Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 175 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [media-files]

The tag has no usage guidance.

0
votes
1answer
38 views

Change file (pictures, videos) timestamp from filename

When moving files around tru different dirs and across PC / smartphone, timestamp for last modified date usually get reset to the very datetime of move / copy operation. This lead to files being non-...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Reasoning behind built in songs made by the android device manufacturer

I noticed my Huawei device comes with a built in song called "Dream It Possible". Quick search revealed the song was made by the company itself. Didn't look into it, but pretty sure other companies ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

How to find downloaded files of an app

I have a meditation app (headspace) on my Honor 8X device (android 8.1), unrooted. In the app, I have downloaded a few files to listen to them when offline. How do I find those files? I've used the ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Opening JPG under Android/data/<app.name>/files/docscan-sdk/…/documents/<number>/ not possible

With the app of my health insurance, I am able to upload bills and other data via scans / photos of the corresponding document. In order to have my own repository of transferred bills, I want to ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

copying files from pc to android denied with error message unsupported file type

so I bought an android phone (moto g6 plus with android 8) and I want to restore some files which I backed up from my older phone (moto g 1st gen). I connect the phone to my PC (Windows) via a USB ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

Why do I have to download music to Android internal storage then copy to SD card to work?

Samsung 9+ 128 GB SanDisk SD Card Android version 8.0.0 (Samsung Experience version 9.0) Service provider Verizon The issue I'm having is with copying music files from my Windows 10 PC directly to ...
0
votes
1answer
223 views

Why Gallery and Music app are unable to read SD card storage while a file explorer can?

I checked my phone after a while (after 3 hours), and I found that all of my photos and songs were not there anymore. I checked my ES file explorer, because by default, I have Google files (which is ...
0
votes
2answers
53 views

Export picture from Android Virtual Machine

I used an Android Virtual Device (AVD) for some while and got some pictures on it, that I want to have outside of the AVD. The problem is, that I don't know a way to get the picture out of it, since ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Whatsapp's “WhatsApp Video” folder not visible from my PC

I'm using Whatsapp on Nexus 5 (Android 6.0.1) and several folders used by Whatsapp are not visible when accessed from a Windows 10 PC (connected through USB in MTP, file transfer mode). From my PC "...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

What triggers Android to crate a new media file in DCIM folder

I understand that Android stores photos in the DCIM folder and usually in a sub-folder. In the case of HTC it creates a sub-folder called 100MEDIA and then may create further sub-folders called ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

mVideoPlayer playlists transfer / direct editing

I need to transfer my mVideoPlayer playlist to a new device and manually edit them. Where are they located (and in which format)? Note. I have a very old (but good) version: mVideoPlayer 2.9.3.
0
votes
0answers
312 views

Need a media subdirectory inside a nomedia folder

As the title says, I have been searching for a way to show pictures from a nomedia folder subdirectory...the files have to be in that directory and can't be moved. My messaging app stores it's ...
1
vote
0answers
341 views

Filesystem for sdcard to store large file and apps access

I am running android oreo 8.1 (custom ROM) on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro. I have a 64GB memory card in which I want to store large files of size 15GB, 20GB etc. So I can't use FAT32 filesystem. I ...
1
vote
1answer
449 views

Delete all files from an Artist/Album with VLC

VLC has the ability both to remove items from a playlist, but also to delete the filesystem data for a particular item or selection of items. To delete in VLC 3.0.1, open list of items, (e.g. by ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Is it possible to have a media folder inside a .nomedia folder?

I have a folder with various folders and subfolders where I don't want my content to be scanned. Inside that folder I have put a .nomedia file to prevent media scanning. Now, I have a single folder (...
0
votes
2answers
69 views

How can I efficiently move 40+GByte of mp3 data to my phone?

My entire music library is sitting on a server that I access through SSH (could be setup for HTTP) and I would like to copy it to my Xioami Mi A1 (running Nougat). What would be the best way to ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Why is the audio category of my files incomplete?

I have recorded some .wav files with my Samsung S7. They are located in a folder of the recoding app. Unfortunately the audio category of the my files (Samsung) file manager only lists some of them. ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Add a custom image to a folder of music

I've copied a folder of music from my PC to my phone. Is there a way I can add a custom image to the music app? Right now it looks like this: Sounds of Rebellion is the name of the folder the music ...
1
vote
1answer
4k views

WhatsApp media is not showing up from WhatsApp account when migrated from old phone

I bought a new phone, so I took a backup from the old phone's WhatsApp account and installed in the new phone. Now at the time of installation I chose the "Restore" option from the backup so it can ...
0
votes
1answer
146 views

About WhatsApp voice record

Someone sent me a voice record in my WhatsApp, and the problem is I can play it only in my WhatsApp. When I log out from WhatsApp and try to play it from my phone memory it's not playing. And I try to ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

What is the Location of Saved Images from the Facebook App?

What is the location of saved images from the Facebook app? I found this Location of saved images from Facebook Messenger app but I'm interested in photos from the Facebook app itself
0
votes
1answer
129 views

Prevent Google Music (but not other players!) from scanning local files

I'm wondering if there exist other options rather than adding the '.nomedia' file - this way I'm hiding the mp3s for all the players I have. But I want just Google Music not to see them, not other ...
0
votes
1answer
526 views

Configure storage of WhatsApp media files

I want to configure whether WhatsApp stores media in my phone. I found many links like this and this which point to Main Chat Screen -> Three dots -> Settings -> Chats -> Media auto-download, or the ...
1
vote
2answers
7k views

Does WhatsApp duplicate media files?

Whenever I receive or send a media file via WhatsApp, it is stored in WhatsApp/Media/. Is it ever stored anywhere else as well? (perhaps depending on configuration of WhatsApp) I want each WhatsApp ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

WhatsApp does not download images during call

During a WhatsApp call, if I receive a media element from a WhatsApp contact (does not necessarily has to be the person whom I am talking with), the loading icon rotates, but the download of the ...
3
votes
1answer
169 views

Media player doesn't show songs

I have a ZTE Whirl 2 (a.k.a. Z667G or Salem 2). I'm running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Whenever I start my media player (I use Black Player EX, but it happens with all media players, and the default ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Does whatsapp backup media on Google Drive?

I linked my Google drive account with whatsapp for backup. They give the impression that all accompanying media including video and images gets backed up too. You can back up your chats and media to ...
0
votes
1answer
292 views

Where is the default alarm clock melody stored on Android 4.1?

I've bought a new Android smartphone (a T-Mobile branded Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005, Android 5.0) and I don't really like it's default alarm clock ringtone. By countraries I like the default alarm ...
1
vote
1answer
794 views

Adopted Internal SD Card is mounted twice

I've adopted my external SD card as internal storage with the new feature of Android 6.0 (Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini with CyanogenMod 13). Since I've done this I've recognized that my stock image galery ...
5
votes
1answer
41k views

How to make WhatsApp store media on external SD card (instead of device storage)?

I have a lot of media files circulating between all my contacts and groups in WhatsApp. And all the media (images, audio, video) takes a lot of space on the device storage (internal). I have not found ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How to mount media partition for emulated primary only in android

I am trying to mount media partition mount point as /storage/emulated but it showing mounting and media files are showing in /storage/emulated. but i am unable to find images in gallery, what is ...
2
votes
1answer
231 views

How to create a file folder for use with Listen Audiobook player

I can't figure out how to use this Listen book player, I've Installed. First I see this. Hitting OK, I see this: I can't understand how to tell it where to find my books. I've downloaded one ...
2
votes
2answers
10k views

Whatsapp: Export pictures from certain conversations

Whatsapp stores ALL media files within ONE huge folder, i.e. I've got about 6000 pictures in it, including much trash ;-) Now I would like to extract/copy all pictures which were send between me and ...
2
votes
3answers
27k views

Hide media on external sd card, lollipop and above [closed]

I want an app that can hide/encrypt selected pictures and video on the external memory card without moving them to internal storage where space is at a premium. This is the problem with Keepsafe and ...
0
votes
1answer
224 views

Locked out of my phone as the touchscreen isn't working

I have a LG Optimus G. Some parts of the touchscreen doesn't function. I wish to retrieve the media content from my phone. Nothing more. So, hard reset is not an option. I can't use a mouse over OTG ...
1
vote
1answer
512 views

.nomedia file not hiding newly created images. Solution?

Note 5 running 5.1.1 Here is my issue... A .nomedia file placed in a folder that automatically downloads album art will only hide the images from Gallery if they were in that folder before the ....
8
votes
11answers
173k views

I don't want my Whatsapp Media to restore (Google Drive BackUp)!

I recently uninstalled and installed whatsapp on my samsung galaxy s2; and it started to restore my chats. I'm fine with my chats but after being done with the chats, it automatically started to ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Where should I copy multimedia files on SD card?

I have a Huawei P8 Lite to which I added an SD card. Using Windows Explorer, I'm not sure where to copy multimedia files so that the files will be found by eg. VLC. The "SD Card" item contains the ...
0
votes
3answers
31k views

How to identify the Whatsapp sender of a media while playing it from the gallery?

When media are received through Whatsapp groups and contacts, they are stored in the storage and are available for the media scanner to list them. When I view Whatsapp videos folder in MXPlayer I see ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Music stored on the External SD Card is removed from playlists at reboot

So I'm getting a really frustrating issue happening with my phone wherein any .mp3 files stored on my external SD card are removed from their playlists whenever I restart my phone. Any music stored on ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Can I play mp4s on my Nexus through usb-on-the-go?

I have a male end micro-usb to female USB and I can plug in my USB drive and see all the files using the OTG disk explorer app, and I have a video player app that plays the videos I download to my ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

What media formats are supported in Android?

I am new to Android, and I'm learning. For example, most of my old music files were FLV and SWF files, which my phone and tablet won't play, and I can't seem to get extensions for Chrome to play them. ...
12
votes
3answers
197k views

Cannot find where Google Play Music stores downloaded files (different from similar posts)

About a year or two ago, I decided to use Google Play Music as my "cloud host", so I took all of my old music that I'd had sitting on my computer, and uploaded it to Google Play Music. This is all my ...
0
votes
0answers
4k views

open viber audio(.ptt) files on pc or phone

my viber history got corrupted, but luckily i have backedup the important conversation i needed into text format using (backup text for viber). it might have been the reason that corrupted the history ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
15k views

General difference in read/write speeds for internal memory vs SD card

I understand that read/write speeds are dependent on what the phone is, and what the SD card is, but since both are flash memory, I thought the read/write times would pretty much be around the same. I ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

How to recover files form hide it pro app?

I had photos and videos hidden using Hide it pro app and I changed the memory location to External SD card. Three days back my SD card stopped working on my mobile but its working in pc. I recovered ...
0
votes
1answer
259 views

Is it possible to play DVDs (or other “optical” media) from file images on Android?

Is it possible to open DVDs (possibly with all their multimedia features) from a file image on Android ? (e.g. Nexus Player) P.S.: Is other optical media handled similar to DVDs from file images, in ...
0
votes
1answer
80 views

SD card trouble

I have a 16GB Samsung Galaxy S5. I filled the memory so I bought a 32GB SD card to move my media onto. I copied the Media onto the SD card, made sure everything transferred properly, and then deleted ...
1
vote
0answers
109 views

Media isn't displayed in the gallery or sound player, but are in My Files

I just woke up this morning and my photos and music weren't displayed in their respective apps. I can find everything still there on my phone under My Files and can view / play them. When i take a new ...