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Is there any way to find/remove duplicate tracks from Google Play Music?

I have my music from CD in both MP3 and FLAC format. Unfortunately, the Google Music uploader insists on uploading both formats, and so I have duplicate tracks. Is there an app/tool/method to find ...
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How do I access google play music from the Philippines?

I am not able to access the google play music because my country isn't supported. I used VPN with a US account and it asked me to login. When I used my email, I receive the error again that my country ...
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Music lockscreen controls

I'm on a Nexus 4, when I play music from the Play music app, the full screen lock screen music controls or music art will not show only the lock screen as if I am not playing music at all. I do have ...
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Using Google Play music as an alarm

I downloaded a song from the Play Store to use as my alarm on my S3 but for some reason can't find it. When I go into Play Music it's there along with all my other downloaded music, but when I go into ...
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Can I share my Google Play “cloud” music with a family member?

I've uploaded all of our music to Google's "music in the cloud". I can play it on my Android phone (Droid X). I'd like my wife to be able to play it as well on her HTC Incredible). Is this allowed? ...
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Does Google Play allow for the caching of your entire collection on a mobile device?

Without having to play each individual song once, is it possible to cache the music collection stored on a Google Play account onto a device (in my case, a Nexus 5)?
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Google Music 'Unknown Artist' only in Android App

So I have an album that for some reason shows up as of an 'Unknown artist' in my library in the Google Music app. I already fixed the tags in Foobar (and also checked them again with MP3Tag) and then ...
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How to renew Google Play Access All Access from an Android?

I got the 30 days free trial for Google Play Music, but cancelled it. I'd like to renew it. How can I? I can't find a way. Here's an image:
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Kitkat 4.4.2 and Play music: won't find files

I have a nexus 4 and I have been using the music downloader called music maniac. Just recently updated to kitkat 4.4.2 and now when I download music the play music app won't find it in my phone. I can ...
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Wrong playlist order in Google Play Music app

I use the Google Play Music app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.music) to play locally stored music on my Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.3. I have created some ...
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How to set MP3 ringtone in Android (Nexus S)

I am using Music (latest up to today) and TTPOD as my MP3 players. After Googling, I suppose I can set my MP3 ring tone, by long press on the song through Music application. However, once I long ...
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Google music player restores deleted playlist

Why does my Google music player automatically create some of the playlists I deleted before? When I delete a playlist, the playlist appears again after I turn off my Nexus 7 and turn it on again. It ...
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Android music pauses when using headphones

This started happening a few days ago but my phone stopped to play music (pausing) on headphones when I: Screen off Notification menu is pulled down Opening all applications on the default stock ...
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Sync now-playing with other-devices?

I would like to resume the current track(or just the current playlist) from my phone when switching to the desktop. Is it possible to sync the now-playing playlist, ideally with the position in the ...
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How can I turn songs from Google Play Music into ringtones?

Is there a way to easily use music from Google Play Music as ringtones on my phone?
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Google Music Play reports “Can't download music right now. Will try again later.”

I have a rooted Galaxy Tab 2 running Android 4.2.2 and Google Music version 5.6.1609P.1258283. I try to download albums and all goes well for approximately 5 albums. After that, Google Play Music ...
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How to sync music bought on Google Play back into iTunes

I have the Google Music manager set to watch my iTunes folder, so if I buy music on iTunes, it'll end up in my Google Play Music. What about the other direction? When I buy a song on Google Play, ...
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Where are the downloaded Google Play Music files? [duplicate]

I've looked in /Android/data/com.android.google.music/cache and nothing is there. I don't have an SD card.
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How can I stop Google Play Music from automatically downloading my library?

I listened to some of my music library on Google Play for the first time, and unbeknownst to me, it started to download the whole library (12,00 plus tracks) to my phone, completely using up my ...
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Google Play Music won't use Wi-Fi

Samsung Galaxy S3 running Jelly Bean, 4.1.2. Doing a trial of All Access, but it won't use Wi-Fi. If I click download/stream via Wi-Fi only, I get a message that it can't play without Wi-Fi even ...
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Can I control how google accounts get synced? Mobile vs Wifi

Under Settings>Accounts>Google>(my account) there is a bunch of services you can check and uncheck. My question specifically is I'd like everything to be synced but I want to be able to choose which ...
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Where does Google Music store offline songs?

I have a song I want to use for a ringtone, but the Google Music app doesn't let me set it. I've checked on my sdcard/internal storage for a music/google/gmusic etc folder but can't find anything. ...
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How to add/remove an individual song from device in May 2013 update Google Play Music app?

I have poked around (and prodded) the three-dots menus in the new Google Play Music UI (app version 5.x) and, for the sake of all that is free storage space, it appears to only allow managing ...
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Ogg Vorbis file not listed in media player

I have an Ogg Vorbis file (.ogg), which was discovered by the fancy new music player on Android Kitkat and it played fine. However, now that it is no longer officially a "recently added" file, I ...
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Google Play Music Stopped Syncing Randomly

It was working fine until this morning. I "synced" songs from my computer to Google Play Music but it won't show up on my device anymore. Further in Google Play Music settings the first option is to ...
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Party Mode or guest Access for Google Play Music?

I wonder if there is a way to use "Google Play Music" with something like a "Party Mode". I just want to give my friends the possibility to browse and play my music library without giving them access ...
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Using Apple Lossless with Google Play Music

I have a lot of music encoded in Apple Lossless (ALAC), but Google Play Music doesn’t seem to support it. Instead Google Play Music supports FLAC, but iTunes doesn’t support it. I don’t care how ...
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Choose Which Albums Show in Play Music?

Not sure if this is a common or simple solution, but I can't find a way to fix this. I've got a couple albums I've purchased through the Google Music store - namely the Lés Mis soundtrack, is it's a ...
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How do I keep audiobook separate from Google Music?

So every time I add an audiobook to my Nexus7 it automatically put it into google music. And then of course if I'm listening to music I suddenly get part of a story, which is really annoying. I tried ...
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Songs from Google Play don't show up on phone

I'm trying to make a custom calendar notification on my mom's Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.1.1) because the built-in ones are too short for her to hear. This article says I can move a music file to ...
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Uploaded songs to Google Play don't show up on Android device

I'm sure this one is just a PEBKAC error, so please bear with me since I am new to Android. I've uploaded all of my music to Google Play Music and I can see all of my songs via their web interface. ...
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Where does Google Play Music v5 store music locally?

I know this question has been answered for older versions of the app, but where does the most recent app store offline music? Clearly the mp3's I've selected are downloaded - because they play ...
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Trouble playing music on the play music app?

So I'm trying to play songs off of the play music app on my galaxy s3 with my wifi and mobile data turned off, but basically half off my songs are greyed out and I'm unable to listen to them, but then ...
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How can I push music to my Android device with Google Play Music?

I want to push music to my Android device running Google Music. Is this possible?
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Google Play Music limit amount of space it can take on SD card

Google Play Music has the tendency to totally fill up my SD card with cache files for streaming. Now I do like this as 3g connection when travelling can be flaky and this way you minimise re-streaming ...
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Google music not syncing on Nexus S

I received my invite to Google Music a couple weeks ago. I've been using it in the browser since then. My Nexus S however, refuses to sync music. Some people on the web report the same problem but it ...
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Play Music (KitKat): update library not working

I use BitTorrent Sync to transfer audio files to my Nexus 5. All files are transfered to the 'music' directory. When new files are added to this directory, the only way to update Play Music's library ...
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Can I share some Google stuff without sharing Gmail?

I have a Nexus 4 and my wife just got an HTC One. I'd like to share accounts in Google play so that we can share app purchases. I'd also like to share Google music, contacts, and some other things. I ...
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Google “Play Music” app constantly running!

Why is Google Play Music constantly running on my galaxy s4? I don't use any music app.
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Using existing playlists on Google Play music

I have a Nexus S, and I sync my music between iTunes and my phone using iSyncr, which basically just dumps the music files and playlist files into a folder within my phone's USB storage. I'm using ...
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Is there a way to move my Google Play music to my SD Card?

I have a Motorola Droid Micro. I'm running out of space on my internal storage because it won't let me install things to the SD card. Is there a way to move the Google Play music (which takes up 2/3 ...
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Google Play Music - Edit tags of Remotely Stored Music?

I am often surprised by the treatment of MP3 names by the native music player, Play Music. Fairly frequently albums are split, or unexpected titles pop up, etc. I am pretty meticulous about ID3s in my ...
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Can't pin Last Added auto-playlist: “This music is only stored on this device”

Update: Recent versions of Play Music seem to have this issue fixed. Recently installed a new ROM on my Galaxy Nexus and am trying to redownload all my music from Play Music (I do have All Access, so ...
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How to prevent my Google account from acting like it's from the US?

I'm from the Czech Republic and via some proxy I made my Google account look like a US-based one to try Google music etc. Now Google music with all access arrived in my country and it's cheaper than ...
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Music player widget title cut off

My iPod recently broke so I started using Google Play Music on my phone. It works quite well and today I discovered the widget, so I added it to my home screen. It's very useful, the only thing is ...
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Can other apps play music from my Google Music library?

I have uploaded my song collection to Google Play Music, and use my phone to listen to them. Now, if I copy the original music files directly to my phone storage, I can then use any app I want to ...
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Low resolution album artwork?

Why does Google Play Music and other music apps display album artwork with such terrible quality? This occurs even when high resolution images are embed into the audio files. How can we fix this?
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Deleting or listing least frequently played songs in Google Play Music

I'm starting to hit the limits of my storage space. My device is mostly filled with music, so I'd like to remove songs I don't listen to anymore, without having to painfully scroll down the list and ...
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Music covers aren't shown correctly

I have copied my mp3 files to my new Google Nexus 7 (Android 4.2.1) via USB into the Music folder. It can be played with Google Play Music (version 4.5.910l.560208), but it is always showing one and ...
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Google Play Music freezes the touch screen

I'm running a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. I'm having intermittent issue with the touch screen freezing and no longer responding to any touches. The power button works, as does the home key. The volume ...