4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 24, 2014 3:07 PM by Zeph

    Nook HD+ - Music Player?

    Pinwillow

      Hi everyone,

      So I have downloaded mp3s to my nook hd + (correctly, as I've read and re-read how to do so) and there I can not find ANY way to actually listen to the mp3s on the device. They are in the correct format because they work on a separate tablet (Not a nook)

       

      I go to My Files and to Music. But EVERY single mp3 that I tap demands that I either open it with Spotify or Google Play. I've read that supposedly only a few nook hd + devices actually have a plain, good old fashion music player for downloaded content....is this seriously true? 

      I have searched this tablet thoroughly and there is NO music playing app other than the online streamers.

      Do I REALLY have to set up an account with one more online streaming dealy that I don't need or even want? 

      Help would be VERY MUCH appreciated!! 

        • Re: Nook HD+ - Music Player?
          Pinwillow

          Alrighty, so I feel like a donkey!

          I've found that when I tap an mp3 and it directs me to open it with either Spotify or Google Play; Google Play will right then and there open the mp3. I must have only tried using Spotify which required me to create an account, etc. and still wouldn't play it. I must have been messing with it for so long that I assumed both applications would do this. Sorry about that everybody- BUT is there a way for me to actually manage these files so that I don't have to hit every single song for it to play? I"m trying to create a playlist

          • Re: Nook HD+ - Music Player?
            Zeph

            Pinwillow wrote:

            Hi everyone,

            So I have downloaded mp3s to my nook hd + (correctly, as I've read and re-read how to do so) and there I can not find ANY way to actually listen to the mp3s on the device. They are in the correct format because they work on a separate tablet (Not a nook)

             

            I go to My Files and to Music. But EVERY single mp3 that I tap demands that I either open it with Spotify or Google Play. I've read that supposedly only a few nook hd + devices actually have a plain, good old fashion music player for downloaded content....is this seriously true? 

            I have searched this tablet thoroughly and there is NO music playing app other than the online streamers.

            Do I REALLY have to set up an account with one more online streaming dealy that I don't need or even want? 

            Help would be VERY MUCH appreciated!! 


            This is fascinating because it's exactly the opposite of the problem that I had (and still have) with the HD+ and music. 

             

            My HD+ came with an internal player (an app called simply "Player").  Taping on any music file on the device will automatically bring up the player and start playing the file -- and will then proceed to play through every other music file on the device, regardless of separation into "albums", until I stop it.  I've not found any way to get the Nook to play one music file and then stop.  I can set up "queues" and "playlists", but to no avail -- once player has worked through the listed tunes, it then procedes through all the rest of the music files on the device, unless stopped manually.

             

            I finally just shrugged it off, reasoning that I primarily bought the Nook as a reader, anyway, and not as a music player.

              • Re: Nook HD+ - Music Player?
                laurieb52

                Did you create the play list from within google play music, or was it a sideloaded play list? If you create it within google music play, name it, then save it, you can access and play the list by tapping on the three lines at the top left of the open app. Google alos automatically created a play list from any songd you've given a "thumbs up" to.

                  • Re: Nook HD+ - Music Player?
                    Zeph

                    laurieb52 wrote:

                    Did you create the play list from within google play music, or was it a sideloaded play list? If you create it within google music play, name it, then save it, you can access and play the list by tapping on the three lines at the top left of the open app. Google alos automatically created a play list from any songd you've given a "thumbs up" to.


                    Within.  But anyway, what I realy would much rather ba able to do is tap on a tune, have that tune play, and then have the player STOP, unless I've told it not to.  As a musician, that's a much more typical use for me than actually playing through a whole list of tunes.

                    Another annoying thing about that player is that it seems to ignore the metadata on side-loaded material, and there doesn't seem to be any way to edit the metadata on the Nook to fix that.  All of the music I've put on the Nook had metadata that included filename, title, composer, performer, album, time, and sometimes other information -- all Nook's Google player grabbed was filenames and times.

                     

                    But ... like I said, at this point I decided that the Nook's a reader, and I use other devices to accomodate what I want to do with the music.