August 4, 2012 at 2:13 pm #897
When I copy music from my PC to my Nexus not all of the content is shown and a warning message appears during transfer stating that not all of the content will be able to be played on the device. Any ideas why this is and what I may be doing wrong?August 5, 2012 at 7:42 am #900
I split this into it’s own thread, hope you find it OK!
I’ve seen this on other media devices when I’ve dragged and dropped whole folders over from Windows to the player. I think it’s because sometimes you get non-media files in your folder too, for example you might see desktop.ini, or sometimes there’s album art and other info.
If you are able to play all your music OK then I wouldn’t worry too much.
Do you think that could be it?
(for more info on playing music on the Nexus 7 check out our Google Music Guide)August 5, 2012 at 2:06 pm #906
The files copy over ok and I can see them in the file structure but when I go to the nexus and select the music it is simply not showing it so there is nothing to play. This seems to happen with MP3 files and WMA files so I can only guess the file has to be a specific type?
Also not all of the music I can see is displaying the album artwork but some are???August 6, 2012 at 6:57 am #918
I have the artwork issue! It’s something I’ve never really looked into before and it’s on my list of things to sort out, so will definitely post back any tips I find. I generally rip my CDs with Windows Media Player which does bring art work over but its hit and miss whether my media players ever display it.
I would think the N7 can play all MP3s, is it the WMA files that have a prob? There could be DRM on them which is preventing them being moved – or perhaps Android doesn’t play nice with those files.
Is it worth trying an alternative music app on your Nexus? For example WinAmp.August 6, 2012 at 7:56 am #919
Just wondering if it might be worth downloading N7 Music player from google play ..its on offer at the mo. Its a wonderful app that I use on my smartphone for all my downloaded music and it will automatically download album artwork directly from the internet to your Nexus!..It might make a difference to how you find or see your MP3 files ..check it out!August 7, 2012 at 10:36 am #928
Hey Stevestokeld Checked out Nexus 7 supported music filetypes. N7 supports MP3 /aac (M4a) /wma and Flac. All flac files are transcoded to 320 kbps (bitrate) mp3 which is a cool move and top quality transference!August 8, 2012 at 12:34 pm #962
I tried copying some music to my n7 yesterday. I also got the “you may not be able to play” message in win7, even though I was definitely only copying mp3s. However, using poweramp, all files played fine.
As an aside, I connected my n7 to a mac yesterday expecting it to be mounted automatically, but found it had To download a program called filetransfer from the Android website to enable it. You may already know this, but if it was documented anywhere, I didn’t see it :)August 8, 2012 at 4:51 pm #977
Well done Jez on your website.
I’m 57 and new to all this!. Got my first smartphone this year and decided on the Nexus 7 to learn more. Got the iplayer going OK but can’t get .WMA files copied using Windows Media Player to play. Guess these files don’t work on Nexus 7 yet?”. Can copy .MP3 and play OK, as downloaded my first ever .mp3 half an hour ago from Amazon to my PC first.
I was in IT for 33 years but retired in 2006. Started on an IBM 360 with 64k main storage and filled a huge room.August 10, 2012 at 11:39 am #1019
I had problems with album art not being displayed on Nexus 7 music player I downloaded N7 player from Google Play and it downloaded all the current album artwork, works brilliantly!August 10, 2012 at 1:21 pm #1026
You mean this? Looks interesting, and on sale at the moment. Worth a punt at 79p.
I’m going to do some investigation into this, I get all the album art on Windows media player so it’s got to be possible.August 10, 2012 at 3:54 pm #1030
Yep I will continue to shout and scream the benefits of N7 Musicplayer but people aren’t listening the best investment music app that money can buy!..Unfortunately it has the same initials has the Nexus 7 so may cause some confusion. Remember once installed you can copy across files from your comp directly to the N7 Musicplayer app!August 10, 2012 at 6:23 pm #1033
Ta. Bought it, installed it, looks good. Will fill up a few of my remaining gbs with music later and look forward to playing around. Album art worked a treat.
The discount price ends today, but these things are only a couple of quid anyway – I still had some credits in the bank anyway.
Caledonia, I just tried playing wma files with various players and I couldn’t get it to work. A quick google and it looks like a common Android problem. You’d think some player somewhere would support them? Anyone any ideas?
Else I guess you can always convert to MP3.August 10, 2012 at 7:26 pm #1035
I’ve given up on wma files.
Tried N7player and poweramp, no success. N7player says the given track cannot be opened.
In Google play it says wma files are only supported by the Windows version of the Google Play Music Manger.
JohnAugust 11, 2012 at 9:24 am #1052
Hey Caledonia! Can I suggest you try Sound Switch File Converter by NCH Software and download to your comp. Im no tech wiz but found this an easy conversion of music files option which will also allow you to change low quality music files in different format like wma to higher quality 320 biterate MP3 during conversion. Then download your converted files to your N7 Player…Its free and very well tested by me on umpteen occassions!…Check it out!August 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm #1056
Great stuff Zemo. Copying some Pink Floyd classics to .mp3 at moment then loading to Nexus 7.
.wma now history.