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# 110399 8-Oct-2012 18:38
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I have just bought a new Sony Xperia Go. It is running Gingerbread 2.3.7. I have installed a new 16Gb micro SD card and transferred about 2 Gb of music from my Windows 7 pc to the card. For some reason the phone music player only seems to recognise 6 Albums of music as nothing else is showing. When I connect the phone back to the pc, all the music is visible on the SD card and I can play it on the pc windows media player. All the music is either mp3 or wma and according to the Tech Specs, the phone will play both. Any suggestions?


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  # 698095 8-Oct-2012 19:34
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Assuming you're using the Sony music player and not something like Poweramp or JetAudio. :-)

Have you checked the refresh media option to include the new music files into the music library play list.?

The XPERIA Go doesn't note support for .wma files using the standard audio player.

Just .mp3 and .ogg

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  # 698131 8-Oct-2012 20:28
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Hello DrStrangelove, thanks for your reply. Firstly, I got my wma and my wav mixed up so it looks like I'll have to convert most of my music library...and second, how do I check "the refresh media option to include the new music files into the music library play list"
Thanks for your help


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  # 698351 9-Oct-2012 12:56
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I'd recommend installing PlayerPro or PowerAmp as an alternative media player, either will play mp3, wma and wav files (among others). Given that it's a Sony device it may have dedicated hardware buttons that don't work 100% with alternative players though?

Regardless, it should certainly be picking up the mp3 tracks automatically, and pretty much regardless of where they were stored. Is there a file manager application on the phone that you can use to check that it can see the files correctly?

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  # 698678 9-Oct-2012 20:07
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Hello stevenz. Thanks for your suggestion. Yes the 6 albums the phone did pick up were mp3, which I'd downloaded from freegal (the library "music store")
I converted all my music, 2260 odd, songs last night so will stick with the inbuilt system.

Problem solved, case closed.

Amazing how many things there are to consider when researching which new phone to purchase. Guess I missed that one, at least I can make calls on it ;-)

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  # 698733 9-Oct-2012 21:26
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As stevenz suggests your best bet may be to install Poweramp (or PlayerPro ) and then your .mp3 and .wma should be playable.

But guess you converted them... 2260 songs????? Guess that's only approx 188 CDs.

Interestingly, my olde worlde XPERIA X10i which was made out of rusting steel girders before the Japanese heavy industry collapsed, does play .wma files natively on the Sony Ericsson default player as well as a raft of others.

All my digital music is in .flac format and I find JetAudio on my phone to give the best audio 'soundscape'.
However I can't recommend JetAudio as it fails in many other areas.

The other consideration, if you have the original audio source (.cda) and can recreate the files again, I'd consider .ogg file format which will give you a far better sound quality to size file format. 

But it looks like you're using mp3 as your source (freegal) so it's pretty much stripped of it's quality. 

.ogg files are playable on your default music player and probably has a wider compatibility than .wma on other systems.

I started converting my CDs to .ogg as to be honest I couldn't hear the difference between that and .flac files.
Sorry Audiophiles, I know on paper .flac is much better and is only bettered by .wav

The upside of using .ogg is that the file size is MUCH smaller, it's only one step down from .flac and I can stream them over the Internet from my NAS when I'm not at home. (damn you ADSL2+ and only 850Kbps upload) :-)

Anyway, good to hear you have it all sorted.

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