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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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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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Chrome crashes Play Music

OK, I've been having this problem for a while now. And it's back with a vengeance. I have 2 phones. A 2013 Moto G and an LG Transpyre VS810PP. Both phones have the same chipset, the Qualcomm ...
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Why does google play music conceal music files from the user on an android but not on a desktop computer?

It seems inconsistent to me. I can do anything I want with files I bought from the play store as long as I'm on my computer. What's the point of restricting access on phones?
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Can I hide an artist from the artist view in Google Play Music?

I listen to a lot of electronic music, in which a huge portion of the tracks are remixes or collaborations with other artists. Google Play Music considers each of those entries as a unique artist. ...
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How to remove a song from Google Play Music without removing it from the storage?

I recently added a couple of ringtones and notification sounds to my phone by placing them into my storage's Ringtone and Notification directories respectively, and I can select them from the sound ...
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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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Why would external Storage Location be unavailable in Play Music and Play Movies?

I have a Galaxy Tab S running Android 5.0.2. I also have a 32GB SD card installed. Supposedly I should be able to set Play Music and Play Movies to download to the external card, but those options are ...
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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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Music and Ringtones no longer found - Nexus 5 with Lollipop

I have a stock Nexus 5 with 5.1.1 Since last Friday, Google Play Music can no longer access music put in the Music folder AND my custom ringtones which are in Ringtones folder can no longer be found. ...
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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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Why are certain songs on Google Play Music greyed out on my phone but not on PC?

Here's one that's been driving me crazy: The other day, I noticed songs on my phone's "Thumbs Up" playlist, songs that were both bought from Google Play or from elsewhere, were greyed out on my phone. ...
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How to get fitness apps to locate music on google music

I'm a runner. My music and playlists are on Google Music. I have all of my music downloaded to my device. I can't seem to figure out how to get apps like Runtastic or Nike+ to locate my Google Play ...
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Music on my SD card doesn't show up in my “Play Music” library

So up until this afternoon, I have stored on my SD a bit of music. For some reason now though, the only music that is showing up in my music library is stuff stored on the physical phone. The memory ...
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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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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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How do you prevent Google Music from importing all .mp3 files on the device?

I'd like to have several audiobooks and/or podcasts on my Nexus 7, but every time I put any MP3 files onto the device, even if I make my own folder for it or some such, Google Music detects them and ...
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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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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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Alarms Sounds/Songs

Am I able to set my alarm sound as a song I have downloaded (either Google Play music or a third party music downloader) instead of the preset "sounds"? I have a files explorer already installed if ...
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Music players isn't finding tracks on Samsung Galaxy S3!

The music player in Samsung galaxy s3 isn't finding my tracks. I tried different application like google play music but nothing seems to read my tracks at all. This problems happened suddenly I don't ...
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Google Play Music songs don't show up — but only on one of the devices I own

I got a few albums uploaded, all the songs (the full albums ) show up in my tablet ( Samsung S ), also they show up in the web player and in my old Samsung S3. But my S4 with lollipop just shows two ...
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Does Play Music download songs more than once if they are in different playlists?

I have several playlists which overlap in terms of the songs they contain. I have these downloaded on my phone. If a song is in two playlists, will it be stored twice on my phone?
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Where are offline google music files stored on galaxy s6?

I have a galaxy s6 with many songs saved for offline use on google play music. I am having trouble finding the songs so that I can transfer them into the music storage file so that I can then transfer ...
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How to have Google Music playlists in shuffle by default?

When I open a playlist in Google Music and press the "play" button, it reads from first to last in the playlist's order - as expected. My question is: is it possible to change this "default ...
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Syncing music from device to cloud with Google Play Music

On my Android device, I've recently downloaded some music. The Google Play Music app recognized the music, and shows it within the app. However, I am not sure how to sync this new music from my ...
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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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Where does music downloaded from Google Play go on my phone? [duplicate]

New Nexus 6 with Lollipop. I downloaded some music from Google Play, but cannot for the life of me find where it is on the phone. I've searched through the entire thing using Astro, and can't find my ...
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Google Play Music - Error while retrieving information from server

Google Play Music - Error while retrieving information from server. When tapping Get Started. Screenshot:
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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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Google Play Music: Download Entire Library through USB (instead of internet)

I've used Google's Music Manager to upload my entire iTunes library (songs and playlists) to Play Music. Now I need my library in my phone as well but the Play Music app on my Android phone only ...
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Play Music Runs Down Battery

NEVER listen to music on my Samsung Galaxy S2 phone, so it is annoying when my battery goes flat and I see that Google Play Music is somehow connected to the net. Like the other Google apps I don't ...
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How to delete podcast on Google Play Music?

I use Google Play Music and I need to delete old podcast, but have not been able to find a way to do it. Any ideas that might assist?
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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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Not all songs in Google play playlists appear in library

I have a subscription to Google's all access music. I have a number of playlists set up for the purposes of loading them onto my phone for offline use. Only some of these songs show up in the ...
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Play Music app is activated by Words With Friends

Let me just say that I have used both apps independently for a couple of years. I have a Galaxy S III. Recently I replace it with same due to battery issues. I don't know if the replacement is new ...
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No previous song button in Lollipop?

I've just updated to Android 5.0 and it has already showed that I need some time to get used to the new layouts and such. That's not really the issue though. The thing that I couldn't wrap my head ...
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Get online playlist onto device without having to download music to device since all music is already stored locally

Have a Galaxy Note II with a 64gb micro SD card. I have a decent amount of music, but not so prohibitively large that it couldn't all fit on my SD card. When I first got my phone I dumped my itunes ...
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recent songs are showing up in files but not on music apps

Recently when I download new songs onto my droid RAZR maxx they appear in my files in the music folder along with all of my other songs, but don't show in the music app. I have checked all over the ...
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Sync _all_ music in Google Play Music to local storage

This might sound a little crazy, but I'd like to sync my entire Google Play Music collection to my external SD card on my Galaxy S5. Is there a setting in Google Play Music which will sync everything? ...
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Purchased music won't play without wifi

Why won't the songs I purchase from Google play actually play without wifi? I have set the settings to download without wifi. I don't care about the data. I don't like waiting until I get home to be ...
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Creating playlists from computer for GPM when files already exist

Related: Get rid of duplicate songs on phone when using Google Music and How do I add a playlist from my computer to my music player on my phone without it duplicating all my music already on there I ...
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How to update pre-installed apps that is incompatible with my device

I just purchased an Asus Zenfone 5 and sign up a new Google account to use the phone's services. I can update almost the pre-installed app via the Asus System Update and Google Play Store. However, ...
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Google Play Music remove pinned offline music quicker

When starting with the Google Music (or Play Music) app I've selected quite a few albums for offline syncing over time. Is there a way to quickly get an overview of my offline music and remove it? ...
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Changing the playstore to the usa playstore permantly and google play music [duplicate]

Is there any way to change my playstore to the usa version i tried using vpn programs i found on the playstore and it worked for a few times but it seems as if google right now knows that im using vpn ...
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How to login only to Google Music and not the other Google services?

I have Google Music All Access and I have an old unused Huawei Honor floating around. I want to set it up as a Google Music playing device for the kitchen. I am wondering now: How do I login only for ...
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Big album art in Google Play Music

In the Google Play Music Android app, when you click on an album, there's a big album art at the top. I meticulously tag my music, but I don't know what ID3 type of art that top picture is. My music ...
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Read automatically created playlists with Google Play Music

I have a process which create m3u playlists and sync it on my phone. Google Play Music is unable to recognize them. Is there a format Google Play Music is able to read so that i can easily create ...
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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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Why is one of my devices not listed on my Google Play Music Manager (Mac)?

I'm trying to work out why my galaxy s4 is not listed as a device on my Google Play Music Manager installed on my Mac. On "Manage My Devices" I only shows up my own Mac and a tablet (2 devices), ...