:

              would be nice if we had a system simliar to itunes for all our media and also to "rent"
               and download multmedia like mp3s and movies. I would pay a rental fee to rent movies. I might also by mp3's if I new I had an app that I could make track lists of and organize.

               

              I see they have a free napster app. Can you add Mp3's of your own to that like Itunes? Itunes even lets you convert your cd's into the itunes.

               

              as for now I just listen to Pandora. I am happy with it as it doesnt seem to have commericals, like it does on my iphone.

               

              my reall wish list is NETFLIX and HBO2 Go apps!!



              Since the Napster app was free, I installed it.  It will only play music on your NC that was downloaded as part of the Napster service.  It will not play your own MP3's.

            • Re: MUSIC app won't list any downloads
              HumbleCorrespondent

              CaptainGuy wrote:

              So, I DL 200 MP3's into the Music Folder...

               

              I must select a single tune at a time to play.  MUsic app does not show the list of tunes..None..Zero..Zip.

               

              The title for any tune I select is null-null.

               

              This worked before the 1.2 up/down grade.

               

              Any clues?



              This happened to me when I moved my music from my NC to my SD card.  After much puzzlement, I realized I had put a .nomedia file in the music folder because the Gallery was picking up album covers.  It did not affect the music player because it already "knew" about the music that was already there.  When I moved the music to the SD card, the music info was deleted from the player and had to be picked up again after the move.  As I said, after the move, the music was not picked up.  When I thought to remove the .nomedia file, the music was picked up.  I don't know if this is your issue, but it is worth checking.

              • Re: MUSIC app won't list any downloads

                I had the same issue and it drove me nuts!  The way I resolved it was by connecting my Nook Tablet to my computer with the USB cable and then I navigated my SD Card to the directory called "LOST.DIR".  In this directory there was a file named "29653".  I deleted it and then ejected my Nook from my computer and removed USB cable.  I then held my power button down for a few seconds and selected the "Power off" option.  I then restarted my Nook Tablet and then started Music Player.  I immediately noticed when I went in to the "Recently added" folder all the new mp3 songs I just added were now showing properly, and the songs now came up when doing the Search function, and the songs no longer had the "null - null" info.  I hope this helps you too!

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                    This is a correction to my previous post -- Well, I experienced the issue on my next music update and tried deleting the file in "LOST.DIR" directory but that still didn't resolve the issue.  But then I just remembered that I did delete some other files per someone elses previous post, and I retried deleting these other files and it worked this time.  Therefore, I believe the following steps can be followed each time you update your music to workaround this bug..

                     

                    1. Connect my Nook Tablet to my computer with the USB cable and when AutoPlay dialog appears, pick the "Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer" option.

                    2a. In Windows Explorer, click on "MyNOOK" in the left side tree and then click on the "B&N Downloads" folder.  If you see a ".nomedia" file, click on it and delete it.

                    2b. In Windows Explorer, click on "Removable Disk" on the left side tree and then click on the "B&N Downloads" folder.  If you see a ".nomedia" file, click on it and delete it.

                    3. Eject NOOK Tablet by clicking on lower right side System Tray icon that says.. "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media".

                    4. Remove USB cable from Nook Tablet.

                    5. Power down your Nook Tablet by holding down the Power button for about 3 seconds.  The Power button is located on the upper left side.  When the dialog appears, select the "Power off" option.  (*** This step is important because if you don't power it down then the issue will still be present).

                    6. Turn your Nook Tablet back on by holding down the Power button for about 4 seconds.

                    7. Start the Music Player.

                     

                    Hopefully, you'll notice when clicking in the "Recently added" object in the Music Player you'll now see the new .mp3 songs you recently added.  Also, the new songs should now be retrievable when using the Music Player Search function, and the songs should no longer had the "null - null" info. 

                    I don't know why I have to do these steps everytime I add new songs, but at least I can workaround this bug by following the above steps each time I add new music content.  Hopefully, Barnes & Noble will develop a permanent fix in the future.  I hope this helps for now!!

                      • Re: MUSIC app won't list any downloads

                        Well, the problem continued again.  This time I noticed in.. Settings-->Device Info-->About Your NOOK ..that I was still on Software version 1.4.1  ..so I went to the Barnes and Noble site and downloaded and upgraded my Nook Tablet to Software version 1.4.3 ..and now that seems to have solved the issue with the newly added .mp3 songs not being recognized by Music Player.  --So far so good!