MMW doesn't play music, like it can't find it

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MMW doesn't play music, like it can't find it

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I open MMW and it scans roughly 15,000 files. I go to a genre or playlist and hit Play, and it starts going through each song, pausing for a second before turning it gray and moving on to the next song without playing anything. I was playing music earlier, and nothing significant has changed in my setup. I ran "Locate" but that did not help. I have seen this before -- turning the song gray without playing it -- but I thought it was only when the file itself had been moved or deleted. How can I fix this? Thanks.
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Win8, always latest version/build (or beta version) of MMW
LG V20, Android 8.0, all music/podcasts/audiobooks on 64GB external SD card (which may be the source of half of my problems...), always the latest build of MMA
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Re: MMW doesn't play music, like it can't find it

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Re: MMW doesn't play music, like it can't find it

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Thanks Lowlander. (I did search before posting, but didn't come across that article.) I've checked all of the situations outlined in that article, and none apply to my setup. Any other thoughts?
CaptainMCL
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My environment:
Win8, always latest version/build (or beta version) of MMW
LG V20, Android 8.0, all music/podcasts/audiobooks on 64GB external SD card (which may be the source of half of my problems...), always the latest build of MMA
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Re: MMW doesn't play music, like it can't find it

Post by Lowlander »

Does the file play if you open it from Explorer with MediaMonkey? If not, what file type(s) fail?
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Re: MMW doesn't play music, like it can't find it

Post by captainmcl »

I did try that before posting. (Glad to hear that my troubleshooting instincts are ok!) Earlier in the day that did work for one .mp3 file, but later it never worked. All my files are .mp3s.
CaptainMCL
Frisco, TX, USA

My environment:
Win8, always latest version/build (or beta version) of MMW
LG V20, Android 8.0, all music/podcasts/audiobooks on 64GB external SD card (which may be the source of half of my problems...), always the latest build of MMA
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Re: MMW doesn't play music, like it can't find it

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is this an external drive ..
Where's the db and ini stored
Reporting Bugs
Where tags are stored

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Re: MMW doesn't play music, like it can't find it

Post by Lowlander »

That would be odd, that it worked before when playing from Explorer with MediaMonkey and that now it doesn't. Which version of MediaMonkey and Windows? Can Windows Media Player play the files?
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