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Old 06-05-2009, 01:06 PM   #1
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Is there any way I can browse music by folders on android?

I have a 7 disk audio set I want to listen to, each of the 7 folders have the .mp3 files numbered 1 - 30, problem is if I copy all folders to the SD card, the built in media player jumbles them all together. Is there a way I can tell media player to look in a specific folder?
How about editing the playlists from my Mac somehow?

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Old 06-05-2009, 01:18 PM   #2
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You can add the files to your music player, then in the music player add each song from one of the 7 folders in a separate playlist, 7 times. It will take FOREVER but that's about the only way I can think of. also, if you want to, you can create a playlist icon to put on your home screen, so you can add all seven playlists as a separate icon on your home screen.

If you do that, you can save space by long pressing an empty area on your home screen, and adding a blank folder. Tap once on the folder icon (it will be white and say "Folder") to open it, and just drag and drop each playlist icon into the folder. So then you will have 1 folder containing all seven playlists.
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:22 PM   #3
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I was thinking of the playlist idea but that just takes way too much time to have to manually add the files one by one. Right now I'm importing them into itunes and thinking of a way to put each group of mp3 files under a separate album name, hopefully the music browser will pick up on this .. still experimenting.
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found the solution: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/15953

ID3MOD, I just loaded each folder's mp3 files, edited the album name to "disk1", "disk2" etc. then copied the newly modified mp3 files to the sd card.
Android's media player now has an icon for each album.

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Try that. Yeah, the playlist deal is way too much work, I wish they would allow you to check the song you wanted, instead of long-holding it, or be able to edit the playlists when connecting the SD card to the computer.
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Here's what i did:
1. Connect in mass storage mode to your comp
2. copy your music folders to the music folder on the sd card
3. Get the Astro File Manager app from market place. Its free and has been very useful to me for many things
4. open astro, browse to the music folder
5. press "multi" on top, then select all the folders/songs you want to add to the playlist
6. press music on top when you've selected everything
7. click add to playlist
8. Add to an existing list or create a new one!

Looks like a lot of steps but after you do it once its a snap. Astro rocks! wooo

It also grabs sub folders.

I've tested it and if you add music to the folder, you will need to recreate your playlist.

Hope this helps!
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Astro rocks!!! Did the job of creating playlists from folders a flash!
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Astro file doesn't work for me to add music files to the playlist. When I select the music files inside a folder using "Select all" it's getting selected (orange colour) but when I click music option, all the files get deselected. Even if I select the option "Add to playlist" it gives the message "0 files added to playlist". Please help me..
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