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SanDisk User
Posts: 54
Registered: ‎11-13-2008

Re: Why won't it play music on microSD card?

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I can copy hundreds of songs from the Windows PC to the microSDHC card.

 

They all remain visible in Windows Explorer.

 

Only the first song copied onto the player is visible on the player. It is also the only song that will play.

 

As I said, I tried this in both MSC and MTP modes. No difference.

 

I assume I can buy another microSDHC card. Class 4, 16 GB or less, as far as I know.

 

This is the 1st revision of the Sansa Fuze.

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,233
Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: Why won't it play music on microSD card?

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"As I said, I tried this in both MSC and MTP modes. No difference."

 

When you tried putting MSC trasferrred music on the card, did you first make sure to get rid of all the MTP trasferred music? 

 

Trying a different card is a good idea. You could use a 32GB one.  I suggest getting a Sandisk class 4 card sealed in the retail package from a trustworthy dealer. These are very cheap now. 

 

 

 

 

SanDisk Guru
Posts: 3,233
Registered: ‎09-13-2008

Re: Why won't it play music on microSD card?

You also didn't mention how many songs you have on the player. If you have an 8GB Fuze and have your music at a low bitrate(some have even used 64kbps), then it is possible that you might have over 5,000 songs in internal memory. While the song limit on the Fuze is listed as being around 8,000, if you have long tags, long song titles, heavily nested file structure, or large embedded album art, the song limit might be much less. 

Do your song files use embedded album art? The album art for my songs is not embedded in the tags, but instead is in a separate folder.jpg file that is in the folder that contains the album.

SanDisk Guru
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Registered: ‎09-06-2008

Re: Why won't it play music on microSD card?

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It's probably the database limit as explained above.  Scroll down Albums or Artists and see if it stops before the end of the alphabet. 

 

But: 

 

Are all the files .mp3, .flac, .ogg or .wav ? 

 

The Fuze will not play .m4a files (iTunes files), and it won't show any file it can't play.

 

If you are using iTunes you can highlight the .m4a files, right-click and Create mp3 Version. But then you'll have to find them wherever iTunes hides them...

SanDisk User
Posts: 54
Registered: ‎11-13-2008

Re: Why won't it play music on microSD card?

So many responses would have seemed helpful years ago, when these products were new an people knew less about them. But I've had the thing for years, and have obviously been using it. Once it stopped working the way it always had, I'm not inclined to suspect I had suddenly forgotten how to add music, what type of music it played, or how much music the thing would hold. Again, I've had it for years.

 

The micro SDHC card was bad. I bought a new one, 8 GB SanDisk class 4, and it does not exhibit the same problem. The player "sees" every song I put on it.

 

So there it is.

SanDisk Guru
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Re: Why won't it play music on microSD card?

I did suggest earlier to try a different card.

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SanDisk User
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Registered: ‎12-13-2014

Re: Why won't it play music on microSD card?

Sorry for this but why ask for help if you don't bother to read the advice given or are determined to ignore them? JK98 suggested that you should try another card in his first post and then repeated the advice several times without any feedback from you. Why not follow the advice given instead of ending up complaining about the very helpful and experienced people trying to assist you? It just seems a bit unnecessary to me.

SanDisk User
Posts: 54
Registered: ‎11-13-2008

Re: Why won't it play music on microSD card?

Of course I read his advice. I simply wasn't able to get a card fast enough. It was good advice.

 

I've only noted the way in which many people made some pretty bold assumptions that should have been too unlikely to mention, given the age of the product and the years I've had it. Seriously, how likely is it that I just forgot what type of music it played?

 

None of which is the sort of thing one should be getting bent out of shape over.

SanDisk Guru
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Re: Why won't it play music on microSD card?

Although nothing in your original posts offered any inkling of your incredible expertise...which apparently did not extend to figuring out the simple possibility that the card might be bad....you're welcome. Have a nice day.