Galaxy S5 and Where’s My Music?

Its that time that happens every now and then when my cell phone contract is up for renewal. I was going to continue with the old phone but decided that circumstances allowed me to get a new one with more features for dealing with the modern world. I settled on a Galaxy s5. All I can say is that that there is a whole lot of learning to figure all its features but once again Aviate is my launcher/home screen as I really didn’t like the Samsung one (it sucked!). I am still adding the apps that I want, the watch seems to work better with it. The phone is actually really nice but a large number of apps really do need to come off because I won’t be using them (mostly google!)

I did have one issue, music on the SDcard. I decided to put the music from the old phone in the new one so moved my photos and music to the laptop and reformatted the card. I had issues, now I don’t know ifs its the card (I am not convinced it is) but likely the micro SD adapter, it may even be something in Linux Mint (recently updated to 17). But it took two tries to get the photos across and the music seemed OK. When I put the card in the S5 with the music I hit a problem, although the folders showed not all of the music showed in Poweramp, or any other music app. Two nights searching the internet gave no answers that worked. I checked the card again by connecting the cable to the laptop. The files will only show via the laptop if the phone screen is unlocked! It is easy to connect the phone to linux, shame on Samsung for not having a linux application for tranferring files but I don’t think you really need it.

Anyway, I found the problem. Although the files were all there for bands, albums, etc. The music was not. All it took was looking and checking to the core of the file. I am now adding the music to the folders to fix the problem. I am wondering if others who have the same issue have are in the situation of the folders transferred but the contents have not been.



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