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[Q] How to force Music Player to see newly added music

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By Bigguss, Member on 27th August 2014, 09:28 AM
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Hi All,

I have been having an issue where the HTC music app will not automatically sync any newly added music? I add them directly to my SD card and it seems that the only way to get them to be added to the player is to reboot the phone. Surely there has to be a way of getting the player to see the new music without having to resort to a reboot??

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27th August 2014, 04:38 PM |#2  
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Same thing for me, been like this since I got the phone on every Rom and stock. My brothers s5 pulls it instantly after download.
27th August 2014, 05:36 PM |#3  
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Try some of the Media Rescan apps in the Play Store
27th August 2014, 06:09 PM |#4  
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I had the same problem so I moved my music on Internal SD card since Kitkat on this device doesnt allow Music player to read the music on External SD card

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27th August 2014, 06:33 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by turboblaz

I had the same problem so I moved my music on Internal SD card since Kitkat on this device doesnt allow Music player to read the music on External SD card

That is completely false.

So much misinformation and misunderstanding on the KitKat SD card restrictions. The restrictions only affect the ability of 3rd party apps to write to the SD, and do not in any way affect read permissions.
http://www.androidcentral.com/kitkat-sdcard-changes

Its become a knee-jerk reaction that whenever someone has any issue whatsoever with their SD, they blame the KitKat SD permissions change (when its often not the case). Its become like the guy from Ancient Aliens with the crazy hair "IT MUST BE ALIENS!!!!"

What we have here is a simple lag of the music player not picking up the changes fast enough.
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27th August 2014, 06:40 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by redpoint73

That is completely false.

So much misinformation and misunderstanding on the KitKat SD card restrictions. The restrictions only affect the ability of 3rd party apps to write to the SD, and do not in any way affect read permissions.
http://www.androidcentral.com/kitkat-sdcard-changes

Its become a knee-jerk reaction that whenever someone has any issue whatsoever with their SD, they blame the KitKat SD permissions change (when its often not the case). Its become like the guy from Ancient Aliens with the crazy hair "IT MUST BE ALIENS!!!!"

What we have here is a simple lag of the music player not picking up the changes fast enough.

Ok and thank you for correcting my false reply and teaching me how not to blame Kitkat SD card etc.

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29th August 2014, 08:38 AM |#7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by redpoint73

That is completely false.

So much misinformation and misunderstanding on the KitKat SD card restrictions. The restrictions only affect the ability of 3rd party apps to write to the SD, and do not in any way affect read permissions.
http://www.androidcentral.com/kitkat-sdcard-changes

Its become a knee-jerk reaction that whenever someone has any issue whatsoever with their SD, they blame the KitKat SD permissions change (when its often not the case). Its become like the guy from Ancient Aliens with the crazy hair "IT MUST BE ALIENS!!!!"

What we have here is a simple lag of the music player not picking up the changes fast enough.

Is there anyway to force an update? Such as unmounting the SD card and remounting it? Or perhaps an app?
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