Phone Won't Detect Music Files From SD Card
(08-14-2020, 12:26 AM)FOSSagent0 Wrote:
(08-03-2020, 12:58 PM)Joelandsonja Wrote:
(07-29-2020, 11:14 AM)paintchip Wrote:
(07-22-2020, 01:52 PM)Joelandsonja Wrote: I've been having issues with my Pinephone detecting my music files from my Micro SD Card. I ended up buying a 256GB Micro SD card just so I can take all of my music with me on the phone, but for some reason the Music app says 'no music files detected'.

You're not the only one. The music application also doesn't detect my music files (even after I mount he SD card). I even tried making a sym link from the SD card music files to my music folder in my home directory. No dice.

I am able to get the player to import songs by navigating to them in the file manager and opening them with music player, though. Once imported, they stay there. I just don't want to do this for each song in my library.

What the others are trying to dell you is that your SD card doesn't automatically mount in Ubuntu Touch. You have to manually mount it using various methods. For instance, I created a folder named sd in my home directory and then mounted the card there:

mkdir ~/sd
mount /dev/mmcblk0 ~/sd

You can then navigate to the files on the card from the terminal or in the file manager.

Didn't work for me, but I might have made a typo somewhere along the line. 

I'm hoping UBports will do a significant update soon, because this thing has just been sitting in my drawer for a month.  
I had UBports and noticed that it wouldnt mount my sd card either. Another thing is what is the file system of the card? Im using EXT4 for mine, it may not have worked in Ubuntu Touch but It did work for me on Mobian os and I play my music via the lollypop app. Also I haven't tried all the music formats yet, I only tested out my ogg vorbis tracks.
How does one mount mmcblk0 Unsure how I create directory went to home the add folder renamed it sd now I type rest of steps and can't get it working or does anyone know command to start udiskie

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RE: Phone Won't Detect Music Files From SD Card - by cybercricket - 02-25-2021, 11:23 PM

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